Georgia Intensive Support Coordinators

Tammy Carroll, PhD, BCBA-DDSCN4473_crop
State Director of Clinical Services
tcarroll@BenchmarkHS.com

Tammy Carroll brings over 25 years experience of working with children and adults with intellectual disabilities across several states. She received her masters and PhD from the University of Kansas in developmental and child psychology and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level. Dr. Carroll is a member of the International Association for Behavior Analysis, Association for Professional Behavior Analyst, and Alabama and Georgia Associations for Applied Behavior Analysis. She has taught at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Currently, she teaches at Armstrong State University out of Savannah, GA. Something interesting about Dr. Carroll is that she became a foster parent for an adolescent male with autism while in graduate school.


Kelli BurrousIMG_3037
Quality Assurance Coordinator/Intensive Support Coordinator
kburrous@BenchmarkHS.com

Kelli Burrous  joins the Benchmark Case Management team with 20 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities in an ICFMR facility and community based program in Georgia. She has extensive knowledge of support coordination including managing cases with exceptional rates, participant direct, hospital transitions, and supporting individual with complex behavioral and medical issues.  She is experienced in completing a variety of assessment tools and  helping individuals develop natural supports within the community. She has a vast knowledge of tool development to maintain the continuity for continued care for individuals.  She looks forward to continuing to support individuals with developmental disabilities achieve their hopes and dreams.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services with a double minor in Psychology and Sociology from  Troy State University in Phenix City, Alabama.


Tracy BynumTracy%20Picture
Intensive Support Coordinator
tbynum@benchmarkhs.com

Tracy Bynum has over 8 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disorders. After graduating from Georgia Southern University with her Liberal Arts and Social Sciences degree, Tracy began her career working with the Mobile Crisis Team at Benchmark. Tracy continued on to become a Support Coordinator after three years in the field. Tracy is passionate about helping individuals excel in their environments, she feels her role as an intensive support coordinator allows her to continue being an advocate of resources to help people lead a fulfilling life.


Lisa ClarkLisa Clark
Intensive Support Coordinator
lclark@BenchmarkHS.com

Lisa Clark has over 8 years of experience working with children and families in the areas of mental and behavioral health, three of those years as a Support Coordinator.  Lisa has worked as a Behavioral Specialist and DDP, and as an independent contractor for behavioral services.  She has masters’ degrees in Human Services and Developmental Disabilities with the concentration of Applied Behavioral Analysis from Capella University.

 

 

 


Katy Glover, BS, RBTKaty Glover
Intensive Support Coordinator
kglover@BenchmarkHS.com 

Katy Glover has 3 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disorders. Before graduating college from Armstrong State University with a Bachelor’s in Science in Psychology, Katy had the opportunity to complete the behavioral analysis course sequence and an internship working in a clinic for children with autism. Upon graduating, she continued helping children increase their social skills, decrease problem behaviors in learning environments, and acquiring life skills. My passion to help people led me to becoming an intensive support coordinator with Benchmark allowing me to help more people reach their full potential in all areas of their life. Her husband and son support her passion to change lives.


SherVonne GroseShervonne
Intensive Support Coordinator
sgrose@BenchmarkHS.com

SherVonne Grose brings to Benchmark, over thirteen years of experience working with children and families in the areas of mental and behavioral health.  Three of those thirteen years of experience include time spent working as a Support Coordinator.  In addition, SherVonne has worked in therapeutic foster care, community-based services, and as an independent contractor for report writing and supportive services to include crisis intervention for children and families.  SherVonne earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia, and she holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon.


Ebone’ HarrillIMG_20170308_204339
Intensive Support Coordinator
eharrill@BenchmarkHS.com 

Ebone’ Harrill brings almost eight years of experience working in various capacities of the field of developmental disabilities and mental health. She gained her start in the field working in North Carolina in a group home setting after graduating with a bachelor’s degre Public Health and a minor in African American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Since moving to Georgia, she has worked for a number of different companies including Benchmark where she was a mobile crisis team DSP for Region 1.  During this time she received her MBA in Healthcare Administration. While on the mobile crisis team Ebone’ supported individuals, including those with high behavioral challenges, in different settings to decrease these outbursts. Ebone’ also served as a community support coordinator before returning to Benchmark as an intensive support coordinator. Ebone’ has a passion to work in this field and support individuals in their mission to improve quality of life.


Shonta Hazel, MSWShonta Hazel
Intensive Support Coordinator
shazel@BenchmarkHS.com

Shonta Hazel has years of collaborate case management experience and will be providing Intensive support coordination for Benchmark Human Services within Region 5 and surrounding regions of Georgia. Shonta developed vast experience in various sectors of disabilities; such as mental health and developmental disabilities servicing adolescent, transition age population (16-24), adults and the elderly. She received a BS in Behavior Analysis and a Master of Social Work from Savannah State University. She is a native Savannahian and has worked in the Human Service Field as a Youth team supervisor, mental health transition coach and support coordinator within the last 10 years. This experience gave her a deep appreciation for how providing services seek to improve the quality of life for the community; one individual at a time.


LaTaya Hunt, BSWLaTaya Hunt
Intensive Support Coordinator
lhunt@BenchmarkHS.com

LaTaya Hunt joined Benchmark Human Services as an Intensive Support Coordinator with over 10 years of experience working with individuals in the community. LaTaya Hunt obtained a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Mississippi State University in 2004. LaTaya Hunt has a wealth of experience in working with children and adults with developmental disabilities while employed with Georgia Department of Family and Children Services.  Prior to relocating to the state of Georgia, LaTaya Hunt worked with adult males that have developmental disabilities and some form of addiction to illegal substances.  LaTaya Hunt also has experience in providing intensive support services to individuals in the home that are dealing with a variety of developmental disabilities and mental health disorders. LaTaya Hunt has a desire to work with individuals in obtaining independence regardless of their developmental disability.


Linda JonesPic L Jones
Intensive Support Coordinator
ljones@benchmarkhs.com

Linda Jones joins the Benchmark Case Management team with more than 25 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities in Florida and Georgia. Linda has extensive knowledge and experience working in a variety of positions as Director of an Adult Day Training Center, Program Manager, and Behavior Support Specialist. She has experience in the areas of exceptional rates and behavioral issues, and has been a Professional Crisis Management Trainer for over 15 years. Linda received her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of South Florida. She looks forward to continuing to advocate for and support individuals with developmental disabilities.


Selina Keith, MS20161201_222219
Intensive Support Coordinator
skeith@benchmarkhs.com

Selina Keith brings to Benchmark over 19 1/2 years of experience in case management working with various departments and agencies such as State of Georgia Department of Family and Children Services, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Community Service Board and Support Coordination Agency. Selina has extensive knowledge and experience working in a variety of positions as a Case Manager, Program Manager, Planning List Administrator, Support Coordinator that led to a Team Leader and a Quality Assurance Coordinator. She has extensive experience completing a variety of assessments, development of natural supports, participant direct services, advocating for individuals, training new hires, providing team leadership skills, and monitoring agency’s critical incident reports, documentation in support coordination forms for visits for continuity and quality of assurance along with Individual Support Plans. Selina received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA and a master’s in Management with concentration in Human Resources at Troy State University, Troy, AL.


Jade Lewis, M.Ed., BCBAJade Lewis
Clinical Supervisor
rjadelewis@benchmarkhs.com

Jade has been with Benchmark since February 2013. She holds a Masters degree in education with an emphasis in autism and behavior disorders from Georgia State University. Her experience in the field includes time spent providing applied behavior analysis services to young children, adolescents, teens and adults with a variety of developmental disabilities. She has also consulted in private and public schools, provided crisis intervention services, and taught behavior analysis in the public university setting. Jade is excited to be supervising a team of experienced Intensive Support Coordinators with diverse backgrounds. She resides in the Savannah area with her husband, three children and two dogs.


Heather Macbeth heather mcbeth
LPC/Clinical Supervisor
hmacbeth@benchmarkhs.com

Heather Macbeth received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology at Troy University in Troy, Al.  While pursuing her graduate degree at Troy, she was the sole 2003-2004 recipient of the Chancellor’s Fellowship Scholarship for dedication to her chosen field of study and was inducted into Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society for Counseling.  She has 11 years of experience working with adults, children, and adolescents and maintains a current GA LPC. She has worked in a variety of settings such as substance abuse programs, group homes, prisons, state forensic hospitals, and mental health centers with experience providing individual and group counseling, transition planning, developing behavior plans/providing positive behavioral support.


Christa Rainesimg_0028R
Clinical Supervisor
craines@BenchmarkHS.com 

Christa Raines joined Benchmark Human Services in February of 2016 as a licensed clinician for Georgia’s Region 6 Mental Health Mobile Crisis Services. In April of 2017, she assumed the role of Clinical Supervisor for Georgia’s Intensive Support Coordination services.  Christa’s experience and credentials include 24+ years of clinical experience in areas of therapy applications, psychoanalysis, treatment development/planning, assessments, evaluations and program development and management. She is also a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. Christa holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Kansas as well as a Masters in Human Services, specializing in Professional Counseling, a Postgraduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Services, and a Doctorate in Human Services, all from Capella University.  In her spare time Christa enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to culturally diverse places.


Susan SofferinIMG_3046
Intensive Support Coordinator
ssofferin@BenchmarkHS.com 

Susan Sofferin joins the Benchmark Case Management team with more than 25 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities in Florida and Georgia. Sixteen of these years included Support Coordination where she completed a variety of assessment tools and has a multitude of experience in helping individuals develop natural supports within the community. She is knowledgeable of Supported Employment and helping to support individuals to be as self sufficient as possible. She has extensive experience in the area of participant direct, exceptional rate and complex medical and behavioral issues. She is looking forward to continuing to provide her individuals with a voice where they can be heard. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Florida.


Debbie Stricklandbio pic
Intensive Support Coordinator
dstrickland@BenchmarkHS.com 

Debbie Strickland joins the Benchmark Case Management team with more than 40 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities. Recently retired from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Debbie has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of Case Management/Support Coordination, Participant Directed Services, NOWCOMP waiver services and is a certified Person Centered Thinking trainer.  Debbie has worked as both a service provider and as an advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities. Debbie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Troy State University. She looks forward to continuing to advocate for and support individuals with developmental disabilities.


Lithia Thompsonoutput
Intensive Support Coordinator
lthompson@BenchmarkHS.com

Lithia Thompson brings to Benchmark over 15 years of experience, working with children, adolescents, and adults, in the area of Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health in the ICR-MF facility and community based programs in the Region 2 area.  Having worked as an Early Intervention Specialist, Behavior Specialist, and DDP, she has a comprehensive scope of operations in areas such as developing/implementing behavior support plans and hospital/community transitional planning. Lithia received a BA in Sociology from Valdosta State University. While pursing her graduate degree, she was able to obtain RBT certification. She hopes to continue to help individuals and their families live a life without limits.


Martha “Sheree” WilliamsDSC_0925
Intensive Support Coordinator
marthaw@BenchmarkHS.com

Sheree Williams has 7 ½ years’ experience working in case management. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Mercer University. She is also a Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP). Sheree began her career with Georgia Division of Child Support services as a Legal Enforcement Agent III. She enjoys working with individuals and their families, to help the individuals live a more independent and fulfilling life. Motivated by her love for helping others, Sheree is looking forward to her future with Benchmark.