Georgia Center For Resources & Support

Our Atlanta Center Staff

Brenda Gillespie, LMSW, Program Manager

Brenda Gillespie, Program Manager, is a licensed social worker with more than 35 years of experience in public and private child welfare services.  She has led the development and implementation of initiatives such as IMPACT, a continuum of services for prospective foster and adoptive families, and Ready for Work (an inter-agency initiative with DFCS and the Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases).  She has served as the developer of program services for EMBRACE (the Foster Family Foundation of Georgia, Inc); and program director for Miriam's Way (a faith based community organization which promotes foster parent recruitment and retention).  


Beverly Miles, Administrative Assistant

Beverly Miles, Administrative Assistant, is responsible for telephone intake, library management and, referrals to Regional Resource Advisors throughout the state. She has earned a BA degree in Human Resources and a Masters of Science in Administration. She comes to the Center with many years of education and experience as an office administrator, and brings a commitment to outstanding customer service for the clients she serves.

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Ashley Johnson, BSW, Resource Center Specialist

Ashley Johnson, Resource Center Specialist, graduated from Georgia State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Social Work. Shortly after, she began working for Families First, Inc. with the Domestic and International Adoption program before transitioning to Foster Care and then to Special Needs Adoptions.  In July 2015, Ashley joined the Georgia center as the Resource Center Specialist where she can continue to learn and grow while serving the population that she loves. Ashley is responsible for the GACRS website as well as maintaining the ongoing training calender and webinars.

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