Lauren Ellis (she/her)

Program Manager

Lauren is a graduate from Georgia State University, where she received her Master of Social Work in 2021. She began her career working as a case manager in foster care and volunteering at low-income after-school programs in South Georgia. She also has experience working with refugees and asylees affiliated with the International Rescue Committee and helping low-income individuals apply for free health insurance through Kaiser Permanente’s GA Bridge Program. Lauren has been working at TACC for 3 years, where she currently manages general oversight of the function of the nonprofit as Program Manager.

Linda Smith (she/her)

Administrative Director

As Administrative Director, Linda manages TACC’s finances, oversees all aspects of office management, and provides support to Clinical, CPE, and Development Departments. She has worked in the medical healthcare industry for 30 years and attended Roberson College and Great Plains Vocational School. As a retired military spouse, Linda views the work she does in helping others as a contribution to accomplishing her church’s mission of edifying the body of Christ. Her motto is “I am blessed to be a blessing.”

Stephanie Watson (she/her)

Developmental Director

Stephanie has served the Social Work/Social Services program and administration field since 1991 offering time-tested and innovative services and consultation in non-profit growth and program development. Through her business development work, she works at the intersection of “all things nonprofit” and helps her clients develop strategic solutions positioning them for growth and deep individual and community impact, as well as overall improvement. Her niche is working with children and families, equities and disparities, child welfare, child abuse prevention, mental health, youth development, homelessness, public health, domestic violence, and education entities (often cross-pollinating programming and practices).

Chelsea Linke (she/her)

Administrative Assistant

Chelsea is originally from Cumming, GA, but now she resides in Loganville. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education which she utilized as a classroom teacher for the past few years. She is currently pursuing other ways to fulfill her passion for helping others.

Emma Brown (she/her)

Social Media/Marketing Assistant

Emma is a rising junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in Communication with a minor in Media Journalism. She helps with social media posts, drafting our monthly newsletters, and updating the TACC website. Outside of TACC, Emma can often be found at her local yoga studio in Chapel Hill, NC where she teaches yoga.

Olivia Ellis (she/her)

Certified Pastoral Education Administrator

Olivia, originally from Loganville, is a recent graduate from the University of Georgia and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling at Georgia State University. Olivia has experience working in crisis management and with transition-aged people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.