ABOUT CONNECTING HENRY

Serving Henry County residents since 1996, and achieving 501c(3) status in 2004, Connecting Henry, Inc. has a reputation for effectively rallying community resources and organizing initiatives to improve the lives of Henry County citizens. We have over 20 years of experience developing collaborative relationships with diverse non-profit groups, faith-based organizations, businesses, and the school system to advocate for the health and well-being of families and children in Henry County. We envision a community where collaborative partners work together to remove barriers to empower families to be stable and self-sufficient.

 

We have managed and overseen the delivery of services under state-funded and privately-funded programs, and for the past nine years, we have governed complex federally funded programs.

We are a beacon to many families in Henry County and, in many cases, a lifeline without which many citizens would feel hopeless. Through our Benevolence Network, we partner with local churches and the school system, ensuring families do not fall through the cracks. Our organization fields 350-400 calls each month, routinely make referrals to resources and provides direct financial assistance to families in need.

Connecting Henry serves all residents in Henry County without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, familial status, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. 

Connecting Henry, located in McDonough, GA, is 100 percent grant, contribution, and in-kind funded. Our primary sources of funding, which contribute to salaries and wages, comes from a federal grant from the WIOA, which is administered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and a state grant in partnership with GaFCP.

Meet the Team

Barbara Coleman

Executive Director

Janice
Jacoby

Finance Manager and Grant Writer

Erin
Lopez

Case Manager

Mariann
Fettters

Office Manager / Case Manager 

Meet the Board of Directors

Alicia

Miller

Board Treasurer

Financial Administration, Pyke & Associates, P.C.

Daisy

Theney

AVP - Wealth Panning Specialist (Retired), SunTrust Bank

Makenzie McDaniels

Transportation Coordinator,

Army Reserves

Angela
Craig

Board Chair

AVP, Business Banker, Heritage Bank

Shana
Thornton

Public Information Officer,

City of Stockbridge

Dean

McAvoy

Operations Support,

Georgia Power

Gloria
LaGrone

CEO, S.A.K. DUI School

Charlie Tomlinson

Henry County Board of Commissioners, Retired

Leslie Cheatwood

School System Administrator,

Henry County Schools

Farah

Southwell

Clinician,
Thriveworks Counseling & Coaching 

Elisha

Parker

School Counselor,
Henry County Schools

Dodie
Cason

Board Chair

AVP, Business Banker, Heritage Bank

HB
Moore

Co-Chair

Associate Broker, Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners

Glenda
Harris

Board Secretary 

Director of Workforce and Safety, Georgia Utility Contractors Association, Inc.