Jeanie Witcraft-Shiau, LCSW is originally from Oklahoma and passionately advocates for those who are frequently not heard. She has expertise in a wide range of populations and settings, though most recently has
focused on postpartum mental health for families. You can find her work at or communicate professional concerns to email@example.com.
Jeanie Witcraft-Shiau, LCSW
Jan N. Yates, ACSW, BCD, LCSW
Jill Hungerford, LCSW
Jill worked in IT and accounting before making a mid-life career change when she enrolled in an MSW program at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Following graduation, she took a position as a crisis counselor in Green Bay, WI. She then
worked as a home health social worker for 9 years in Georgia. She said It was hard work but among the most rewarding she's ever done.
Trenese Johnson, LCSW
North Region Representative
Trenese is an LCSW in Atlanta and has 24 years of experience in mental health, school social work, mobile crisis and clinical supervision. She is an active member of church and belongs to many professional organizations, including NASW
NAMI, School Social Work Association of Georgia, and Professional Association of Georgia Education. She concurs with the NASW preamble that the primary mission of social work is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people.
Krista Barker, LCSW, Ph.D.
North Region Member-at-Large
Dr. Krista Barker is an LCSW and Board Certified Expert in the areas of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, and mind-body wellness. She has a Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Georgia. She is the owner and director
of Turning Points Counseling & Consulting Services with locations in Toccoa, Dahlonega and Cleveland, Georgia. She has diligently advocated for the rights of children for 20 years.
Calvin Whitehead, LCSW
West Region Representative
Charles "Chuck" Coker, LCSW, MBA
West Region Member-at-Large
Barbara Griffin, LMSW
South Region Representative
Lauren Sandbach, BA
Cookie has been a professional social worker for over 40 years. Her areas of practice include chemical dependency treatment, psychiatric social work, hospice, and home care teaching and research. Practice settings included both public and
Alice "Cookie" Noel, ACSW, LCSW
East Region Member-at-Large
private. Cookie has been on NASW Chapter Boards in Missouri and Georgia.