Jennifer comes to PCA Georgia after seven years of leading Prevent Child Abuse Habersham. She identified the need for and launched the Family Resource Center of Northeast Georgia. She has more than two decades of management experience collectively in banking compliance operations, sales, and nonprofit management.
During her time at PCA Habersham, she coordinated family support and family preservation services along with the area’s first supervised visitation center. With the help of its Board of Directors and strong staff, she scaled the organization to increase its size and tripled its funding within five years, cultivating local and regional support, and expanding its service market from one to five counties via grants, state contracts and direct contributions by donors.
She is trained and certified in Parents as Teachers, Darkness to Light, Nurturing Parenting, Strengthening Families, National Family Support Network Standards, the Supervised Visitation Network’s foundation, and administrative training where professional supervised practice standards visitation and exchange services help elevate industry best practices.
Additionally, Jennifer has been involved in Georgia’s Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act Panel (CPSAC), Georgia’s Family Support Network, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia’s Advisory Board, Georgia’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Strategic Planning Committee, and globally the Supervised Visitation Network as a board member and officer.
Jennifer has been married to Richard for almost 28 years; they have three grown children (Haley, Brittany and Trey), two rescue mutts and several rescue cats. She loves reading, yoga, hiking, and crafting.
Solidad, a long-time Atlanta resident, is originally from Manila, Philippines, and has also lived in Boston, D.C., and Miami. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Management and Governance from Georgia State University and has a long history of advocating and providing outreach to marginalized communities throughout Georgia. Over the past six years she has served in State government, mostly in housing assistance programs, supporting clients who possess intellectual or developmental disabilities obtain safe and affordable housing. As a wife, and mother of two daughters, Jemma Nijah and Ta’la Samar, she brings a wealth of personal experience and passion to her work.
“I come from one of the poorest developing countries in the world. As a single mother of 15 years I endured much hardship as a Pacific Island Woman of Color. As a result, my experiences allow me to empathize with the families of so many communities that PCA GA serves. I look forward to networking and building partnerships with allies who support PCA GA’s mission as well work to empower and embrace Georgia’s families most in need.” -Solidad Tilman