Laura moved to Athens in 2006 to attend UGA’s School of Social work to obtain her Master’s in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Since then, she has been fully ingrained in Athens’ nonprofit world, working at Nuci’s Space for 7 years and then moving to UGA, where she held several development-focused roles until 2022. She currently holds a position in Advancement and Alumni Engagement at Emory University, working remotely from Athens. She calls herself a “professional do-gooder” and has particular interest in mental health, DEI, and maternal wellbeing initiatives. She believes wholeheartedly in the mission of APW and began volunteering as a TheraMama in March of 2021 before joining the Board in December 2021. She brings her personal experience with PPD and mental health struggles to the board, along with her extensive nonprofit experience.
Heather Clark is a founding board member for Athens Parent Wellbeing and serves as Secretary for the organization. She has lived in the Athens area since 2005. As mama to three little girls and a survivor of postpartum depression and anxiety, she felt a strong connection to the mission of Athens Parent Wellbeing. In addition to her work on the Board, Heather previously participated in the TheraParent peer support program as a TheraMama. She is proud to help build a community of parents that support each other in their journeys towards mental well-being.
Theresa Pippin is a founding board member for Athens Parent Wellbeing and serves as Treasurer for the organization. After having her daughter in 2018, Theresa found great comfort through reBlossom's many support programs. Wanting to "pay this forward," Theresa became a TheraMama to provide peer support to parents in need. She brings her professional and volunteer experience with outreach and development to the APW board.