Meet the Team

Our staff brings a wealth of leadership, experience, and knowledge in the field of childhood bereavement. We are passionate, caring, and most importantly here to help grieve.

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Angela Williams-Jackson

Southwest Georgia Regional Program Coordinator
Angela has been with Kate’s Club since 2022. She graduated from Westfield State University (formerly Westfield State College) with a B.S in Criminal Justice. Angela graduated with a M.S in Public Safety with a specialization in Criminal Justice (Graduation with Distinction). She also, has a A.S in Early Childhood Education. Her favorite part about Kate’s Club is watching young children, teenagers and families express their grief, sharing similar experiences by helping each other walk through their journey together as a community.
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Alneata Kemp

Coastal Georgia Regional Program Coordinator
Alneata joined the Kate's Club team in 2022. Her passion for service is evident through her work as Executive Director of Family Connection of Glynn County and most recent work through the Department of Family and Children Services of Georgia. Alneata is a proud graduate of Columbia College where she earned a B.A. in Human Services, and is currently enrolled at Albany State University where she will earn her MSW. Her favorite part about Kate’s Club is the strong sense of community who works together to offer social and therapeutic programming that empower children, families, and the community to grieve on purpose.

Ashlie Evans

Data & Outcomes Manager
Ashlie has been at Kate's Club since 2019. She graduated from Howard University in 2013 with a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Health Administration. Her favorite part about Kate's Club is watching sad, angry and resistant kids leave smiling and hopeful knowing they are not alone in their grief experience.
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Courtney Parsons, MSW

Development & Marketing Manager
Courtney has been at Kate's Club since 2017. Courtney graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Humanities from Wofford College in 2015 and a Master of Social Work degree from Georgia State University in 2017. Her favorite thing about Kate's Club is being able to see all different walks of life coming to together under a shared experience.

Debra Brook, CTRS

Director of Clubhouse & Volunteer Services
Debra has been with Kate's Club since 2010. She received her Bachelor of Science in Recreation with an empahsis in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Florida. She is certified through the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation and she received a Certificate of Non-Profit Volunteer Management from Georgia Center for Non-Profits. Her favorite part about working with Kate's Club is the sense of community she feels.

Jamie Duncan

Director of Development & Marketing
Jamie has been at Kate’s Club since 2018. She graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in International Business and Spanish. She has worked in fundraising and communications for over ten years with a focus in children and young adult organizations. One of her favorite things about Kate’s Club is watching Kate’s Club members create healthy relationships that will support them forever in their grief journey.

Lane Pease, MS, NCC

Director of Programs & Partnerships
Lane has been at Kate's Club since 2012. She has her bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Georgia State University and master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. She is currently working towards her licensure as a Professional Counselor in Georgia. She also co-authored the book “We Come Together as One: Helping Families Grieve, Share, and Heal the Kate’s Club Way." She enjoys getting to use her knowledge both professional and personal to help others on their grief journey at Kate's Club.

Lisa Aman

Executive Director
Lisa joined Kate’s Club as Executive Director in 2021. She received her B.A. in Economics from Yale University and her M.B.A. from Stanford University. She has served on several non-profit boards that focus on closing the opportunity gap many Atlanta children and families face. Her favorite part of Kate’s Club is watching a child or teen who feels isolated and alone find a community where they belong.
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Liz Carson, MSW

State Outreach Manager
Liz has been at Kate's Club since 2014. She graduated with a B.S. in Anthropology and Human Biology from Emory University in 2014 and a Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University in 2022. She is certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid and QPR Suicide Prevention. Her favorite part about Kate's Club is how quickly students, families, and volunteers go from being strangers to being a community.
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Marissa Glonek, LMSW

Metro Atlanta Outreach Coordinator
Marissa joined Kate’s Club in 2022. She graduated with a B.F.A. degree in Electronic Media from the University of Cincinnati in 2009. She obtained her Master of Social Work degree with a Certificate in Trauma Practice from Simmons University in 2022. She also became a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Georgia in 2022. Her favorite part about Kate’s Club is hearing members share stories about how Kate’s Club has positively impacted their lives.
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Meagan Chong

Marketing & Communications Associate
Meagan joined Kate’s Club in 2022. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts, Journalism in Public Relations and in 2018 with a Master of Arts in Mass Communication. Her favorite part of Kate’s Club is playing a role in creating a community for members and families.
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Toochi Adefila

Digital Platform Project Coordinator
Toochi has been at Kate’s Club since 2021. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with her B.S. in Exercise Science in 2014 and then earned her M.A. in Teaching from Georgia State University in 2018. She worked as a teacher for several years before deciding to help teens in a different avenue. Her favorite thing about Kate’s Club is getting to work with a team dedicated to supporting the community.
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Victoria Ravenell

Data & Program Coordinator
Victoria joined Kate’s Club in 2021. She graduated from Valdosta State University in 2017 with a B.S. in Education and a minor in Speech Communication. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in Public Administration with a Non-Profit Certification. Her favorite part of Kate’s Club is the community between the staff and the willingness to go the extra mile for the children.
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Kate’s Club employs several part-time therapists who design and deliver Kate’s Club programs. They are fully licensed professionals who specialize in using art, music, creative writing, movement, and activity to work with grieving children and families.

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For Programs & Membership

Lane Pease
Director of Programs & Partnerships

For Volunteer Opportunites

Debra Brook
Director of Clubhouse & Volunteer Services

For Donation & Media Inquiries

Jamie Duncan
Director of Development & Marketing