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.
Regional Program Coordinator - Coastal Georgia
Alneata joined the Kate's Club team in 2022 as the Regional Program Coordinator for Coastal Georgia. She 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 passion that is felt from staff to create a community/ a world in which it is okay to grieve.
Ashlie Evans, MHA
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 also received her Masters in Health Administration from Purdue Global University. 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.
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.
Erin Richter, MA
Metro Atlanta Outreach Coordinator
Erin joined Kate’s Club in 2023. She graduated from Marquette University with her B.A. in Psychology and Spanish in 2009, then earned her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in 2012. Erin has 10 years of experience with education and animal welfare nonprofits. Her favorite thing about Kate’s Club is supporting Spanish speaking families and being part of a community of people making a difference.
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.
Kacie Chasteen, MSW
Program & LoKate Coordinator
Kacie has been at Kate's Club since 2022. She graduated from Oglethorpe University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Social Work in 2018 and from the University of Georgia with her Master of Social Work in 2022 with a certification in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her favorite part of Kate's Club is being able to help children and young adults find ways to healthily move through their grief.
Lane Pease, MS, NCC
Director of Programs & Partnerships
Lane Pease Hendricks is the Director of Programs and Partnerships. She oversees the quality of all programs, leads growth strategy, and trains trains professionals on working with grieving children and families. Lane co-authored We Come Together as One: Helping Families Grieve, Share, and Heal the Kate’s Club Way and loves teaching people how to support grieving families. Lane holds a BA from Georgia State University and a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University.
Metro Atlanta Outreach Coordinator
LaTobia first joined Kate’s Club in 2015 as a parent and in 2023 as a team member. She graduated in 2005 from CUNY Hunter College with a B.A. in English, and in 2010 from Strayer University with an M. Ed. in Educational Management. Her favorite part about Kate’s Club is helping families normalize the grief process and creating a sense of family amongst strangers with shared experiences. She believes that no one should grieve alone!
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.
Liz Carson, LMSW
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.
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. Through Kate's Club, she is grateful for the opportunity to normalize conversations about grief and to create community for people who are grieving.
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.
Winifred Davis, MSW
Regional Program Coordinator - Southwest Georgia
Winifred Davis joined Kate’s Club as Southwest Georgia Regional Program Coordinator in 2023. She is a graduate of Albany State University with an A.S. Degree in M.L.T, a BSW and MSW. Winifred worked with the Department of Juvenile Justice as a Mental Health/Volunteer Coordinator. She is excited to start her new journey. Her favorite thing about Kate’s Club is the compassionate vision of a world in which it’s okay to grieve.
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.