Executive Director Fayette FACTOR
Becky has been in community social service work and non-profit management for over 30 years. She has been Executive Director of FACTOR for 12 years and has led the organization to establish a number of ongoing programs for the purpose of educating and strengthening the community regarding the issues impacting our families and our community. Becky and her husband have resided in Fayette County for 19 years, have three grown children, and one totally awesome grandson.
Senior Program Coordinator
Michael is a Substance Abuse Certified Preventionist who has served Fayette FACTOR and AVPRIDE since 2012. Michael has an MBA from Emory University, and spent his first 18 working years with GE Capital, Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Turner Broadcasting. He has called Fayette County home since 2008, and is active with the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, his community association, and his faith community.
Dawn is the Co-Founder of Amadi Leadership Associates, Inc. She serves as a trainer and consultant for school systems, community based organizations, and businesses. She currently is a board member for Fayette Chamber of Commerce, Fayette FACTOR, the School Superintendent’s Community Advisory Board and several non-profit organizations. She has worked in prevention for over 25 years. Dawn has been married to Bernard for 38 years and together they have 5 children and 2 grandchildren.
Mariam is the Communications Manager at Drug Free Fayette. She is passionate about design and has a MPH from Georgia State University. Experienced in managing marketing projects from startups to multinational corporations, Mariam enjoys helping organizations become more visible to their intended audience. After living in Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, Mariam moved to the United States in 2013 and along with her professional pursuits, enjoys spending time with her husband and toddler.
Mary Norman has spent nearly 20 years in executive leadership roles guiding successful fundraising teams for national nonprofit brands. Mary began in the field of broadcasting; as a morning show personality on radio and from there moved into television where she worked as a news writer/producer and, later, as cohost for a morning show. She then went on to serve as a Group Vice President of Strategic Marketing Alliances with the national Arthritis Foundation, and also as Senior Vice President of Development and Communications at the Jane Goodall Institute. In Atlanta, Mary has worked as Vice President of Development for Visiting Nurse Health System and Director of Development for Youth Villages. As Principal of her own nonprofit consulting business, Alliances4Good LLC, Mary assists nonprofits in building sustainable revenue programs and awareness campaigns.
Dr. Tami Morris
Interim CEO AVPRIDE
Dr. Tami Morris, PhD, APR has a deep commitment to our youth and to providing experiences to help them realize their greatest potential. As a "serial" board member, she attributes her love of nonprofits to her first board position at age 16 with a Youth Service Bureau. As a university professor, she supervised more than 40 nonprofit public relations and strategic communications student projects. Dr. Morris and her husband moved to Fayette County in 2001 and are the parents of two Fayette County school system graduates.
Jean moved from New York to Peachtree City with her husband and children in 2005. She was a Court Appointed Special Advocate in New York state. She is a successful Realtor in Fayette County, an active member of GRASP (Grief Recovery after Substance Passing), and a member of the U.S. Department of Justice Heroin Working Group. Jean has organized community events to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with addiction. Jean partners with lobbyists to help keep illegal substances from causing more harm to our communities. She is top regional fundraiser for a National nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families.
Tammy Braxton has resided in Fayette County for 12 years and has been employed with AVPRIDE for 4 years as a Career Counselor/Intake Case Manager/Office Manager. She has 20 years experience ranging from Agency Counseling to Guidance Counseling. Tammy holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.S. in Agency/Guidance Counseling. She has been married to David for 24 years and together they have one son, who is currently a high school senior. She strongly believes it takes a village to raise a child.
Youth Programs Coordinator AVPRIDE
Meredith Bragg is currently the Youth Programs Coordinator for AVPRIDE’s Fayette Youth Leaders PRIDE (FYLP) and Project Coordinator for the GenerationRx Campaign in Coweta County. Before becoming AVPRIDE’s Youth Programs Coordinator, Meredith was a high school English teacher and coach in Fayette County for 8 years. Although much of her time as a teacher and coach was spent in the classroom or on the court, her heart and time were also drawn to mentoring young people to be leaders within their community or on their high school/college campus. Meredith’s various experiences in the Fayette County community have inspired her focus and drive to serve and give to make this a safe and better community by strengthening the leadership skills and opportunities for our youth.
Youth Programs Coordinator AVPRIDE
Jessica Mino grew up in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. She graduated with a Masters in Education from the University of Minnesota and began her teaching career in the Chicagoland public school system. She has always had a passion to teach and even within the school system felt a desire in her heart to serve young people in a greater way. Four years ago, she participated in an Alternative Break program with a non-profit and her heart was captivated. She saw a group of people making significant contributions to their community and in the lives of young people. She made her way to Peachtree City, Georgia where she taught at Huddleston Elementary. She is currently the Education Director of an alternative private school here in Fayette County.