Meet the Gifted and Dedicated Staff of Georgia Cares:
Sabrina Fiaz, Care Coordinator
Sabrina Fiaz, LMSW, is a Care Coordinator at Georgia Cares. In this role, she provides ongoing case monitoring and support to adolescent survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.
Ms. Fiaz double majored in psychology and women and gender studies from Sonoma State University in California. In 2016, she obtained her master’s degree in clinical social work, with a concentration in trauma treatment, from Boston College. Ms. Fiaz gained valuable experience interning at The Second Step, where she discovered her passion for serving survivors of domestic violence and their children. During her time at this organization, she provided case management, therapeutic services, and legal advocacy for clients. Additionally, she created and implemented a teen girls group to provide prevention and education for teen dating violence. Since graduating, Ms. Fiaz has acquired clinical experience in substance use treatment and individual and family counseling.
Ms. Fiaz enjoys working with youth, helping them, to identify and utilize their strengths. Witnessing her youth grow and achieve their goals makes her work at Georgia Cares especially meaningful!
Kallie Nauertz, Care Coordinator
Kallie Nauertz, LMSW, is a Care Coordinator at Georgia Cares. In this role, she works compassionately with youth who are confirmed survivors of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE).
Previously, Kallie worked as a general manager in the restaurant industry. When she discovered she was happiest serving others, especially adolescents, Kallie decided to pursue a career change. She returned to school at Kennesaw State University and earned her Master of Social Work degree. She completed internships as both a school social worker and a residential program direct staff social worker working with CSE youth. While there, she received intensive training on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. At Georgia Cares, Ms. Nauertz enjoys fostering a safe environment for youth to work toward their individual goals. She continues to be passionate about providing teens the support they need, while empowering them to reach beyond their potential.
Gabrielle Parker, Care Coordinator
Gabrielle Parker, LMSW, is a Care Coordinator at Georgia Cares. In this role, she serves youth who are confirmed victims of sexual exploitation, assisting them with ongoing case coordination, advocacy, and support to become the best they can be!
Ms. Parker earned a Bachelor of Social Work from The University of Georgia and a master’s in Social Work from Fordham University in New York City. Ms. Parker chose a career in social work because of her passion for social justice, interest in trauma work, and passion for working with children and marginalized communities. She whole-heartedly believes in the inherent dignity and worth of every individual, and strives to extend compassion and empower her youth. Previously, Ms. Parker interned as a school social worker at the Brooklyn Arts & Sciences Elementary School and the Barrow County School System in Georgia. Through her education and internship experience, Ms. Parker has developed a clinical skillset that equips her in delivering quality care to at-risk adolescents.
Tanesha Richards, Care Coordinator
Tanesha Richards, LCSW, serves in the role of Care Coordinator at Georgia Cares. Tanesha assists youth in identifying their strengths and interests in order to create and work towards goals of self-empowerment. Tanesha meets with each youth monthly to ensure they are on track towards their individual goals.
Tanesha started providing core services in the community to various at-risk families nearly eleven years ago while delivering parenting classes and family support services for the Department of Family and Children Services. Tanesha went on to graduate school to pursue her degree in social work after recognizing her desire to help children, adolescences and their families on a deeper level. She was later able to provide therapy and assessment services to assist families involved in the foster care system on their path to reunification.
Tanesha pursued and earned a Bachelor of Communications and a Masters in Social Work with a focus on Community Partnerships and Forensic Social Work from Georgia State University. When Tanesha is not in the field providing support and motivation to our youth, she spends her time volunteering in her local community, reading, hiking and seeking out travel adventures with her family and friends.
Assada Sanders, Care Coordinator
Assada Sanders, LMSW, is a Care Coordinator at Georgia Cares. In this role, she provides ongoing support for confirmed survivors of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). Assada evaluates the needs of each survivor, and promotes the use of personalized strengths, hobbies, and talents to create individual service plans.
Assada is committed to embracing positive youth development, as well as family and community involvement. Assada truly believes in the strengths, resiliency, and abilities of young people. Previously, Assada served as an intern at Wellspring Living in multiple programs within the agency. While interning in the Girls Residential Program (GRP), Assada discovered her passion for serving at-risk youth. During her tenure, she was trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), assessments, and working with youth from a Strength’s based perspective. Assada holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Mercer University in Human Services, and a Master’s degree in Social Work with a focus on Clinical Practice with Children and Families from Kennesaw State University. At Georgia Cares, Assada provides consistent support to youth and families faced with the challenges of victimization. She is a firm believer in advocacy for all oppressed populations and continues to pursue her lifelong goal to work towards empowering youth, and social justice for all oppressed populations.