S.A.F.E. is lucky to have such an active and committed Board of Directors. Our board works on a volunteer basis, putting together many of our fundraisers and providing oversight to our organization.
Board meetings are held every month on the third Tuesday of the month. They take place at SAFE Thrift Store at 5:30PM. The meetings are open to public. Meeting are currently held virtually and information can be found HERE.
Our Board of Directors:
Travis Adams S.A.F.E. Board President
Kerry Morris S.A.F.E. Board Vice President
Kerry B. Morris was raised in Gainesville, Georgia. She attended North Georgia College where she earned her Batchelor of Arts in Political Science in 1996, and the University of Georgia where she earned a Juris Doctorate in 1999.
She began practicing in the Enotah Judicial Circuit in 1999. She worked with the District Attorneys office from 2000 until 2008 where she prosecuted primarily felony cases in all four counties in the circuit. In 2008, she joined the Law office of Todd L. Lord in Cleveland, Georgia where she handled primarily divorce, custody, adoption and TPO cases. She also represented parents and children involved in DFCS cases in juvenile Court. From 2015 to 2016, she was the CHINS (Child in Need of Services) prosecutor for White County and helped develop the truancy court program. In 2016, she was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Family and Children Services assigned to Habersham and Stephens Counties where she represents the Department in dependency cases.
She lives in Cleveland, GA with her husband, Dan, and three children.
Elaine and I moved to Towns County recently after having lived in Roswell, GA since the middle 80s. The North Georgia Mountains are no stranger to us having travelled here for some twenty years via our connection with the motorcycle community. We have also known Deb Curlette (past President of the S.A.F.E. Board) for about the same time and visited with her and Doug many times on Lake Nottely. She mentioned to me more than once that, if we moved to the area, she would want us to be involved with the community, specifically S.A.F.E. In January of 2020 I was elected to serve on the board.
I have some experience with charitable activities participating in a number of events with the Gods Rolling Thunder Church of Woodstock, GA. I look forward to working with the Board, Molly, and the staff of S.A.F.E.
Nicole Byrne, S.A.F.E. Board Treasurer
Nicole Byrne was born and raised in Bartow, FL. She attended Valdosta State University and received a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology. Nicole later returned to Valdosta State and obtained her Masters in Social Work. Nicole always dreamed of making the North Georgia Mountains her home and was able to make this dream a reality in June 2008 when she moved to Blairsville to begin her career with Towns and Union DFCS.
Nicole has worked in Child Welfare for over 13 years, working in all areas of Child Welfare from Intake through Adoptions. Nicole currently works for Clay County Health and Human Services as the Foster Home Licensing and Adoptions Social Worker.
Nicole had the privilege to work closely with many SAFE staff members during her years with Towns and Union DFCS and believes her ability to now serve on the Board will provide the opportunity to give back to an agency that does so much for the community.
Lynne Pike, S.A.F.E. Board Member
Lynne Pike grew up in Atlanta and moved from Virginia back to Georgia in 2016. A retired teacher with a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Lynne spent her career in Florida and Virginia teaching elementary school, middle school science, planetarium astronomy, and computers. Community service has always been a priority for Lynne and her family. She and her husband, also retired, are members of the local CERT team. They have three adult children: a son, twin daughters adopted from Russia, and two grandchildren.
Amy Rogers, S.A.F.E. Board Member
Charlie Lee. S.A.F.E. Board Member