A multi-disciplinary team will be working together to implement and evaluate this campus-community partnership initiaitve.

HMRE Project Leadership Team

  • Ted Futris, Ph.D.

    Ted Futris, Ph.D.

    Dept. of Human Development and Family Science,
    College of Family & Consumer Sciences

    Dr. Futris serves as Project Director, leading the design and implementation of the HMRE project and programming.

  • Sherena Small, LMSW

    Sherena Small, LMSW

    Dept. of Human Development and Family Science,
    College of Family & Consumer Sciences

    Mrs. Small is the HMRE Project Coordinator, facilitating program services and campus-community partnership efforts.

  • Jay Mancini, Ph.D.

    Jay Mancini, Ph.D.

    Dept. of Human Development and Family Science,
    College of Family & Consumer Sciences

    Dr. Mancini provides leadership to our community engagement efforts, focusing on developing community partnerships and identifying families in need.

  • Lance Palmer, Ph.D.

    Lance Palmer, Ph.D.

    Dept. of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics,
    College of Family & Consumer Sciences

    Dr. Palmer is co-leader of economic services, providing financial literacy training for professionals and programs to families.

  • Joseph Goetz, Ph.D.

    Joseph Goetz, Ph.D.

    Dept. of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics,
    College of Family & Consumer Sciences

    Dr. Goetz is co-leader of economic services, providing financial literacy training for professionals and programs to families.

  • Jennifer Elkins, Ph.D.

    Jennifer Elkins, Ph.D.

    School of Social Work

    Dr. Elkins is co-leader of family engagement efforts, developing protocols that incorporate appropriate community-based, trauma-informed support into HMRE services.

  • Jerry Gale, Ph.D.

    Jerry Gale, Ph.D.

    Dept. of Human Development and Family Science,
    College of Family & Consumer Sciences

    Dr. Gale is co-leader of family engagement efforts, developing program service protocols and training staff to appropriately identify and meet family needs.

HMRE Program Implementation Team

  • Sydney Battle Harvey, MSW

    Sydney Battle Harvey, MSW

    Program Coordinator, Cluster 3,
    UGA Extension, Newton County

    Mrs. Harvey is coordinating HMRE programming in Greene, Morgan, Newton, and Rockdale counties within DFCS Region V.

  • Brigette Love, MSW

    Brigette Love, MSW

    Program Coordinator, Cluster 2,
    UGA Extension, Walton County

    Mrs. Love is coordinating HMRE programming in Barrow, Jackson, and Walton counties within DFCS Region V.

  • Susan Ruter, B.S.E.D

    Susan Ruter, B.S.E.D.

    Program Coordinator, Cluster 1,
    UGA Extension, Oconee County

    Mrs. Ruter is coordinating HMRE programming in Clarke, Elbert, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties within DFCS Region V.

Meet our HMRE Program Facilitators

HMRE Program Evaluation Team

  • Karen DeMeester, Ph.D.

    Karen DeMeester, Ph.D.

    Program Evaluation Group,
    College of Education

    Dr. DeMeester is the Independent Evaluator, supervising program evaluation, performance measurement, and reporting activities.

  • Jana Thompson, BS

    Jana Thompson, BS

    Program Evaluation Group,
    College of Education

    Mrs. Thompson is the Performance Measurement and Data Coordinator, facilitating data collection and management for program evaluation.

  • Hye Jeong Choi, Ph.D.

    Hye Jeong Choi, Ph.D.

    Department of Educational Psychology,
    College of Education

    Dr. Choi oversees the analyses of data collected as part of the program evaluation.