Meet the Staff
Lance has coordinated UGA VITA for over ten years and teaches the weekly VITA class as well as the prerequisite, FHCE 4230/6230. Lance also leads the in-person VITA sessions throughout the Athens Community.
Joan provides leadership to UGA Virtual VITA by training Cooperative Extension agents, connecting agents with student tax preparers, assisting agents with taxpayers’ questions, and teaching and supervising virtual sessions.
Wil assists with VITA client meetings and coordinates community outreach in Athens.
Tony is the director of the Institute for Nonprofit Organizations at UGA. He primarily designs, implements, and evaluates community-based interventions related to unemployment, job training, and financial asset-building.
Drew is a second-year MSW candidate, graduate assistant, and certified tax preparer. Currently, she is our CCSD Extension Agent, community outreach coordinator, and Linkedin account manager.
Addison is a Nonprofit Management and Leadership Master's student working as a graduate assistant with VITA. She oversees social media, community outreach, and grant proposals.
Michaela is a second-year MSW candidate helping the UGA VITA program expand its outreach to the local homeless populations.
Jessie is Taxation Master's student working as a Site Coordinator for UGA VITA.
Austin is working on his Master's in Financial Planning and is a Cite Coordinator for UGA VITA.
Yun is currently working on her MAcc with a tax focus at the J.M. Tull School of Accounting and is a Cite Coordinator for UGA VITA.