Gregory Wooten, BS, MPA (second from left)
Mr. Wooten is responsible for the overall management of the CIS of Rome-Floyd local affiliate. His specific duties include developing community partnerships, resource development/fund raising, marketing and public relations, managing and developing CIS sites, and supervising data collection and reporting.
Gregory is a seasoned professional with the proven ability and experience in the areas of education, program development, and non-profit leadership. He worked almost 20 years in the Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Network. Additionally, Wooten has worked on the college level in the roles of Adjunct Instructor and Student Services Coordinator. He began his CIS career in 2011 when he served as Site Coordinator. Things have now come full circle as he assumed the Executive Director role in August 2016.
Mr. Wooten received a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences from Albany State University and the Master of Public Administration from Troy University. He possesses certifications in the Executive Manager Learning Pathway Program, Non-Profit Management, and Site Coordinator Management. He is a member of the 100 Black Men of Northwest Georgia, Graduate of Leadership Rome Class XXVII, and serves on the Board of Directors of One Book, Many Voices.
Gail Veal, BS (third from left)
Ms. Veal is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, and managing of the CIS model at the Phoenix Performance Learning Center (PLC). Some of her main initiatives include training mentors and volunteers, facilitating group mentoring activities, student volunteer field experiences, college and career planning, and arranging guest speakers and field trips.
Gail has a great reputation and a varied background in the Rome community. She has vast previous experience in the school system in the role of Resource Coordinator where she was responsible for the delivery of support services to students and their families. Additionally, Ms. Veal worked as a Case Manager with the Department of Family and Children’s Services. In that position, she collaborated with many social service agencies to address the needs of her clients.
Ms. Veal possesses a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Shorter University. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc. She has served as Site Coordinator at the Phoenix PLC since 2014.
Jennifer Meacham, BS, MAT (first from left)
Ms. Meacham is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, and managing of the CIS model at Coosa Middle School. Some of her main initiatives include training mentors and volunteers, facilitating parent involvement activities, improving attendance, arranging guest speakers and field trips, and coordinating community resources.
Jennifer is a former classroom teacher with stints as an 8th grade English/Language Educator and a 9th/10th grade English and Reading Educator. She received a Bachelor of English and the Master in the Art of Teaching from Valdosta State University. Mrs. Meacham has served as Site Coordinator since August 2016.
Sharon Lumsden Fincher, CPS (fourth from left)
Ms. Lumsden Fincher is a lifelong Roman. She retired from Floyd County Schools before coming to CIS. She is responsible for performing general administrative functions and managing the office operation for the local affiliate.
Sharon has many years of experience in the fields of Accounting, Payroll, and Human Resources. She has been with CIS since 2012.