Kristina started MAVS in the summer of 2015 after graduating from Georgia State University with a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. From 2015-2016, Kristina developed a work therapy program at the largest state psychiatrict hospital in GA. Kristina has helped individuals with disabilities receive and maintain employment for 5 years through supported employment and providing comprehensive vocational evaluations. Kristina’s passion for helping individuals begun early in her teen years when she would lend a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on for her friends. Over her college years, it evolved into her receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and her Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Throughout her college years, she volunteered at counseling centers, was involved in research, had internships at the #1 trauma hospital and a private practice, and she had a job as a career specialist. As a career specialist, Kristina, helped individuals with disabilities receive and maintain employment. She enjoyed helping others be apart of the community and for the individual to contribute to their community. Kristina had many successes and positive experiences as a career specialist. During her internship at a private practice, she helped develop a business relationship with a Georgia VR office and the private practice. The VR office provided the practice referrals for counseling, comprehensive vocational evaluations, and social and adjustment groups. Kristina enjoyed working with VR clients so much that she has decided to open up a practice, specifically to work with Georgia’s Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and clients in and around the Metro-Atlanta area.
Meredith holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University. She is a certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified PEERS for Young Adults Provider. She has been trained in Applied Behavior Analysis, worked at the Marcus Autism center as a parent trainer in the Community Autism Program, and has done parent and provider training for the Center for Leadership in disability at Georgia State University in programs with Babies Can't Wait and Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. Her specialty is in working with families and caregivers of children and adults with disabilities. She is currently the owner and director of LIFE Behavior Consulting, LLC – a service provider to MAVS clients who specifically work on Personal/Social Adjustment Training with individual clients and within PEERS groups, and Job Readiness Training.
Kim received her undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati and received her MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University in 2015. Since 2000, Kim has worked with people with disabilities providing services in a psychosocial rehabilitation program, group homes, and vocational programs. While in graduate school, she completed her internship with Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. Upon her graduation she worked as a counselor at GVRA until she joined MAVS as a vocational evaluator in 2016. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
Dr. Hills has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she obtained a doctorate in psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Since completing her formal training and becoming licensed in Georgia, Dr. Hills has specialized in clinical and forensic psychology. She has provided mental health intervention in a broad range of settings including private practice, prisons, and mental health hospitals, and has performed a variety of psychological services. Particularly, Dr. Hills has performed mental health consultations, psychological testing and mental health evaluations.
Dr. Hills has also performed disability evaluations for Department of Social Security. For the past 10 years, she has conducted disability evaluations on veterans. She has assessed clients with many different medical and mental conditions including chronic pain, intellectual deficits, learning disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, thought disorders etc.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, outdoor concerts and salsa dancing.
Lindsay attended Georgia State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She has previous experience working in the Human Resources field where she assisted with recruiting as well as employee development. Lindsay enjoys seeing others excel at their career goals. She has a passion for helping others in the community and volunteers with several organizations in and around the Atlanta area.
Sydney earned her BA from Brevard College where she majored in Psychology and minored in Business and Organizational Leadership. She is a previous intern for Meridian Behavioral Health Services where she worked with children in a day treatment program teaching coping and social skills. Sydney was involved at Brevard when she was the Student Athlete Advisory Committee President, Captain of the Women's Soccer team, and initiated a recycling program throughout the campus.
Kim attended Penn State University and graduated with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She has always loved working with people and helping them in any way possible. Kim has worked in management roles and also obtained her CDM (Certified Dietary Manager). Kim works as our Administrative Assistant for both Metro-Atlanta Vocational Solutions, LLC as well as LIFE Behavior Consulting, LLC. She is passionate about what MAVS does as a company and is happy to be a part of it.
Sara graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Communications and a Marketing minor. She also earned her Master’s Degree from Holy Family University in Human Resources Management. Sara is a member of Sigma Beta Delta, a scholastic honor society that recognizes academic achievement, was a Leader in the Girl Scout Organization for many years and was the V.P. of Rush and Recruitment for her school's chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Sara is skilled in Recruiting, Team Building, Performance Management and Training.
Christina graduated from Kennesaw State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminology. She then earned her MS from Georgia State University in Professional Counseling. She interned as a domestic violence/sexual assault counselor while in graduate school and as an intern parent trainer at the Marcus Center as an undergraduate. Christina spent many years working in management for Maternal and Infant Support Services at a hospital system serving adolescents and adults and several years as a preschool teacher. She volunteers for several community organizations including as a leader for Girl Scouts.
Nicole graduated 3rd out of 501 students in her class from Harrison High School. She currently attends the University of Georgia majoring in Psychology and Criminal Justice while also minoring in Spanish. Nicole aspires to be in the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI or have a career within the field of Forensic Psychology.