DFACS Foster Care Worker
5 years mostly working with teenagers in foster care
Other Experience Working With Youth:
Facilitator – 12 years
GRIP(Gaining Results In Intervention and Prevention)
A school-based substance intervention program offered to middle and high school students in Cobb County.
10 years a Facilitator of Lindley Middle School’s Leadership Mentoring Program
Claudia Toothman is a native of West Virginia but has lived in the Atlanta area since 1994. She earned her undergraduate degree from WV State University and her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University while living in Richmond, VA. She is also a DONA trained doula.
Claudia has worked and volunteered in community services for the past 25 years in a variety of areas including mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, autism intervention and senior adult support services. She also facilitates a community support group for dementia care partners.
As an active volunteer in her church, local schools and community outreach organizations, Claudia has always been passionate about serving children, families and the elderly.
She has been married for 32 years, has 2 children and enjoys hiking and gardening in her leisure time.
Alaiya Henderson-Shotwell is a licensed master social worker hailing from Atlanta Georgia. She earned her undergraduate degree from Kennesaw State University before earning a masters degree in Social Work from Capella University. Alaiya has served the Cobb county community for the past 16 years through both volunteering and social work positions throughout the county. Alaiya is a School Social Worker for the Cobb County School District as well as a member of SSWAG (School Social Workers of Georgia) and NASW (National Association of Social Workers).
In her free time Alaiya enjoys traveling with her husband of 5 years, watching and attending football games (Go Falcons), singing karaoke, and spending time with family; including her mom and dad, son and daughter in law, and her “grandcat” Glacier.
As a Master’s graduate of the study of psychology, and in current pursuit of licensure as a Behavior Analyst, Jeremy possesses a genuine desire to work in the helping professions. With a mission to provide services to vulnerable and underserved populations, child advocacy remains a priority in his professional endeavors. As an RBT certificate, Jeremy works alongside those on the Autism spectrum providing behavioral support and intervention when not providing visitation services.“
My name is Vida Njoku, I immigrated to the United States 20 years ago. I obtained my BSW from Georgia State University and MSW from University of Alabama. I have been providing social services to both children and older adults for about 20 years. I am currently a Care Coordinator with Visiting Nurse Health Systems, prior to that I worked as Social Services Specialist with the Department of Family and Children Services. I am married with 3 children, a son and twin girls.