Judy Gaines MS Executive Director of Human Service Specialist, Inc.

Judy Gaines

Judy is trained as a parent training facilitator in several curriculums, having trained more than 500 parents, and conducted many facilitator training workshops both in the United States and the United Kingdom for the Strengthening Multi-ethnic Families and Communities programme.

Judy is the former Director of a parent education programme at Albany State University, a model programme that targeted parenting services to teen parents, adoptive and foster parents, and single parents. Her background is in social work. She has experience as a child protective service worker, a mental health counsellor, and as a Medicaid provider-relations representative.

Judy has written and received several grants to provide various services to families throughout Georgia. She earned her Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Sociology with emphasis in social services. Judy lives in Albany, Georgia with her niece, Malendie and other family members.