Covenant House Names New Executive Director

ATLANTA, GA, March 29, 2018 – The Board of Directors of Covenant House Georgia, a place of refuge, hope and healing for homeless and trafficked youth, has appointed Alieizoria “Alie” Redd as executive director, according to a press release.

Redd joins Covenant House Georgia from CHRIS 180, where she has served as vice president of Placement Services and Housing, since August 2015. In that role she oversaw a 125-person team overseeing the organization’s therapeutic group homes, street outreach, community housing, permanent supportive housing and transitional living programs and related support services.

Redd succeeds Allison Ashe, executive director since late 2009, who announced her departure last fall after leading the Georgia affiliate of Covenant House International through a period of significant growth and impact. Ashe will be taking a new role leading corporate partnerships for Covenant House International.

“I have known of Covenant House’s work for quite some time and greatly respect their commitment to providing a safe

haven, an array of support services, and unconditional love to those in need,” said Redd. “It’s an honor to be asked to lead such an impactful organization engaging so directly with some of Georgia’s most vulnerable youth.”

Redd’s appointment at Covenant House Georgia follows an extensive executive search conducted in partnership with BoardWalk Consulting, a national search firm.

Redd received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from The University of Memphis and both her Master of Social Work (Child and Family) and her Doctor of Philosophy (Social Work Policy Planning Administration and Social Science) from Clark Atlanta University. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia.

“Throughout my career,” Redd observed, “I have used my business and academic backgrounds to create, manage and ensure high-quality social service programs. With Covenant House Georgia, I am especially excited by the opportunity to help formulate strategies and strategic partnerships to bring safety, security, unconditional love and support to the region’s most vulnerable populations.”

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