“I know how talented they are, how dedicated they are to these people who the rest of the world often misunderstands and therefore quickly and easily dismisses. I see the unwavering compassion of our staff and how they skillfully help those blinded by feelings of worthlessness see their potential.”

Tyler M. Driver, Executive Director

Tyler M. Driver
Executive Director
Approaching three decades of service to those aided by The Extension, Tyler has been with the organization since 1989, which was then known as the Marietta-Cobb Winter Shelter. He was named Executive Director in 1995. Prior to that time he worked for MUST Ministries, the Salvation Army and Greenpeace International.

Barbara Frost
Director of Administration
Barbara handles a wide range of duties in this position.  She is responsible for all financial aspects of the organization, personnel issues, and coordinates office management. She has been with The Extension for over 14 years and has over 30 years’ experience in the Executive Assistant field.

Renee McCormick 
Director of Community Relations 
Renee holds a BA degree in Communications from Mercer University and  works in development, special events, donor communications and volunteer relations. With years of experience in inner city ministry and working with government, religious and nonprofit organizations, she acts as a public speaker and ambassador for The Extension.

Robert Jordan, NCAC, CAC, CAMSll
Men’s Program Director
Robert has been in the field of Addiction for seven years. He studied under Dr. Diane Sherman, PHD and received his Certification of Addiction Counseling in 2013. Robert is a 10 year Naval Veteran originally from New Jersey and settled in Atlanta upon his Naval discharge and proudly calls it home.

Women’s Program Director
Working in the addiction treatment field 20+ years, Wynema is certified by the National Association Alcohol Drug Addiction Counselors (NAADAC), and by the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) as a Clinical Supervisor.  She has earned Certification as a Trauma Therapist by the International Association of Trauma Professionals as well as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist by the International Institute for Trauma and Sex Addiction Professionals. She studied at University of Georgia and Kennesaw State University.

Cher Randall, BS, CADCII, CAMSII
Addiction Counselor
Cher Randall has worked in the addiction field for over 10 years and holds a B.S. in Education from Georgia State University.  She acts as the Data Compliance Manger and Quality Control Manager for The Extension and is an active member of the Cobb County Homeless Counsel.  In addition, she is a Certified TB Skin Test Administrator.

John Blalock, CACI
Addiction Counselor
Retired from the Army after serving 22 years, John was employed by Sprint for 10 years then worked at SIOGA counseling center, while working towards his certification to become a CACI. He came to The Extension to volunteer, as a counselor in training, then was hired and soon after received his certification as a CACI.

Courtney McClure, BS, CACI, CARES, CAMS
Addiction Counselor
Courtney is certified as an Addiction Counselor through the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a concentration in Case Management from Kennesaw State University. She holds additional certifications as a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES), as well as a Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS). She has worked at both the Men’s and the Women’s campuses of our organization. She believes in the power of recovery and is passionate about helping others.

Darryl Shields 
Case Manager
Darryl is working part time as a case manager at The Extension and as an intern at Kennesaw State University while he finishes his degree in Sociology/Criminology. He plans to graduate in May 2018 and come on board as a full time case manager and earn his Certificate Addiction Counselor credentials.