“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
Tyler M. Driver
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.
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.
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.
Wynema Barber, CACII, CCS, CAMSII, CCTP
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
Men’s Program Assistant Director
Director of Quality Control and Compliance
Cher Randall has worked in the addiction field for over 10 years and holds a B.S. in Education from Georgia State University. In addition to serving as the Assistant Director of the men’s program, she serves as the Director of Quality Control and Compliance 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
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.
Bruce Cerbone, MA, BCPC, CCTP
Bruce has a passion for counseling and mentoring men to reach beyond their perceived potential and help them begin to pursue their life purpose. This passion drew him to The Extension to help our residents move beyond the chains of the past and help them see life free from the chains of addiction. Bruce holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Liberty University, is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Christy Hamby, CIT
Christy has been affiliated with the Extension since 2014, initially as a participant with successful completion and then serving the community as the Property Manager for 2 years. She studied with Acts Consulting, completed CAC classes and received her CIT in 2016. Christy recently joined the full time staff as the Case Manager/CIT at the Women’s campus. Her passion is to give back to the place that changed her life.