Meet Our Team

Kristin Cooley, LISW-S, LCSW

Program Director

Kristin Cooley is a clinical social worker who serves as the Program Director for the Giving Voice Foundation. In her Program Director role, she is providing leadership as well as strategic direction for planning, implementation, and growth of local programming for caregivers and persons affected by dementia. She has more than 10 years of experience working with individuals with chronic and/or terminal illnesses (along with their care partners) in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her professional journey includes 6+ years at the Alzheimer’s Association, where her eyes were really opened to the uniquely difficult challenges a dementia diagnosis can bring to an individual and their loved ones. Over the years, Kristin has facilitated numerous caregiver support groups, provided outpatient counseling services, and offered dementia education seminars in professional development settings as well as to the general community. Kristin’s areas of specialty include but are not limited to: caregivers and/or older adults (specifically impacted by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia) as well as grief work, loss of independence, lifestyle & role transitions, isolation, anticipatory loss, and loss to death). Kristin obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Indiana University and her Master of Social Work from University of Illinois. Clients and community partners can expect Kristin to be friendly and engaging, striving to create a strong therapeutic bond in trust.

Carlee Atkins

Operations manager

Carlee Atkins serves as the Operations Manager for the Giving Voice Foundation, where she utilizes her expertise in administration and marketing to elevate the lives of others through exceptional service. Her responsibilities include managing the foundation’s social media presence, curating marketing materials for internal and external use, and overseeing day-to-day operational aspects, including administrative duties. Carlee’s dedication to the aging community is rooted in her past experience as a nursing assistant, where she developed a passion for uplifting and supporting individuals within this community. She is committed to ensuring that those around her feel valued and empowered, offering unwavering assistance whenever possible. Carlee strongly believes in the potential of teamwork and collaborative efforts to create an environment that fosters long-term success.

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