PRESS RELEASE/Friends of Jaye Lynn Peabody
Georgia House District 94’s seat is up for grabs, and Jaye Lynn Peabody, executive director of a local non-profit agency and licensed counselor, knows she has the passion and vision to fill it. In a race filled with many candidates, this long-time registered Democrat is ready to bring a new direction and new voice to her community and her neighbors.
Peabody has been a devoted member of the Gwinnett and DeKalb communities for over 15 years, and currently serves as the Executive Director of Covenant Counseling & Family Resource Center in Snellville, GA. With over 12 years of experience in the area of non-profit management and healthcare finance, she is a proven fiscal steward who has been responsible for the successful management of multiple budgets and agencies.
In her first quarter as Executive Director, Peabody uncovered the embezzlement of almost $100,000 by a previous employee. The person was convicted and Peabody subsequently put procedures in place to prevent further fraud from occurring. As a result, she now provides free workshops for non-profit organizations which detail procedures that can be implemented to reduce the risk of threat or fraud.
“I am extremely passionate about serving the medically and economically underserved, creating healthy lifestyles for children and families and promoting educational success for all children. I have dedicated my personal life and my career to social justice, particularly for our young people,” said Peabody when asked why she’s throwing her hat into the political ring.
As an advocate for social justice, particularly for women and children, Jaye Lynn Peabody has impacted countless lives in her community and beyond. Jaye has served with various organizations including Partee PTA, Georgia PTA, Leadership Gwinnett, National Organization for Women, American Counseling Association and more. As an elected Representative for the Georgia State House, she plans to continue championing for her community’s success in District 94.
About Jaye Lynn Peabody – Peabody is first and foremost a devoted mother of four beautiful children. She earned a Master of Public Administration from New York University and a Certificate of Healthcare Finance from the University of Florida. In addition she earned both a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health from Mercer University. She is a National Certified Counselor, as well as a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor. Peabody is also a licensed and ordained minister and currently serves as an associate pastor with Redemptive Life Christian Fellowship. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she serves on the Regional Chaplains Council for the Dynamic Southern Region. For more information visit – www.jayelynnpeabody.com, www.facebook.com/jayelynnpeabodyforhousedistrict94 or follow her on Twitter @jayelynnpeabody.