Pamela L. Wolf, MSSW, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Harmony, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from the University of Tennessee. After adopting her daughter, Pam created Harmony with the dream of helping children live their best lives. Pam prides herself on being an innovator, creating unique and effective programs that change lives and have a positive impact on our community. She strives to create an environment that supports and inspires the good work done by Harmony’s very talented team.
The Team At Harmony
Keith has 30 years of experience working with children and families. He has served children in residential treatment and foster care and has worked as a Consultant for the University of Tennessee’s Social Work Office of Research and Public Service, where he trained child welfare staff and foster parents, developed curricula, and offered technical support. He has trained and consulted across the U.S. and in Canada as an independent consultant and on behalf of the Child Welfare League of America, the National Technical Assistance Center, and SafeGuards.
Keith earned a B.A. in Psychology from Tennessee Wesleyan College, an M.Div. from Duke University, and an M.S. in Child Development and Ph.D. in Human Ecology, with a concentration in Child and Family Studies, from the University of Tennessee. He is a Professionally Certified Trainer for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, a certified Therapy Dog Handler through Therapy Dogs International, and a ChildTrauma Academy Fellow.
Nicole Coning, BS, has over 19 years of experience in the child welfare field – in adoption services, family preparation for prospective foster and adoptive parents, and therapeutic foster care. Nicole is statewide Director of Harmony’s Adoption Support and Preservation (ASAP) Program, Site Implementation Manager for the Quality Improvement Center on Adoption and Guardianship (QIC-AG), and led the preparation and planning for the 2015 ASAP National Conference.
Pam Frye, MS, Chief Program Officer and Adoption Services Director, received her Master’s degree in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Prior to joining Harmony, she spent 15 years working at the Helen Ross McNabb Center. Pam and her husband adopted a daughter from China in 2002, and she draws on personal experience in working with adoptive parents.
Lenna Allen, MSW, is one of Harmony’s Adoption Support and Preservation Family Counselors. Lenna received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Clinical Social Work from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Her previous professional experience includes working with children at mental health centers, group homes, runaway shelters, and within the juvenile justice system.
David Bracey, BA, is a Regional Case Consultant for FOCUS in the Middle Tennessee Region. David received his Bachelor’s degree from Martin Methodist College. His work experience consists of 2 years at Magnolia Wilderness Academy, where he served as a team liaison. He was an Area Leader for Omni Visions Inc. in the South Central Region.
Kelly Braden serves as Harmony’s CAP Coordinator (Compliance and Accountability Program). She earned a Court Reporting Certification in Court Room and Conference Room Reporting through Bristol University and spent a brief time in the court reporting field before entering into social work. Kelly brings many years of administrative assistance experience to the team, with 11 of those in therapeutic foster care.
Heather Butcher, BA, is a Regional Case Consultant for Harmony’s FOCUS program in the East Grand Region. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee. Her most recent professional experience comes from Omni Visions, where she spent 9 years working as an adoption coordinator in therapeutic foster care.
Kindal Cameron, MA, is a Family Counselor in Harmony’s Adoption Support and Preservation program. Kindal received her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and Religion from Carson-Newman University and her Master’s degree from Richmont Graduate University. She specializes in working with adolescents and those who have experienced complex trauma.
Amanda Chagnon, BS, is a Regional Case Consultant for Harmony’s FOCUS program in the Knox County Region. Amanda received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Prior to joining Harmony, Amanda was a permanency specialist with DCS and spent over 10 years working with full guardianship youth, foster/adoptive parents, and various community providers.
LaRhomica Coker, BA, is a Regional Case Consultant for Harmony’s FOCUS program in the West Region. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis. Her work experience consists of 2 years as a Case Coordinator for a mental health care facility and a Home Study Writer for Bethany Christian Services.
Allison Cooke Douglas, BA is an adoptive mother and the Education and Training Coordinator with Harmony Family Center’s Adoption Support and Preservation (ASAP) Program. She has been a teacher and trainer for over two decades; starting her career as a Montessori trained early childhood educator. After fostering for several years, Allison eventually become the lead training specialist in Knox County, TN facilitating Parents as Tender Healers (PATH) classes for prospective foster parents. She has been president of the Knox County Foster Care Association, the regional representative to the Tennessee Foster and Adoptive Care Association, served as a team member on a Breakthrough Series Collaborative project focusing on trauma assessment and treatment for children, birth to age 4 and is certified as a trainer for Tennessee’s Building Strong Brains: ACEs Initiative. Allison is also certified in Phase One of The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and is working toward completion of both Phase Two (Train the Trainer) and The Neurosequential Model of Education certification. She and her husband Jonathan are grateful to share their lives with their four children.
Elizabeth Elliott, CMAA, is PATH Administrative Coordinator of Harmony. She has many years of experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and has exceptional organizational skills. Liz brings to Harmony 15 years of experience as an Executive Assistant to several Chief Operating Officers at a regional trauma center.
Donna Elrod, BS, is a Regional Case Consultant for Harmony’s FOCUS program in East, Smoky, and Knox Regions. Donna received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies from the University of Tennessee. Her previous experience includes 13 years working with the DCS as a Permanency Specialist, Family Service Worker and Home Study Writer.
Steve Gellinger, BA, is Accounting Coordinator for Harmony, working closely with Harmony’s Executive Team to direct, implement, and monitor decisions to meet Harmony’s immediate and long term goals. Steve received his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida and brings over 25 years of accounting and financial experience.
Gersom Gonzalez brings over 20 years of construction and management experience to Montvale. He serves as the Property Manager and ensures the success of the numerous camps and trainings held at Montvale.
Tina Graves, BS, is a Regional Case Consultant for the Middle Region’s FOCUS team. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and has over 22 years of experience. Before joining Harmony, Tina worked at DCS as a CPS Investigator and at Omni Visions Inc. as an Area Leader.
Kim Halbert, BA, University of TN, is Manager of our Home Study Program. Kim has over 30 years of experience working with children and families in mental health, residential, and child welfare systems. More recently, she has served as a PATH Trainer and is currently the Manager of Home Study Services.
Michelle Hathaway, LAPSW, received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from East Tennessee State University and is a Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker. With over 17 years of professional experience, Michelle now holds the Adoption Support and Preservation Program (ASAP) Clinical Manager position with Harmony. She is certified in TBRI and Circle of Security.
Lorie Krauss, BS, is a Regional Case Consultant for the Upper Cumberland Region with the FOCUS Program. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and administrative certificate in Criminal Justice from Tennessee Tech University. She has had professional experience with the Relative Caregiver program, DCS FSW, and was a Training Specialist for MTSU training PATH for DCS resource homes.
Cindy Krusenklaus serves as Harmony’s Information Technology Coordinator. Cindy has worked in the computer industry for over 25 years and supports Harmony’s programs and services including networking, cloud computing, email management, customized database support and enhancement, computers, training, communications, websites, help desk, and other needed technical support.
Robert Morgan, BFA, MDIV, is responsible for Video Productions for the FOCUS Program and agency at large. He comes with a Baccalaureate from Texas Christian University in Radio/TV/Film and a Master’s of Divinity from Vanderbilt University as well as a diversity of experience in human services ranging from hospital chaplaincy to community mental health.
Marsha Sliker, BS, has been a part of non-profits involving children such as Boy Scouts of America, Family Promise of Blount County and Habitat for Humanity for many years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Carson Newman College and has more than 12 years of experience as an office manager. Having been a previous foster parent she currently interacts with foster and adoptive families on a personal level.
Dawartha Tyler, MSW, JD, is a Regional Case Consultant in Middle and West Tennessee for FOCUS. Dawartha received her Master’s Degree in clinical social work from Jackson State University and her law degree from Southern University Law. Her previous professional experience includes working with children, youth, and adults, providing individual, family, and school-based therapy. Dawartha was formerly the Director of a private adoption agency in Mississippi.
Jennifer West, MA, is a Regional Case Consultant in the East Region for the FOCUS program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Maryville College and a master’s degree in Counseling at the University of Montana. Her professional experience ranges from coordinating campus volunteer programs to serving as a bereavement counselor with hospice programs.
Evelyn Wilcox, MA, is Harmony’s Communications and Project Development Manager. Evelyn received BA and MA degrees in History from The University of Tennessee. Evelyn comes to Harmony with over 25 years of experience working with nonprofit agencies in fund development and in grant writing.