Heather Rowles is the Executive Director of the Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC). She has held this role since 2004 when she was brought on as the only full-time employee. She served on the MAAC Clinical Team from 1998-2004 prior to being selected as the Executive Director and has over 16 years of experience in Child Welfare. Since MAAC’s early days, the service population has tripled and Heather now manages over 50 clinical and administrative support staff.
Heather and her team at MAAC strongly believe when we listen to youth and collaborate together, youth have a better chance. She strongly believes that youth should have a voice in their destiny. Nine non-profit behavioral healthcare providers are united to serve children and families through MAAC, with a scope of services ranging from assessments to intensive psychiatric care, adoptions to residential group homes, therapeutic foster care to maternity care, and much more. All of MAAC’s partner agencies believe in best practices for children and most have received national accreditation.
Through and with MAAC, Heather helps youth because she provides a forum to listen to what they need, from their point-of-view, as well as from the perspective of the adults in their lives. She cares about what happens to MAAC youth and has known some of them for years, watching them proudly as they make hard-fought and hard-earned progress in their lives.
Heather has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has served on numerous Boards and committees including the Child Welfare Reform Council (appointed by Governor Deal in 2014), Teen Parent Connection, Embrace Operating Committee (appointed by Commissioner Walker in 2005), and the Child Placement Conference Committee and is a seasoned presenter/trainer at Child Welfare-related conferences around the United States.
Sandra Corbin is the Chief Programs Officer for the Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC). She has over 25 years of experience in mental health and residential treatment- – all with kids and families. Sandy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Buffalo State College and a Master of Social Work degree from San Diego State University. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 1994.
Sandy has provided training to foster parents and professional staff in the areas of behavior management, innovative treatment strategies and youth-directed planning. She is a dedicated advocate on behalf of kids in foster care. “I love working at MAAC because I am supported in doing what’s right for kids, because I get to work alongside extremely talented and dedicated staff. I am honored to have some great relationships with collaborators and innovators.”
Andre is the Chief Network Officer for MAAC. He has 20 years of experience in mental health and residential treatment in the state of Georgia. Andre gained the majority of his experience working with many of MAAC’s partnering agencies; he had served on the MAAC Clinical Team from 2003 until accepting a full time position with MAAC in July 2009. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Columbus College and a Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. Andre is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the state of Georgia.
Victoria is the Chief Strategic Development Officer for MAAC, managing fund development and key strategic partnerships. She has worked in nonprofit development and programming for 20 years and her roles have included volunteer management, special events, grant writer, program director and executive director of a corporate foundation. Victoria received her bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Florida and began her career working with behavioral health agencies.