Name: Andraelya Moody
Officer Position: President
Bio: Andraelya received her Bachelor of Criminal Justice from Georgia Southern University and Masters of Education from Mercer University. Andraelya has attended two ACPA conferences where tornadoes touched down in the cities and she believes that GCPA is so welcoming so that individuals of all identities and levels can find their professional home there. A few fun facts about Andraelya is that she drove 11 hours to her first professional conference and loves fish!
Name: Ashley Brown
Officer Position: President Elect
Bio: Ashley Brown received her Bachelor of Public Administration from Texas State University, Masters of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, and is currently working on her Doctor of Education in Student Affairs Leadership from University of Georgia. Currently, Ashley works at Georgia State University in University Housing as the Assistant Director for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion. In 2019, Ashley received the Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional Award from ACPA and feel in love with the ACPA organization ever since and she believes that GCPA is a great place for professionals new to the Georgia area to get connected! A few fun facts about Ashley is that she is her dissertation focuses on undocumented students’ sense of belonging on college campuses and her family is from Jamaica!
Name: Ashley Dobbs
Officer Position: Past-President
Bio: Ashley Dobbs received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science from University of Georgia, Masters of Education from Valdosta State University, and Doctor of Education from University of Georgia. Currently, Dr. Dobbs works at Georgia State University in University Housing as the Assistant Director for Residence Education and Staff Development. Ashley served as an inaugural ACPA ambassador when she was in graduate school and she believes that the values and commitment of ACPA should exist within the state! A few fun facts about Dr. Dobbs is that she used to serve as the supervisor of a university mascot and she has over 100 pairs of shoes!
Name: Nicole Faison
Officer Position: Secretary
Bio: Nicole Faison received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Cabrini University and Masters of Arts in Teaching from Sacred Heart University. Currently, Nicole works at Georgia Southern University in University Housing as the Assistant Director of Residence Life. Nicole has been a member of ACPA since 2002 and she believes being a member of GCPA allows her opportunities to learn about the field with the Georgia area! A fun fact about Nicole is that she loves to travel and has been to 42 states and five countries so far.
Name: Jeanne Sevigny
Officer Position: Director of Communication
Bio: Jeanne Sevigny received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Salve Regina University and Masters of Arts in Human Resource Management from Salve Regina University. Jeanne has only missed two ACPA National Conferences in her 28 years of membership and she is a member of GCPA because she believes in keeping the ACPA fire alive in the state by sharing resources! A few fun facts about Jeanne is that she used to consult in the United Kingdom with Private Housing Company as a Housing Expert and she has performed in six countries as a choral singer!
Name: Austin Rayford
Officer Position: Conference Chair
Bio: Austin received his Bachelor of Science in Communication from Mississippi University for Women and Masters of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University. Austin has been involved in ACPA since graduate school and he believes that GCPA is an organization that gives back to the profession and facilitates professional development opportunities across Georgia! A few fun facts about Austin is that he enjoys conferences and meeting other professionals as well as loves reality T.V
Name: Elise Cain
Officer Position: Faculty Member at Large
Bio: Elise Cain received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Bonaventure University, Masters of Science in Adolescence Education from St. Bonaventure University, and Doctor of Philosophy in community and public affairs from Binghamton University. Currently, Dr. Cain works at Georgia Southern University in the College of Education as an Assistant Professor. Elise joined ACPA in 2009 when she was a Residence Hall Director at SUNY Oneonta and believes being a member of your state organization is a great way to get involved and meet other people from your area! A few fun facts about Elis is that she grew up in the rural town of Schenevus, NY and her primary research agenda includes studying college students who come from rural areas. In Dr. Cain’s free time she likes to spend time with her partner, Dan, their cat, Dallas, and their dog, Theodore as well as watch movies, bake cookies, and play board and video games.
Name: Omar E. Torres
Officer Position: HBCU Liaison
Bio: Omar Torres received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Latin American Studies from SUNY Albany, Masters of Public Administration in Urban Policy Management from SUNY Albany, and Doctor of Education in Higher Education from Northeastern University. Currently, Dr. Torres works at Clark Atlanta University in the Office of Student Services and Campus Life as the Dean of Student Services and Campus Life. Omar has almost 20 years of professional experience in higher education and he believes that GCPA is a great way to connect with colleagues throughout the state! A few fun facts about Dr. Torres is that he has worked at six different institutions of higher education and loves reading autobiographies!