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 Office of Whole Child Supports


​​​​​​​​​​​The Office of Whole Child Supports assists districts/schools and communities in identifying and addressing student non-academic barriers to success while expanding learning opportunities. The divisions located within the Office of Whole Child Supports include:

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Integrated Wellness​


 Contact Information

​Ashley Harris, MS

Director, Whole Child Supports & Strategic Partnerships

asharris@doe.k12.ga.us​​


Cheryl Benefield, Ed.S.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

cbenefield@doe.k12.ga.us​


Jeff Hodges
Program Specialist​​​, Safe and Supportive Schools

​​jhodges@doe.k12.ga.us​​


​Mary Lauren Salvatore, MPH, CHES​
​​​Integrated Wellness Coordinator 

msalvatore@doe.k12.ga.us 


Karen S. Suddeth, Ed.S.
Program Manager, Georgia's Tiered System of Supports for Students

Bryan Smith
Program Specialist, Whole Child and Wraparound


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