Who We Are

Odyssey Family Counseling Center is a community-based nonprofit organization established in 1973, offering quality, evidence-based treatment for substance abuse and various mental health issues in greater Atlanta. Our licensed therapists specialize in a wide variety of mental health concerns and represent a range of disciplines including counseling, social work, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. Most importantly, they are all dedicated to the population we serve.

Board of Directors

Odyssey Tribute to Dr Manning-pdf

Dr. Donald Manning

In Memoriam:
A heartfelt tribute to our esteemed Board Member, Board Chair Emeritus, and Medical Director, Dr. Donald Manning. He passed away on Aug. 1, 2021, after a very brief illness. We are heartbroken and feel his loss deeply.
Dr. Donald Manning (December 24, 1945 – August 1, 2021) was an amazing individual who helped the community so many ways. He was a tireless and unassuming advocate for the charitable causes he believed in. For over 9 years, he volunteered as a Board Member and Medical Director for Odyssey Family Counseling Center, and in that time, he helped guide Odyssey to where it is today.
When Dr. Manning joined the Board of Directors in 2013, we made a new friend who encouraged us to be bold and brave. He challenged our basic assumptions and pushed us to think broader and care more deeply. Donald was wise, kind, and compassionate with a bit of underlying mischievousness that always kept us on our toes. Our Board of Directors, who worked through the years with Don and appreciated his insight and leadership, are profoundly saddened.
Board Chair
Nonprofit Executive (retired)
Board Vice Chair
VP Government and External Affairs/Piedmont Healthcare
Board Treasurer
Controller and Chief Accounting Officer/Portman Holdings
Corporate Secretary
Chief Development Officer/Jewish Home Life Communities
Board Chair Emeritus
Delta Airlines (Retired)/Board Member Delta Community Credit Union
Board Memeber
Managing Partner/Organizations by Design, LLC
Board Member
Board Member
Clinical Director/Good Ground Development Center
Board Member
Senior Manager, Consolidations/The COCA-COLA Company
Board Member
General Manager - Global Health & Wellbeing/Delta Airlines
Board Member
Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary/The COCA-COLA Company
Board Member
Partner/Jones Day – One Firm Worldwide
Board Member
Executive Finance Director, Service Line and Hospital/Integration/ Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
Board Member
Community Volunteer

Our Team

Leadership Staff

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Charles Releford, JR., CPM

Executive Director

Stephanie Barnhart, LCSW

Clinical Operations Director
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Stephanie Shapiro, MSW, MBA, MHA

Development Director
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Di-Anne Greene, MPP

Operations/ Corporate Compliance Manager
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Pamela Braxton, LCSW, MHA

Marketing/Community Outreach Manager
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Debbie White

Office & Billing Manager
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Marie Leslie

Accounting Manager
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Tene’ Rose

Intake Coordinator
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Adryane Phillips, LPC, CPCS

Adult Services Coordinator
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Jackie Cathey, LCSW

Child and Adolescent Coordinator
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Ellyce Payne, LPC

School Based Coordinator
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Liz White, RN