The Board of Directors for Hope Haven of Northeast Georgia announced that Tarin Tripp will be the new executive director of the nonprofit.
Tripp replaces former executive director Mike Walker, who left the organization in July to take a similar position at Penfield Christian Homes.
“We are excited to welcome Tarin to Hope Haven,” said board President Meyur Vashi. “She is passionate about serving adults with developmental disabilities, and she has a high level of energy and enthusiasm. Tarin is well-respected in the field and has great relationships at both the state and local level. I am confident she’ll bring positive changes to the organization.”
Tripp graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s in policy in healthcare and human services. She’s spent her entire career working with individuals with developmental disabilities, most recently at Advantage Behavioral Health Systems.
“I found great joy in helping people with developmental disabilities discover the life they want to live. That has been my driving force (through the) different roles I have held in the field,” Tripp said. “... I am excited to work in an organization with such rich history both in the state of Georgia and the Athens community and I hope to honor that history through my service at Hope Haven.”
Tripp is a 2016 graduate of the LEAD Athens Program, a member of the Cleveland Road Elementary Local School Governance Team for the Clarke County School District and a member of Service Providers Association for Developmental Disabilities.
Founded in 1958, Hope Haven of Northeast Georgia is a private, nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to provide services for individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in the Athens area.