Our People



Sherelle McKinley-Thomas

Executive Director

(770) 478-6905 X263


Sherelle McKinley-Thomas is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Mrs. McKinley-Thomas started as an intern at Rainbow House Children’s Shelter in December 2011. She then became the Shelter Manager in January 2013 and the Executive Director in May 2015. Her main focus is helping children and families learn how to take control of their lives after experiencing trauma to make lasting changes to their behaviors while reaching a positive and productive outcome. Her undying ability to serve children and families is due to her elevated compassion, perception, and understanding of treatment modalities and the family structure.
Before starting at Rainbow House, Inc., Ms. McKinley-Thomas spent 10-years working at Betts & Associates in Atlanta, Georgia.

Amber Clifton

Human Service Professional
Resident’s Case Manager (Male)
(770) 478-6905 X236

Erica Williams

Human Service Professional
Resident’s Case Manager (Female)
(770) 478-6905 X283

Carlene Gardner

Rainbow Connection Family Advocate
(770) 478-6905 X257

Jerome Williams

Business Manager
(770) 478-6905 X258

Betty Barnard

Development Director

Irene Turner

Development Director

Board of Directors

Emmett McCord, Chair

Business Development Manager

Karen Sullivan, Treasurer

Owner, Paragon Systems, Inc.

Dorothy Herzberg, Secretary

Community Leader

Tasha Mosley, Esq.

Solicitor General, Clayton County Solicitors General Office

Faye Evans

Real Estate Agent, Harry Norman Realtors

Crystal Cooper

Marketing & Communications Director

Ify Agbasi

Behavior Aide, Academy for Family Empowerment