Ms. Reynolds has been a caretaker over the last five years for an adult daughter who suffers lives with mental illness. During this time frame, Carol has attended numerous NAMI sessions and classes, has overseen and monitored results of various therapy programs, has become educated on the governmental programs available to assist with care and housing and has realized the benefits of a secure and safe environment for the care and stabilization of men and women living with mental illness.
Ms. Reynolds received her BS in Real Estate from Georgia State University and has performed valuations, operational overviews, market feasibility studies throughout the country for senior housing and healthcare, including psychiatric hospitals (adult and adolescent), rehabilitation hospitals, assisted living facilities, group homes and acute-care hospitals. Ms. Reynolds obtained her MAI (Member of the Appraisal Institute) in 2000 and her CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) in 2002.
Currently, Province Consulting Group, which is owned and operated by Ms. Reynolds, is conducting market research in collaboration with ProMatura (www.promatura.com) and determine availability of housing, pricing, therapy programs and consumer preferences for those living with mental illness. The results of the first study were completed in 2012. Part II of the study will be provided at our Annual National Mental Illness Forum to be held at The Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia (September 26th and 27th, 2013). All continuing education credits are being applied for (physician, psychologists and clinical social workers).
Mr. Wilson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Long Beach in 1970. For over twenty years Mr. Wilson was active in advertising, illustration, graphic design, and marketing communications in both California and Georgia producing work for many large companies and national accounts.
In the mid-1990s, he transitioned to the oil and natural gas industry and provided capital through limited partnerships for projects such as the drilling of oil and natural gas wells and constructing pipelines, in Texas, Louisiana, and Kentucky.
In the late 1990s, Mr. Wilson founded and served as a corporate officer and director of Lakota Energy, a publicly traded company in the oil and natural gas industry. Later, it was converted into a high technology company named Lakota Technology. Upon successfully exiting this business in early 2000, he founded and served as an officer and director of a company providing consulting services to businesses in a wide variety of industries including both publicly traded and private companies (Oil & Natural Gas, Senior Living, Real Estate, Hotels, Resorts, Biotech, Renewable/Alternative Energy and Internet Technology).
Mr. Wilson is also COO-Americas with Equility Capital, a Global Alternative Capital Provider headquartered in the United Kingdom, providing capital solutions ranging from $20 million to over $1 billion for companies in the US, Canada, Central America, South America, Asia, and Europe. Prior to this, he worked with a European Private Equity Group offering financing solutions to US companies.
Ms. Shomo comes to The Cottages on Mountain Creek, LLC with 20 years of career experience in out-patient, in-patient and long term management and treatment skills in the fields of mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, communicable diseases, criminal justice and vocational career planning.
She recently held the position as Clinical Supervisor of a mental health/substance abuse clinic in Cartersville, Georgia, managing a staff of licensed and certified addiction therapists and was the staff liaison working collaboratively with the medical department overseeing the daily operations of the clinic and patients with co-occurring disorders.
In 2005, Ms. Shomo was appointed as Executive Director of an Atlanta community based non-profit agency providing services for the mentally ill and addicted individuals. Managing a staff of eleven dedicated people and a budget of $500K, and working side by side with an active Board of Directors, the agency was awarded a City of Atlanta Grant recognized for the work in the community.
Ms. Shomo is from the New York City area and earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management and Sociology from Kean University (Union, New Jersey) and is a Certified Addiction Specialist. Ms. Shomo is a Licensed Master Social Worker and is also a Licensed Massage Therapist with services geared toward people living with depression, anxiety and addictive behaviors.