Sandy Watson has been the Executive Director of the House of T.I.M.E. since early 2005. Sandy has been in management most of her professional life and realizes being at work should not actually be a “job” but a “passion”, and stated “anything less than that and you have cheated yourself of a great opportunity to be happy”. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Management with a minor in Psychology and Marketing, which come in handy daily as she “changes hats” from Director, Speaker, Computer Tech, etc. Along with her degrees she has a Project Management Certification and many hours of hands-on managerial experience. When Sandy was asked what she wanted people to know about her, she replied “will people really read that stuff” and then laughed. On a more serious note, she stated “When people experience trauma or severe life stressor, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel and rock bottom comes a lot faster than they realize. My great passion is to help my clients, who include women and children to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen the life around them to help them get out from under that “rock” and build a new… a new way of thinking…a new way of life!” As Executive Director, she prides herself in leaving any situation better than the way she found it and hopes to be known as a fair, compassionate, non-judgmental and caring person that will “love you, even when you don’t know how to love yourself.”
Amy Jones has been with the House of T.I.M.E. since 2001 as the Residential
Manager, providing service management for all client residences. This
includes overseeing all aspects of residential living. When
clients are ready, she guides them as they locate a place to call their own in
preparation for Moving Forward into independent living. Many of our clients
need clothing and personal items and she makes sure they have these supplies.
Amy coordinates various fundraising events, such as car washes, bake sales, and
yard sales, which give our clients the opportunity to give back and interact with
our community. Amy says she is proud and honored to facilitate our After Care
Program. In this vital part of their recovery, recent graduates meet weekly for
fellowship and share successes and joys as well as mistakes and problems.
Janikia Neblett has been with the House of T.I.M.E. since 2008. She has worked in the capacity of a H.O.T. Case Manager, Life Skills Counselor, and presently serves as the Clinical Coordinator for the Homeless to a Home (HTH) program and Life Skills Counselor for the Transitional Program. She continues to work with clients to help them better themselves daily. She works with clients to help them modify their behavior from negative to positive so that they may be able to strive independently. She is preparing to take on the task of case managing women with children. She hopes to be able to give mothers a second chance at being able to provide a nurturing environment for their children. She is eager to be a part of a program that is growing to meet the needs of the community. She hopes to be able to influence a life one day at a time.
Tiffany Cole has been with the House of T.I.M.E. since 2013. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management at Troy University. Tiffany is the Program Financial Manager for the House of T.I.M.E. as well as assistant to our Executive Director and our Medical Director. She is very dedicated to helping the homeless in our community as she serves on the Continuum of Care’s Homeless Management Information System Committee, the Housing Navigators Committee and the Coordinated Entry Committee. Tiffany says there is nothing that warms her heart more than being able to make someone else’s life a little better one day at a time.
Monica L. Arenas is a counselor, case manager, and adult education instructor at the House of T.I.M.E., Inc. She started her journey here at the House of T.I.M.E., Inc., in 2006 as an adult education instructor and six years later joined the staff as an addiction’s counselor and case manager. She was nominated in 2012 for the MEA Golden Apple Award which this award is given for excellence in the classroom. She is very grateful to be able to be a part of the metamorphic change that occurs as clients embark on their new journey through self discovery and are able to tap into their true potential.
Suzi Kahler is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 28 years of clinical experience
working in Addiction Treatment settings. She received her Masters Degree in
Counseling and Human Development from Troy State University in 1992 and is a
Nationally Certified Counselor. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with a
concentration in painting and displays her painting at the Front Porch Gallery in Columbus. She serves on the Board of Directors of The
Joseph House Art Gallery and served for six years on the Board of Directors for the
Homeless Resource Network, Inc. of Columbus. At the House of T.I.M.E., Suzi serves as
Intake Coordinator and as a Licensed Counselor for clients, as well as supervising clinical
services as Clinical Coordinator. Suzi has been a part of the House of T.I.M.E. since 1998.
Vickie Williams is a native of Columbus Georgia. Vickie worked in a field of customer service for over 6 years, also with Head Start program for 7 years. Vickie received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration 2005, she went on to pursue her Master’s in Arts degree with a specialization in Early Childhood September 2011. Vickie has many years of dealing with clients and helping them to meet their needs in society which helps with her position.
Vickie came aboard as a Case Manager/Life Skills Counselor for HTH at the House of T.I.M.E. March of 2017. She teaches classes in parenting skills, self-esteem, decision-making, personal responsibility, and values with the House of T.I.M.E. clients.
She’s also a case manager for HTH 1, HTH 2, HTH 3, and HTH with children. Her responsibilities are to make sure that the clients in HTH are living independently, but at the same time they know that the House of T.I.M.E. staff is here to assist them with issues that might arise that could hinder them from living independently.
Vickie likes to touch bases with each HTH client individual monthly to assure they they’re progressing in their daily life. She likes to assist them in setting goals in life and encourages them to pursue them.
Vickie treats her clients with respect as she would like to be treated. She likes modeling teamwork, so the clients can learn that life is just not about oneself, but how we treat other’s that we encounter.
Julie Savage has served as the Administrative Assistant for the House of T.I.M.E. since 2012, providing a steadfast resource for our clients and those who seek information and application assistance. Julie is a lifelong resident of the Valley area and brings a heartfelt, sincere, desire to help our community by acting as a liaison with various referral organizations, client family members, and other related community services. In addition to serving staff and clients with her administrative gifts, she provides organization, structure, and a smooth work flow to the office from her assistant role.