Chelsie Nichole - Executive Director
Chelsie Nichole has been involved in non-profit work since high school, often working with organizations focused on children and health. She has lived in Fayette County most of her life, with a few stints around the country and abroad in Italy. While in the Army, Chelsie was awarded the Volunteer Service Medal for her work as a volunteer organizer on base and in the husbandry department at the Monterey Bay Aquarium working with penguins. Her background in finance, business development, graphic/web design, marketing, fundraising, and linguistics gives a multi-faceted approach to her role as Executive Director.
For the past decade, Chelsie has been freelancing as a graphic/web designer and in public relations, marketing, and social media management. Her clients are for profit and not for profit, alike. Chelsie has served on the board for Fayette Art Center and Good Thinking Atlanta and worked with dozens of non-profit groups throughout the years. She is excited for this opportunity to serve families in her community and give back to the organization which has provided so much support to her these past few years. Chelsie has been involved with Southside Support as a parent and volunteer since 2017. She met her partner, Josh, in 2003 and together they have 4 children: Joshua 15, Adelaide 11, Wyatt 10, and Rosie, who was born in 2018 with a very rare genetic mutation known as Pfeiffer Syndrome. Although the surgical schedule has been challenging, the blessings to her family have been immense.
After a lifetime of adventure and travel, Chelsie and her family have opted for a slower pace and settled down on some acreage in south Fayetteville. She spends her free time gardening, bird-watching, baking, shuttling between doctors appointments, and, most importantly, spending time with her family.
Jen has over 15 years of experience in the corporate world working as a business analyst for a software company. Though she likes to think she's semi retired these days, she has a BBA degree in marketing from the University of Georgia, loves paperwork, highlighters, and spreadsheets, and is thrilled to have an opportunity to use her analytical brain with the Southside Support family. She's been part of the Southside Support Network for some time and is now a part of the team.