OUR TEAM

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Cathy
McLAIN

Founder and Member of the Board

Cathy McLain holds a degree in Educational Psychology. She worked as a school psychologist and as the coordinator and trainer for programs related to sexual assault, domestic violence, drug abuse, trafficking and street children in several countries around the world. She cofounded the McLain Association for Children, evidence of her personal passion to improve the quality of life for vulnerable children in rural areas of Georgia.

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Roy SOUTHWORTH

Founder and Member of the Board

Roy Southworth has a Ph.D. in Economic Development from Stanford and is the former director of the World Bank office in Georgia. He has been active with other organizations in Africa, Europe and Asia, as well as undertaking numerous additional World Bank assignments. He is a cofounder of the McLain Association for Children in Georgia. Currently he is retired and focuses on advocacy, capacity building and microfinancing.

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Andro
DADIANI

Member of the Board

Andro Dadiani assumed the Chairmanship of Georgia's Partnership for Children in January 2015.  He has an undergraduate degree from Tbilisi State University and from Tbilisi Institute of Economics.  In 2003 he received a Masters of Public Service Administration from Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, U.S.A.  He is an active advisory board member of the United States Government Exchange Program Alumni Association of Georgia.

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Valeri
CHEKHERIA

Member of the Board

Valeri Chekheria has held managerial positions in the Parliament of Georgia, Ministry of Finance of Georgia, Ministry of Economy of Georgia, Permanent Mission of Georgia to the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, Goldman Sachs, and Adjara Group Hospitality where he is the current CEO. He holds a Master of Law degree from Tbilisi State University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University in New York City.

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JEREMY GASKILL

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
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Maia BAGRATIONI

Disability Program Manager
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Jeanne
BRADY

Director of Occupational Therapy
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Tamar
CHORBACHIDZE

Psychologist
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Nino CHUMBURIDZE

Occupational Therapist
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Teona DARCHIA

Occupational Therapist
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Elene GELASHVILI

Financial Officer
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Temo
GIGAURI

Program Manager
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Avto GOGUADZE

Logistics Officer
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Tornike GOGUADZE

Administrative Assistant
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Ana GURGENIDZE

Occupational Therapist
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Diana JANASHIA

Family and Community Services Coordinator
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Ani JIKHVASHVILI

Rural Schools Program Assistant
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Tamar KEVKHISHVILI

Psychologist
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Meri KHAMKHADZE

1:1 Specialist
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Irma
LABADZE

English Instructor
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Nino
LOMIDZE

Psychology Team Leader
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Nino MARGVELASHVILI

Neuropsychologist
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Nino
MIKAIA

Psychologist
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Maka MISHVELIDZE

English Instructor
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Tatia MTCHEDLISHVILI

Neuropsychologist
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Simon QURTIASHVILI

Driver
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Tamta SAAMISHVILI

Psychologist
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Helma SOKHADZE

1:1 Specialist
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Danika STOUTT

Special Education Program Coordinator
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Tamar TATISHVILI

Neuropsychologist
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Nika ZIBZIBADZE

Rural Program Manager