Meet Our Team

ADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE DEPARTMENT TEAM

Erica Kaufman

Lindsay Neubauer

Foster Care and Adoptions Program Director

Foster Care and Adoptions Recruiter

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Erica received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The College of Charleston and her master’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Erica has worked with families and at-risk youth around the world.  With an extensive history in working with foster children through private and state agencies, school systems and foster care.  Additionally, she is a certified IMPACT trainer, certified Together Facing the Challenge trainer, and is SAFE certified.  She strives every day to provide a safe and secure environment for children in child welfare. 

Raven Johnson

Foster Care and Adoptions Specialist

Raven earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in 2013. She has over nine years of experience working with at-risk youth and adults and has focused most of her career on child welfare.  Raven enjoys being a support system for children, advocating for them and being a part of their growth and development as they transition within the foster care/ adoption system.   

Originally from Tennessee, Lindsay moved to Atlanta in 2018 and began working with CHRIS 180.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tennessee Wesleyan University and  has ten years of experience working in child welfare.  Lindsay is a certified IMPACT trainer, certified Together Facing the Challenge trainer, and is SAFE certified.  She is dedicated to identifying, certifying, and helping to build foster and adoptive families.  

LaErica Grier

Foster Care and Adoptions Specialist

LaErica is a specialist with six years of experience working alongside with children in foster care. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Georgia State University in 2014 and her master’s degree in Human Behavior from Capella University while working. LaErica is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to “keep striving for success.”

GATEWAY HOUSE PARENTS

Tequel Brown

Gateway House Parent

Prior to becoming a foster parent, Tequel gained several years of experience working with at-risk children as an educator and Behavior Specialist at an alternative school. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from Jackson State University and his master and doctoral degree in English from the University of Memphis. Tequel’s education and experience enhances his skills as a therapeutic foster parent for youth in the Gateway home. Tequel prioritizes tasks to ensure the enrichment of the lives of children in his care, which prepare them for successful futures with any family. 

David Satterwhite

Gateway House Parent

David has a six-year history of working with high needs children and youth through local behavioral health agencies. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He has his MBA in marketing from Ashford University and moved to Atlanta in 2001 to attend Morehouse College where he studied sociology. David met his partner Larry Faust in 2018 and the two became engaged in 2020. David and Larry have a huge heart for youth, especially for reuniting sibling groups that have been separated by the system.