Samantha Bolling, MSW, MFT, Director of Housing Services
Sam supports the efforts of our case management team at Welcome House and in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. She also works with our HOPWA program in the northeast for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Sam has been integral in implementing Action Ministries’ new Trinity Assessment Center, a bridge housing, residential program, for women and children experiencing homelessness.
Previously, Sam served as the homeless services campus director for MUST Ministries in Cobb County. This included a community kitchen, street outreach, emergency shelter and employment services. In addition, Sam comes to us with extensive experience in both rapid re-housing and emergency housing. With master’s degrees in social work and marriage and family therapy, she is well prepared to support the needs of our growing team. Prior to relocating to the Atlanta area, Sam served homeless populations in Detroit as a substance abuse counselor, domestic violence counselor and shelter director for one of Detroit’s largest women and families’ shelter for runaways and homeless youth.
Marion Goulbourne, MBA,CACII, Director of Housing Services
Marion Goulbourne is an Advocate for the homeless and underprivileged in our society. For over 20 years she has work with individuals afflicted with chronic homelessness, mental health and addiction. She has experience working with a diverse population and communities in which she brought awareness on being culturally sensitive when serving individuals from various ethnic backgrounds. Marion received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology coupled with a minor in Child and Family Studies from Stony Brook University. Marion obtained her certification in Addiction as a Level 2 Counselor from the Georgia Addiction Counselors’ Association. She spent the past 7 years providing counseling services to individuals who were addicted to drugs and alcohol. While providing these services, Marion was motivated to enhance her leadership skills to maximize her capacity to continue to help families beyond her reach; therefore, she decided to pursue an advanced degree and in May 2014 obtained her Master of Business Administration from Frostburg State University.
In Marion’s previous position as a Program Manager with Quest Community Development Organization, she was responsible for improving program quality and delivery while overseeing the organization’s quality improvement plan; she was responsible for sustaining standards needed to maintain the agency’s accreditation with the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF) and played an imperative role with planning, implementing, and executing programmatic goals. As a community partner, Marion has volunteered in the capacity of a Girl Scout leader for her local Girl Scout troop. She has served as a Train the Trainer, training individuals who provide mentoring and leadership for other Girl Scout Leaders within her troop. She also serves as a mentor to youth volunteers in the Children’s Ministry at her church.
Danielle Meyer, Director of Housing Services, Augusta
Danielle Meyer is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and obtained her bachelor’s degree in sociology. Danielle was a dedicated transitional housing case manager for three and half years with Action Ministries until accepting the position of Director of Housing Services. Prior to joining Action Ministries, she worked for Kentucky’s Administrative Office of the Courts and later with children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional disorders. In her downtime she enjoys reading and creating family memories with her husband and their two children.
Kim Natarajan, Director of Grants Management
As Director of Grants Management for AMI, Kim Natarajan monitors the agency’s multi-million dollar governmental grant portfolio for budget and performance benchmarks, compliance, reporting, and renewals. Kim is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology MCRP + M.Arch dual degree program where her study focused on international development trends and global equity in planning.
Prior to joining AMI, Kim worked with the United Way of Greater Atlanta to design and implement multiple new initiatives within the homelessness and poverty alleviation field. These include the Community Building Institute, the Achievement Club, and the Employment Services Initiative. Many of these programs continue to operate successfully in Atlanta communities today.