Shemeka Frazier Sorrells is a Senior Director with Casey Family Programs, the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care. In her role as a consultant, she works with jurisdiction leaders to provide, improve and ultimately prevent the need for foster care.
Shameka brings nearly twenty years of social service experience ranging in developing and managing programs, progressive leadership in government child welfare and non-profits, to include direct services, supervision of child welfare workers, policy development and non- profit program implementation. Shemeka is a licensed mental health clinician (LPC) in the state of Georgia and is nationally credentialed as a Project Management Professional (PMP). She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgia Southern University and her master’s in Counseling & Psychology from Troy University.
Highlights of her professional accomplishments include leading the state of Georgia through practice and operational changes by way of project management for a child welfare consent decree; starting and implementing Georgia’s first Transitional Age Mental Health Clubhouse for youth and young adults; and building programmatic structure for City of Atlanta’s first supportive housing program for homeless young adults.
Shemeka’s younger years as a military dependent traveling the globe has shaped who she is and how she approaches her work—through the understanding of the inherit value of individuals, honoring diversity and building relationships as they are key to establishing and meeting outcomes.
Mrs. Sorrells currently resides in Atlanta, GA and since her arrival, she has actively volunteered with United Way and local non- profits, CHRIS 180 and Families First. When not working and volunteering, Shemeka enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with friends and family.
Shemeka is a devoted wife and proud mother of one “bonus son”. Her mission in life is to elevate the voices of those often unheard and to normalize “asking for or seeking help.”