Emily is a Birmingham, Alabama native and moved to Atlanta in 2017. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Alabama and her Masters in Counseling degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been working in the substance abuse field for most of her career.
Chaplain and Speaker
Omar Howard is a successful individual with an incarcerated history. He serves as chaplain at Atlanta Transitional Center and as a Project A.R.T. instructor for juveniles at Burruss CTC. Omar uses his previous incarceration as a tool for counseling and mentoring at-risk youth and troubled adults from decisions that will negatively impact the rest of their lives
Adrienne Millis LPC
Adrienne Millis is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Masters in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University and a Bachelors in Sociology/
Psychology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Adrienne specializes in trauma, parental reunification, anger management, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and adolescent counseling. Since 2014, Adrienne has worked with incarcerated men, women and juveniles through HeartBound and offers free trauma counseling to incarcerated women at Metro Transitional Center.
Founder and President
Andrea Shelton graduated from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and after a brief marketing career at Lockheed Aeronautics, she obtained a law degree from the University of Tennessee. Following law school, she served as a Special Assistant Administrative Law Judge with the Office of State Administrative Hearings.
Andrea received the first-ever “Spirit of Oglethorpe Award” given by Oglethorpe University for her work on behalf of Georgia’s prison system and the E. Dale Threadgill Community Service Award from Leadership Georgia. She is a member of the 2006 class of Leadership Georgia and was a 2007 Leadership Georgia Program Chair. In 2014, Governor Nathan Deal appointed Andrea to serve on the Georgia Board of Corrections. She is married to attorney Joe Shelton.
Project Art Instructor and Graphic Designer
Dawn Taylor teaches art classes in several Georgia prisons, allowing art to communicate love, express feelings, and tell stories. She is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design and also serves as HeartBound’s in-house designer.
David is a wildly talented professional musician who plays the dobro, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, violin, and guitar. He teaches guitar to inmates at Burruss Correctional Training Center through HeartBound’s Project ART program.
Sandra L. Anderson
Sandra Anderson serves as a chaplain at Metro Transitional Center, where she has a true mission and passion to reach the locked up and brushed aside. While serving a three-year prison sentence in 1998, her life was transformed. Sandra lives a life of gratitude toward the One who delivered and set her free. Her personal prayer is that she never loses the awe of her conversion!
Chaplain Jimmy Driskell
In February 2000, he preached his first message, and within three months, he felt God’s call to do prison ministry. As Jimmy puts it, “Maybe for the first time in my life, I could see people - broken, bruised and wounded. And I realized I did have something in common with ‘those people.’”
Chaplain Katie was selected as HeartBound "Chaplain of the Year" in 2015 and received a "Volunteer of the Year" award from the Georgia Department of Corrections in 2016.
Tony Van Dyke
Tony Van Dyke directed programs for the Atlanta Youth Project for seven years and has extensive experience working with incarcerated and at-risk youth. Tony has successfully used art to reach youth in detention centers, prisons, orphanages and community centers for over a decade. He leads our Project A.R.T. (Art to Rehabilitate and Teach) classes at Marietta RYDC each Saturday.