Meet Our Team

Jessica Dudley

President & Chief Professional Officer

Shannon Crook

Compass Center Coordinator

Shannon is the Compass Center Coordinator and a School Social Worker with Gainesville City School System. She is responsible for leading the work of the Compass Center and assessing and referring clients to local resources. An alumna of the University of Georgia, she holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work and an Educational Specialist degree. Shannon is married to Drew Crook and they have one son. She and her family enjoy relaxing on the lake, attending concerts and spending Saturdays in Athens during football season.

Jenni Lively

Compass Center Resource Assistant

Jenni is the Compass Center Resource Assistant and the Student Services Resource Assistant for Gainesville City School System. She is responsible for assessing the needs of clients and making referrals to community agencies for the Compass Center. An alumna of Jacksonville State University, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Jenni and her husband John have two children. She and her family enjoy traveling to new cities, spending time outdoors and volunteering with their church.