Andrea Gibby is the Director of the Appalachian Children’s Center. Bringing 20+ years of leadership and 25 years of experience in the field of Health and Human Services, her passion is to help people find their best self. She has 2 Master’s Degrees in both Pastoral Counseling from the Southern Baptist Seminary and Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Additionally, she has advanced certifications in workplace mediation and conflict resolution and is on the arbitration panel for the state. She has co-authored “Words of Hope and Healing,” a book of “encouragement and empowerment for survivors of child abuse,” written in partnership with the Child Advocacy Centers of Georgia. She is a strategic planner, mediator and, also, the Mayor of the City of Young Harris. She has devoted her adult life to work with children and families, teaching people how to communicate, and working on projects that make the world better.