Lacey Gartley - Community Response Specialist

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 If you could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve ______________? 

Bring your pets to work day - and yes, I realize this would be all kinds of chaos.  

What are your three favorite podcasts and/or books? 

Educated and The Language of Flowers are two of my favorite books. It is hard to pick one podcast, but one I always keep up with is The NY Time’s “The Daily.”  

What are you currently binge watching? 

Veep and Big Little Lies  

What can you be found doing in your free time? 

Trying new restaurants, watching true crime documentaries with my husband, traveling when possible, taking my dog to the dog park, and spending time with my family. 

What does your job look like day-to-day? 

Day to day may be very different for me! I spend a lot of time overseeing client intakes and providing clinical oversite for our referral process. Some days I am working closely with community partners related to better ways to serve our clients. Additionally, I lead local prevention and intervention groups for at-risk populations. 

What’s the most inspiring part of your job? 

Being a part of an organization that seeks to reduce risk factors for victimization as much as possible. 

Where did you go to college? What did you get your degree in? 

I have a Bachelor of Art Degree from Union University. Additionally, I have a Master of Marriage & Family Therapy Degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. 

What path led you to work at End Slavery Tennessee?  

As a licensed clinical therapist, I primarily worked with children and families. Over time, I felt drawn to work more specifically with those experiencing complex trauma and to provide more education and prevention services at the community level.  

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