​​​​​​​​​​​Georgia's Healing house

Georgia’s Healing House is a home for women in their initial stages of recovery from alcohol and/or drug dependency. Residents must be 18 or above, (with no direct responsibility for children.) Most of the women are usually referred to us by mental health professionals, organizations or professionals in the criminal justice system. The women must be willing to participate in development of an individualized treatment plan, seek and maintain employment or school soon upon entry, follow all house rules, participate actively in a cooperative living environment and attend 12-step meetings regularly. Our target is that approximately 45% of resident income will help support the operation of Georgia’s Healing House. Our program is designed to help women create and maintain a healthy way to live clean and sober lives, and are become productive and useful members of our community. 

On warm days I lay here and dream, just dream.


Dorothy Tompkins,MD, President : Certified by and Fellow of  American Society of Addiction Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Cardiology; Co-founder and retired Medical Director of Blue Ridge First Step; Retired Associate Professor UVA.  School of Medicine; Founder of Pantops Methadone Clinic; Past Associate Medical Director of The Farley Institute; current volunteer at ACRJ.

Ruth Wadlington, Vice President: Past president of the League of Women Voters, Past Chair of the Board of Youth Commission, Outreach Counseling Services and Community Attention, past and present volunteer on many boards.

Gerri CarrTreasurer: Gerri joined Hantzmon Wiebel in 2003 and has 30 years of public accounting experience, with particular knowledge in individual and small business taxation. B.A. With Distinction, The University of Virginia;
B.S. with Honors, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A member of Piedmont Master Gardeners.

Olivia Hart, Secretary: Transition and Reentry Coordinator at ACRJ, Degree in Criminal Justice.  Member of the Crisis Intervention Team.

Tom Albro: Practiced law since 1972.  Past President, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Former Councilman, Charlottesville City Council.  Member, Lawyers Helping Lawyers.  Former member, Albemarle Charlottesville Jail Board.

Camille Burnett, PhD, MPA, APHN-BC, RN, DSW: Current Academic Director, Community Engagement and Partnerships at UVA School of Nursing, Assistant Professor, UVA School of Nursing.  Past experience in US and Canadian Public Health Management and Consulting. Primary research and address policies related to vulnerable groups.

Page Gilliam: Senior Legal Administrative Coordinator of Hunton & Williams/UVA Associate of Scott/Kroner. Associate of Hunton & Williams. Lawyers Helping Lawyers 2005-Present. State Board 2001-2005. Editorial Assistant to T.R. Johns MD, UVA School of Med. 1974-1977. UVA JD Degree. 

Neal Goodloe: Has 34 years of experience in community corrections, with 25 years in direct client services.  Currently is a Criminal Justice Planner for the Thomas Jefferson Area Community Criminal Justice Board.  Previously employed as a consultant for Northpointe, a national criminal justice consulting firm, 2003-2008.  Deputy Chief Probation Officer 2000-2003, Senior Probation Officer 1995-2000, Probation Officer 1985-95.  BA from UVA, and MPA from VCU.

Annie Y. Sartori: Annie serves on Board of Directors of Charlottesville Symphony.  Founded Insiders Network to College, an advisory service for college bound students with learning disabilities.  Served on several boards and volunteered in organizations supporting scholarships for students.

Karen Turner: ​Karen is a graduate of UVA. She successfully started and continues KTK Design in Charlottesville. Karen has also been very active with the women and GHH as a whole.


Sometimes I just like to think...

Happy 2nd Birthday

Georgia's Healing House,

a program that is unique in

helping women in

early recovery from

drug and alcohol addiction.

Our Healing Cat, Cleo

Blessings come in many ways, and in 2016 one came in a furry, four-legged package. Cleo, (short for Cleopatra) adopted us and has made Georgia's Healing House her forever home.

Cleo has her own email address and would love to hear from you: cleoghhcville@gmail.com


Susan Hess, MSN, RN, Executive Director

Heather Kellams, Marketing, Fundraising and Program Specialist

Kimberly Wilson, Office Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator