Education: Bachelors Degree, Colorado State; Masters, Public Health, Colorado School of Public Health
Background: Jaime joined the Athens Community Council on Aging as the Wellness Manager at the Senior Center in July of 2011. She received her Master of Public Health degree from the Colorado School of Public Health in addition to working at a hospital in Northern Colorado as a Wellness Specialist. In her past experience, she interned at the Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, AZ, completed a graduate internship with Banner Health System in Northern Colorado, where she created, implemented, and evaluated an employee wellness program at two hospitals, and interned at a biodynamic farm owned by NewChapter Organics in Costa Rica. During these internships, she gained invaluable experience in the realm of healing with nature, leadership in wellness programming, and the idea that wellness has different meaning for each person. As the new CAL Wellness Director, she is responsible for wellness programming for active older adults in the Athens and Winterville communities. She enjoys making relationships with people and watching them grow toward peaceful well-being. In her free time, she thrives on making jewelry, watching plants rise up to the sunlight, and daily dog walking.
Education: Bachelor of Social Work, University of Georgia
Background: Trippe first joined the ACCA in August of 2011 as an intern with the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program. It was here that he developed a passion for working with older adults. After earning his degree, he was hired as a case manager for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, before becoming part of the Center for Active Living staff in June, 2012. As Program Manager, Trippe is responsible for planning and implementing programs, trips, and services for members of the Center for Active Living’s congregate, Plus program. Trippe enjoys fostering relationships with and between others and working collaboratively to benefit both individuals and the community. In his free time, Trippe enjoys hiking, spending time at the lake, and entertaining good friends.