Paula Moody

Paula M. Moody joined Families First in the fall of 2013 as the Director of Child and Youth Permanency. Prior to her accepting her position with Families First, Ms. Moody was the Executive Director of a small, nonprofit children and families agency in New Haven, CT for eight years. Having devoted most of her professional career working with children, youth and families, Paula has an array of nonprofit program and management experience including residential, juvenile justice, foster care, independent living, accreditation, nonprofit fiscal management and grant writing. Ms. Moody is a proud graduate of North Carolina A&T State University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Urban Studies as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Born and raised in central Connecticut, Paula, her husband and son, currently live in Cobb County, and are very happy to call the beautiful state of Georgia their home.

Alma Mater:

North Carolina A&T State University (undergraduate), Southern Connecticut State University (graduate)

Favorite Book:

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Favorite Movie:


What is one thing you could never give up:


What is one thing you bring to your work at Families First:

I am a team player, problem solving, goal driven leader that listens to others as well as respects, appreciates and incorporates their ideas and perspectives.

What is your dream for the community we serve:

That everyone has fair and equitable opportunities that afford them to live a healthy, tolerant and prosperous life in their community of their choice