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Joella L. Brooks

Joella Brooks serves as the Chief Operations Officer for Southwest Key Programs.

Joella started her juvenile justice career as a caseworker for Southwest Key in 1990 and has held ten different roles since joining the organization, including program director, job coach, quality assurance manager, and most recently, Regional Executive Director for all Georgia Programs. Among her many accomplishments over the last two decades is the establishment of the Tracking and Wraparound Programs in Georgia from the ground up, which now operate in 35 different counties. In 2007, Joella was promoted to the number two position at the organization, managing a budget of $60+ million and overseeing a workforce of over 1000 employees in 6 states.

Joella received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in General Business from Texas Southern University in Houston. She is currently a member of the NAACP, American Correctional Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.