Park Place Outreach

AboutPark Place Outreach

Julie Wade


Executive Director

Julie Wade

Executive Director

Julie Wade is a lawyer who serves as the Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, Inc., a teen homeless shelter in Savannah.  A Georgia native, she attended the University of Georgia College of Arts and Sciences and School of Law.  Prior to transitioning to non-profit, Julie clerked for a Federal Appellate Judge in Atlanta, and practiced law in Hawaii, Boston, and Savannah for 16 years.  She also served on the Board of Education for the Savannah Chatham County Public School System for 10 years, representing District One.

Julie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the UGA Alumni Association, Planned Parenthood Southeast, and Educate Chatham.  She is a member of the Metropolitan Savannah Rotary and has participated in Leadership Georgia, Leadership Southeast Georgia, and Leadership Savannah.  Julie has been recognized as a UGA 40 Under 40 and Savannah Magazine Rising Star.  Under her leadership, Park Place Outreach has twice been recognized as a Bulldog 100 business.

Julie is married to Drew Wade, her high school crush in math class, and has three school age children, Henry, Margaret, and Etta.

Email: julie@parkplaceyes.org

Adriana Tatum-Howard


Associate Director

Adriana Tatum-Howard

Associate Director

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is pleased to announce that Adriana Tatum-Howard has joined its team as as associate director.

In this role, Tatum-Howard is responsible for day-to-day operations, including human resources, payroll, logistics and staff communications. She works closely with program leadership, board members and the executive director to advance strategic planning and development across each of Park Place Outreach’s programs.

“I am excited to be growing and evolving in a position that provides me with this opportunity to work with and empower professionals who play an instrumental role in the development of young people,” said Tatum-Howard. “My goal is to augment the management team by enhancing business processes and working to promote quality, productivity and efficiency in support of our mission and strategic vision here at Park Place Outreach.”

Tatum-Howard joins Park Place Outreach after a 14-year career serving as the governance, administration and public affairs director with the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and communications from Armstrong Atlantic State University.

In her free time, Tatum-Howard enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and three children.

Email: adriana@parkplaceyes.org

Cheri Dean


Program Director, TLP

Cheri Dean

Program Director, TLP

Cheri has worn many hats over the years, and she is most proud of her self-proclaimed title of care giver.  She now serves as Program Director for the new Transitional Living Program at Park Place Outreach. She will champion our mission to provide teen and young adult males  with essential life skills, case management services, and personalized wraparound services that will help them experience and sustain a secure and purpose-filled life.

As a native Savannahian, Cheri attended Sacred Heart and St. Vincent’s Academy. After graduating from Spelman College with a B.A. in Economics, Cheri worked for leading corporations in Sales, Marketing, Branding and Project Management before becoming an entrepreneur committed to social impact within vulnerable populations.

Cheri also graduated from with a MBA from Duke University and MPH from Johns Hopkins University.

Email: cheri@parkplaceyes.org

Pamela Perkins


Interim Program Director, Basic Center

Pamela Perkins

Interim Program Director, Basic Center

Email: pamela@parkplaceyes.org

Latrell Ferguson


Case Manager, Basic Center/ Family Preservation For Teens

Latrell Ferguson

Case Manager, Basic Center/ Family Preservation For Teens

Email: latrell@parkplaceyes.org

Kenneth Brown


Behavior Management Specialist

Kenneth Brown

Behavior Management Specialist

Email: kenneth@parkplaceyes.org

Kevin Foard


Case Manager, Basic Center

Kevin Foard

Case Manager, Basic Center

Email: kevin@parkplaceyes.org

Tawana Garrett


Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager

Tawana Garrett

Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager

Tawana Garett is a native of Michigan. Following in her grandfather’s footsteps she decided to volunteer for the United States Army. When her grandmother became ill, she ended her military service and moved in with her grandfather to help care for him. Inspired by her grandmother’s resilience and empowered by her life story she decided to attend South Carolina State and she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Tawana attended Georgia Southern and received her Master of Arts, Professional Communication and Leadership.

Tawana has always felt the need to serve her community, and this is reflected throughout her life. Tawana began her political service, first as a volunteer for local campaigns and later she would hold seats on the local, state, and national party affiliations. Tawana has also served as volunteer coordinator, campaign manager, and candidate in 2012 elections.

Tawana’s dedication to her community extends to every aspect of her life. She is the President of her HOA, Junior League member, Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. member, Board member/ Events Committee Chair-Chatham County Citizen Advocacy, NAACP member, MLK Committee and an Advocate for many people in the community.

Tawana lives by a saying her mother taught “Trouble doesn’t last always”.

Email: tawana@parkplaceyes.org

LaTonya Thomas


Street Outreach Manager

LaTonya Thomas

Street Outreach Manager

Email: latonya@parkplaceyes.org