Meet Board of Directors Member Renee Perry!​

Renee Toole Perry and her family (husband Chuck, 3 boys, Hunter, Jackson and Connor, and 2 dogs) have lived in Statesboro for 18 years. Renee is an active member of Statesboro First United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. Originally from Sylvania, GA, Renee has more than 24 years of experience in education and is a triple Georgia Southern Alumnae. She holds a Georgia’s professional educators’ certificate in School Counseling and School Psychology and is a School Climate Specialist at First District RESA. Renee has worked in Pre-K-12th grades in Effingham, Emanuel, and Bulloch County in public, private, and district levels and can attest that mental health challenges (can and do) occur in all ages and settings. She is certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and Youth Mental Health First Aid and is a certified trainer in Sources of Strength and as a Trauma Skilled Specialist with the National Dropout Prevention Center. She also serves on the National Youth Advocacy and Resilience Council and is passionate about working with children and youth.

In 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics declared a National State of Emergency in Children’s Mental Health. Renee acknowledges that we had a mental health crisis before the pandemic, but believes it is even more vital now that we provide youth and families with the mental health care they need. Renee is honored to work with the Camilla Foundation to promote hope, help, and strength for our community and remove barriers to mental health care.