NextGen Connects 2022 Chairs, Rachel Newcomer and Tukker Penrod (GNFCC 400 Insider, Episode 75)
Rachel Newcomer, Director of Development at Summit Counseling Center, and Tukker Penrod, Outreach Coordinator at Saprea, are the 2022 NextGen Connects Chairs. Rachel and Tukker joined host Tori Kerlin to discuss the work of NextGen Connects, why chamber leadership and involvement in the community offers both professional and personal benefits, the desire of young professionals for a better work-life balance, and much more.
Rachel Newcomer, Director of Development, Summit Counseling Center
Rachel Newcomer is Director of Development for Summit Counseling Center. Rachel is a native Atlantan and recently moved to Alpharetta from Buckhead. She previously spent ten years in community development for cancer organizations.
The Summit Counseling Center provides professional counseling, consultation and education services utilizing an integrated approach to care for the whole person – Body, Mind, Spirit, and Relationships.
Since 1990, Summit Counseling has been a trusted community partner; bringing hope, healing and restoration to children, teens, adults, couples and families.
Tukker Penrod, Outreach Director, Saprea
Tukker Penrod is Outreach Director at Saprea. A longtime friend of and advocate for Saprea, Tukker Penrod joined the staff when Saprea expanded to Georgia for its East Coast presence.
Tukker began his career in construction project management. When he began looking for a place to serve, he connected with Saprea just after the organization was founded.
At Saprea, they aspire for a world that is free of child sexual abuse. In this pursuit, they apply clinically proven, research-based best practices in providing healing and prevention resources.
One in five children in the United States is sexually abused before the age of 18. The impacts of this trauma last long after the abuse has stopped. Saprea is leading the charge against child sexual abuse using proven, practical methods for confronting and overcoming child sexual abuse. All of their services and resources are free thanks to the generosity of their donors.
About GNFCC and The GNFCC 400 Insider
The GNFCC 400 Insider is presented by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) and is hosted by Kali Boatright, President and CEO of GNFCC. The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, member-driven organization comprised of over 1400 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions, and individuals. Their service area includes Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs. GNFCC is the leading voice on economic development, business growth and quality of life issues in North Fulton County.
The GNFCC promotes the interests of our members by assuming a leadership role in making North Fulton an excellent place to work, live, play and stay. They provide one voice for all local businesses to influence decision-makers, recommend legislation, and protect the valuable resources that make North Fulton a popular place to live.
For more information on GNFCC and its North Fulton County service area, follow this link or call (770) 993-8806. For more information on other GNFCC events such as this North Fulton Mayors Appreciation Lunch, follow this link.