Prior to joining us, Tony served as Assistant Dean of the University of Illinois College of Law, guiding students and alumni in career and professional development, marketing the law school and its programs to employers and the community, providing professional and career counseling to students and alumni, and serving as a resource for building legal services programs in the community. Previously, he also worked in career services for School of Law at the University of Georgia. He is a double graduate of the University of Georgia, earning a degree in Agricultural Economics as well as a Law degree. With his experience, Tony is bringing nearly twenty years of legal, human resources and governmental administration experience to us.
“Mr. Waller’s familiarity with the legal system brings important expertise to Children First, Inc. Just as important is his very personable approach to leadership. He is definitely up to the task of fulfilling our mission of helping children through difficult times in their lives and of facilitating better parenting,” said Sharon Nickols, chair of the our Board of Directors.
"I am excited to combine my passion for helping children with the opportunity to build community support for Children First programs," said Tony. "The capacity for assisting others is very deep in Athens, and I look forward to helping connect the community with those that often have the smallest voice." Tony began his duties on May 7.
Tony lives in Watkinsville with his wife, Kristin, who is a public defender in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit, focusing on juvenile courts in Barrow, Banks and Jackson Counties. They are the parents of three children.