7:00 A.M. – Exhibit Setup for Community Showcase Vendors
8:00 A.M. – Registration Opens
9:00 A.M. – Conference Begins
12:45 P.M. – Lunch
Dr. Elaine Dilbeck
EdD LPC CTTS CTFP CPCS
Dr. Elaine Dilbeck is a licensed professional counselor in both Georgia and Texas. She is a certified trauma treatment specialist and trauma family professional. She has worked in the mental health field for more than 10 years and has over 150 hours of training in trauma and PTSD. Elaine was featured in the TLC documentary, “Taken at Birth,” which aired on October 9-11, 2019. She has written three best-selling books and has more books in the works.
Family and Consumer Science Agent, Gilmer County
Nancy Adams is the Family and Consumer Science Agent in Gilmer County – where she serves Gilmer
and surrounding counties. In her role, she develops and participates in programming, speaking
engagements, and events related to health and nutrition, food preservation, family living, financial
planning, and youth development.
After college, Nancy worked for eight years in her family’s Greenhouse Business, and that’s where she
developed her green thumb. She then worked for 10 years as an agriculture teacher in both Cobb and
Cherokee county schools. Now, we are happy to have Nancy serving North Georgia in her role as a local Family and Consumer Science Agent.
In Gilmer County, Nancy works closely with her team to support and advocate for all three legs of
Extension – including Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture, and 4-H. And she is proud to be part of the triad that delivers this lifelong learning access to our local communities.
Nancy has a weekly column in Gilmer County’s Times Courier newspaper sharing advice and research on Extension-related topics. She also oversees the Gilmer SnapEd Grant Program, which provides nutrition education for low-income families.
Nancy and her husband, Ashley have six children. Their oldest is a 22-year-old Marine - and their
youngest is a sweet and sassy 7-year-old. When not being entertained by their children’s sporting
events and engagements, Nancy and her husband spend their time traveling down jeep trails, enjoying nature, and fishing throughout the state. They also believe in the goodness that comes from cultivating their family garden and are often preserving and sharing their harvests with friends.
Angela Blevins is the County Nurse Manager of the Fannin County Health Department. She has worked in Public Health for almost 11 years after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of West Georgia.
Prior to her work in Public Health, Blevins served in various roles in hospitals for 27 years as an Associate-degree RN, after graduating from Floyd Jr. College in Rome, Georgia.
Blevins lives in Dalton with her husband and their cat. Her hobbies include traveling and reading.