Our History


Our Leadership

In the year 2000, Mary Wise founded Georgia HOPE in Dalton, Georgia. Soon after, Mary was joined by Tanya Smith and, at that time, they became co-owners of Georgia HOPE.  Today, Mary and Tanya remain very involved in the leadership and oversight of our company. Mary Wise is our Founding Partner and President and Tanya Smith is our Managing Partner and also served as our longtime CEO.  In 2016, Nikki Raymond became the CEO of Georgia HOPE.  Nikki has been with Georgia HOPE for many years in various leadership capacities and has been instrumental in spearheading our growth efforts, both regionally and programmatically.


Our Mission

Georgia HOPE will work in partnership with individuals, families, and, community resources to help people achieve good health and meaningful living, with an ultimate goal of improving community wellness by promoting health and recovery for people served by our programs.


Our Vision

To bolster the initiative of Georgia’s public and private mental health system that successfully supports accountability and consumer choice, by providing services that hearten recovery, hope, excellence, respect and safety.