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Kristy Pomeroy, LBSW, LADAC II

Executive Director

Kristy Pomeroy is a native Nashvillian who attended Lipscomb University to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Her career led her to working with individuals in the areas of domestic violence, the criminal legal system, the jails/prisons and then to a residential re-entry and medical treatment program for women. It was during that time she pursued and obtained her LADAC II (Licensed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor) in Tennessee. Kristy served at The Next Door for over 9 years in the re-entry program, permanent housing complex and as Director of Admissions for Treatment. In the spring of 2020, amidst the COVID 19 pandemic, Kristy was contacted by Jeaneice Shearon about taking over the Women of Worth Transition House Inc (aka Women of Worth Recovery Home.) After thoughtful prayer and consideration, Kristy assumed the role of Executive Director of Women of Worth (WOW.)


Kristy has been married to Shane Pomeroy since 1995. They have two sons, a daughter-in-love, family and many friends who have offered encouragement and support of the ministry of WOW. 

I feel so fortunate to be serving at Women of Worth. Our women come from incarceration with a history of brokenness which includes substance abuse, mental health issues, trauma and more. It is a blessing to meet them in that brokenness and be a small part of their journey! 

Kristy Pomeroy, Executive Director

Catherine Hardin

Program Manager

Catherine is from Dallas, Texas, and moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University. She is married to Shea and is the proud mother of two children. Catherine's career has been centered around employment services with both for-profit and non-profit agencies. Catherine met Kristy Pomeroy while working at The Next Door, Inc. At The Next Door, Catherine served as a Workforce Development Coordinator, Development Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator. She loves working with women who are re-entering society and supporting them as they build new lives of wholeness and hope!


Jennifer Orellana

Case Manager

Jennifer is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and came to Women of Worth as a Sponsor and as a group leader for Amazing Grace, a Christian 12-step program. Jennifer is a proud mother and grandmother. When she isn't working she is loving on her dog Josie or serving at her church. 


House Monitor


Board of Directors

Carole Purkey (pictured left) - Board President - Donelson Church of Christ

Kate McKinnie (pictured right) - Board Vice President - Appalachia Service Project

Emily Parsley - Board Treasurer - Deloitte

Allison Cooke - The Real Estate Cooke Book

Sherry Hunter - Retired

Sheila DeBerry - Room In The Inn

Philip Fontenot- DDS

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