Shatel Francis, PhD, LPC, NCC
Shatel Francis is the Crisis Mental Health Advocate with Partnership Against Domestic Violence, working in the legal advocacy program in Fulton County, also known as the Safe Families Office. Shatel joined the Fulton County Task Force in 2018 as the elected co-chair of the Fatality Review Subcommittee, presenting to domestic violence prevention agencies throughout metro Atlanta. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor is Africana Studies from the University of Miami in 2008 and her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2010. After four years with the Virgin Islands Housing Authority as a Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Coordinator, Shatel relocated to Atlanta to obtain her Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from Mercer University, completing a certification in crisis, violence, trauma and torture work from the University of Maryland as part of her concentration. Shatel serves as an adjunct professor at Mercer University, a licensed professional counselor, and a board-certified counselor.