Charlotte Garnes, MA
Charlotte Garnes received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University in Columbia, SC. Currently, Charlotte is the owner of Charlotte Elizabeth, LLC. She provides coaching and consulting to professionals. In addition, she travels for speaking engagements and presentations. Charlotte is launching Innovative Staffing Solutions, specializing in staffing and training formerly incarcerated individuals.
Advocate, mentor, social change agent, and educator, Charlotte’s most recent endeavor is the establishing and building her nonprofit, BASE (Building Achievable Systems for Ex-Offenders), LLC. It is her desire to assist formerly incarcerated females returning home, with more professional and wholesome opportunities to obtain employment, housing and goals for self-sufficiency. Through her vision, Charlotte intends to use her focus and passion to shift the local community’s perception of mass incarceration, especially affecting the female population. Through her personal experience, she works to change the stigma and prejudices surrounding formerly incarcerated and/or convicted individuals.
Charlotte Garnes volunteers with an array of organizations, stemming from United Way to Prison to PhD. She serves as a mentor to young women across the globe who are advocates for criminal justice, social and healthcare change. She currently sits on the Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition, Carnegie Writers, and RestoreHer Boards. In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys reading, traveling, writing and motivating others to be their best selves!