Denise  Cunningham Elious

Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor


We know that your reputation is only as good as the results of your last job. PEAR deals with each client in a consistent manner achieving high levels of success by clearly communicating expectations, available resources and accountability for actions.

our leadership team

Founder and CEO, Bertha Hammett is a firm believer that each individual  must be offered a basic opportunity to realize a life of self sufficiency, to include a second chance.

Bertha realized early in her career that she was charged with coaching others  to help themselves and has made this her primary focus on the disadvantaged and under represented
segment of society.

The PEAR is comprised of over 10 staff and volunteers. Each of them are dedicated to serving our participants and achieving our mission and purpose to effectively making an impact of lives of our clients. Our staff is dedicated in making PEAR a unique environment and a place that makes a difference in the lives we touch. PEAR staff strives to deal with each client in a respectful and non-judgmental way all while helping them focus on their goals.

Bertha Hammett

PEAR Founder & CEO

Our founder

Bertha Hammett


We live, eat & breathe helping others to turn around their life situations. Our day-to-day mission is to transform the perception of returning citizens and the barriers they face.

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Julyn Francis-Liburd.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse &

PEAR Medical Director

Bringing dreams into reality

Chanda Joyce Pierre

Certified PEER Specialist & PEAR Office Manager 


At PEAR, we've taken our collective experience to create our own methodology along with evidence based practice in realizing what "works" in transforming the lives of others.

  • 2005 - Founded as  501c3 Organization
  • 2011 -2014   Lead Reentry & NA  facilitators for the Goodwill of North GA, Decatur