About Kesha Gibson-Carter
Kesha Gibson-Carter, is a highly experienced and multi-faceted social services and non-profit executive, who often gains accolades for her keen ability to resurrect and turn good organizations into great organizations. She is most recognized for her caring spirit and commitment to community.
For more than two decades she has devoted her career to helping those who cannot help themselves and advocated for individuals who are without a voice and often without hope.
Currently, she serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Saint Leo University, where she has worked for 8 years. She also served as their Lead Adjunct Faculty. Gibson-Carter is the co-owner & founder of 2717; an educational & sports training facility for student athletes. Most recently, she labored as the Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire. Here, she transformed the organization, increased income, expanded programming, established new partners and secured a nearly million dollar property prior to departing. Gibson-Carter is most proud of her work to enhance services for survivors and acquire justice for victims of rape and sexual assault.
Other human services work includes, community organization and development at the Midtown Community Center, advocacy for victims for domestic & gang violence and work in the District Attorney’s office, support to homeless families with children at Family Promise, formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network, administrative programming for the Meals on Wheels Program at Senior Citizens, Inc. In various capacities she managed over $5 million of public funds, to include; $3 million in federal, state and local grants and well over $2 million in fundraising to support services provided by charities in the Savannah community.
She devotes herself to being a resource for people and a conduit for change.
Gibson-Carter was awarded the 2015 Advocate of the year award by the United Way of the Coastal Empire, and led RCC and Interfaith Hospitality Network in securing the United Way Volunteer Organization's of the year award. She has renovated, built, and acquired buildings for the Midtown Community Center, Family Promise and the Rape Crisis Center, all of which are functional today.
Gibson-Carter was appointed to serve on the Georgia State’s Sexual Assault Protocol Committee. She also initiated the Chatham County Child Sex Trafficking Task Force, to support efforts to identify a Safe House within the coastal region.
Gibson-Carter is a graduate of Fort Valley State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and Savannah State University; where she earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration.
Among all recognition, Gibson-Carter is most proud of her role as wife to Sam & mother to Jones (18), Ivy (16) and Kacy (12).