Starts With Love

Our Board of Directors

Aaron Womble is one of the Founders and a Director of Starts With Love Foundation, a foundation that serves the needs of men and women in their recovery of addictions through safe and comfortable housing in a structured living environment with others to support each other on their journey.

Before the start of Starts With Love Foundation, Aaron co-owned and operated a successful general construction company (High Caliber Construction LLC) serving the commercial and residential market for twelve years through remodeling and ground-up construction.

Prior to High Caliber Construction Aaron was a commercial project superintendent for the construction of ground-up and remodeling of commercial buildings including Hospitality, Retail, and Hospitals.

Aaron started in the construction industry in the Carpenters' Four Years Apprenticeship Program in 1979 and was chosen by his peers in 1983 as the Apprentice of the Year for the greater Phoenix Arizona area for his outstanding talents and abilities in the carpenter's industry

Aaron Womble

Stefanie Womble received a BS in Hotel & Restaurant Management and a BA in Spanish. Later she completed her MBA with an emphasis in Marketing.

The healthcare industry is where Stefanie worked for seven years as she worked in various roles. In addition, she cares for her 101+ year-old grandmother full-time, and has been for nearly 7 years.

Stefanie has a passion for helping others. Her desire to help those seeking recovery from addiction developed even more from two personal incidents that occurred years ago – one was the passing of her own mother – who lost her battle with addiction.

Romans 12:9 states Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Continuing in verse 13, Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Starts With Love Foundation provides homes where love is at the forefront of the support provided.

Stefanie Womble

Georgia Thomas has been in healthcare for over 24 years as a registered nurse; starting in bedside care and now oversees 16 hospitals as the Vice President of Quality and Regulatory for the Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, TX. Key areas of expertise leadership, regulatory, risk mitigation, quality, patient safety and infection control.

Interfacing with key national leaders in healthcare while serving on National Quality Forum (NQF) workgroups and The Institute for Healthcare Improvement Leadership Alliance (IHI) has provided her with the opportunity to address many areas under the Triple Aim. Those Aims are better health, and lower cost of care, which addresses many of the areas seen in our homeless population.

In addition to her normal work, Mrs. Thomas and her husband Jason are real estate investors and have founded Shamrock Grove Foundation that will be providing shared housing for several populations in the Houston, TX area.

Georgia Lynn Thomas

Dr Tammy Thaggert is a family physician in Orlando, FL with over 20 years of experience practicing primary care medicine. She received a BS in biology from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, and a medical degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She also received a Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Florida School of Public Health.

After treating many patients struggling with addiction, Dr. Thaggert developed a passion for supporting patients and their families as they navigate the recovery process.

Tammy Thaggert MD MPH