Tarenia Carthan is a native of Atlanta and holds a Computer Information Systems degree and a Bachelor of Science degree as a graduate of Atlanta Christian College. Married 24 years to Tony, they have 4 beautiful girls.
One of her favorite quotes is by Mother Teresa; "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless".
As the chief executive officer of Elohim Consultants, a health technology-consulting firm established in 2005, Commissioner Carthan has served in the healthcare and technology sectors for over 20 years. Her dedication to excellence in the medical and technology field may be seen in her philanthropic work that includes co-founding the Angels N Tech/Angels N Me Foundation which was created to benefit young girls and encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). In recognition of her work in the field, Carthan was recognized as an Outstanding Entrepreneur by Who’s Who in Black Atlanta in 2012 and is also the former Chairman of the Healthcare Committee of the Georgia Federation of Democratic Women.
Carthan is an ordained minister and serves as a Deaconess at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church. She loves working in her community as a member of the Democratic Women of Douglas County and the Douglas County Democratic Committee. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and serves as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels at the Douglas County Senior Services department.
In 2016, Carthan was selected as a member of both the Georgia WIN Leadership and Douglas County Citizens Academy. In 2020, Commissioner Carthan was appointed by National Association of Counties (NACo) President Gary Moore to serve on the Community, Economic Development, and Workforce Development Steering Committee and serve as the Economic Development Subcommittee Vice-Chair for 2020-2021.
For 2021-2022, Commissioner Carthan has been appointed to serve on the Health Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo) by newly elected NACo President Larry Johnson as Vice-Chair for the Medicaid and Indigent Care subcommittee and as a member of the Programs and Services Standing Committee.