Meet Us

Dr. Valerie Wright-Manley


Dr. Valarie Wright Manley is a native of Atlanta, GA.  She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Clark College with a B.S. Degree in Biology.   She received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Medical College of GA in 1985 and completed her residency at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC in 1988.

She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a member of the pediatric staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Having practiced pediatrics in Atlanta since 1990, she established Children 1st Pediatrics in 1998. Her strong belief in Christian family values and education is recognized by her patients and their families. Her clinical interests include taking care of children from infancy to college students; her special interests include caring for children with special health care need particularly ADHD and obesity. 

Dr. Manley resides in Fayette County with her husband, Michael, and youngest daughter, Candace and their Shih Tzu, Cooper. . Charisma, her oldest daughter is a physician in the residency program in OB/GYN at Morehouse School of Medicine.  Dr. Manley enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, theater, music and cheering for the Atlanta Falcons. 

She especially enjoys her profession of caring for children. “Children, being a true blessing, will always lift your spirit and put a smile on your face.” Regardless of their age or size, she calls her patients her babies and considers it a privilege to care for them.

Lisa Jones, CPNP

Lisa Jones is a Nationally Certified pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 2 decades of pediatric expertise. She joined Children 1st Pediatrics in the fall of 2012.

Lisa is a native of Texas where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 1991. She practiced as a pediatric Registered Nurse, working primarily in pediatric Intensive Care Units and Pediatric Emergency Departments until completing her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas in 2000. She spent the next 12 years in pediatric primary care, pediatric urgent care, and in school-based health clinics which primarily served the uninsured and undocumented children in the North Texas community. Lisa has extensive clinical experience with adolescents as well as the general pediatric population. She especially enjoys the challenges of working with patients with allergies, asthma, and eczema, and is passionate about helping children with obesity issues live healthier lives.

She moved to Georgia in 2012 from Texas and resides in Fayette County with her husband Lee and her youngest of their 4 children, Alli. The other 3 children, Tori, Austin, Angel are all in college. Lisa and her family enjoy attending sporting events, are active in their church, and love traveling. Lisa has been to Haiti twice for medical missions and hopes to return again