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Leadership Team

(386) 668-4774 

Becky Dotson
President & CEO

Becky Dotson was appointed President & CEO of the Florida United Methodist Children's Home effective May 1st, 2013.  She previously served as President & CEO of United Methodist Ministry with Children and Families, which oversees the United Methodist Children's Homes of Mississippi. Before serving as President, she worked as the Director of Development.

Becky has also served as the Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi.  Along with her accomplishments in leadership and fundraising, Becky also brings an extensive background in finance and accounting to the Children's Home. 

Becky received her Bachelor's of Business Adminstration Degree from Belhaven College, now Belhaven University which is located in Jackson, Mississippi.

Mark Nelson
Vice President of Development

Mark is responsible for providing innovative and strategic leadership in the planning, implementation, and administration of the Children's Home comprehensive development, alumni affairs, and public relations programs and initiatives.

Mindy Chambers
Vice President of Residential Care

Mindy is responsible for the leadership, operations, planning, and implementation of programs for residential care at the Children's Home.

Jayne Carroll
Early Childhood Education Director

Jayne serves as the director of In As Much, the Early Childhood Education program on the Children's Home campus.

Debra Suto Henry
Independent Living Director

Debra is the Director our Independent Living program which is located across the street from the Children's Home main campus. 

LaShawnda Harkness
Vice President of
Foster Care Services

LaShawnda leads the Open Hearts Family Services foster care team and is directly responsible for managing and the development of satellite operations. Her team currently is looking for qualified foster parents in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia, Flagler, and Hillsborough counties. In addition, LaShawnda is responsible for supervision of all Human Resources including but not limited to the recruitment and interviewing of all employees.

Shailen Barmeda
Information Technology Director

Shailen Barmeda leads the Information Technology Department and is primarily responsible for managing the Information, System Architecture and Customer Service.

Lisa McGee
Executive Assistant 
to President & CEO 

Lisa is responsible for providing a wide range of administrative support to the President & CEO.  This includes but is not limited to the scheduling of all appointments, meetings, and travel arrangements for Becky Dotson. 

Madison Youth Ranch 
1647 Northeast Captain Buie Rd.
Pinetta, FL 32350

Mike Moore
Director of Operations 
Mike Moore is the Director of Operations for the Madison Youth Ranch. He will manage the preparation of the grounds for construction of buildings in Phase One and provide much of of the additional grounds preparation necessary for the Children's Home north campus.
 Ruth Moore
Administrative Services and Community Relations Director
Ruth serves as the Administrative Services and Community Relations Coordinator for the Madison Youth Ranch, our North Campus in Pinetta, FL. She also serves as our official representative in local communities to develop constituent and business relationships.  
Other Key Staff  Development
Lynn Bellomy, Volunteer Relations Supervisor
Trista Calvin, Local Church Relations Manager
Jeanne Griffith, Strategic Partnerships Director
Rev. Stephen Hartsfield, Church Relations Director 
Jennifer Tenison, Donor Data Supervisor
Sue Small-Kreider, Donor Relations Manager
Dee Cornell, Development Associate

Rev. Lauren Dunkle Dancey

Residential Admission Information
Yolaine Cotel, Family Services Specialist

Human Resources
Wendy Acevedo, Human Resources Coordinator

Foster Care
Deland Office, Volusia/Flagler
Milverton Robinson, Coordinator
114 South Alabama Ave.
Deland, FL 32724
(386) 738-3663  Phone
(386) 738-3668 Fax

Foster Care
Orlando Office, Orange/Osceola/Seminole
Pam Reister, Coordinator
1100 N. Fern Creek Ave.
Orlando, Fl 32803
(407) 895-6421 Phone
(407) 895-6381 Fax

Foster Care
Tampa Office, Hillsborough
Cedric Davis MS, Coordinator
504 E. Paris Street
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 988-2969 Phone
(813) 988-6264 Fax