Whitney Bexley, Operations Director, came to Family Promise of Gwinnett County from Street Grace where she spent four years as a program manager, fighting to put an end to domestic minor sex trafficking. At Street Grace, she also collaborated with state-level agencies and served as the liaison for both faith-based and community partners. Whitney received a Master of Divinity degree from Emory’s Candler School of Theology and brings a unique set of skills that include community outreach, grassroots organizing, and developing collaborative solutions through public private partnerships.
Cheryl Carter, Program Director, joined Family Promise of Gwinnett after earning a management degree in human services (social work). She combines vision and pro-active management to achieve results, and leads our guests to do the same. She has more than 25 years of executive level experience in non-profit organizations, including production of concerts for nationally renowned recording artists such as the late Ray Charles, Roberta Flack, BB King, Bruce Hornsby, Patti LaBelle, and John Legend. Her volunteer and professional work has been recognized with awards such as the Mary McCloud Bethune Trailblazer Award for Outstanding Community Leadership, The United Way Firm Chair Award, and the YMCA Professional of the Year.
Rodney Jones, Shelter Director, grew up in a military family and knew early on his passion for serving individuals in need. After earning his bachelor’s degree in education from Brewton Parker College, he had the opportunity working in the criminal justice system rehabilitating violent offenders as a counselor. He brings more than 20 years of case management and social services experience to Family Promise of Gwinnett. Rod’s experience working with a wide variety of people made him the ideal candidate for the SaltLight Center Director. He previously worked as a case manager with Fulton County Accountability Court serving individuals who suffered with mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness. He has also held positions working with homeless veterans affiliated with the VA hospital, incarcerated men and women seeking help in areas of permanent supportive housing, and juveniles needing positive mentors to allow for successful growth. His diversity brings added strength for crisis intervention, addiction counseling, and expertise in the field of case management.
Joe Jones, Van Driver
Billy Lloyd, Van Driver
Robin Pangborn, Windell Pitt, and Angela Taylor – SaltLight Center Shelter Advocates