Carol Love returned to Family Promise of Gwinnett as the Executive Director in August of 2019. For the previous five years she was an Associate at Wilbanks Partners, where she focused on marketing, events, and client relationship management. Carol was the founding Director of Family Promise of Gwinnett’s SaltLight Center and is excited to be back and working with the churches, donors, and volunteers.
Carol’s business career began with Ernst & Young as an Analyst in the Fraud & Investigative Disputes Services Group, and she subsequently became a Marketing Associate in the firm’s Financial Services Advisory Group. Carol earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Carol’s pride and joy are her husband Ben and her son Tristan. She is grateful that the Lord has led her back to Family Promise and is enjoying the adventure.
Mitzi Fountain, Community Engagement Director, has lived in Gwinnett County her entire life. For the past three decades, she has been serving those in her community through ministry and missions. Mitzi and her family served as volunteers at the SaltLight Center when Carol Love was the director. Mitzi has worked for several years as a counselor for women who are walking through emotional and relational issues. As time allows, she continues to counsel and truly loves getting to know people. Mitzi holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice College & Seminary. She loves to learn and plans to continue her education in theology. Mitzi also has a desire to encourage the next generation in their faith by serving as a Bible teacher in her local church. She loves hanging out with her family and friends. In her downtime, she tries to read through the stack of books that sit on her nightstand. Mitzi counts it a a privilege to be working with congregations, community organizations and the families of Gwinnett.
Bethany Owens Baker, Program Advocate, graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She began her professional career at Fulton County Office of Aging where she served as an Information and Referral Specialist for three years. After that, she worked at Gwinnett County Senior Services for eight years where she helped senior adults secure a wide range of services and resources. While working in the human services field, she quickly realized the extensive need for increasing access to affordable housing, and this sparked her passion to help families secure affordable and stable housing. She looks forward to helping the guests at Promise Haven reach their goals. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
Monique Aimable, Program Assistant, is a 2021 graduate of Discovery High School in Lawrenceville. Initially, she worked at Family Promise of Gwinnett as a 2021 summer intern via Summer of Impact, a program at Discovery. Immediately after her internship, she was hired as an employee. She is currently studying finance and accounting at Georgia Gwinnett College, balancing her schoolwork with a job that she “has come to love.”
Involved in her local church’s food pantry, Monique engages in several volunteer opportunities in Gwinnett. Additionally, she enjoys reading, tutoring, and spending time with her family and friends. She is very glad that God guided her steps to where she is now, and she’s very excited to continue her journey, serving the needs of our guests.
Marver Browne, Bookkeeper, is a parishioner at St. Edwards Episcopal Church. She brings to Family Promise an outstanding array of talents and skill and will assist our treasurer in the day-to-day running of our operation.
Dana Bailey, Promise Haven House Manager, loves Jesus, music and serving others. Graduating from Brewton-Parker College with a bachelor’s degree in music education, she taught elementary music for several years. The Lord then guided her steps to combine her love of music and service with the opportunity to serve churches as administrative assistant for the worship and music ministry of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, a position she held for the past 18 years. In her downtime, Dana enjoys traveling, cross-stitch, spending time with family/friends, relaxing at the beach and watching the Atlanta Braves. Dana is excited for the opportunity to serve with Family Promise of Gwinnett.