The Methodist Home Welcomes New President/CEO Alison Evans

IMG_7187Macon, GA, Wednesday, May 15, 2013– The Methodist Home is pleased to announce that Alison Evans has been selected to serve as its next President and CEO. Ms. Evans is currently the Vice President of Donor Relations at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches in Live Oak, Florida, and will assume leadership at The Methodist Home on June 1st upon the retirement of Dr. Steve Rumford.

Ms. Evans has served with the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches for 27 years in a variety of leadership roles, most recently as part of the senior management team directing successful fundraising efforts across the state of Florida. Ms. Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Stetson University.

Ms. Evans began her career serving at Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches as a college summer worker. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Stetson University, Ms. Evans continued to work at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches in increasingly responsible roles: Summer Camp Director, Business Manager, Regional Director of Southeast Florida, Vice President of Public Relations, and Vice President of Donor Relations. Ms. Evans was honored for her dedicated service as the recipient of the Leadership Award by the Florida Association of Child and Family Agencies and the Friend of Children Award by the Florida Coalition for Children.

“The Board is pleased to have Ms. Evans assume the chief executive role for The Methodist Home, recognizing that she brings valuable experience in leadership, public relations, and a commitment to quality care for children and youth in need. We have in Ms. Evans the gifts, expertise, and compassion to guide The Methodist Home into its next chapter while keeping the same high standards that are The Home’s hallmark,” says Dr. Bob Moon, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Methodist Home.

ABOUT The Methodist Home

Founded in 1872 in Macon, Georgia, The Methodist Home serves children, youth, and families in crisis. Residential campuses serve 130 youth across the state of Georgia, including Americus, Columbus, Macon, St. Marys, Valdosta, and Waverly Hall. The Home also serves another 400 families annually with community-based services through its Lighthouse for Families program.

Mission Statement of The Methodist Home: “In response to Christ and the Church, the mission of the Methodist Home is to be a model organization that restores childhoods, strengthens families and cultivates a people-building organization.”