Board of Directors

Officers

Bethany Vause

President  - Bethany Vause, Executive Director, Lutheran Services Carolinas

Steve Dean

Vice President - Steve Dean, Executive Director, New Foundations Home for Children

Carme Landy Listas

Secretary - Carmen Landy, Chief Executive Officer, Helping Hands of Aiken

Lex Cole

Treasurer - Lex Cole, Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina Youth Advocate Program

Board Members

Debbie McElvey

Debbie McElvey, Executive Director, Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc.

Elliott Smith

Elliot Smith, President, Thornwell

Debra Eident

Debra Eident, Executive Director, Children’s Attention Home

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan, Vice President for Programs, Connie Maxwell Children’s Home

Kelli Kelly

Kelli Kelly, Chief Operating Officer, Growing Home Southeast, Inc.

 

Shannon Marcus, Executive Director, Three Rivers Midlands

Kenny Dixon, Executive Director, Seacoast Youth Academy

Robert Kimberly

Robert Kimberly, Executive Director, Southeastern Children’s Home

 

"I joined the PAFCAF Board because I believe that in every level of care for children in SC has a place and we are stronger together.” - Shannon Marcus, Chief Executive Officer, Three Rivers Residential Treatment, & PAFCAF Board Member 

 

Committees

PAFCAF has various committees that provide input and guidance to PAFCAF staff and guide the organization’s priorities and focus each year. To join a committee you must be an employee of a PAFCAF member agency in good standing.

Nominating Committee

The nominating committee is responsible for recruiting and nominating leadership to serve as the Board of Directors.  The committee also assess and nominates Board Officers and ensure board members receive appropriate trainings and orientation to help them properly perform their duties as a board member throughout the duration of their term. 

A term on the nominating committee is one year, with the opportunity to be re-appointed for up to two additional years.

Public Policy Committee

The PAFCAF public policy committee is responsible for crafting the organization’s political agenda as well as reviewing legislative and regulatory issues of interest to our members. As PAFCAF is an advocacy organization, the public policy committee is integral to the success of the organization’s mission.

A term on the public policy committee is five years with the opportunity to be re-appointed for up to one additional term.

Membership Committee

An engaged and united membership is essential to the function of PAFCAF. Responsibilities of the membership committee including assisting with recruitment of new members as well as renewal of current members, reviewing membership criteria, dues and policies and providing recommendations to the board on revisions and updates to the membership criteria and dues structure.

The term of a membership committee member is one year with the opportunity to be re-appointed for up to five additional years.

Finance Committee

The finance committee is involved in management compliance, development of the annual budget, keeping up with the balance sheet and profit/losses, and regularly updating investment managers’ compliance with the Investment Policy Statement.

The term of a finance committee member is one year with the opportunity to be re-appointed for up to five additional years.

Conference Committee

PAFCAF’s conference committee is responsible for aiding the in the planning of the organization’s annual conference. The committee provides input on speakers, trainings, the conference agenda and recruiting sponsors and exhibitors who support the event. The committee also plays a valuable role with on-site coordination and volunteer efforts during the conference.

This committee’s term is one year with the opportunity to be re-appointed for up to three additional years.

Join a
Committee

To inquire about becoming a committee member email Erin Hall at EHall@PAFCAF.org