Board of Directors


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Beth Williams
Epworth Children Home
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John Shackleford
Vice President
SC Youth Advocate Program
Headshot Photo of Vernon Hayes
Vernon Hayes
Immediate Past President
Hope Center for Children
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Scottie Hill
Trenthill Center for Children

Board Members

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Brennon Graham

President and CEO
Growing Home Southeast

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Christi Wright

Executive Director

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Daniel Hochstetler

Executive Director
Fair Play Camp School

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Emily Parrish

Executive Director
Children’s Attention Home

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Vicki Prokopchak

Regional Vice President
Pinnacle Family Services/Health Connect America

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Jerry Allred

Executive Director
John K. Crosswell Home for Children


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.

To inquire about becoming a committee member email us at

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for recruiting and nominating leadership to serve as the Board of Directors.  The committee also assesses and nominates Board Officers and ensures board members receive appropriate trainings and orientation to help them properly perform their duties as a board member throughout the duration of their term. The committee is chaired by the Immediate Past President of the Board. 

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.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is involved in fiscal 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.

Training Committee

PAFCAF’s Training Committee is responsible for aiding the in the planning of various training events conducted by the association, including but not limited to the Annual Conference and Executive Retreat. The committee provides input on speakers, trainings, the conference and retreat 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.

Group Care Committee

PAFCAF’s Group Care Committee is responsible for informing and guiding the work of Group Care providers. Transformation of Group Care services continues to be impacted by both the Michelle H. lawsuit and the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). The committee focuses on initiatives and advocacy needed for Group Care services to be available for the children and youth that require this level of care and ensure services are high quality and create positive outcomes for children and youth.

Past Presidents of the Board of Directors

  • 2020 - 2021 Vernon Hayes
  • 2019 - 2020 John Shackleford
  • 2017 - 2019 Bethany Vause
  • 2015 – 2017 Robert Kimberly
  • 2014 - 2015 John Holler
  • 2012 – 2014 Jerry Allred
  • 2010 – 2012 John Shiflet
  • 2009 – 2010 Vernon Hayes
  • 2007 - 2009 Judy Nix
  • 2005 - 2007 Vernon Hayes
  • 2003 – 2005 Wayne Chapman
  • 2001 – 2003 Keith Jones
  • 2000 – 2001 Glenda Caddell
  • 1999 – 2000 Debbie Swartzentruber
  • 1998 - 1999 Robert Kimberly
  • 1997 - 1998 Dr. Jimmy McAdams
  • 1996 - 1997 John Koppelmeyer
  • 1995 - 1996 Marsha Horn
  • 1993 – 1994 Reid Lehman
  • 1992 – 1993 John Shiflet
  • 1991 – 1992 Dr. Suzanne Hiott
  • 1990 – 1991 Zane Moore
  • 1989 – 1990 Phil Ross
  • 1988 – 1989 Sandy Howie
  • 1987 – 1988 Ed Ledford
  • 1986 – 1987 Mike Cavanaugh