Donna Johnson has over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, as paid staff and as a volunteer. Her deepest passion is serving children and families who find themselves in crisis or are in need of assistance.
Donna’s most recent position was Executive Director at the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation at Clearview Cancer Institute in Huntsville, Alabama. The Foundation’s mission is to support cutting edge cancer research, cancer education and patient assistance.
Prior to the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation, Donna was employed at the Huntsville/Madison County Court Appointed Juvenile Advocates Program, The Volunteer Center of Huntsville and Madison County, The National Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers and The National Children’s Advocacy Center.
Donna has volunteered for many organizations over the past several years, including The CARE Center, Manna House, the American Cancer Society, Huntsville High School Theater, CAJA, Soroptimist International of Huntsville, The National Children’s Advocacy Center and her church. Donna has been married to Ray Johnson for 22 years and they have one son, Parker, who attends college at Pepperdine University.
"...From everyone who has been given much; much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."
Andrea, a lifelong resident of Owens Cross Roads & proud graduate of New Hope High School, dreamed of one day becoming an elementary teacher. However, upon entering college she declared herself a Business Major. Andrea worked in the financial industry for eleven years & owned her own decorating and design business before joining The CARE Center’s team in January 2009. As The CARE Center’s Education Coordinator, Andrea has combined her knowledge of business and finance, her love for education and children, and her desire to encourage and serve others while she supports many CARE Center ministries. In addition to coordinating and overseeing all education initiatives, Andrea also writes & manages budgets including The CARE Center’s largest grant, including the 21st CCLC grant, which affords us The NHCLC (a partnership with NHES).
Andrea serves as a child advocate in our community & often finds herself serving as a parent, teacher, school and community advocate. Andrea believes in The CARE Center’s mission, to provide our neighbors the resources needed to develop and discover their own God given talents. Andrea feels completely blessed and honored to have the opportunity to assist and encourage some of our youngest neighbors daily in hopes of a brighter future!
Married to Kevin, they are the proud parents of a handsome son, Wesley, who will soon graduate from New Hope High School and plans to attend Harding University in the fall; and a beautiful daughter, Alexandrea, who is a member of New Hope High School’s Marching Indians Colorguard and Winterguard. As a family, they attend Owens Cross Roads Church of Christ where they are very involved with the Youth Ministry, Lads to Leaders Program, and mission work-both local and abroad.
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint. - Isaiah 40:31
Jann Holden, Director of Development
Jann Holden joined The CARE Center Staff in November of 2016. She has her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Houston. She married Chris in 1992, and they moved to Huntsville and have two children, Ryann, 21 and Mattie, 18.
Jann has worked for over 25 years in Sales and Marketing and brings a lot of energy and fresh ideas to our mission. Most recently, Jann was the Director of Always There In-Home Care in Huntsville. Jann and her family are members of Cove United Methodist Church, and she was a member of the groundbreaking team of volunteers to start The CARE Center in 2000.
Jann's heart has always been to spread the love of Christ to others. She has been a volunteer in Student Ministry, Lay Ministry, Women's Ministry, and Hospitality for Cove Church. She worked with Bruce Martin at 100X Church and the CornerStone Initiative for 3 years. Jann's focus for The CARE Center is Public Relations, Fundraising, and Grant Writing.