OUR LEADERSHIP

“Everything rises and falls on leadership.”

But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave — just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” – Matthew 20:25-28

EXECUTIVE STAFF

Andrea Bridges

Executive Director

abridges@thecare-center.org

Andrea has served as the Executive Director of The CARE Center since 2018. She collaborates with area churches, corporate foundations, local schools, and community stakeholders to provide crisis services, education initiatives, and workforce development to the rural, under-resourced areas of Southeastern Madison County. Previously serving as The CARE Center’s Education Coordinator for 9+ years, Andrea developed, implemented, and managed educational programs in the schools assisted by The CARE Center, including four 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants and United Way Community Partnership funding. Andrea has served on the Alabama Community Education Association (ACEA) Executive Board since 2015. She was honored to be chosen as one of only fifteen leaders nationwide to serve as the 2018-2019 Ambassador for the Afterschool Alliance. In addition, she serves as a Regional Hub Director for the Alabama Expanded Learning Alliance and President of the United Way Executive Director Association.

Aneisha Nolen

Director of Career Development & Adult Services

aneisha.nolen@thecare-center.org

Aneisha’s journey in the social service field spans over 18 years. Her academic qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama Huntsville and a master’s degree in Human Services with a specialization in Social and Community Services from Capella University. She is certified by the Human Service Board as a certified practitioner. Aneisha has successfully led fundraising campaigns and developed university-level programs within the Huntsville/Madison County community. Her dedication to inspiring and empowering youth compels her to serve in leadership positions in her church actively, co-lead Youth Serving Youth of Madison County, and hold the position of president at the Youth Services Council of Madison County. 

Amy Parker

Director of Operations

amy.parker@thecare-center.org

Amy is responsible for developing and managing all facilities and overseeing the operations of our three thrift store locations situated in New Hope, Gurley, and Guntersville. She started working with The Care Center in 2014 as a Sales Associate and then became the Thrift Store Manager. Amy enjoys working collaboratively with her teammates to create a welcoming atmosphere and to provide the best possible experience for shoppers, volunteers, visitors, and donors. Her passion for helping others is evident, and she considers her current role as an excellent opportunity to share the creativity and compassion that God has bestowed upon her with others.

Molly Mullinax

Education Coordinator

molly.mullinax@thecare-center.org

Molly manages the after-school and summer programs at New Hope Elementary and High Schools, Owens Cross Roads Elementary School, and Madison County Elementary School. She also oversees The CARE Center’s school-based tutors, scholarships, Bags of Blessings program, CARE Packs, and annual Christmas Store. She possesses a BS degree in Elementary Education from Athens State University, where she completed her internship at Albertville City Schools, and holds a teaching certificate in Elementary Education with a highly qualified status in Alabama. Molly has had various training in classroom management, STEM, and social-emotional learning and is AMSTI certified; additionally, she has four years of classroom teaching experience in Marshall and Madison County. 

Annie Harris

Director of Finances & Human Resources

annie.harris@thecare-center.org

Annie, who grew up in New Hope, joined The CARE Center in 2022 after working in the banking and administrative fields for many years. She has an AS degree in Business and is currently pursuing a BS in Human Resources. Annie takes pleasure in working with the local community to teach them about financial management and finds it particularly rewarding to work in the same community where she was raised.

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Steve Cayson (President)

Josh Meharg (President-Elect)

Rob Hallet (Treasurer)

Bernadette Berens (Secretary)

Jason Vandiver (Ex-Officio)

Lee Holland

Alan Baggett 

Matt Clayton

Shane DeBusk

Alan Waggoner

Grant Preston

Josh Meharg

Tanya Segars

Joseph Conwell

The CARE Center