Andrea Bridges – Executive Director
Andrea Bridges is the Executive Director of the CARE Center. Her role is to collaborate 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 southeast Madison County.
She previously served as the Education Coordinator for The CARE Center from 2009-2018. Andrea has developed and managed educational programs in the five schools served 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, serving as president in 2016. She is honored to be chosen as one of only fifteen across the nation to serve as the 2018-2019 Ambassador for the Afterschool Alliance.
The CARE Center’s motto for 2019 is “Family On a Mission” to not only serve our neighbors in need, but to serve each other (our co-workers) as well. Andrea feels blessed to be a part of The CARE Center family.
Andrea and her husband, Kevin, along with their two children, Wesley and Alexandrea, attend Owens Cross Roads Church of Christ where they are involved with the youth ministry, Lads to Leaders Program, and mission work.
Aneisha Nolen-Director of Career Development and Adult Education
Aneisha Flowers- Nolen is a social and community specialist. Aneisha currently possess a BS degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama Huntsville, and a MS degree in Human Services, with a specialization in Community and Social Services, from Capella University. Aneisha is married to her husband, Corey, and they have 3 wonderful children, Timothy, Cenayah, and Ale’ah. Aneisha serves as the Director of Career Development and Adult Education for The CARE Center in New Hope, AL. She has over 15 years’ experience in the social service arena and volunteering in her community. Her experience ranges from counseling, program development, community programming, career development, life coaching, and nonprofit networking. She has also served on the Business Medical Industry Career Advisory Board, served as fund raiser chair for AOYP foundation, and developed many programs and fund raising campaigns for Universities and the Huntsville/Madison County Community. She currently sits on the Executive Board for Open Heart Leaders, based in California, Youth Services Council of Madison County, and serves as Relationship Council Leader for Madison Mission SDA Church, Madison, AL.
Aneisha truly believes in the philosophy that “it takes a village to raise a child”, and we must teach them and encourage them to reach their full potential by any means necessary”. Aneisha is honored and feels it is a true blessing to be part of the CARE Center team and to do what God has called her to do and truly believes Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.