The Almost Home Team

Our Almost Home team is a group of committed, courageous professionals who advance our work with strong minds and stronger hearts. We are inspired by the young moms, babies, donors, volunteers, and team we work with. We reject the status quo, research diligently, innovate boldly, and evaluate carefully in our relentless pursuit of “what works.” We consider it a great responsibility to walk with our moms in the journey of a lifetime and are aware that the work we pursue has limitless potential to transform lives, families, economies, and generations.

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Administrative Team:

Reona Wise Executive Director

Reona Wise

Executive Director


Tyronica Dowdy

Development Director


Loren Terveer

Development Associate

Gyvonne Dawkins Director of Development & Operations

Gyvonne Dawkins

Director of Development & Operations


Candance Curtis

Schmersahl Treloar & Co. Accounting


Eliza Sanders

Grant Specialist

Program Team:

Kacie Smart – Program Director


Mariah Morgan – Program Service Coordinator


Heather Jacobs – Family Support Coordinator


Chasity Williams – Program Support Aid


Sherrie Powells – Cook

Transitional Living Coaches:

Amber Elliott

Kyesha Brown

Kayla Taylor

Candice Lang

Janay Barner

Jazmyne Elliott

Gwendolyn Grays

Akiba Thompson

Zatina Gardner

Caitlyn Harper

Sherrie Powells


Emily Shaffer-Devine – HR Intern

Mengyuan Ren – Website Intern

Kati GabbardWebsite Intern

Mary Kosta – Social Media Intern

Loren Terveer – Management Intern

Jennifer Bailey – Development Intern

Cassandra Mackin – Practicum Student

Krystina Drago – Practicum Student


Andrea Abbott  Housekeeping

Rodemyer Christel – Management for APT’s