Board of Trustees (2022)

Cami Downey

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MaryBeth Lashoto

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MaryBeth has been a resident of White County for 21 years. Married for 35 years to Pete LaShoto, they have 3 grown children.  MaryBeth has been a Realtor for 15 years and loves to serve people. Her passion for helping families succeed is something that is deeply engrained in her character. She is a member of The Bridge Church in Cleveland and is active in the worship team there. She is a fighter and fights diligently for the needs of our homeless families.

Cheryl Page

Recording Secretary

(Independent, Voting)

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CheryI has lived in White County for over 40 years having moved from Atlanta in the 70's and having grown up in Orlando. Her family is a member of Nacoochee United Methodist Church. Her children all attended White County schools and were very active in most everything the school offered, from sports to community organizations. Cheryl soon became involved in the culture and life of the community.

     When Family Promise of White County was established, I volunteered as Coordinator for my church to help house and feed the families who would pass through the program. Many became friends.. 

  I am proud of this program, although it is small in comparison to other charities many people have benefitted from what we offer. The program is growing and I see it making more of a difference every day. With the help of this community we will continue to grow and thrive and make a difference in the lives of many.

Media/PR Secretary

(Independent, Voting)

Shaun Sosebee

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Cami has been a resident of White County for 24 years. She resides with her husband of 29 years, Neal. They have 3 grown children, 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grands! Cami loves camping and spending time with her family. Cami is recently retired from White County Public Safety after serving 22 years. She served as a 911 Dispatcher and an Administrative Assistant to the Public Safety Director. She attends The Bridge Church in Cleveland and is active on several committees. Cami has a passion for helping the homeless to get on their feet and become independent. 

Vice Chair

(Independent, Voting)

 Chair

(Independent, Voting)

Shaun Sosebee has been an active member of the Family Promise Board of Directors since moving to White County over 7 years ago, bringing with her more than 15 years of accomplishments in the areas of volunteer recruitment and training, leadership development, program management, and special event planning. 

 

Sosebee received her Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Leadership from the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications at the University of Florida. She also holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management from the University of Central Florida.  

 

Currently managing her family’s vacation rental portfolio, Shaun lives in Cleveland with her husband Zack and their three children – Brayden (8), Georgia (6) & Sawyer (4). 

Kathy Johnson

Treasurer

(Independent, Voting)

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Tobie Cook

Board Member

(Independent, Voting)

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Tobie Cook is a mother of two now adult children and is currently sitting on the board as the Fund Development Chair. She comes with more than 20 years' experience within the business marketing and event planning fields. Tobie holds a bachelor's degree in business marketing from Truett McConnel University. She and her husband Kevin have resided in White County for 20 years and have a home-based Church where they host a weekly Bible study.

Jordan Dawson

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Tim Morgan

Board Member

(Independent, Voting)

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Pastor Tim Morgan currently worships  and serves with  Jeanne his wife of 20 years at Faith Lutheran Church in Cleveland Georgia. They share their home   with three loving dogs and three  loving(sometimes)  cats in Cleveland and enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities. Pastor Tim has been involved locally with the Family Promise affiliate for six years and serving on the Board for the past  five years.  He reports that his highlight of  serving is running into FP client graduates in their new lives in the local community.

Jordan Dawson is a lifelong resident of White County. He and his wife, Lindsey (Hulsey) Dawson, and son, Tate Sandy Dawson now reside in the Town Creek Community. Jordan works as a Funeral Director for Anderson Underwood Funeral Home. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and serving his community any way that he can. Jordan also volunteers as a Firefighter for White County and is the upcoming president for White County Rotary Club in 2020-2021. He and his wife are members at Chattahoochee Baptist Church, where they regularly attend and selflessly serve.  

Board Member

(Independent, Voting)

Kathy is married with three grown children and nine grandchildren who all live near Atlanta. She and her husband enjoy hiking with their two dogs, camping, and travel out west annually. Because of their love of the mountains, but wanting to remain close to family, Kathy and her husband chose to move to Cleveland shortly after her retirement. They selected The Bridge as their home church where they are actively involved in guest services.

Kathy has a heart for single mothers and parents struggling to raise their children in a healthy, safe home which, coupled with her desire to serve others in the community, led her to volunteer at the Cleveland Care Center and Family Promise of White and Habersham (FPWH). She now serves on the board of both organizations.

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Mike Fischer

Board Member

(Independent, Voting)

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(Independent, Voting)

Annette Boswell 

Board Member

(Independent, Voting)

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Annette Boswell is a 6th generation White County resident. She has worked in several different capacities in the White County School System since 1993. She retired from the school system in 2021.

She has been a Family Advocate with WCFC within the school system where she headed many outreach programs including, Camp Journey, Butterfly Kisses prom dress giveaway & White Christmas to name a few.

Annette has been involved with Family Promise  even before it's birth with the Homeless Taskforce.

In her spare time Annette loves spending time with her grandchildren.

Michael Fisher is the Housing/Program Planner for Ninth District Opportunity, Inc.  He oversees the grant writing and project development for the agency.  Some of the projects that he has brought to fruition include the implementation of the regional Coordinated Entry Program, Violence Against Women Act, Language Access Plan, and the Point in Time Homeless Count.

Fisher also developed and directs the Street Outreach project for Ninth District Opportunity encompassing a thirteen county area.  In this role, Fisher coordinates with local governments, faith based programs, non-profits, and volunteers to address the many challenges of homelessness in communities.

Michael is married to Maria and they have five powerful and beautiful daughters.
 

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