Meet Our Staff
Lindsey Mccamy | executive director
Born and raised in Dalton, GA., I attended Auburn University where I majored in Landscape Architecture. I have been living in Gainesville since 1998. My husband, Ward McCamy, works at Wells Fargo as a commercial loan officer. We have three children. Carter, Kate, and Charlie. As avid Auburn fans, we love to watch games together. I am an active member at Gainesville First UMC.
One of my favorite aspects of this ministry is coming in contact with different volunteers and families on a daily basis. The best part of my job is seeing families turn around their lives and regain their independence when the rest of the world says it is impossible.
laura sumner | family advocate
After graduating from Emory University, I received a Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently hold a license in Clinical Social Work. Prior to having children, I practiced case management and social work at Floyd Rehab Hospital in Rome, Georgia and Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Since returning to Gainesville, I've been a substitute teacher, Forensic Interviewer, a Sunday School teacher and active in P. T. A. and Arts in Schools. I've also published a children's book, IKE’S Brief History of Gainesville, with my father. I’m married to Sean Sumner and have three boys. As a native of Gainesville, I have seen many ways this community reaches out to serve its residents and Family Promise follows that great tradition. I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with the staff and volunteers to make the future of our clients better and brighter.
Lynette Croy | Program Coordinator
I was originally born and raised in Atlanta as the second daughter of 4 children and have called Hall County home for almost 30 years. After driving to Atlanta for the past 16 years I decided it was time to redirect my attention to finding a job in the Hall County community and blessed that GOD had his hand on the timing of the Program Coordinator coming available and ultimately joining the Family Promise staff.
I am married to Robert Croy, who works for Hall County, and have two daughters, Erin and Katie, and eight grandchildren! My passions include being outdoors and working in my yard, entertaining, and anything that involves sewing. Add to that my lifelong love of music more recently as a Worship Leader, solo artist, and member of a southern gospel trio. I feel that we should give unselfishly of what we have and who we are, and by GOD's grace, have courage, patience, and a forgiving heart!
Wakeitha Cunningham | L.I.F.E. program Coordinator
I am a non-traditional student at University of North Georgia in Oakwood and studying to receive my B.S. in Business Management with a minor in Human Services and Delivery and Administration. Before returning to school I worked in Customer Service positions for over 20 years.
My family and I are active members of Faith Free Full Gospel Church in Buford and I enjoy helping people in whatever capacity possible. I participate in my church ministries and school clubs/organizations along with volunteering at many different non-profit organizations.
I am married with two children, an active 15 year old son and a very busy 20 year old daughter currently attending GGC in Lawrenceville. During my free time I enjoy couponing, “retail therapy” and weekend getaways “anywhere” just to relax. It is an honor to give back by serving in the community that I grew up in through Family Promise of Hall County and I look forward to God continuing to use me to be a light to His people!
Danielle latlippe | Little steps daycare coordinator
I've lived in Gainesville since graduating from Family Promise in 2013. My heart was changed and humbled when my family was brought into the program. I was taken back at the love, kindness, and caring that seemed to beam from everyone. We worked hard and were able to graduate from the program and gain an amazing independence!
My husband Chris and I have three handsome boys, Payton is 9, Parker is 5, and our baby Paxton is 2! We live in a sweet, little home in Lula that we absolutely adore. I have been cleaning residential properties since 2014 which has given me the great ability to make my own schedule and to be able to be home with my children. My husband Chris works in furniture and design with Martin Furniture, where we feel like he has been a perfect fit for the last several years. We couldn't be happier with our careers, home, and family. God has surely blessed us!
I've known for years where my heart needed to be. I found such a great love and happiness when I was brought on to work at Little Steps Daycare. I am finally able to give back to an organization that has so whole-heartedly given to my family. I am blessed to be able to show each and every single one of these children love and to teach them the little things that will help them through transitions with their families.
Beatriz betancur | Little Steps community Daycare Aide
I was born and raised in Colombia, South America. In 1999, my family and I moved to Anchorage, Alaska to be near my mom and sister. Desiring to be near my husband’s family and warmer weather, we moved to Gainesville, Georgia in 2008.
I am married to Omar Echavarria. I am the proud mom of Jhon Estiven, who is a photographer in New York and Lara Andrea, who will be graduating in May 2018 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupation Therapy from the University of North Georgia.
I have always enjoyed being with and loving children. In addition to working for Little Steps, I also serve in the Child Care – Sunday Program at First Baptist.
Jeanna Arreguin | Little Steps Community Daycare Aide