Meet Our Staff
Lindsey Mccamy | executive director and founder
Lindsey McCamy is the founder and executive director of Family Promise Hall County (FPHC). A native of Dalton, Georgia, she and her husband, Ward, and their three children have called Gainesville, Georgia home for over 20 years.
Lindsey is a graduate of Auburn University where she majored in landscape architecture. She was drawn to the mission of Family Promise when she and her family returned to Dalton for Thanksgiving one year and served dinner to homeless families. Seeing Family Promise in action that Thanksgiving inspired Lindsey to return to Gainesville and create a Family Promise affiliate in Hall County. Her vision was shared with others, including a strong coalition of churches, and the doors of Family Promise Hall County opened in 2012.
Since that time Family Promise has served over 106 families, including 237 children in the 90 day short term housing program. The coalition of churches which houses the families has grown to 12, and over 500 individual volunteers assisted with the work last year. More importantly, the number of programs offered by FPHC has expanded to eight, many of which are open to clients of area nonprofits This collaborative effort to solve problems without duplication is a hallmark of FPHC’s work.
Lindsey and the board of directors are engaged in a successful capital campaign to create The Homestead, a centralized campus for all FPHC serves and eventually temporary housing. The campaign goal of $1.3 million has been surpassed and property on McEver Road has been purchased.
Lindsey has said, “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.”
Lindsey and her family are avid Auburn University fans and enjoy cheering on the Tigers, especially during football season. The McCamys are active members of Gainesville First United Methodist Church.
laura sumner | family advocate
A native of Gainesville, Georgia, I attended Oxford College and Emory University and graduated with a degree in Sociology. I earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and have been licensed in the state of Georgia as a clinical social worker for over twenty years.
Professionally and as a volunteer, my passion is understanding social circumstances and how individuals adapt within them. My career experience includes working as a full time medical social worker/ case manager in a neuro-rehabilitation unit in Rome, Georgia and as a certified case manager/social worker for oncology and HIV/Women Services at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Other experiences include substitute teaching and forensic interviewing and a brief stent as an author.
Personally, I enjoy teaching confirmation classes to middle school students, but my passion is my family. My husband, Sean Sumner, and I are the parents of three awesome sons.
Joining the staff of Family Promise in 2013, I have appreciated the ability to work with families and encourage them through challenges. I am proud to contribute to our community’s tradition of caring for our own. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynette Croy | Program Coordinator
Born and raised in Atlanta I have called Hall County home for almost 30 years. After driving to Atlanta for the past 16 years working in corporate 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 I joined the Family Promise staff.
Married to Robert Croy, who works for Hall County, and together we have four daughters and eight grandchildren! My passions include being outdoors, entertaining, and creating beautiful home decor particularly upcycling beautiful pieces of furniture. 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!
ANNE S. AYERS | FINANCIAL ASSISTANT
After growing up in Princeton, NJ, I made my way south to Hall County which has been my home for 30 years. While raising my two amazing kids, Amanda and Robert, I worked as a preschool director, kindergarten parapro, and as a church Administrative Assistant for 12 years. I love road trips...the further the better! But I also recharge by being at home with my 2 rescue pups, reading, cooking, and spending time with close friends. I am thrilled be be a part of Family Promise Hall County and believe that as a community we can locally address a national crisis by helping homeless families build new lives here in Hall County.
LACRECIA MCCREE | L.I.F.E program Coordinator and FAMILY ADVOCATE ASSISTANT
My professional background falls under the customer service umbrella. My first job was with Nielson Media Research and then my career branched out from making cold calls, to customer relations, virtual corporate training, implementation, project management, research and not to mention I was a full-time telecommuter for 6 ½ yrs with Sprint. All of my previous professional work has helped me developed numerous skills which have broadened my personal and professional quality of life.
I am blessed with three children; two grown daughters and a son Levi, who is 6 years old.
The Lord once again made a way for me to begin the journey specifically addressing the desires of my heart when I was offered a position with Family Promise as the L.I.F.E Program Coordinator and Family Advocate Assistant. When you surrender your life to Christ, He places in your heart the desires that He requires you to fulfill. This opportunity is a blessing!
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 12, Parker is 8 and our baby Paxton is 4! We live in a sweet, little home in Lula that we absolutely adore. 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!
For years I've known 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.