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 | case manager
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 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.
Anne Ayers | Program manager
Growing up in Princeton, NJ, then moving to Tucker, GA in 1980, I made my way to Gainesville, GA which has been my home since 1990. My husband Ricky and I have raised two amazing kids here and I love this community. While my children were growing up, I worked part-time as a preschool teacher, preschool director and kindergarten para-pro. As my kids got older, and most recently, I served on staff for 12 years as the Administrative Assistant/Assistant to the Senior Pastor of a local church. In my “spare” time, I love hanging out at home with my two sweet puppies and one sassy cat. I also enjoy being outside, reading, entertaining ... and baking is therapeutic for me!
In August 2017, I joined the Family Promise Team as Program Manager where I oversee communications with volunteers and host churches, the social media and the day-to-day operations of the program. It is an honor to be part of this amazing organization and to come alongside others who are compassionate, who want to make a difference, and who share our vision of providing a stable home for every family.
Hannah merchant | L.I.F.E program Coordinator
After working as a Youth Development Professional for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County, I realized my career passion lay in working with people who are facing difficult times. I attended both Georgia Piedmont and Athens Technical College as a dual enrolled student majoring in paralegal studies. After graduating, my hope was to work with clients, zealously helping to represent them and working to make their voices heard. I worked at a law firm for two years, but felt that I was still not working closely enough with the individuals I wish to serve.
As a new team member within the Family Promise organization I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the L.I.F.E program. I believe the program will empower our local low income and homeless communities by equipping them with knowledge and skills aiding personal progression. As a single mother of a beautiful two-year-old boy, the mission to empower those needing a hand is very close to my heart.
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 who is 9, Parker who is 5, and our baby Paxton who is 1 1/2! 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.