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
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
I am a proud mother of 2 daughters and 1 son. I was born in North Carolina; however, my father was in the army and between the United States and Germany, I’ve lived in over 10 cities. I spent 12 years living and working in Atlanta prior to moving to Gainesville nearly 3 years ago. In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, attending church service, walking in the park and loud/wild mommy kid friendly fun.
One of my first jobs was with Nielsen Media Research. From there, I continued under the customer service umbrella until becoming employed with Sprint corporate for 7.5 years. I came on staff with Family Promise in January 2019. After the perfect marriage of 2 roles within the organization, I spend a significant amount of time with most families. As a past guest with Family Promise, I’ve had the unique opportunity of drinking in the fight against homelessness from both perspectives. Assisting families who are in transition feels natural.
Danielle latlippe | Little steps daycare coordinator
Raised in Naples, FL we moved to the North Georgia Mountains nearly 20 years ago. I have since lived in Dahlonega and Gainesville, and have now settled down in the small town of Lula with my husband Christopher, and 3 handsome and energetic boys, Payton, Parker, and Paxton. We enjoy hiking, camping, and just being outdoors, together.
After graduating from Family Promise of Hall County in 2013, I developed a strong love for giving back. Little did I know the opportunity that would present itself several years later. I was hired by Family Promise Hall in 2017 as the Daycare Coordinator of Little Steps Community Daycare. In 2018, I was blessed to begin heading up our Promise To Feed program in particular the Family Food Market I have found a true passion in serving children within the daycare and helping to provide food for families dealing with food insecurity in our community.
I feel like each day I am blessed with the opportunity to wake up, give back, and make a change in the lives of children, their families, and my community, alongside our entire team at Family Promise of Hall County.
“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back".