Charles R. Evans
Charles leads the day-to-day operations at FaithBridge and works to advance its mission and vision as a leader in Christian child welfare. In addition, he is working closely with the board of directors to identify the ideal candidate to permanently fill the CEO position.
Charles is president of the International Health Services Group (IHSG), which is a social enterprise he founded in 2007 to support health services development in underserved areas of the world and a senior advisor and board member at Jackson Healthcare. His professional experience includes senior leadership responsibility at the largest health systems operator in the world, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). He has also held executive health care positions in Jacksonville, Florida, and Indianapolis, Indiana.
Known for providing sound counsel, wisdom and insight, Charles also serves as Chairman of the board of MedShare International, where he led a similar succession and transition for the founder of the organization. With service being a constant theme in his career, he is also currently active in numerous professional associations and community organizations. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, having served as a Governor of the College, Chairman Officer and recipient of the 2014 ACHE Gold Medal Award, the highest honor the organization bestows.
Charles is a West Virginia native and received an undergraduate degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College, a master of arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Indiana University. He enjoys going to Braves games and spending time with his three children and six grandchildren.
Susan Crain, CCNL
Chief Strategy Officer
As FaithBridge’s lead strategist, Susan manages FaithBridge’s marketing communications, new market expansion, technology and implementation of its proprietary FaithBridge Community of CareSM model. When asked what she does best, colleagues say that she translates complex ideas into action plans and injects a fresh perspective into almost any conversation. From initial business planning and strategy development through design, execution and post-project analysis, Susan's others-first leadership is energizing and refreshing.
Prior to joining the FaithBridge team, Susan owned a marketing communications agency that helped high-growth clients in a wide variety of industries ranging from construction and healthcare to nonprofits and technology. In 2015, she became a Credentialed Christian Nonprofit Leader (CCNL) which is awarded by the Christian Leadership Alliance and promotes biblical principles and professional standards in Christian ministry leadership. Susan lives in the foothills of north Georgia with her husband and dog. She hikes, kayaks and enjoys expansive mountain views from their screened-in porch.
Director of Foster Care Programs
Leslie is responsible for all aspects of our foster care program including referral and intake, foster family licensing, as well as care management and foster family support. Over the last six years, Leslie has held several roles including foster family consultant and most recently, quality manager. Leslie started at FaithBridge in 2009 as a foster family consultant and brought several years of experience being a case manager at the State of Georgia Department of Family and Children Services in Cobb County.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kennesaw State University and has her Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University. Leslie is a Georgia native, always having lived in Cobb County, loves her two dogs and is a huge Auburn fan. She attends one of FaithBridge’s partner churches in the Atlanta metro area.
Area Managing Director for the Atlanta Metro Area
Anna, MSW, serves as a FaithBridge area managing director, overseeing a team of family consultants and ensuring that our foster families and church partners receive the best possible care. She joined the team in 2013 as a consultant and was promoted in June 2015 to her current role.
Prior to FaithBridge, Anna worked as a case manager at the Fulton County Department of Family and Children’s Services, interned at various churches and schools and nonprofits, earned her master’s degree from Georgia State University and went to undergrad at LaGrange College. She is one of three sisters, and her family was created through the beauty of adoption, which gives her a unique and beneficial perspective when working with FaithBridge families. Originally from St. Simons Island, Anna has been in Atlanta since 2008 where she is active in her local church.
Area Managing Director for the Atlanta Metro Area
Cindy joined FaithBridge as an area managing director in August 2015 and leads a team of foster family consultants in caring for families and children. She has extensive experience in both ministry and child welfare, serving at Bethany Christian Services and other similar organizations in Georgia, Minnesota, California, Washington and Louisiana. Cindy has her Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, her master’s from Mississippi College and a bachelor’s from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Cindy and her husband have been foster parents in four states and have adopted two children. She’s a former dancer who says she loves peanut butter like most love chocolate.
Beth develops FaithBridge's growth, seeking to change the way America does foster care in more places. She brings with her 15 years of project management experience, ranging from overseeing and evaluating child welfare contracts to serving as a case manager and foster care licenser. For 12 years, she served in the Army National Guard, supervising and commanding military units. She has lived all over the United States and in Italy. Beth holds a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in sociology. She is actively involved with the National Charity League and lives with her husband and three children in the suburbs of Atlanta.
Kris will work the team to bring the Community of CareSM model to new markets, which not only involves launching FaithBridge offices all throughout Georgia, but also includes being a part of the consulting team that works with a wide variety of clients all across the country.
Prior to joining the FaithBridge team, Kris has worked with child welfare offices in Georgia and Oregon and various youth programs in Washington and Oregon. She has her bachelor’s from the University of Oregon and earned her master’s from Portland State University. Kris is a huge Oregon Ducks football fan, and she enjoys writing poetry and listening to music. She resides in the Atlanta area with her husband and dog Enzo.
As the Controller, Kelvin oversees all financial aspects of FaithBridge companies. He’s been doing so since 2012 and previously held similar roles at LocumTenens (a Jackson Healthcare company) and in other organizations, giving him decades of accounting and financial experience. He most enjoys getting to train, lead and empower others to do their job well. He has two bachelors of science degrees, one in accounting and one in finance, from North Georgia College. Kelvin lives in the Georgia foothills north of Atlanta, attends Jasper United Methodist Church and has four sons that keep him playing sports and watching football, cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Elaine is our applications analyst and responsible for managing FaithBridge technologies and helping track ministry outcomes. She is the administrator of case management, volunteer management, electronic health record systems and various productivity tools.
She has experience in the technology field as a trainer, planning specialist and analyst and studied at Massachusetts Bay Community College, Salem State College and Emory University. Her experience includes efficient record reporting and deploying new systems.
Originally from Boston, Elaine, her husband and their two sons have called Georgia home since 2012. Her boys are avid baseball players, bringing the whole family to the ball field most nights and weekends. During the off-season, Elaine enjoys cooking, reading and exploring the Atlanta area.
Richard L. Jackson–Chairman
Richard L. Jackson serves as FaithBridge Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Healthcare, the nation's third largest healthcare staffing company. Jackson Healthcare provides hospitals with physicians, clinicians and allied health professionals to ensure the delivery of timely, high quality patient care.
Wayne Stolz, co-founder
Wayne Stolz is the co-founder and corporate secretary for FaithBridge Foster Care and has over 30 years of experience as a business executive, consultant and project manager in the information technology industry. In addition to being one of the co-founders of FaithBridge, he has served on the board for a group home and was appointed as chairman of the missions committee for his 9,000-member church.
Ron Blue is the founder and president of Kingdom Advisors, a ministry that empowers Christian financial advisors who seek to integrate a biblical worldview into their advice and counsel. He is also founder of Ronald Blue & Co., the largest Christian financial planning firm in the country.
Michael Kendrick is President of Kendrick Capital Management, Inc. and previously co-founder and Senior Partner of Roswell Capital Partners, LLC an Atlanta based private equity firm. Michael is also founder of Ministry Ventures, Inc., a nonprofit organization that has been instrumental in launching over 50 new Christian nonprofit organizations.
Laurence (Larry) Powell
Laurence (Larry) H. Powell is the president of Powell Family Enterprises, LLC, a private equity investment company in Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, he served as president of Powell & Company Insurance from 1978 to 1991, when it sold to AON Risk Services, Inc. of Georgia, a subsidiary of AON.
Bill Hancock Wayne Stolz
Since the organizations inception in 2007, co-founders Bill Hancock and Wayne Stolz are credited to leading FaithBridge to become one of the fastest-growing, private child-placement agencies in Georgia. Bill Hancock served as the organizations first CEO until December 2015. Bill continues to be a passionate advocate for families and children who enter the challenging journey of foster care ministry as Wayne continues to serve on the FaithBridge board.