New Foundations Home for Children is excited to announce the addition of two longtime staff members to the Senior Leadership Team. With an eye on current operational needs, direction from the Board of Directors, and for Strategic Succession Planning purposes, we are happy to promote Evette Powers to Senior Leadership Director of Quality Assurance, and Rhonda Gambrell to Senior Leadership Director of Family Support and Independent Living Services. Ms. Powers will head up Quality Improvement and support and oversee Enhanced Services. Ms. Gambrill will support and oversee the Pathways Independent Living, Connections Foster Care, and Empowering Families Programs. They join Kathy Krob, Senior Leadership Director of Clinical Service, and CEO Steve Dean, guiding the organization into the future.
Porpia “Evette” Powers started her career at New Foundations Home for Children 30 years ago, when it was known as the Anderson Youth Association. Her commitment to children and families is demonstrated by her progression through the ranks, starting as a direct care staff member. Evette’s rise to senior leadership is a result of her continuing devotion to the children and families she has served and her dedication to New Foundations’ pledge to do “Whatever it Takes.”
Rhonda Gambrell has had a long career with New Foundations, spanning 31 years of service. She began as a part-time counselor in the residential program and has been promoted to up the leadership ladder. within the agency. Rhonda also works part time in private counseling and serves as an adjunct instructor in Human Services at Anderson University, all attesting to her commitment to professional growth. Her dedication to her clients and the agency is a testament to her passion for the field of counseling and human services.
4000+ children under 18 in South Carolina are currently in foster placements. A third of these youth will experience a change in their living arrangements at least three times a year. For those with emotional and behavioral issues, there is more instability. New Foundations Home for Children exists to help emotionally traumatized children and vulnerable families move on to the next chapter in their lives by providing programs that shelter and protect youth, make referrals for in-home services, and provide life skills and educational training.