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New Children's Home president announced
posted May 24, 2013 - 6:26:15pm
Becky Dotson has been appointed the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida United Methodist Children's Home in Enterprise. She has 20 years of experience of working with organizations focused on improving the lives of children.
Dotson previously served as President and CEO of United Methodist Ministry with Children and Families, which oversees the United Methodist Children's Homes of Mississippi.
"This is what I do,"' says Dotson. "I advocate for the rights of children who have been abused and neglected and motivate people to get involved in helping protect them."
The Florida United Methodist Children's Home has been serving neglected, abused, and troubled children for more than 100 years, providing care to an average of nearly 400 individuals each month. Services include foster, residential, therapeutic and emergency shelter care along with a community child care center and independent living assistance.
Construction is also underway at a new campus in North Florida. The extension, called the Madison Youth Ranch, will include residential and therapeutic care and plans for equine-assisted therapy.
"We were very impressed with Becky's commitment to helping children become successful in their lives," says Evans Hubbard, chairperson of the Florida Children's Home Board of Trustees.
"Becky stands out as someone who will strengthen the foundation while also forging new ground. We recognize that she will be the first female CEO in our history and we are excited to hear about her vision for where we might go as an organization."
Dotson, who took over May 1, replaces Mike Galloway who retired at the end of April.
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