OUR STAFF

SUE THIERS HESSELTINE - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

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Sue Thiers Hesseltine joined Our Friends Place as the Executive Director on April 4, 1994.  Sue is responsible for all aspects of the agency and reports to the Board of Directors. Sue has spent many years working directly with adolescents in capacities ranging from therapeutic camping to parenting and pregnancy teen programs to inner city youth programs. Sue's education includes a Master of Education from the University of North Texas, Denton, 1995, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Minnesota, 1982.  

Melanie jones meijering — PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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Melanie Jones Meijering, LMSW, joined Our Friends Place as the Program Director on August 24, 2015. In this capacity, Melanie serves both Transitional Living Centers, Pauline’s Place and Beazley House.  Melanie ensures the residents are learning the skills they need for independent living. As a veteran social worker, Melanie brings 27 years of experience in psychotherapy, case management and program management. Melanie received her Master of Social Work from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

 

ASHLEY WALTERS - SITE MANAGER

Ashley Walters joined Our Friends Place as a Transitional Living Center Site Manager on August 12, 2015. In this position, Ashley is responsible for all aspects of Pauline's Place Transitional Living Center. Previously, Ashley served as a Youth, Family, and Community Development Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Ashley also has a background working with special needs children. Ashley graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2011 and a Master of Psychology in 2012, both from the University of Dallas.

KADETRAH LOCKETT - SITE MANAGER

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Kadetrah Lockett came back to Our Friends Place as a Beazley House Transitional Living Center Site Manager on July 25, 2016.  Kadetrah was first employed at the OFP group home for the girls in 2011.  Once Beazley House was ready and operating Kadetrah then served as a contract employee to cover for the site manager on an as needed basis through 2013.  Kadetrah brings years of experience to Our Friends Place as she has worked at other social service agencies which adds to her capabilities and skills in providing guidance and support to the clients.

brenda snitzer - Development Director

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CINDY WASHLESKY - PROGRAM SPECIALIST

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