SUE THIERS HESSELTINE - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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.
ASHLEY WALTERS - TLC SITE MANAGER
Melanie jones meijering — PROGRAM DIRECTOR
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 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.