Chief Executive Director
Stephanie joined The FUN Club in 2016 as the Director of Resource Development. Stephanie oversees The FUN Club's strategic direction and daily operations including; the delivery of programs and services, finance, resource development, recreational activities, fundraising events and community outreach. In 2018, Stephanie became the President & Chief Executive Director of the organization. In addition, Stephanie also serves as the Executive Director of The FUN Club Board of Directors.
Day Program Coordinator / Admin Assistant
Val joined the Friends U Need Club full-time in April 2023. She previously held the position of assistant closing coordinator for a local home builder. Val graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations.
Day Program Aide/FUN Club House Manager
Shirley is a very special part of The FUN Club team for many reasons; however, the best reason is that she is the mother to one of our precious FUN Club members, Kenley. Shirley began at The FUN Club in a part-time capacity in April of 2019. When our FUN Club family began growing and welcoming new members, she accepted a full time position in July of 2020. Shirley graduated from Atkinson County High School and then attended Ware County Technical School and Brewton Parker.
Day Program Aide / Teacher
Kelly joined the Friends U Need Club team full-time in August 2022 after retiring from 31 years of teaching K-5.
Kelly graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, then went on to earn her Masters in Early Childhood Education from University of West Georgia and Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University. She has taught grades K-5 for the past 31 years and recently retired from Education in Buford City Schools. Kelly also coached tennis during her time at Buford City Schools.