Staff Directory

President, 256-299-0241


Resource Development Director, 256-299-0242

Accounting/Human Resources, 256-299-0239

Gift Records, 256-299-0243

Hope Academy

Education Director, 256-362-4314

Program Operations
Vice President of Program Operations and Director of Secure Dwellings, 256-299-0292

Residential Program

Director of Moderate Care, 256-299-0291

Director of Transition to Adult Living, 256-362-1438

Mark-Howard-PortraitIntroduction for Speakers: Mark Howard, President

Mark Howard became the fourteenth CEO and President of the Presbyterian Home in August 2013.

Mark was most recently Vice President of Program Services for the Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care, a multi-location nonprofit with various programs serving children in both residential and non-residential settings.

He is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University with an MBA and a BS in Organizational Leadership. Mark has worked in residential child care ministries in Oklahoma since 2005. Prior to that he served as a minister and in management of several transportation companies.

Mark has twice received Oklahoma Care’s George Parlier Award for outstanding contribution to the child care profession in Oklahoma. He was also the 2009 Oklahoma Child Care Workers Administrator of the Year and was the 2007 Circle of Care Employee of the Year. Mark is also trained as an Equine Assisted Learning/Psychotherapy Facilitator.

Mark and his wife Cindy have moved into the President’s Home on campus with a menagerie of rescued animals. They have adult children in Virginia and Oklahoma and have become members of First Presbyterian Church in Talladega.

Felicia Ayers Storey, LGSW, Vice President of Program Operations

Felicia Ayers Storey earned undergraduate honors at the University of Montevallo before receiving her Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama. She is currently licensed by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners at the Graduate Level (LGSW).

Felicia began her career with the Presbyterian Home for Children in 1985 as a social worker and houseparent before directing the Emergency Shelter in Sylacauga for nearly 20 years. As Vice President of Program Operations she has responsibility for the basic care and moderate care residential programs, counseling, food services, Family Bridges family preservation program and the summer recreation program.

Felicia is a past president of the South Eastern Child Care Association and is active with the University of Alabama Social Work Society and the Alabama Residential Child Care Association.