Presbyterian Home for Children names new Director of Development, Junior Board officers

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The Presbyterian Home for Children has named a new Director of Development and two new officers of its Junior Board, Doug Marshall, President and CEO of the Home, announced today.

Jennifer Braxton has been named the Home’s Director of Development. She comes to the Home from Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham, where she worked in the development office on donor and member relations, fund raising, grand management, communication and events. She previously served as Director of Projects for the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama in Birmingham. There she served as Project Manager for the EDPA Regional Alabama Launchpad, a program to increase entrepreneurship and innovation in local communities. In her new role, Braxton will focus on advancing the mission of PHFC by developing donor strategies and increasing fundraising opportunities.

A graduate of Alabama Agriculture and Mechanical University in Huntsville, Braxton will primarily work out of Birmingham with state-wide responsibilities.

“Jennifer is highly respected across the State over her career at EDPA and Vulcan Park and Museum and now brings her strong organizational and communication skills that will further help the Home strengthen its relationship with existing ministry partners while opening doors to new donors as we continue to tell our success stories of serving at-risk and homeless children and families,” Marshall said.

The Home also announced two new officers of the Executive Committee of its Junior Board.

Landon Nichols has been elected Chair of the Junior Board. Nichols is the Civic Health Liaison for Medical Advocacy and Outreach (MAO), which is improving the quality of health and life in rural South Alabama. He also worked at the Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information as Destination and Marketing Coordinator. A life-long Presbyterian, Nichols lives in Selma and is a member of Valley Creek Presbyterian Church, the oldest Presbyterian church in Alabama.

Brittney Bragg Marshall becomes the new Vice Chair of the Junior Board and remains on its Executive Committee after serving as Member-at-Large. A native of Gautier, Miss., Bragg earned a degree in communications from The University of South Alabama in Mobile and received her Juris Doctorate from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery. She was the first member of the Home’s Inaugural Junior Board in 2018 and currently lives in Montgomery where she is a partner of Abell & Bragg, LLC.

“Landon and Brittney were instrumental in helping us launch both our Junior Board and our signature Sweet Home Soiree fundraising gala,” Marshall said. “They and the rest of our Junior Board are a blessing to us in our journey together to serve children and families entrusted to the Home.”

Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega, Alabama is one of few organizations in the state caring for Alabama’s homeless boys and girls, along with their female caregivers in its Secure Dwellings Program. In its Moderate Residential Care Therapeutic Program, the Home also serves teenage girls who have experienced extreme trauma or neglect.  In addition, the Home serves young female adults in crisis through its Transition to Adult Living Program and families in crisis over 7 counties through its In-Home Intensive Services.

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