Our Dedicated and Caring Staff

Girls’Haven is successful because we have an exemplary and dedicated staff.



Alan Apperson, M. Ed, LPC-Supervisor
Treatment Director
Alan oversees all aspects of our girls’ mental and emotional well being. He is experienced in “at risk” teens with major mental health disorders as well as, anxiety, depression, and anger. He  specializes in individual, family, and marriage counseling. Alan brings the experience and understanding needed to allow our girls to heal from past traumas. Alan holds a BS in Psychology from Texas A&M and a M.Ed Cslg & Development from Lamar University. In addition, he is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.


Jade Rayburn
Development Director
 Jade is a Beaumont native with a passion for service to better the lives of others. Jade holds a degree in business management and has spent her career in non-profit development and community relations. Jade’s primary focus is fundraising, event and volunteer management, and donor relations.


Bethany Cherry
Case Manager


Brittany Otey
Case Aide


Christine McNeely
Operations  Director
Christine is a dedicated non-profit professional with a degree in business management. As business manager she insures that the office runs smoothly and that all financial transactions and audits are handled professionally. Her sixteen years in office management also enable her to operate human relations, financial transactions for the girls, and provide assistance to the board of directors in their fundraising efforts.


Jackie Smith
Food Service Director
Jackie ensures the girls are prepared healthy and tasty meals. She is responsible for all kitchen health codes and kitchen staffing.


Rob Turner
Maintenance Director
Rob is the director of all house, vehicle and equipment maintenance. He also insures we are current on all fire and safety standards