Speaking and Training

Our staff at Lifeline is comprised of passionate and experienced ministry leaders and professionals who desire to share their knowledge and expertise with you, your church staff, other network professionals, etc. Below is a picture and brief bio for staff that you may wish to invite to share with your congregation on the needs of, and ministry to, orphaned and vulnerable children. In addition, you will find several professionals who are available for specialized trainings relating to: caring for children from hard places, wrapping around families who are adopting or fostering, and a host of other trainings focused on attachment and/or medical special needs.

Herbie Newell
President/Executive Director
Chris Johnson
National Director of Church Partnerships
Dr. Rick Morton
Vice President of Engagement
Sonia Martin
LICSW, PIP, TBRI® Practitioner
Director of Central Alabama Engagement
Lynn Beckett
LBSW, TBRI® Practitioner
Education Specialist
Tim Crist
Manager of Church Partnerships
Cathy Leeke
Director – South Carolina
Jana Lombardo
LBSW, TBRI® Practitioner
Senior Program Director, International Programs
Hope Mackey
LMSW, TBRI Practitioner
Casework Supervisor – North Alabama
Angela Mains
MA, LPC-S, TBRI® Practitioner, Theraplay® Practitioner
Program Director, Lifeline Counseling
Traci Newell
LBSW, Master Trainer, TIPS-MAPP, TBRI® Practitioner
Education Specialist & National Program Director, Families Count
Christie Mac Segars
LICSW
Vice President of Domestic Programs
Jeremy Simpson
Director of Operations
Levacy Smith
LMSW, TBRI® Practitioner
Regional Director, Eastern United States
Sherry Starling
LBSW
Social Worker – South Alabama
Jessa Swearingen
Center Manager & Outreach Coordinator
Karla Thrasher
LBSW, TBRI® Practitioner
Director of International Adoption
Whitney White
MEd, LPC, BC-TMH
Education Specialist & Family Therapist – Georgia
Blake Wilson
Vice President of Operations
Michelle Wright
MSW, TBRI® Practitioner
Director/Casework Supervisor – Tennessee
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