Beverly Brown, VISTA Leader
After beginning her Communities of Transformation service as Eufaula's site coordinator in 2016, Beverly became our VISTA Leader in 2019.
Suzann Tibbs, Program Development
Suzann Tibbs joined COT in January, 2015, as the site coordinator in Eufaula. In May 2017, she became the VISTA working with program development and outreach.
Rebecca Levins, Site Coordinator
Rebecca Levins was the Mobile site coordinator. She joined Communities of Transformation in September of 2018.
Margaret Bennett, Site Coordinator
Margaret Bennett joined COT in July of 2017 as the Selma Site Coordinator.
Heather Allen, Performance Measurement
Heather Allen joined COT in March 2015 as the Communications Coordinator. She cam back to serve as the Performance Measurement VISTA.
Tara Sanders, Dothan Site Coordinator
Tara joined COT Dothan as their site coordinator in 2017.
Reba Wiley, Demopolis (now Pine Hill) Site Coordinator
Reba Wiley played a large part in establishing Communities of Transformation in Selma while she was pastor of Church Street United Methodist Church. She later moved to the Demopolis District and worked to start the Pine Hill site.
Laurel and Fred Blackwell, Conference Directors
Fred and Laurel Blackwell were chosen by the Alabama-West Florida Conference to launch Communities of Transformation. In the spring of 2013 they led the first meetings in Dothan. Laurel and Fred faithfully served Communities of Transformation until Laurel's untimely death in 2017. Fred took over as Conference Director, shepherding COT through a time of grief and uncertainty. He stepped down in 2018 as the search for a new director began. Read more here in our History section.
Caroline Pinckard, Dothan Site Coordinator
Alecia Glaize, Fairhope
Alecia Glaize, a United Methodist deacon, served on the leadership team for COT in Brewton with her husband, Ed Glaize, who was then pastor of the host church, First United Methodist Church of Brewton.
Darlene McGaw, Union Springs
Darlene McGaw is a retired educator from New Jersey who moved to be near her mother in Union Springs. She began working to establish a Communities of Transformation site in Union Springs at the Bullock County Job and Community Resource Fair.
Dorothy Fitts, Selma Site Coordinator
Dorothy Fitts, a retired registered nurse, became a part of the Selma COT volunteer team along with her husband Sidney.
Deborah Marriott, Brewton
Ruth Ann Powers, Phenix City
Jamie Stange, Selma
Laurel Akin, Communications
Laurel Akin began volunteering with COT in Dothan before being named communications VISTA for Communities of Transformation.