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Apellah names new officers

Susan Fernandez

Tracy Gallagher

Lisa Walker

Dick Leike

George Rutherford

Apelah, Inc., Specialized Foster Care in Hernando has named three members and two key leadership positions to its 2017-2018 Board of Directors.

Susan Flowers Fernandez, Member Services Manager for the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, was elected to serve as Chair of the Board. Tracy Gallagher, co-owner of the Gallagher Insurance Group, will serve as Vice-Chair.

Three additional members of the board are Lisa Walker, retired nurse and co-owner of Midtown Auto Parts and Salvage; Dick Leike, Vice President at Crye-Leike Realtors, Inc.; and George Rutherford, Senior Vice President of Finance at Generations, Inc.

Melanie Keller is Executive Director of Apelah’s Specialized Foster Care, a child placement program that provides a place of refuge and healing for emotionally and medically fragile children.

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