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.