Meet Wesley Glen's Staff
Interim President and CEO
Vanda joined the Wesley Glen team in 2017 as a part-time administrative professional after volunteering with Wesley Glen’s Resident Advocacy Council for 3 years. After graduating from Georgia Southern University with a degree in biology, Vanda worked as a nuclear chemistry technician for Georgia Power. Vanda also worked in finance and development at The Methodist Home for Children and Youth. For 17 years, she had the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom to her 2 boys. She is an active member of Vineville United Methodist Church.
Director of Marketing & Communications
Stella has been with Wesley Glen since 2004 and manages our residential program in St. Marys. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and a two-year degree in computer accounting. She holds a Certified Professional Occupancy (CPO) with NAHMA. Her background includes personal care assistance with persons of limited mobility, group home and property managment, and directing residential services.
Residential Director- St. Marys
Mia joined Wesley Glen Ministries in July of 2021 as Director of Development. She is responsible for leading and managing the development activities of Wesley Glen Ministries. Passionate about serving others, she has over 15 years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector specifically in fund development, grant writing, and public relations. She has worked with organizations such as HODAC, The Westfield Schools, and The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia in both Bibb and Houston counties. Mia holds a B.A. from Mercer University. She is committed to upholding the mission of Wesley Glen Ministries, and dedicated to the people we serve.
Outside of work, Mia enjoys music, movies, college football, and living her best life. She believes anything in life is possible with a strong faith, the right shade of lipstick, and a sense of humor.
Director of Development
Cassandra joined Wesley Glen Ministries September 2019. She believes God is a Wise Master Builder. He knows what kind of beginning we need as He lays His foundation in our lives according to the path that He directs. She comes to us with over 25 years of financial and management experience. She acquired her Life and Disability Insurance license in 2002, as well as her real estate/mortgage lending license in 2011. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is a proud wife and mother of three. She believes that we are all both fearfully and wonderfully made just as we are and proud to be a member of the Wesley Glen Ministries family.
Director of Financial Services
Amy joined Wesley Glen Ministries in January 2004 as Activities Coordinator and became Director of Cornerstone Day Program in 2012. In that capacity she oversees the program staff and is responsible for program implementation, responding to participants' needs, developing person centered support plans, and interacting with other state and local support coordinators. Amy has worked for over 25 years in a teaching capacity for people of all ages.
Director of Day & Admissions Services
Mike has served Wesley Glen Ministries since 2008 and has over 36 years of experience in the maintenance field. His current position includes overseeing and maintaining facilities for daily operations and special events. He holds an Associates Degree.
John is a retired United Methodist minister who serves Wesley Glen Ministries part-time as the chaplain. He has been with Wesley Glen since 2001, and loves the opportunity to share his life with those we serve at Wesley Glen. His other part-time job since retiring is serving Dixon United Methodist Church. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Master of Divinity from Emory University.
Director of Residential Services
Liz Woods has nearly a decade of experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Liz has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from the University of Phoenix and is currently working on a Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling degree at Fort Valley State University. She believes it is her calling to work as an advocate for people with IDD. Liz has served as a Social Worker, DDP, and Support Coordinator for Region 2 and 6. Liz looks forward to accomplishing great things with Wesley Glen, staff, families, and the community to provide the best life possible for our individuals, gladly serving with God’s continued blessings.
Developmental Disability Professional
Wesley Glen is a private, not for profit organization that supports adults
with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.