Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Our leadership team strives to be a workforce of champions for children and families, because the people we serve deserve nothing less.  

This unique group consists of subject-matter experts in human services, child welfare, mental health, public policy, IT and nonprofit management.  Our diversity in age, race, background and expertise helps us develop the best solutions for child and family success.

We meet every week to look at measurable results, celebrate our wins and hold each other accountable to serving children and families with excellence.

Scroll down to meet the members of Gateway's leadership team.


Laura Angers, M.Ed., LPC

Intensive In-Home Services & Shelby WRAP Supervisor

John Brack, CPA

Director of Accounting

Heidi Hardman, LICSW

Intensive In-Home Services North Alabama Supervisor

Jelisha Harris, MSW

Independent Living Program Supervisor

Bree Hester

Strategic Engagement Manager

Cathy Jenkins, LICSW

Executive Vice President of Gateway Services

Kathryn R. O'Day, LCSW

President/CEO

Jeff Tolbert, LPC-S

Head of Quality

Wesley Roberts

Director of Facilities

Stephanie Stratton

IT Manager

Deborah Turner, LPC

TFC Clinical Manager & Therapist

Collier Tynes

Chief of Staff
Big Award

Kate O'Day named Who's Who in Birmingham's most influential nonprofit leaders.