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

Program Manager, Intensive In-Home Services (IIHS)

John Brack, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Heidi Hardman, LICSW

Senior Program Manager, Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)

Bree Hester

Chief of Staff

Kathryn R. O'Day, LCSW

President/CEO

Tiffany Pope, BSW

ILP Supervisor

Jeff Tolbert, LPC-S

Vice President of Mission Impact

Stephanie Stratton

IT Manager

Deborah Turner, LPC

TFC Clinical Manager & Therapist

Brandon Watson

Facilities Manager

Zach Williams

TFC Recruitment, Training, Licensing & Matching Manager
Big Award

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