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.


John Brack, CPA

Senior Accountant

LaSonja Carter, MS-LPC

Intensive In-Home Services Supervisor

Kurt Fillebaum

Director of Information Technology

Lauren Goodman, MPA

Business Development Manager/Foster Parent Recruitment

Jelisha Harris, MSW

Independent Living Program Supervisor

Cathy Jenkins, LICSW

Executive Vice President of Gateway Services

Emily Neill, MSW

Program Manager, Therapeutic Foster Care

Kathryn R. O'Day, LCSW

President/CEO

Sabrina Pearson, MBA

Program Business Manager

Jeff Tolbert, LPC-S

Vice President of Gateway Services

Wesley Roberts

Director of Facilities

Debra Scruggs

Education Director

Collier Tynes

Chief of Staff
Big Award

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