About Our Chapter
We are currently growing our team of volunteers across the Space and Treasure Coast regions. Volunteers can host children and provide services such as transportation, parent mentoring, and supply tangible items such as diapers, car seats, and meals. Volunteers come from all walks of life. Some are retired, some are single, some have grown children, teenagers, and even young kids!
Local churches play a significant role in recruiting volunteers from their church family. They are integral to supporting those families as they serve and reach out to families in need. Churches of all sizes and various denominational, or non-denominational, backgrounds are active partners with Safe Families for Children.
Our amazing volunteers are the ones who take the Safe Families for Children movement into the community. But they can’t do it alone. They are supported by a staff of professionals passionately investing their lives in engaging churches, building the base of volunteers, vetting and training volunteers, screening and interviewing families in need, family coach supervision, building partnerships with community organizations and so much more.
Jackie Herron-Whitfield I Chapter Director
Randy Hunt | Family Coach Supervisor
Jessie Ray | Church Engagement Coordinator
Jessie has served in several nonprofit roles and church volunteer roles over her life. She studied history and also received a Master’s in Urban & Environmental Planning. She is excited to bring together her love of community and love for the church by working with Safe Families. She is passionate about healthy families and healthy churches, and believes Safe Families is an incredible model of serving the community in tangible ways and growing the Christian disciple into Christlikeness. She is also a certified Enneagram Coach. Jessie resides with her family in Vero Beach.
Anastasia Ruleman | Intake Specialist and Family Coach Supervisor
As a Business Manager at a radio station in 2001, Ana attended a professional goal-setting seminar and, instead, set a personal goal to care for children in crisis. Two weeks later, she became a foster parent and, eventually, left her career in radio to become a certified therapeutic foster parent with a dedicated 6-bed crisis home. After caring for more than 300 children, Ana set a new goal: support families in crisis before foster care becomes necessary. She loves the mission of Safe Families for Children to keep “Children Safe and Families Together.”