EFGC Staff & Board of Directors
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Exceptional Foundation Gulf Coast
Board of Directors
Mrs. Katie Evans - President
Ms. Britten Steiner
Mr. Niall Fraser
Mr. Craig Dahle
Mr. David Schultze
Mr. Josh Duplantis
Mrs. Merrilee Nestande
Mrs. Mary Kay Webb
Jennifer Flad was named Executive Director in September 2013. Under her guidance, Exceptional Foundation Gulf Coast as made steady growth. Jennifer has been known in the Fairhope Community since 2007 being a prominent member of First Baptist Fairhope, Fairhope Soccer Academy, President of the Junior Auxiliary of the Eastern Shore and the Past-President of the Downtown Fairhope Association. Through her volunteer work with the Junior Auxiliary of the Eastern Shore she found her passion of working with the special needs community. She is using her Degree in Hospitality, earned at the East Stroudsburg University, along with her community connection to grow EFGC.
Virginia Luck is from Prattville, Alabama and just graduated from the University of South Alabama with a bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy. Virginia is a Certified Recreational Therapist. While in college Virginia volunteered with many different organizations in Mobile, such as Camp S.M.I.L.E. Virginia enjoys listening to music in her free time while also painting and spending a lot of time outside. Virginia runs all of the Foundation's social media aspects and is head of marketing.
Lee is originally from the Mobile area and recently retired after forty years of serving as a United Methodist minister in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. He and his wife Ginny live in the Steelwood Community north of Loxley. Lee has a background in mental health and has always had a passion for meeting the needs of special needs children and adults. He began volunteering at EFGC in January of 2019and loved it so much he asked to be on staff. If you are interested in a great volunteer opportunity please contact Lee by text, 225-772-6974.
Alley is originally from Mobile, Alabama, where she currently resides with her five kids. She graduated from Bishop State in 2011. She would like to one day open her own group home and day center for children and adults with developmental delays. Alley loves to go to the park with her children and watch movies.
Annie Boros was raised in Baldwin County, she and her husband Jim live in Silverhill, Al. Annie recently graduated from the University of South Alabama with a bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy. While in college Annie worked as a classroom aid and clinical aid at the American Autism and Rehab Center. During her free time she loves spending time with family, going camping and boating.
Hannah Hartigan has lived in Daphne, Alabama for over 10 years. Hannah started volunteering with the foundation and realized her passion for working with special needs. She was later accepted on as a staff member and has been a valuable asset ever since. In her free time, Hannah enjoys spending time with family and friends and making fun memories with our participants.
Danielle is originally from Flora, Mississippi but now lives in Saraland! She graduated from the University of South Alabama in May of 2020 with a degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a minor in Studio Art. She aspires to one day attend graduate school for Speech Pathology. A fun fact about Danielle is that she loves to go hiking with her dog, Temple, and her favorite form of art is stained glass. Danielle now runs our Art Program as well as being a Program Assistant.