Carol founded the first Hannah’s Home in Mentor, Ohio in 2001. She then moved to Tequesta, Florida where started a second home. Since our doors opened in 2011, Carol has played an invaluable role in this ministry and our community.
Jon has supported our mission and served as chairman of the board since 2005. He brings decades of experience as an architect and is currently a partner at Spalding + Olson Design Group LLC in Jupiter, Florida.
Michael has served as our board treasurer since the home’s inception in 2002. He is originally from Tennessee and is passionate about helping vulnerable populations. Michael is currently the CFO at Goodmark PLC.
Jennifer joined the board of directors as a member in 2013. Shortly after, she founded JMorton Planning & Landscape Architecture following a successful 22-year career in land planning and landscape architecture.
Michael joined the board with extensive experience as a lawyer in commercial litigation, general liability and trucking and transportation. He was raised in South Florida and is currently a partner at Traub Lieberman.
Shawn has been an invaluable member of our team since 2020. As a founding member of Sykon Capital, his private wealth management firm provides families with investment management and financial planning, locally and across the country.
Spiritual Advisory Board
Pastor Paul Beresford
Pastor Paul has been married to his loving wife and our founder, Carol, for 62 years! He gave over 20 dedicated years as a senior pastor for Tequesta’s First Baptist Church and chaplain for the Village of Tequesta, where he currently serves.
Thomas O. Meyers
Thomas is from Covina, California, has two daughters and established careers in the mortgage and education fields. He shares his gifts in music by leading worship at Calvary Chapel of Jupiter Farms and monthly worship services at Hannah’s Home.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Karen has a passion for helping ambitious leaders achieve excellence. She formerly served as an executive business consultant with Sea Level Consulting LLC, Chief Operating, Chief Financial, and Chief Development Officer, and CEO of other nonprofits and private organizations. Karen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware and her Master of Business Administration at Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBAU). She has also served on PBAU’s alumni board of directors.
Abby served eight years as Mayor of the Village of Tequesta and two as Council Member. Abby has over 35 years of experience in finance, fundraising, public/private joint ventures, and commercial real-estate development.
Resident Program Manager
Victoria moved to Florida from New York over a year ago to work in ministry. She loves spending time with family, reading, and is currently pursuing her degree in Psychology and Christian Counseling. She feels blessed to work for our residents!
Mary Arden Carroll
PR & Marketing Director
Mary Arden is from Rome, Georgia and moved to Florida for college at Palm Beach Atlantic University where she studied public relations. She specializes in social media strategy, integrated marketing, and donor relations.
Pamela grew up in Bordentown, New Jersey. She loves reading, walking, kayaking, her husband of 32 years, their two sons and golden retriever, Lola. Pamela felt the Lord’s calling many years ago to serve young women in need.
Beth has served Hannah’s Home for over five years with extensive experience in finance, accounting and office management. She is a fervent supporter of our mission, enjoys golfing and resides in Palm Beach Gardens.
Amanda is originally from Illinois but has lived in Florida for the last eight years. Her baby, Lillian Grace, is her pride and joy who loves to play with the other resident babies at Hannah’s Home.
Mali is studying business with a minor in psychology at Florida Atlantic University Honors College. She’s from Lighthouse Point, Florida and is passionate about nonprofit ministry work.
Betty is from Pennsylvania with a degree in education. She taught at Jupiter Christian School for nine years and most of her career has been spent with children and teens.