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Our Team

Board of Directors

Carol Beresford
Founder, 2002

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 Olson
President, 2005

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 Rhodes
Treasurer, 2002

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 Morton
Member, 2013

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 Hale
Member, 2022

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 Teufel
Member, 2023

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
Member, 2002

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.

Tom Meyers
Member, 2023

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.

Karen Hilo

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.

Staff

Dina Ciotola
Resident Program Director

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 and integrated marketing.

Amanda Laing
Case Manager

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.

Beth Beson
Financial Administrator

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.

Abby Brennan
Special Projects Consultant

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.

Marsha Clive
Bookkeeper

Mali Hanner
PR Intern

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 Wolcott
Resident Advisor

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.

Darla Orrell
Resident Advisor

Victoria Maze
Resident Advisor

Pat Nielsen
Resident Advisor

Andrea Wise
Resident Advisor

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