Introducing New Staff Members

We are thrilled to have two new team members at Frazer! Meet our new Chief Financial Officer and Director of Adult Programs…

 

Bethaney Willis, Chief Financial Officer

Bethaney Willis, Chief Financial Officer

Bethaney has more than 23 years of experience in nonprofit and governmental accounting. Most recently, she served as Chief Financial Officer for Families First, a respected 127-year-old, $11M human service nonprofit here in Atlanta. Prior to that, Bethaney spent 13 years in the financial management of local universities, including Morehouse, Clayton State, Atlanta Metropolitan College, and Perimeter. She holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from Tougaloo College, and an MBA with a concentration in accounting from Baker College. Bethaney also holds a Master’s of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center and serves as a Worship Pastor at Turner Chapel AME Church.

 

We are impressed with her professionalism, her candor, her breadth of understanding of nonprofit operations, and her mature perspective on how to balance a nonprofit’s double bottom line of financial sustainability and mission impact.

 

Bill Payne, Director of Adult Programs

Bill Payne, Director of Adult Programs

Bill spent 17 years with the Indian Creek Foundation in Pennsylvania, a highly respected, $18.5M nonprofit providing a variety of services for people with intellectual disabilities. After 15 years as Director of Residential and Community-Based Services at Indian Creek, Bill was asked by the CEO to move into the position of Director of Vocational and Day Services, to bring the agency’s day services into compliance with evolving Medicaid guidelines. During his tenure, he transitioned Indian Creek from an in-house service model to a model that provides opportunities for participants to regularly engage in and contribute to the community. Bill also re-established the Supported Employment program at Indian Creek.

 

Prior to joining Indian Creek in 2001, Bill was Regional Director of Northwestern Human Services in Philadelphia for 12 years. He began his work with people with intellectual disabilities as a Direct Support Professional in a group home setting. For nine years, Bill served on the Board of Directors of Generations of Indian Valley, a nonprofit serving senior citizens, and served as Board Chair from 2014-2016. Bill holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Eastern University. He is an avid photographer and artist, with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Temple.

 

Bill and his wife recently relocated to Georgia to be closer to family. His wife has an RN position with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, the regulatory agency governing Frazer Center’s Adult Program.

 

We are confident that Bethaney and Bill will be a great leaders for Frazer, both through their expertise and cultural fit, and we are thrilled that they have chosen to join the Frazer family!