Board of Directors and Advisors to Respite for All Foundation
Board of Directors and Advisors to Respite for All Foundation
Board of Directors and Advisors to Respite for All Foundation

The Respite for All Board of Directors brings together individuals from all walks of life to help guide the vision and mission of the foundation in serving Respite Ministries and communities across the country with unfailing faith, support, hope, and love.

Daphne Johnston

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Respite for All Foundation

Scott Bamman

Board President
Vice-President, Thornton-Farish Investment Bankers

“Here in Alabama a template for a faith-based support program for people living with dementia and their families has been developed and extensively refined. God offers us the opportunity to share that learning and expertise nationwide and even worldwide. RFA humbly answers that call to offer this gift as graciously, effectively, and broadly as we can to those whom we might never know.” – Scott Bamman

Bill Newton

Board Vice President
State Finance Official – Retired

“My church created this program as a way to serve our ‘neighbor’ as Jesus commanded, and serving on this board allows me to participate in spreading this wonderful program across the nation. This opportunity is exciting to me.” – Bill Newton

Tricia Seay

Board Treasurer
Former Medical Technologist/Science Professor

Elizabeth Crum

Board Secretary
Business Owner – Retired

“I volunteer at Respite and have seen the positive impact the program makes for participants, caregivers, and volunteers. I want this experience available for more communities throughout the country.” – Elizabeth Crum

Lynn Beshear

Immediate Past President
Commissioner, Alabama Department of Mental Health -– Retired

“In the complex journey to care for individuals living with dementia who increasingly are impaired in their ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities, the role of the caregiver(s) is paramount. Indeed, that individual(s)’s mental, emotional and physical health is at stake. Dementia changes everything. The critical importance of respite care for both care-receiver and caregiver cannot be overstated; it is lifesaving.” – Lynn Beshear

Bishop Lawson Bryan

Board Member
Bishop, South Georgia Conference, The United Methodist Church – Retired

“I want to support RFA because RFA is on the leading edge of addressing a major social need for which no one else knows what to do. RFA leads to increased vitality among churches, synagogues, and other groups who are involved, and RFA enables communities of faith to engage in asset-based community development.” – Bishop Lawson Bryan

Fayron Epps, PhD, RN

Board Member
Associate Professor, Emory University & Founder, Alter Network

Daniel Lindsey

Board Member
Attorney, Rushton-Stakely

Andrea McCain

Board Member
Senior Vice President, CB&S Bank

Susu Millsap

Board Member
Community Leader and Respite Champion

Bill Parker

Board Member
Retired CPA

Anne Warren

Board Member
Community Leader and Respite Volunteer

Tom Watson

Board Member
Bell Systems Executive – Retired

“I have volunteered at Respite for over eight years and have seen the joy and love it has brought to the participants, caregivers, and volunteers. Therefore, I would like to see this organization spread all over to other people.” – Tom Watson

Warren Barrow

Co-Founder and Emeritus Board Member
Construction Executive – Retired