Jackson EMC Foundation Awards Grant to NTF

The Jackson EMC Foundation, the charitable arm of Jackson EMC, asks its customers to round up their power bill to the nearest dollar to be used for charitable donations. Overseen by the foundation’s board, these funds are then awarded as grants to address charitable needs and provide financial assistance in the ten counties where Jackson EMC provides electric service.

One of only 11 November 2017 grant recipients, Neighbor To Family, Inc. Georgia was awarded $7635.00 to purchase mannequins, and other training materials crucial for our Crisis Intervention training seminars.

Pictured (L to R) Jody Howard, Director of Education and Support Services, Neighbor To Family Inc. Georgia, Joe Hicks, Jackson EMC District Manager, Jamila Hankins, Vice President of Georgia and Maryland Programs, Neighbor To Family, Inc., Tony Everett, President/CEO, Neighbor To Family, Inc., Shawnece Crisler, Case Manager and Crisis Prevention Trainer, Neighbor To Family, Inc. Georgia.



The Ryan Cameron Foundation hosted 9th annual Holiday Giving event.

On Sunday, December 3rd The Ryan Cameron Foundation (RCF) hosted their 9th annual Holiday Giving event in partnership with Porsche Cars North America (PCNA). Several NTF Georgia families were provided with a special Holiday dinner, gifts for the children in care and $205 worth of gift cards/certificates! The families enjoyed live music, activities, and Santa even made a special appearance. Thank you to our devoted community partner Mr. Ryan Cameron for being a great supporter of sibling foster care!


Welcome Deb MacGilvary, Vice President of Human Resources

NTF is excited to welcome Deborah “Deb” MacGilvary as our new Vice President of Human Resources. Deb is a senior level generalist in the field of human resources, holds two HR certifications, SPHR and SHRM-SCP. Deborah earned her MBA from Plymouth State University in NH and her BS in Human Resources from Granite State College. Her experience is from a broad range of industries, including software, manufacturing, and a community mental health organization in NH, West Central Behavioral Health. Deborah is a longstanding member of the Society of Human Resource Managers.


NTF chosen as a Margarita Ball Charity Recipient

Neighbor To Family, Inc. was chosen as one of the 20 Margarita Ball Charities again this year! Charities selected receive toys that are collected at the ball. This year the Margarita Ball collected at total of 3,249 toys and 144 bikes. The Daytona Beach program received the donation from the ball on Monday 11/20!





A Warm Welcome and Best Wishes

Please welcome Pennie Fain-Noggle to the NTF Family, she is the new Administrative Assistant at the Corporate Office in Daytona Beach.

We also want to say Best Wishes in Retirement to Sharon Lamb, as tomorrow (11/30) will be her last day with NTF.

Penny Noggle- Administrative Assistant – Corporate Office, Daytona Beach



Congratulations Albert Sullivan, Family Care Manager, NTF- Bartow

Congratulations Albert on being recognized by Heartland For Children in their Case Manager’s Corner. Below is a small excerpt of what was posted!

“Albert Sullivan of Neighbor to Family has continuously demonstrated what it means to be a good team player.  It doesn’t matter how far away a client lives, Albert is always willing to help out a fellow FCM as well as the clients.”

Please CLICK HERE to read the full post!






NTF Georgia Hosts 12th Annual Foster Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon

On October 19th, Neighbor To Family hosted its 12th annual Foster Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon and Awards Show.

The Masquerade and Mystery themed event was attended by over 100 stylishly dressed guests who joined in the fun with suits, gowns and masks. The Master of Ceremonies, Jody Howard, Georgia’s Director of Education and Support Services, kept the event lively and fun, Tony Everett, President/CEO and Dr. Jamila Hankins, Vice-President of Georgia and Maryland Programs, spoke of Neighbor To Family’s appreciation for the commitment to excellence and standard of care shown to the children we serve.

This year saw the creation of a new award category. In addition to our traditional, Rising Star, Foster Caregiver in a Supporting Role, and County Foster Caregiver of the Year awards, the prestigious Georgia Foster Caregiver of the Year award will serve as the crown jewel of our awards and is eligible to all Neighbor To Family Georgia Foster Caregivers. Our premiere recipient  was Ms. Darlene Campbell of the Dekalb/Fulton region. Ms. Campbell has been a Foster Caregiver with Neighbor To Family for over 11 years and in that time has had over 50 children in her home. In addition to setting the gold standard in the areas of timely documentation completion, training, and meeting all basic needs, Ms. Campbell’s real strength is in her ability to manage difficult situations, advocate for the children in her home, and help the children feel loved and safe.  We are so proud and happy to have Ms. Campbell as part of our team!

Thanks to amazing support from our Community Sponsors, every Foster Caregiver who attended left with at least one door prize.

Prizes included, gift baskets, a free rental car weekend, jewelry, cosmetics, home décor and family entertainment fun packs, and gift cards that ranges from $25 to $200.

The event appeared to be a huge success and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

New CQI Plan for FY 17-18

NTF’s annual Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Plan is our GPS. It’s a navigational tool that guides our quality process: where we’re going, how we’ll get there, how we’ll know when we’re there, and how we might have made the trip better.

Please make the journey with your colleagues. NTF has a big bus that can seat us all. We all have the responsibility to look for smarter and better ways to perform our work. Help the driver and your fellow passengers by becoming involved. Read the plan, discuss it with your supervisor or others in team meetings, participate in your program’s local CQI meetings, and take part in the satisfaction survey process when the time comes.  

If you have ideas for improvement, remember that NTF has a link on EmpNet to submit suggestions. Or you may contact Gaye James, Vice President of CQI and Training (gaye.james@ntf.org). 
Let’s make this year’s road trip the best ever! 



Give and Go with the Jacksonville Jaguars!


 Give and Go is your chance to get the best deal on Jaguars tickets in town while supporting Neighbor To Family! For every ticket you purchase to any of the Jaguars’ 2017 regular season home games through the secure Give and Go site, you automatically donate $10 to the Jacksonville NTF Program. Click below to see available games and ticket prices!