Morningstar’s staff realizes that our mission can only be accomplished through teamwork. The team is highly qualified and dedicated to the mission of the organization. The staff show enthusiasm in caring for the children and youth with love and hope. A stated theme, “ Where love & hope welcome children and youth just as they are,” is displayed daily by the staff as they interact with these most in need children.
Chief Executive Officer – Beth VanDerbeck
Chief Operations Officer – Wells Kilgore, M.P.A. Health Administration
Admissions Coordinator – Janet Newton, B.S. Resource Management
Financial Consultant – Wendi O’Connor
Residential Services Director – Vernon Andrews, M.P.A.
Residential Services Coordinator – Josh Johnson, B.S. Criminal Justice
Mental Health Services Director – Robin Robinson, LCSW, DCSW, MSW
Therapeutic Foster Care Services Director – Cara Burban, M.Ed. and Ed.S. School Psychology
Director of Education for Morningstar Academy – Jeffrey Metzger, B.S. Special Education, M.S. Educational Administration
Finance Director – Melinda Massey, B.S. Accounting
Maintenance Supervisor – Mike Davis
Training Coordinator – Gary Brown
Development Coordinator and Social Media – Katie Morse, B.S. Psychology