Sara Jones graduated from Lee University with a degree in Psychology. During her senior year, she began working in a home supporting people with disabilities and has stayed in this career field since. Over the years, she has supported people in a variety of settings including residential, community, and employment. Her focus has been on community and employment services, and is passionate about supporting people to feel connected and valued in their community.
Doctor Frank Harbin
Dr. Frank Harbin has been clinical psychologist at Harbin Clinic since 1991. He works with children and adults with a variety of conditions. His community involvement includes serving on the Red Cross disaster mental health team, being a founding board member of the Northwest Georgia Child Advocacy Center, and serving as a prior board member of the Rome International Film Festival and current board member of the Coosa River Bason Initiative.
Doug Bowling grew up in Hermitage Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1988 with a degree in Business.
He and his wife were employed at the Tennessee School for the Deaf in the residential program from 1986 until 1989. In the Spring of 1988, they interviewed with Truett Cathy after learning about WinShape Homes. For the next 32 years Doug and his wife raised their four biological children as well as seventy five foster children. In 2015 Doug founded Doug’s Deli. He and his son Ben have been in business for 7 years serving Rome and surrounding folks with breakfast lunch and dinner.
Justin Bruce is a Lindale/Silver Creek native who currently works at Darlington school where he serves as registrar, faculty advisor to the Honor Council, and as a learning specialist. He has served as a learning specialist at the Upper School since 2016 and holds a B.S. in Collaborative Special Education from Auburn University, a Masters in Special Education Adaptive Curriculum from the University of West Georgia, and an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University. Before coming to Darlington, Justin worked at Model Middle School as a special education teacher. Justin and his wife Elizabeth have two daughters, Annie Ruth and Rosie.
Hendrick (Rick) L. Cromartie, III, is a native of Rome, GA. He attended the University of Georgia and graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and in 1985 with a Juris Doctor degree. He has practiced law in Rome since 1985 and has had his own law firm, H.L. Cromartie III, P.C., since 2003. Mr. Cromartie is married to Jill Barker of Rome, and they have a daughter, 11, and a son, 6. Mr. Cromartie has been on the Floyd Training and Service Center board since 1996.
Richard Hammond retired as plant manager of Bekaert Corp. in Rome after a career in engineering, production management, maintenance supervision, and project management for Alcoa and ARCO Metals. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University and graduated from the Executive Business Program at Louisiana State University. Hammond is affiliated with the Rome/Floyd Chamber of Commerce, Rome United Way, Greater Rome Industry Association, Rome Rotary, Star House, Floyd College Foundation, Rome YMCA, and Shorter College.
Renaultha Houston is a graduate of Shorter University and is currently working on a master’s degree at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. She is retired from the State of Ga. and currently works at Highland Rivers as a certified substance abuse counselor for Floyd Co. Drug Court. She has committed her life to service at an early age which was solidified by joining the United States Army and serving for 8 years. Her sister had Downs Syndrome and attended Floyd Training Center for many years which propelled Ms. Houston to become a board member.
Pastor Nick Jones
Nick Jones is a graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. He has been the Lead Pastor of Redemption Church in Rome for 6 1/2 years. He is married to Leslie Jones and they have two Children Jada and Sydney. Nick has worked with many non profits and helped to provide leadership consultation as well as restructuring of organizations.
Paul is a professional photographer. He has served on the Floyd Training and Service Center board for 10 years. He is a past president of Georgia Southeast Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, past president of the Coosa Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited and served two terms on the Rome Historic Preservation Commission.
Judge Timothy Pape
Timothy Pape retired in January 2013 as the Floyd County Juvenile Court Judge after almost 31 years. He was raised in Rome, and graduated from East Rome High School, Mercer University and Georgia Law School. He began practice as an Assistant District Attorney in Floyd County in 1977 and was appointed Juvenile Court Judge in March 1982. Pape has three sons and is married to Jacque Buice Pape. He has served on the Floyd Training Center board since 1988.
Mary Patton has been a realtor for Toles, Temple and Wright since 1989. She received an Associate degree in Art at Reinhardt University in 1974. Mary worked at the Cerebral Palsy Center, which is now known as Network Day Service Center who supports individuals with developmental disabilities, as an aide in 1977. She has been involved in Vestry, Altar Guild, Parish Life activities, and is a current board member for DIGS. Mary has been on Floyd Training and Service Center board for approximately 30 years.
Mardi recently retired as Director of Economic Development from Georgia Northwestern Technical College after 35 years of service. She is a graduate of Shorter University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Leadership. She has been active in the community and served on the Board of Directors with Floyd County Elections and Voter Registration, Greater Rome Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Floyd-Gordon Employer Committee, and Northwest Georgia Credit Union, as well as Committees with the local school systems including Floyd County Schools Stakeholders Committee for Special Educational Needs and Rome City Schools Parents’ Advisory Committee.