Staff and Board

St. Mary's Home Administrative Staff

Andy Wynne

  • Employed at St. Mary’s Home since 02/1987
  • Previously served as adjunct professor at Spring Hill College
  • Previously worked as a social worker for the Mobile County Department of Human Resources from 1982 to 1987.
  • Previously served on the boards of directors for Alabama Association of Child Care Professionals, Catholic Charities Residential Children’s Services, Family Counseling of Mobile, Our Lady of Lourdes’ and St. Dominic’s Catholic Schools, VOICES for Alabama’s Children, Mobile Pediatric AIDS, and as the agency representative on the United Way of Southwest Alabama.
  • Served as a delegate to the first and second Non-Profit Congresses in 2006 and in 2008.
  • Currently serves on the Alabama Department of Youth Services Board and on the Mobile Distance education Advisory Board for the University of Alabama.
  • Received Carnegie Hero Award and Cobb de Shazo Award for Child Care in Alabama.
  • Received Bachelor of Arts in Social Work – University of Alabama 1978.
  • Received Master of Social Work – University of Alabama 1980.

Ellen Copeland, L.C.S.W.

Director of Social Services
  • Employed at St. Mary's Home since 11/21/1988
  • Provided services in Child Welfare for 25 years
  • Previously worked in Child Protective Services, Mobile County Department of Human Resources - January 1983 - November 1988.
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Welfare - University of Alabama 1979
  • Master of Social Work - Florida State University 1985

Sharon Garland, MS

Director of Child Care
  • Employed at St. Mary’s Home since 04/1981
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – University of South Alabama 1984
  • Master of Science in Counseling – University of South Alabama 1987
  • Certified Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention (CPI certified)
  • Certified trainer from the University of Oklahoma Advanced Training Courses for Residential Child Care Workers.
  • Certified Trainer for the Archdiocese of Mobile Children/Adolescent Protection Program.

Susan R. Simonson, LPC

Therapeutic Foster Care Program Director
  • Received Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology – University of South Alabama 1973.
  • Received Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy - University of Mobile 1994.
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC since 1994.
  • Employed at St. Mary’s Home since 09/2008.
  • Previously worked in Mobile County School System as a Speech Pathologist.
  • Worked as a Marriage and Family Therapist at the University of Mobile.
  • Worked as the coordinator of the day treatment program for Singing River Mental Health.
  • Worked as the inpatient adolescent therapist unit at Charter Hospital.
  • Former coordinator of therapeutic service at Wilmer Hall.
  • Former Southwest Regional Director for United Methodist Children’s Home.

Norman Carter, SLPC

Program Supervisor for Intensive Residential Services
  • Employed at St. Mary’s Home since 11/1990
  • Employed as a psychiatric technician for 7 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology – University of Montevallo 1983
  • Master of Science in Counseling – Alabama State University 1990
  • Board Approved Counseling Supervisor

Michi Lunceford, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
  • Employed at St. Mary’s Home since 11/2004
  • Previously employed as a Certified Public Accountant for 10 years.
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting – University of West Alabama 1995
  • Master of Accountancy - University of Alabama 1996

Andrea Rehm

Director of Volunteer Services and Public Relations
  • Employed at St. Mary’s Home since 10/1994
  • Previously served as a Trust Tax Officer for Riggs National Bank for 11 years.
  • Served as committee member for America’s Promise in Mobile and the Alliance Against Abuse.
  • Currently serves on the Cumulus Cares Committee.
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance – Auburn University 1979
  • Master of Business Administration – George Washington University 1985

Jill Chenoweth

Executive Director, Saint Mary’s Home Foundation
  • Director of Development, St. Mary’s Home since 02/01/2008
  • Previously served as the District Scheduler and Office Manager for Congressman Jo Bonner and as the Director of Development of Child Day Care Association for 8 years.
  • Served on the boards of the Junior League of Mobile, Mobile United, Art Patrons League, Leadership Mobile, Spring Hill College National Alumni Association and Envision Coastal Alabama.
  • Currently serves on the board of Mobile United
  • Served as a delegate to the first and second Non-Profit Congresses in 2006 and in 2008.
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Spring Hill College 1987

St. Mary’s Home Board

Mike Fitzhugh


Paul Wesch

Past President

Edith Louden

Facility Chair

Susan Watson

Programs Chair

Bill Saliba

Lewis Shreve

Stewart Thames

Finance Chair

Father Will Saucier

St. Mary’s Home Ex-Officio Board Members

Most Reverend Thomas J. Rodi

Saint Mary’s Home Foundation Board of Directors

Mike Fitzhugh

Stewart Thames

Missy Marshall

Saint Mary’s Home Foundation Ex-Officio Members

Paul Wesch


SMH President

Andy Wynne


SMH Administrator