Staff / Board of Directors

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Shelly Beach
Board Member

Shelly is a Christy Award winning author of seven books, including Hallie’s Heart; Precious Lord, Take My Hand: Meditations for Caregivers; Ambushed by Grace: Help and Hope on the Caregiving Journey, and The Silent Seduction of Self-Talk. She was also one of three writers for The NIV Stewardship Study Bible. 

Shelly speaks throughout the nation on a wide range of topics and ministers in the nation’s prisons with Daughters of Destiny prison ministry.

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Susan Brantley

Susan is employed by Martha O’Bryan Center and works in the afterschool program with kindergarten students at East End Preparatory School.

She will be going back to school in the fall to earn a masters in social work. She is very involved with social justice issues and the outreach programs at Second Presbyterian Church. Susan has been married to Barry for over 28 years and they have two grown children Katy and Kyle.

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John Cozart

John is the Founder and President of Unshackled Ministries based in Orlando, Florida, founded to help individuals break free from the bondage of pornography.  John is a passionate speaker whose passion comes from overcoming a ten year addiction to internet pornography.  He was a prominent contributor to Somebody’s Daughter and is actively involved in promoting its message.  John has been married 31 years to his wonderful wife Joy and has two beautiful daughters.

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Donna Giver Johnston

Donna Giver Johnston is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and has lived in Washington, D.C., on the Jersey Shore and in Findlay, Ohio, before moving to Nashville four years ago.  She is married to Brian Johnston and together they have a daughter named Rebecca and a son named Christian.  Donna is an ordained Presbyterian minister, who served three churches as a Pastor before going back to school at Vanderbilt University for a Ph.D. in homiletics and liturgics.  Having completed coursework and exams, Donna is currently working on her dissertation on the recovery of the neglected narrative of women’s call to preach.  When not reading or writing, she enjoys yoga, swimming, playing games and making music with her family, and gathering around the table with friends to share some good food, fellowship and laughs.  Ever since Donna attended her first Music for the Soul concert, she has been a prayerful supporter.  As a new member of the Board of Directors, Donna looks forward to actively and prayerfully participating in this vital and vibrant ministry.

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Michael Lalor

Michael is the VP and CFO for Pharma Pac, LLC.  Prior to joining Pharma Pac, Michael was a partner in the Nashville practice of Tatum LLC and earlier as co founder and owner of New Vista Partners, where he served as an Interim CFO and COO for a variety of companies owned by private equity firms across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, oil and gas and technology. Lalor served as CFO and VP Finance for State Industries, Inc., a large family owned manufacturer, and subsequently as CFO for Acuscape International, Inc. and Boots and Coots, Inc.

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Judi Reid

Judi Reid is an educator, author, and an advocate against pornography and sexual addiction through several national and local ministries. Judi received her B.A. from William & Mary and did her graduate studies at the University of Virginia and Virginia

 

Commonwealth University. Her continuing education includes being a graduate of Christian Leaders, Authors, & Speakers Services (CLASS) and a c Certificate of Completion from the Center for Biblical Counseling of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Judi has been a contributing author to Cherish the Days by Martha Evans Sparks, The Power of Hospitality by Chuck and Kathie Crismier and The Art of Helping by Lauren Littauer Briggs as well as a Contributor to the Saddleback P.E.A.C.E Plan with Chapter 1 of From Discovery to Recovery. Judi is a Congressional Appointee to the White House Conference on Aging. She has been married 44 years and is the mother of 2 adult children.

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Paula Schrad

In her role as Vice President of Organizational Development at Douglas Shaw & Associates, Paula oversees all aspects of Human Relations & Resources including recruiting, performance management, and employee relations.

Paula began her career teaching inner city children for several years in Milwaukee before moving to Boston to pursue further education. 

During graduate school she worked as Director of Affiliate Relations at Affinity VideoNet, Inc. and then as Administrator of the Counseling Program at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. After completing her Masters of Counseling degree from Gordon Conwell, Paula worked as a therapist at The Meadows, an addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona, where she worked as a Family Therapist with sex addiction patients and their families. 

Immediately prior to coming to DSA she worked as a Consultant/Trainer for The Efficacy Institute, a not-for-profit agency of education reform focused on maximizing academic achievement and building character development. Paula brings strong interpersonal relationship and administrative skills to her role, and is passionate about empowering DSA employees to serve our clients well.

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Tammy Stauffer

Tammy is compelled to share God’s hope and love with others in a hurting world and is honored to work with a ministry that meets a variety of needs in such unique ways.

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Brad Weeks

Brad Weeks has more than 15 years of experience in the fields of finance and investing. He currently manages a U.S. based hedge fund which invests for  endowments, high net-worth individuals and domestic and international partnerships. Brad and his wife, Rachel currently live in Franklin, TN with their three children, Madison, Hayden and Carys.