See below for more info on our staff!
Stephanie Bowen, Executive Director
Linda Turner, Manager of Administration
Charles “G” Jackson, Director of Operations and Outreach
Jennifer Iptazi, Assistant Program Manager
Jeremy Pechin, Assistant Program Manager
Helen Lewis, Assistant Program Manager
Roxanne Brown, Administrative Coordinator
Amanda Johnson, Intake Worker
Mary Williams, Intake Worker
James Thatcher, Intake Worker
BFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sue Brandon, Chairperson
Jayne Matthews, Vice-Chairperson
Darlene Dies, Treasurer
Carol Humphrey, Secretary
Catherine E. Jones
Tom Rieber (at large)
BFA STAFF BIOS
STEPHANIE BOWEN – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
With BFA since August 2015. Graduate of UNCW’s Social Worker Program in 2014. Mother of 2. Married for 6 years to David Bowen.
LINDA TURNER – MANAGER OF ADMINISTRATION
Linda is a 16 year veteran of BFA having performed most all of the key agency functions. Currently she manages the financials systems and human resource activities of the agency.
CHARLES “G” JACKSON – DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND OUTREACH
Currently enrolling at ECPI online for a Bachelor’s in business administration, G is proud to be part of “this amazing organization” and helping to achieve its mission of helping those in crisis.
JENNIFER IPTAZI – ASSISTANT PROGRAM MANAGER
Intake worker since July 2015. Mother of 5 rambunctious children ranging in age from 16 down to 2. Born and raised in the army life and spent 14 years associated with the military. Graduated magna cum laude in 2011 and moved to Brunswick County in 2013.
JEREMY PECHIN – ASSISTANT PROGRAM MANAGER
20 years of customer service, Enjoys helping people, with many years of management experience.
HELEN LEWIS – ASSISTANT PROGRAM MANAGER
Mother of two daughters, Helen Lewis has lived in Leland all of her life and graduated from North Brunswick High School and Cape Fear Community College.
ROXANNE BROWN – ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Roxanne has been in Nursing Home management for over 15 years. She brings a personal passion for helping people to her role. She is married and has a 36 year old son.
AMANDA JOHNSON – INTAKE WORKER
Amanda Johnson, mother of two, graduated from Brunswick Community College with her associates degree in Business Administration.
JAMES THATCHER – INTAKE WORKER
James Thatcher holds a supervisor certification to reasonable suspicion testing from Behavioral Health Services, Washington County, MD, and a West Virginia certification in business law, among others. James lives in Supply with his wife and four children.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Are you ready to be a part of an organization that is positively impacting the neighborhood in which you live and work?
Then check out ways to get involved.
The selfless service of volunteers is what makes BFA possible. See how you can get involved.
BFA has many emergency and non emergency programs offering help for food, shelter, and clothing needs
There are upcoming events that you can take part in and help out those less fortunate in our area.
Our special programs give aid to those in need in Brunswick county. See how we are helping.
Food & Shelter problems are closer to home than you think…