Meet some of our team! We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Charlice Byrd

Board Chair

I joined the Board of Directors because it has a special place near and dear to my heart. My parents provided a safe, secure and loving home for my sister and me, but mom had a never-ending flow of love to give. They adopted two children: one from a state-run foster care system at 3 years of age and one from the Methodist Home for Babies at 6 months old. Then much later in life, they became foster parents to 6 siblings ages 6 months to 12 years of age. Mom and Dad created a path for these children to enjoy a place of healing, stability, and permanency. It is said, only the Spirit of God can prick the heart of compassion.

Thus, I have a soft spot for kids in foster care. They are the most vulnerable, and it is my duty to help shape policy and to protect the most marginalized of society by helping them overcome severe odds and move forward with strength and dignity. I am blessed in every way, and I want to put that love on display and see children’s lives changed.

I encourage you to get involved in any effort to support our mission of “giving girls roots; giving girls wings.

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Chip McCarthy

Board Member

James “Chip” McCarthy has been a resident of Cherokee County since 1987. He lives is the south end of the county with his wife of 32 years. They have three children, all of whom were raised in Cherokee County and educated in the public school system.

Chip has been in law enforcement since 1979 and is currently on the Fulton County Police Department Reserve Police Officer Program. He and his wife are active with the youth at their church, teaching Sunday school and serving in mission activities. That interest in youth has drawn him to be on the Board of Directors for the North Georgia Angel House. It is his hope that being on the Board will forge a common bond with law enforcement when dealing with the needs of Angel House, making that relationship beneficial to both parties and allowing the ladies from Angel House to make a smooth transition from the group home setting to society as a whole.

Chip asks for the prayers and well wishes from all those who have contact with Angel House and the population they serve.

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Bettie Smith

Board Member

Bettie Sleeth is a Consultant for Regulatory Affairs for the Home Builders Association of Georgia (HBAG). She is very active in her community and her church, serving on the Missions and Outreach Board of Hillside United Methodist Church. Bettie helped start the Kiwanis Club of Greater Cherokee, an organization that focuses on serving and improving the lives of children. She works with Kiwanis to help young people develop service leadership skills. Bettie is honored to serve on the Board of North Georgia Angel House, an organization that is Giving Girls Roots – Giving Girls Wings.

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