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Our Staff

Dr. Shakebra L. Young- Executive Director

Dr. Shakebra L. Young, a native of Cleveland, Mississippi, was appointed Executive Director on July 9, 2018. She serves as the first African-American female to hold the position. Dr. Young obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Computer Information Systems & Office Administration from Delta State University and a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Tennessee.  She earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Human Services from Capella University. Dr. Young later obtained a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Walden University. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration Degree in Human Resource Management from Delta State University. She has worked in various positions and settings in the social work profession as an educator, a therapist, and a mentor.  Dr. Young served as an Instructor in the Department of Social Work at The University of Mississippi and an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at The University of Memphis. She worked as the Director of Programs at Sacred Heart Southern Missions. Dr. Young is also currently an online Professor of Social Work in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Walden University. Dr. Young manages and oversees the daily operations at St. Gabriel Mercy Center.

Ms. Mavis Honorable- Assisstant Director/Chief Operating Officer

Mavis Honorable, Assistant Director, has a B.S. degree from Delta State University in Computer Information Systems and obtained a Masters degree in Information Systems from DePaul University, Chicago, IL. Mavis was hired as the Computer Lab Coordinator and was promoted in February 2012 to the position of Assistant Director. Mavis brings many years of experience in technology and business analysis.

Ms. Trena Robinson, MBA- Director Of Advancement & Communications/Public Relations

Mavis Honorable, Assistant Director, has a B.S. degree from Delta State University in Computer Information Systems and obtained a Masters degree in Information Systems from DePaul University, Chicago, IL. Mavis was hired as the Computer Lab Coordinator and was promoted in February 2012 to the position of Assistant Director. Mavis brings many years of experience in technology and business analysis.

Ms. Cassandra Smith- Administrative Assistant

Bobbie Dulaney is the Coordinator of the Sewing Program and the Delta Boutique. Not only does she teach people how to sew, she shows them how to make money by selling the beautiful garments in the Delta Boutique. Bobbie has a B.S. from Coahoma Jr. College, a B.S. from MVSU and is taking courses offered at Delta State University as well.

MS. Bobbie Dulaney- Sewing Coordinator

Dwana Lyles has been working at St. Gabriel since 2006 as the Senior Outreach Coordinator. Her responsibilities include planning and overseeing the activities for the participants, preparing healthy meals each day, providing transportation to and from the Center, and developing exercise programs. The participants’ spiritual, emotional, social and physical wellbeing are always respected. Dwana has a B.A. degree in Sociology.

Mrs. Clestine Davis- Certified Parent Educator

Clestine Davis has been a Certified Parent Educator since 2001. She visits each family every month teaching parenting skills relating to the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual life of the child. Clestine began working with St. Gabriel Mercy Center after working fourteen years at St. Gabriel Mission School.

Ms. Martha Black- Certified Parent Educator

Martha Black has been a Certified Parent Educator since 2003. She is responsible for teaching parenting skills to parents every month as well as generating monthly and annual reports. Martha was a Certified Teacher Assistant for eight years and in Home Daycare for seven years before coming to St. Gabriel.

Ms. Candace Chase- Emergency Program Assistance Coordinator

Candace Chace is the Coordinator of The Emergency Assistance Program which assists clients in paying some bills when an emergency has arisen. Candace is also the manager of St. Gabriel Closet, the Thrift Shop is the Coordinator of the Volunteer Program which helps every program at St. Gabriel. Candace has a Bachelor of Business Administration from MS State University.

Ms. Linda Cain- GED Coordinator

Linda Cain began working at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in November 2015 as a GED Instructor and was promoted in August 2016 to GED Coordinator. She teaches English and History. Linda has an Associates of Arts degree from Coahoma Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Delta State University.

Bobbie Rogers- GED Instructor

Ms. Bobbie Rogers began working at St. Gabriel Mercy Center in August 2017 as the math GED instructor. She has teaching experience through Americorps. Ms. Rogers has a Bachelor of Social Work from Delta State University.

Ms. Phyllis Brown- Environmental Services

Phyllis has been on staff with St. Gabriel’s for several years and is such a help when it comes to the overall cleanliness of the facility. We are grateful to have her here!

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