Board of Directors

Dewey Moye, Chair

I retired from the Lumpkin County School System after thirty-five years, where I served in various roles, including assistant principal, principal and superintendent. I truly believe in the Rainbow Children’s Home and its mission and am currently serving as chairman of the Rainbow board. I am still serving as a consultant for the Georgia Accrediting Commission. Helping children is my passion.

Stan Lewis, Vice-Chair

After earning a pharmacy degree and a MBA at UNC-Chapel Hill, I worked for 14 years in retail pharmacy and 36 years in the petrochemical industry. As a local pharmacist, I had the chance to fill prescriptions for the girls at Rainbow Children’s Home. I got to meet their caregivers and became very interested in this most worthy endeavor. I attended annual fundraising events and then was thrilled to be asked to join the board. Dahlonega is a very generous community and is proud to be home to Rainbow Children’s Home.

Gail Dowsett, Secretary

After moving to Georgia in 2011 and joining Dahlonega United Methodist Church, I immediately volunteered for the Wellington Ministry – an impoverished neighborhood with lots of vulnerable families. I grew close to one family and one young pre-teen and her younger brother. They were bullied and maligned in school, due to the clothes they wore and pure lack of attention to just basic needs, and I learned a lot. I just want to give children and young adults hope for a future, and being involved in Rainbow Children’s Home helps me do that.

Henry Davis, Treasurer

I had the privilege of being one of the original board members at Rainbow Children’s Home. In fact, I was part of the four-person committee that interviewed Dr. Melinda Frausto for the executive director position in 2000. I rejoined the board in 2014, and I have served on every position during my terms. It has been an honor to serve here.

Executive Director

Melinda Rollins-Frausto

Melinda has served as the executive director for Rainbow Children’s Home since March of 2000.

“From the first day I learned of Rainbow Children’s Home, I felt God guiding me to work with the abused and neglected children. Often times, abuse is a multi-generational issue. We want to stop the cycle of abuse by healing their wounds through counseling, preparing them for the future through education and training, and connecting them with a great sense of hope through spiritual guidance. It is an honor to serve our children because I know that we can make a difference in their lives.”

Associate in Science- Southern Union State Junior College, 1990
Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education- Auburn University, 1992
Master Degree in Community Agency Counseling- Auburn University, 1994
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)- State of Alabama, 2000
Certified Foster Parent, 2001 Certified Crisis Intervention Specialist, 2005
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)- State of Georgia, 2006
Doctorate Degree in Psychology- Southern California University, 2007.