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.
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.