Board of Directors

Mary Ellen Collins

Mary Ellen Collins, PhD, is the Founder, Executive Director, and Board Chair of the Motherless Daughters Ministry, Inc.  Prior to founding the ministry, Mary Ellen was CEO of People Power Consulting, focusing in areas of management, teams, and organizational development to businesses, industry, healthcare institutions, professional organizations, universities and nonprofit...

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Gladys Bell

Gladys Bell Med, CFCS recently retired from Santa Maria Community Services after 19 years during which she served as a Center Director, Program Manager, Volunteer Manager and Human Resource Associate. Previously, she worked at a United Way home health care organization as case manager, supervisor, training coordinator and HR Associate....

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Penny Cesco

Penny is known for her excellent organization, administrative, leadership, and management abilities. A frequent conference presenter, Penny is known as an accomplished public speaker.  Professionally, Penny has spent over 38 years as a Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP); working with children; mentoring SLP students; and directing OT (Occupational therapy)/PT (Physical Therapy)/SLP departments....

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