Meet Our Team

Meet members from our development team who are ready and internationally.

Jerry T. Haag, Ph.D., CFP®

President/CEO

Dr. Jerry Haag is the president/CEO of One More Child. During his tenure as president, he has guided the expansion of ministry sites from nine locations in Florida to more than 50 locations around the globe. Under his presidency, One More Child has launched its Anti-Trafficking, Child Hunger, Single Moms, Family Support (prevention) and Global programs to meet immediate and long-term needs of children and families. Under Dr. Haag’s leadership, One More Child has increased from serving 3,351 children and individuals in 2007 to more than 260,000 in 2019.

 

Dr. Haag earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance from Baylor University and earned a Ph.D. in finance and real estate in 1995 from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has led and participated in humanitarian aid, emergency relief, childcare and ministry to children and families in countries around the world.

Having been appointed and reappointed since 2013 by both Gov. Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott, Dr. Haag serves on the Florida Faith-based and Community-based Advisory Council which he currently chairs. He also serves on the board of directors of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO), where he has chaired its Faith and Foster Care Research Team and served on the President’s Advisory Council. In addition, Dr. Haag has served on the board for Hines Ugandan Ministry since 2018.

Because of Dr. Haag’s experience and leadership in launching global, prevention, and anti-trafficking programs, he has been invited on numerous occasions to share our organization’s expertise with national and world leaders – to include the United States Health and Human Services, the White House, the President’s Office of the Dominican Republic (in coordination with President Danilo Medina) and the Office of the First Lady of Guatemala (in coordination with First Lady Patricia Marroquin de Morales).

Dr. Haag is passionate about long-term policy change to impact vulnerable children, and he had the pleasure of participating in a distinguished seminar on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy, sponsored by the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University.

He preaches regularly in churches throughout the nation, and he and his wife, Christi, also enjoy speaking together. Additionally, he has authored, presented and published academic articles relating to his business expertise and has been honored several times for his business, professional and civic achievements.

In 2018, Dr. Haag was awarded the 2018 George W. Truett Distinguished Service Award by the Baylor Line Foundation and was honored at its Hall of Fame Gala for his exceptional leadership in meeting the needs of children around the world.

Dr. Haag has served on the faculty and administration of both public and private universities, and he was named Baylor University’s Vice President for University Development in 2011, where he served before returning as president of One More Child.

From 2000-2007, Dr. Haag served as president and CEO of the South Texas Children’s Home in Beeville. He also has corporate work experience with AT&T and is a Certified Financial Planner.

Dr. Haag and Christi live in Lakeland, FL. Christi is a well-known speaker and the host of One More Child’s Hope is Here.  Their eldest son, Ben, lives and works in Dallas, TX and their youngest son, Brady, resides and works in Austin, TX.

Do you need a brief bio for Dr. Haag for an upcoming speaking or preaching engagement he is participating in? We have you covered — find it here.
Contact Jerry

Phone: 863.687.8811

Averitt Ennis

Vice President of Development

As Vice President of Development at One More Child (OMC), Averitt serves as the chief fundraising strategist to help meet the needs of children and continue to meet our goal of always helping one more child.

A graduate from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in medical record administration and a master’s degree in health sciences, Averitt has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership.

Prior to joining OMC, Averitt was employed by Orland he is a known mentor in philanthropy throughout the Southeast.

Averitt is a graduate of the Fund Raising School of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University where he received a certificate in fundraising management. Prior to taking on the Vice President role at the Orland the Development Director.

Averitt is a member at First Baptist Church Windermere. He and, FL 33802
1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815
Phone: 863.687.8811

Pam Fuller

Director of Annual Gifts

Pam Fuller serves as Director of Annual Gifts. She is responsible for cultivating donor relationships and leading Women of Compassion, a world-changing giving society of women who are passionate about helping innocent children in need. Adopted as an infant through a children’s home in another state, Pam has enthusiastically supported the mission of One More Child for many years.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South Florida and security to children in need.

Pam and, FL 33802
1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815
Phone: 863.687.8811

Erica Hall

Director of Major Gifts

Erica Hall serves as the Director of Major Gifts. She is responsible for the cultivation of partnerships through donor relations, fundraising events, sponsorships and speaking engagements to enhance the impact of One More Child.

Erica also serves as the staff coordinator for the One More Child Celebration Ball – an annual event fundraiser to benefit the ministries of FBCH and One More Child.

Erica is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and, most recently, served as the Education Liaison for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam.

She and, FL 33802
1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815
Phone: 863.687.8811

Kaf Nelson

Director of Event Planning

Kaf Nelson serves as the Director of Event Planning for FBCH + One More Child. She is responsible for planning and managing all  special event fund raisers for the development team.

Kaf’s passion is getting people together in the most festive ways. Prior to joining One More Child she was an academic advisor at Southeastern University putting on events for freshmen and Master of Ministerial Leadership from SEU as well.

In addition to being the Director of Event Planning, Kaf is a youth director at Oasis Community Church in Lakeland is excited about the chance to be a part of a team pursuing hope for one more child.

Contact Kaf

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.687.8811

Emily Petrilli

Director of Major Gifts

Emily Petrilli serves as the Director of Major Gifts at One More Child. She works with donors across the greater Tampa Bay area to develop and globally.

Prior to joining OMC, Emily worked with youth as an agriculture teacher and extension education from the Pennsylvania State University.

Emily and, FL 33802
1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815
Phone: 863.687.8811 ext. 2235

Rebecca Rothman

Director of Foundations

Rebecca Rothman serves as the Director of Foundations for One More Child. She is responsible for the strategic direction and stewarding foundation support for One More Child. Rebecca also manages all written fundraising materials.

Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She went on to receive her master’s in business administration from Saint Leo University. Rebecca also has earned her Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Prior to joining the team at One More Child in 2014, Rebecca was an accountant at Raulerson & Co., where she was responsible for client communications as well as nonprofit tax issues and led the homeless ministry at Plant City’s First Baptist Church from 2012-2014.

Rebecca and, FL 33802
1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815
Phone: 863.687.8811

Hannah White

Director of Major Gifts

Hannah White serves as the Director of Major Gifts for the Panhand One More Child. 

Hannah graduated from the University of Florida in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Non-Profit Leadership. In 2018, she joined the FBCH and, FL 33802
1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815
Phone: 863.687.8811

Heather York

Director of Development

Heather York serves as the Director of Development for FBCH and globally.

Heather earned a bachelor’s degree in biological science from Auburn University. She spent the first 15+ years of her professional career working on water quality protection and federal levels. In 2017, she received her calling to serve children in need as a residential case manager on the FBCH / One More Child campus in Tallahassee prior to joining the development team in 2018.

Heather and a four-legged friend named Boone. When she is not attending her children’s soccer events, Heather can be found running trails or camping in the mountains.  She is a member of Celebration Baptist Church.

Contact Heather

8415 Buck Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL 32317
Phone: 850.878.1458