St. John's Staff
St. John's / Staff
We would like you to meet the staff of the St. John’s Home for Children. These are the incredible people that help make the St. John’s Home for Children what it is on a daily basis, and dedicate themselves to serving the children and families entrusted to our care. We are especially grateful for their service and commitment to the St. John’s Home for Children.
Mr. Terry McCormick is our Executive Director. Terry joined the St. John’s Home in 1992. He holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University, a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Wheeling Jesuit University, received his teacher certification from West Liberty University and is a graduate of the Leadership Wheeling program. He is a certified trainer of Non-Violent Passive Physical Restraint by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) of Wisconsin. His entire career of 25+ years has been in Children’s Services in roles that have included being a Case Manager, Social Services Coordinator and a Residential Program Director prior to joining the St. John’s Home. He is a licensed social worker and licensed teacher (Social Studies) in West Virginia. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Academy of Certified Social Workers, The Ohio State University Alumni Association, the Knights of Columbus, Serra Club, Ancient Order of Hibernians, and Ohio Valley Parrothead Club. He is a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church where he serves as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. He is an avid sports fan, enjoys bicycling and traveling, Jimmy Buffett music, the beach, and loves all things Irish.
Mr. Kenny Fisher is our Assistant Director. He has been with the St. John’s Home since 1987. Kenny is a member of our Performance and Quality Improvement Program/Human Resources Committee, and Human Rights Committee (Chairperson). Kenny holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University and a B.S. in Social Work from West Liberty University. His work background of 25+ years includes being a Case Manager for the elderly in public housing, supervisor of a pre-independent living program for adolescents, director of an emergency child shelter, and a family therapist. He cites that his most profound education came from growing up on a dairy farm with 3 brothers and a sister. Kenny resides in Wheeling and has two grown sons, Kalin and Kody. His primary interests include reading, biking, trying to get into physical shape, and simply having fun each day.
Charmaine Carney-Hand is our part-time Cook. Charmaine joined the St. John’s Home in April of 2012. She has a degree in Culinary Arts from West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC). Charmaine is a member of the American Culinary Federation. She has a history of having assisted with the after school programs at the former Mt. DeChantal Visitation Academy, WVNCC student service after school program in North Wheeling, and Laughlin Chapel’s Kids Café Chef. Charmaine resides in Wheeling with her husband, Billy, two daughters and three step-children, which they share with a goat, box turtle, dog, cats and their professed belief in Jesus Christ. Charmaine is a member of the Faith Community Church, where she serves as an administrative assistant and children’s Bible School teacher. She is a member of the Wheeling Park High School Boosters and proud cheerleader mom. She enjoys spending time with his family as well as baking, camping, ATV’ing, boating, fishing and hiking.
Sharyn Cline is a Youth Care Worker. Sharyn joined the St. John’s Home in March of 2012. She is a lifetime resident of Monroe County, OH. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in Elementary Education (K-8). She has an extensive background in teaching including experience in teaching in alternative school settings, and was a reading specialist for AmeriCorp. She professional experience also includes that of a Case Manager for a domestic violence agency. Sharyn is also has professional experience as house restoration specialist, a bed and breakfast proprietor, interior design, floral design, is an Ohio State Master Gardner, worked in retail with western apparel, been an herb farm assistant, and experience in equestrian management. She is the proud mother of two grown daughters who are educators, a grandmother of one grandson. She describes her passions as house restoration projects, all types of outdoors adventures, and pleasure in watching her daughters operate the 30 year family equestrian business (Snowblossen Stables).
Toya Cunningham is our Case Manager. Toya has been with the St. John’s Home for Children since 1989. Toya is a member of our Performance and Quality Improvement Program/Human Resources Committee. She holds a Masters Degree in Community Health Education from West Virginia University and a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from Wheeling Jesuit University. She is a licensed Social Worker in West Virginia. Toya is also credentialed as a Certified Health Education Specialist by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., and is certified by the FEMA Emergency Management Institute as an Emergency First Responder.
Mr. Chad Kocher is a Residential Program Coordinator. Chad has been with the St. John’s Home since 1997. He is a member of our Performance and Quality Improvement Program/Human Resources Committee. Chad has a bachelor's degree in Social Services from Ohio University. Chad is a certified trainer of Non-Violent Passive Physical Restraint by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) of Wisconsin. Chad is a resident of Powhatan Point, OH. He describes his favorite hobbies as football, football and more football.
Mrs. Judy Ebbert is a Youth Care Worker. She joined the St. John’ Home in 2004. She is a life-long resident of Wheeling. She is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Accounting College, and has taken some courses in Early Childhood development. She has an extensive background working in beauty shops. She is married and has two adult children and one younger child. She enjoys cooking and going ice- skating.
Roseann Mays is a Youth Care Worker. Roseann joined the St. John’s Home team in 1998.She has an Associate's Degree in Computer Information Processing. She has three children (two girls and a boy) and one grandson and one granddaughter.
Mr. Tim Murrin is a Youth Care Worker. Tim has been with the St. John’s Home since 1995. Tim has a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He is a lifelong resident of Wheeling. Tim enjoys spending time with his wife Lori, two stepsons (Hans and Trenton) and his sons (Brady and Maddox). Tim is a member of the YMCA, Snakes Club, Knights of Columbus and a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He enjoys sports (football, NASCAR, weightlifting), and motorcycle riding.
Jennifer Novak is our Secretary. Jennifer joined the St. John’s Home in 2000. She is a member of our Performance and Quality Improvement Program/ Human Resources Committee. Jennifer loves to play basketball and football and states that her favorite author is Nora Roberts.
Trista Reger is Youth Care Worker. She joined our team in September 2008. Trista is a member of our Performance and Quality Improvement Program/Human Resources Committee. Trista is a graduate of Davis & Elkins College with a degree in psychology and human services and hospitality management. Trista resides in Wheeling with her best friend and enjoys working at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL in her spare time.
Lisa Zaayer is a Youth Care Worker. She has a Criminal Justice degree with a focus on forensic psychology from Tiffin University. Lisa was born in Tulsa, OK and currently resides in Barnesville, OH with her two children, age 9 and 7 whom she adores and with whom she enjoys spending time. Lisa is a certified scuba diver and enjoys swimming, baseball (with her favorite team being the Detroit Tigers), movies (with “Tin Cup” being her favorite movie) and also enjoys “Just Dance” on the Wii system.