Starr serves as our Branch Director in Madison Heights, Michigan. Born and raised in Detroit, Starr has always had a passion for people and a desire to affect positive change in the lives of others. Starr is married and the mother of five boys. She also holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She received her Master of Social Work degree in 2001 from Howard University in Washington, DC. Starr is a licensed social worker in the State of Michigan and has served in management for most of her career.
For about 15 years, Starr has had varied experiences with AIDS Service Organizations (ASO), delinquency cases, therapeutic foster care treatment, substance abuse treatment, the homeless, and general health care. Starr has executive leadership experience, having served as the chief operations officer for a federally qualified health center in the Northern Macomb/St. Clair County area, and she is passionate about quality improvement and planning for organizational growth.
Starr’s belief is consistent with Bethany’s mission of every child deserving to have a place to call home, and as brothers and sisters in Christ, we have a responsibility to attend to that need. As a social worker at heart and by profession, Starr has committed her life to serve for the sole purpose of giving God the glory.