The EAGLE Accreditation Commission is comprised of approximately fifteen members that operate on a voluntary basis. Members serve a three-year term with no more than two consecutive terms. They are both concerned for and committed to the continual improvement and expansion of this unique, faith-based accreditation process. The responsibilities of these dedicated Commissioners are to:

  • Develop the EAGLE standards and make adjustments or revisions in accordance to emerging industry trends and accepted best practice standards;
  • Develop and implement assessment and training programs for peer reviewers;
  • Receive requests to participate in the accreditation process, and delegate detailed processing duties to the EAGLE Commission staff;
  • Receive Peer Review Team reports and annual organization operating reports, and then assess and act upon these documents to grant, deny, suspend, defer, remove or continue accreditation status;
  • Continually monitor accredited organizational compliance with EAGLE accreditation principles, goals and self-assessment elements, and;
  • Carry out other administrative, promotional, collaborative, and policy related actions necessary to operate the process.

Current Commissioners

EAGLE Commission Chair Dr. Carol McKinley
Vice President of Operations
United Methodist Communities
Neptune, NJ

Children, Youth, & Family Representative Mr. John Bellini
Chief Development and Strategy Officer
Hillcrest Family Services
Dubuque, IA

Children, Youth, & Family Representative Mr. Marlin Livingston
President and CEO
Cunningham Children's Services
Urbana, IL

Children, Youth, & Family Representative Ms. Deborah Armstrong
Vice President of Quality and Information Systems
The Baby Fold
Normal, IL

Children, Youth, & Family Representative Mrs. Jill C Myers
Executive Vice President
The Methodist Home for Children & Youth
Macon, GA

Children, Youth, & Family Representative Mr. Joe Bernard
VP of Administrative Services
United Methodist Children's Home
Mt. Vernon, IL

Children, Youth, & Family Representative Mrs. Sheila Walker
Chief Operating Officer
Burlington United Methodist Family Services
Burlington, WV

Older Adult Ministry Representative Mr. Alan Brown
Chief Operating Officer
Methodist Senior Services
Tupelo, MS

Older Adult Ministry Representative Ms. Sue DaCamara
Chief Operating Officer
Asbury Communities
Frederick, MD

Representative from Accredited non-United Methodist Agency Mr. Gary W Wagner
President and CEO
Rainbow Acres
Camp Verde, AZ

Chaplain Representative Rev. Edith DeVilbiss
Director of Pastoral Care
Louisiana United Methodist Children & Family Services
Ruston, LA