Accreditation Commission

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.


Nicole Smith, Chair

Executive Director of Domestic Programs
Baltimore, MD

Joe Bernard

Spero Family Services
Mt. Vernon, IL

Sheila Bundy

Vice President of Community Based Services, Corporate Compliance and Risk Management
Meadville, PA

Kelly Friedman

Executive Director, Asbury Solomons
Solomons, MD

Elisabeth Gadd

Chief Development Officer
Residing Hope
Enterprise, FL

David Glenn

Senior Vice President for People and Culture
United Methodist Communities
Neptune, NJ

Rev. Charles Harrell

Director of Pastoral Care, Asbury Solomons
Solomons, MD

Missi Latter

Vice President of Quality, Risk, & Clinical Strategy
Brio Living Services
Chelsea, MI

Doug Marshall

Presbyterian Home for Children
Talladega, AL

Sean McCrindle

Bashor Children's Home
Goshen, IN

Jill Myers

Executive Vice President
The Methodist Home for Children & Youth
Macon, GA

Matt Obert

Quincy, IL

Lauren Royer

Assistant Director
Louisiana United Methodist Children & Family Services
Ruston, LA

Susan Sharp

Vice President for Mission Advancement
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Clete Winkelmann

The Baby Fold
Normal, IL