The EAGLE Accreditation Commission is composed of approximately fifteen members who 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 with 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 Representative

John Bellini
Chief Development and Strategy Officer
Hillcrest Family Services
Dubuque, IA


Children & Youth Representative

Marlin Livingston
President and CEO
Cunningham Children’s Home
Urbana, Il


Children & Youth Representative

Deborah Armstrong
Vice President of Quality and Information Systems
The Baby Fold
Normal, IL


Children & Youth Representative

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


Children & Youth Representative

Joe Bernard
VP of Administrative Services
United Methodist Children’s Home
Mt. Vernon, IL


Children & Youth Representative

Sheila Walker
Chief Operating Officer
Burlington United Methodist Family Services
Burlington, WV


Older Adult Ministry Representative

Alan Brown
Chief Operating Officer
Methodist Senior Services
Tupelo, MS


Older Adult Ministry Representative

Sue DaCamara
Chief Operating Officer
Asbury Communities
Germantown, MD


Representative from Accredited Non-United Methodist Org

Gary W Wagner
President and CEO
Rainbow Acres
Camp Verde, AZ


CHP Representative

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