Our Team

Staff

Burl has been with ForeverDads for over 15 years.

He started as a volunteer with Muskingum County Fatherhood Coalition, published the Fatherhood Resource Guide, and became the Interim Director. In June of 2006, ForeverDads incorporated with Burl as the Executive Director.

Today, you can find Burl mentoring fathers, coordinating events, planning for the future, and enjoying his grandchildren.

Contact Burl:
740.453.1323 x102

Burl Lemon

CEO/Executive Director

Burl Lemon

CEO/Executive Director

Contact Burl:
740.453.1323 x102

Burl has been with ForeverDads for over 15 years.

He started as a volunteer with Muskingum County Fatherhood Coalition, published the Fatherhood Resource Guide, and became the Interim Director. In June of 2006, ForeverDads incorporated with Burl as the Executive Director.

Today, you can find Burl mentoring fathers, coordinating events, planning for the future, and enjoying his grandchildren.

Beth Blair

Administrative Assistant and Fiscal Manager

Beth came to ForeverDads in September, 2018. She and her pastor husband (Bill Blair) have long been acquainted with the work of ForeverDads and have appreciated the impact they have had on this community. Beth feels honored to serve behind the scenes, helping to keep things running efficiently in the office of ForeverDads.

She is the mother of three daughters and one son, and the happy grandmother of one granddaughter and six grandsons. She has been blessed to serve alongside her husband at the Zanesville BIble Methodist Church for the past 24 years.

Contact Beth:
740.453.1323 x107

Beth Blair

Administrative Assistant and Fiscal Manager

Contact Beth:
740.453.1323 x107

Beth came to ForeverDads in September, 2018. She and her pastor husband (Bill Blair) have long been acquainted with the work of ForeverDads and have appreciated the impact they have had on this community. Beth feels honored to serve behind the scenes, helping to keep things running efficiently in the office of ForeverDads.

She is the mother of three daughters and one son, and the happy grandmother of one granddaughter and six grandsons. She has been blessed to serve alongside her husband at the Zanesville BIble Methodist Church for the past 24 years.

Erika joined the staff at ForeverDads as the Field Services Coordinator in August of 2020. Previously, Erika managed the resource center and served as case manager for the Ohio National Guard. She continues to volunteer with the National Guard Family Readiness Group. She and her husband, Josh, of 16 years are the parents of two young boys. In January, Erika moved into the position of Director of Programs and Services.

“Knowing that fathers value the outcome, recognize a goal, and achieve that goal which benefits them and their families makes serving them an honor.”

Contact Erika:
740.453.1323 x105

Erika McDaniel

Director of Programs & Services (ComeUNITY Project)

Erika McDaniel

Director of Programs & Services (ComeUNITY Project)

Contact Erika:
740.453.1323 x105

Erika joined the staff at ForeverDads as the Field Services Coordinator in August of 2020. Previously, Erika managed the resource center and served as case manager for the Ohio National Guard. She continues to volunteer with the National Guard Family Readiness Group. She and her husband, Josh, of 16 years are the parents of two young boys. In January, Erika moved into the position of Director of Programs and Services.

“Knowing that fathers value the outcome, recognize a goal, and achieve that goal which benefits them and their families makes serving them an honor.”

Janet Long

Client Services Navigator/Employment Specialist (ComeUNITY Project)

Janet has been with ForeverDads for almost three years. She started as a volunteer coordinator, moved into office manager, and has found her calling as Client Services Navigator specializing in CPS & child support. Janet is also the Director of MidEast Rescue and Restore Coalition, a volunteer organization that fights against human trafficking. She has two sons of her own & is expecting her first grandchild this Spring!

“I love helping our clients become better fathers and make a difference in their children’s lives. It is a pleasure being able to help create that change.”

Contact Janet:
740.453.1323 x103

Janet Long

Client Services Navigator/Employment Specialist (ComeUNITY Project)

Contact Janet:
740.453.1323 x103

Janet has been with ForeverDads for almost three years. She started as a volunteer coordinator, moved into office manager, and has found her calling as Client Services Navigator specializing in CPS & child support. Janet is also the Director of MidEast Rescue and Restore Coalition, a volunteer organization that fights against human trafficking. She has two sons of her own & is expecting her first grandchild this Spring!

“I love helping our clients become better fathers and make a difference in their children’s lives. It is a pleasure being able to help create that change.”

Stephen Gavin

Fatherhood Coach/Case Manager (ComeUNITY Project)

Contact Stephen:
740.453.1323 x104

Maria & Jason Mangold

Building Maintenance & Grounds Management

Board Members

Chris Zemba

Board Vice President

Owner – Champions Services of Zanesville

Andrew Joseph

Board Member

Judge – Zanesville Municipal Court

Ben Hess

Board Member

Owner – Mattingly Family of Companies

James McDonald

Founder & Board Member Emeritus

CEO/Executive Director – Allwell Behavioral Health Care Services