Meet The Staff

Lauren Prince, LMSW, CPMS, LCPAA

COO/Program AdministratorLauren Prince began with Grace Manor in May of 2012 after completing her Master's Degree in Social Work. She completed an internship with DFPS prior to beginning with Grace Manor. Lauren has served as Case Manager and Director of Social Services prior to becoming COO and Program Administrator in October 2017.

Directors of Social Service

Trish Dueboay, LMSW, CPMS

Trish began with Grace Manor in August of 2014 after completing her Master’s Degree in Social Work.  She worked for CASA of Deep East Texas as a Supervisor for 2 years prior to Grace Manor. Trish is the director for our central areas.

Traci Tuck, BSW, CPMS

Traci has over 10 years experience with foster care and adoption.  She worked for DFPS and another CPA prior to beginning with Grace Manor in February of 2013.  Traci is the director for our northern area and is most often found in our satellite office at 414 South Broadway in Tyler.

Development and Adoption

Jordan Schmidt, BS

Jordan graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a degree in Psychology. She began working with Grace Manor as a case manager in November of 2013 and as the adoption and development coordinator in September of 2014. She is a certified PRIDE and CPR/First Aid Trainer. Jordan enjoys helping those interested in foster care.

Katie Brown, BS

Katie Brown joined Grace Manor in July of 2017. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Sam Houston State University. Katie also has experience in the clinical mental health field and administrative experience in child care and development. She is the Case Manager for the Conroe office and is very excited to be part of the foster care and adoption community.

Case Managers

Sara Boyd, BS

Sara began with Grace Manor in November of 2013. Sara graduated from UT Tyler with a degree in Criminal Justice. Sara came to us with experience in child care administration and has developed quick connections to her children and families.

Courtney Brittain, BS

Courtney is Grace Manor's newest case manager and works out of the main office in Center, Texas. Welcome to the family, Courtney!

Jennifer McFarland, BA

Jennifer graduated from UT Tyler with a Bachelors degree in Business Marketing in December 2005. She worked at the Department for Family and Protective Services for 3 years. Jennifer joined the Grace Manor team in July 2009 and worked with us for 3.5 years. She left the workforce to become a was a stay at home mom for 4 years, before returning to Grace Manor in June of 2017.

Jannie Garcia, BSW

Jannie served as an intern with Grace Manor in 2017 while completing her Bachelor's degree in Social Work. She has been an employee in our Center office since February of 2018. Jannie is working part time with Grace Manor as a case manager and going to school full time to obtain her Master's Degree in Social Work. 

Stephanie McCarthy,

Bio to be provided

Administrative Staff

Laurie Wilson

Office ManagerLaurie joined Grace Manor in 2007 as our receptionist and family assistant before promoting to Office Manager in 2008.  Laurie ensures all runs smoothly within the office and handles all accounts receivable and payable. Laurie has many years of experience with Grace Manor and is a good source of information for all.

Sunshine Haley

Office StaffBio to be provided