Madelene began her involvement with the ministry in 2008 when she “Gave the Gift” of beds for Christmas. After serving as team member and leader on several mission journeys, she was named Sweet Sleep’s “Volunteer of the Year”.
Madelene saw the need to respond to government and global changes in orphan care. She has developed comprehensive family preservation programs that place and keep children in families while expanding Sweet Sleep’s reach and efficacy of beds delivery. She has extensive experience in international nonprofit missions and management.
Madelene holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Middle Tennessee State University.