KENNY HOLTON, Executive Director
Kenny Holton grew up in Oklahoma, where he earned a BA from Oklahoma Christian. He served as Pulpit Minister for churches in Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas before moving to Valdosta in 1998. He earned an MS in Sociology from Valdosta State University in 2007. He has worked with Raintree Village for over 20 years in different capacities: he was promoted to Executive Administrator in 2004 and then to Executive Director in 2008. He was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal in January 2015 to serve on the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Board (DBHDD).
Kenny is married to Ginny Holton and they have three grown sons, one teenage daughter, and four grandchildren. He is a member of the Central Ave. Church of Christ in Valdosta, where he serves as Bible class teacher and song leader.
JACKIE PARKER, Director of Social Services
Jackie Parker is from Eastman, Georgia and she graduated from Dodge County High School in 1998. She earned a BA in Sociology with a Minor in Spanish from Valdosta State University in 2001. She then earned an MS in Sociology from Valdosta State University in 2003.
Jackie first learned about Raintree Village at the age of eleven at her home congregation of Eastman Church of Christ; she served as a volunteer for the food route and through the newsletters. In 2002, she began her practicum at Raintree Village for her Master’s degree. Jackie was hired following completing this degree as the Social Services Specialist and was promoted to Programs Director in 2012.
Her current job responsibilities include managing resident referrals, admissions, and discharges; supervising houseparents and social services staff; overseeing all programs; handling staff training and development; as well as serving as the Performance Quality Improvement Coordinator.
Jackie’s mother is Ella Mae Parker of Eastman, GA. Her father, Freddie Parker is deceased. She has one younger brother (he would say just eleven months younger and with him being much taller, he would add that he is the big brother).