Attkisson leaving Grace Landing

Grace Landing Executive Director Juda Attkisson announced that Bill Hancock would be taking over her role April 1.

Grace Landing is a nonprofit that focuses on building capacity, stability and quality for area foster families and foster children.

Attkisson and Hancock have been working together collectively over the last three years to expand the mission of the organization, according to a press release. Hancock brings over 20 years of leadership and public policy experience to help public and private child welfare and church leaders to fulfill its mission of changing foster care in the United States.

He also has been the recipient of numerous recognition and awards, including a gubernatorial appointment to Georgia’s Policy Council for Children and Families and the Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children’s Gail Bayes Visionary Leadership for Children and Families award; and the congressional Angel’s in Adoption Award.

“This transition will be nothing short of God’s overall plan,” Attkisson said. “After working with Bill for three years, I am confident that he will expand the reach of Grace Landing/Fostering Our Future to impact even more youth beyond Orange and Osceola County. While this organization has been my heartbeat and passion for the last nine years, my desire to be closer to my children and grandchildren takes precedence.”

Attkisson founded Grace Landing in November 2009.