Tim Brown, a veteran child care administrator, was elected president and chief executive officer of Methodist Children’s Home Friday during a meeting of the Home’s Board of Directors.
The announcement was made by Dr. Clayton Oliphint, chairperson of the Board of Directors.
Brown has held various leadership roles during 26 years of service at MCH, most recently as vice president for community services. He was named interim president at MCH April 1 following the retirement of Bobby Gilliam, who served seven years as president. Brown becomes the 10th president in the Home’s 120-year history.
“The Board is confident that Tim Brown has the experience, knowledge and vision to lead Methodist Children’s Home into the future,” Oliphint said. “He is a person of deep faith and has great compassion for at-risk kids. He has a proven ability to unite people for a common purpose.”
Brown leads an agency that serves 1,400 children and youth through residential group care, foster care and a variety of family and community services. In addition to residential programs in Waco, the Boys Ranch and Waxahachie, MCH provides services through 13 outreach offices in Texas and New Mexico.
“I am humbled by the confidence of the Board of Directors and look forward to the challenges and opportunities that will come through this new role,” Brown said. “Our mission is to offer hope to children and families through our nurturing, Christian community. I am enthusiastic about the potential we have to help meet the needs of hurting children and families who find themselves in difficult situations.”
Brown will draw from his vast knowledge and expertise in child care to lead MCH. In addition to serving in various roles in direct child care and administration at MCH throughout his career, Brown served as president and chief executive officer of Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home in El Paso from 1991-2000. He then returned home to Central Texas to serve as vice president of child care at MCH.
Brown has been a strong advocate of services to children in Waco and throughout the state. He has served on the Baylor University Social Work Advisory Board, the McLennan Community College Curriculum Advisory Boards for Child Care and Mental Health, and the Texas Association of Licensed Children’s Services, among others. He has been a member of the Child Fatality Review Teams of El Paso County and McLennan County the past 15 years.
A resident of Crawford, Brown earned degrees from Baylor University and Tarleton State University. He and his wife, Susan, have three children – Remi, Matt and K.C.