Meet The Team
Founder & Executive Director
Mary Ann Sterling
In 1994 Mary Ann Sterling Started Grandparent Raising Grandchildren of Brevard Co FL Inc. to focus on for relative caregivers and their families, providing quality, comprehensive support
Mrs. Sterling’s innovation provides training, counseling, and advocacy to the relative caregivers - in return for full-time parenting of neglected and abused children.
Mrs. Sterling is a grandmother with a vision to improve conditions for relative care families and the community who care for them.
Board of Directors, Chair
Jim Proctor is a retired General Manager and VP of Engineering of L3Harris Corporation. He was a senior executive for program acquisition and execution of government contracts.
Jim has served on the GRG of Brevard Board of Directors as chairman for the past 8 years. He supports the organization through leadership, funding, and volunteering.
Volunteer - Fundraising & Social Media Coordinator
Lillian and her husband Bill are raising two grandchildren and have been volunteers with GRG of Brevard for over 10 years.
She provides constant contact with the community via social media. She is the event organizer for the annual golf tournament and various community fundraisers throughout the year.
Board of Directors, Financial Chair
Mike Thomas is a retired Vice President-Controller L3Harris Corporation, Government Communication Systems Division. He joined the Board of Directors over 5 years ago and has been instrumental in providing financial stewardship and helping to grow the organization.