Board of Directors
Ben Brooks - Board Chairman
A native of Toledo, Ohio, Ben Brooks is now retired from his position as Director of Sales for the Chemicals Division of the Dow Chemical Company. He joined Dow Chemical in 1970 as a sales trainee and spent 30 years in various sales, marketing, finance and business management positions, living in St. Louis, Missouri, and Midland, Michigan.
Ben is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor degree in marketing and economics. His commitment to SAFY’s mission and vision has been a driving force, providing strategic leadership and positioning the organization as a leader within the child welfare industry. Ben currently resides with his wife in California.
Crystal Collins-Camargo - Vice Chairman
Crystal Collins-Camargo, MSW, Ph.D., joined the SAFY of America Board in 2013. Dr. Collins-Camargo teaches at the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work and conducts research in the areas of child welfare, organizational interventions and juvenile court systems. She teaches in the master’s program at the University, specializing in child welfare, supervision and social policy.
Her professional experience includes applied research in child welfare and juvenile court systems using collaborative, participatory approaches to develop knowledge to promote practice improvement. Prior to joining the University of Kentucky, she served as Director of Programs and Prevention Services for Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky. She was a Child Protective Services Program Specialist with the Children and Youth Services Branch, Department for Social Services, and a Family Services Office Supervisor for the Fayette County Department for Social Services.
Dr. Collins-Camargo holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Cornell University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She also earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work from the University of Kentucky, Lexington.
Quan Cory - Secretary
Quan Cory began as a SAFY foster parent in 1993. She has served on several SAFY advocacy boards since 2000, and is currently a member of the SAFY America Board of Directors. Quan represents the clinical aspects of foster care as well as policies pertaining to foster parents, youth and staff. Her role is to voice the concerns of SAFY’s clinicians and families, and to follow through with actions that ultimately represent the best interests of foster children.
In addition to her work at SAFY, Quan volunteers as an administrative assistant/office manager at the Greater Christ Temple Church, and assists at two youth camps in southern Ohio.
Quan and her husband have two children and live in Cridersville, Ohio.
Cody Bateman of Coppell, Texas, has worked as an executive consultant for over 20 years. His client experience spans many industries including financial services, technology, business services, telecommunications, retail, and federal government. He has advised numerous Fortune 50 executive teams in the areas of Innovation, Business Strategy, and Operations Improvement (BPR).
Cody completed his Global Executive MBA at Duke University, and holds a BS in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. Cody and his wife recently adopted two children from Russia. Cody has been a SAFY board member since 2004.
Donald Layton, a certified public accountant, is the newest member of the national board of directors. Don has a long history of service. He was a foster parent and a founding member of the Nevada State Board, plus being involved with other local nonprofit organizations over the years. He is managing and founding partner of Layton, Layton and Tobler LLP, Certified Public Accountants.
Don has a broad knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing not-for-profits. He has a wealth of experience in planning and supervising opinion audits, advising clients about business organization, mergers, and liquidations. Don and his wife, Coleen, reside in Las Vegas and have been married for over 47 years and are the parents of eight children.
An avid community service advocate and activist, Carter Papke worked in the Montgomery District Attorney’s Office for more than 20 years with crime victims and first time non-violent offenders, many of whom had troubled childhoods.
Prior to his career as the District Attorney’s Pre-Trial Diversion Program Director, he served more than 20 years in the United States Navy, completing ten years in the Naval Special Warfare enlisted ranks before earning a commission as a SEAL officer.
Carter received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Jones Law School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Numerical Analysis from the University of Washington through the Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program.