Faith-based kindness and non-profit stability
At Fair Haven, all that is new and innovative is wrapped in more than five decades of faith-based trust and tradition. We are backed by Methodist Homes of Alabama and Northwest Florida and managed by a non-profit board of directors known for an emphasis on financial stability. Our leadership and associates aspire to live the principles of kindness and love for all as we continue our legacy of enriching lives in new ways—every day.
Vision, Mission, Values
Methodist Homes aspires to be a national leader in shaping the culture of aging by enriching the lives of older adults and all those who serve them through innovative and life-affirming, faith-based community services.
The mission of Methodist Homes is to enrich the lives of older adults and all those who serve them in faith-based communities, where life is celebrated, relationships are valued, teamwork is embraced, service excellence is expected and the touch of God’s love is ever-present and ageless.
- Faith—Guides, strengthens and unites
- Integrity—Honesty, trust, ethical behavior
- Respect—Sensitivity, listening and embracing diversity
- Teamwork—Modeling teamwork, expecting teamwork, recruiting team players
- Excellence—Striving to rise from good to great, good is never good enough
- Joy—Investing in that which brings satisfaction, pride and joy
- Innovation—Finding new ways to create value for customers
- Social Responsibility—Producing benefits to society
Daniel H. March, NHA, MBA, MS M Div
Executive Director / Fair Haven, Birmingham
Dan earned a BA in Religion from Millikin University, earned a Master of Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary, and went to work in pastoral ministry. After 16 years in pastoral care in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Dan returned to school at Kansas State University to earn an MS in hospitality management. A few years later, Dan returned to Wichita State University for an MBA.
Maria Brown Ephraim, NHA, MS
Administrator, Health Care & Rehabilitation Services / Fair Haven, Birmingham
Maria Ephraim joined the Fair Haven team in October 2017. Maria earned a degree in nutrition from Tuskegee University, completed a dietary internship at UAB, and later earned a master’s degree in nutrition at the University of Alabama. After six months of encouragement and prompting by a colleague and mentor, Maria decided her heart was in patient care, which led her to become a licensed nursing home administrator. She is thankful to God for the opportunity and strength to make a difference in people’s lives.
Earnestine Thompson, ALA II
Administrator, Residential & Assisted Living Services / Fair Haven, Birmingham
Earnestine is a Licensed Assisted Living Administrator who has served as Residential Administrator before during her long tenure with Methodist Homes. She began her career with Methodist Homes in 1982, and has served as the Director of Food Service for several Methodist Homes communities, and most recently as Corporate Director of Food Services.