Senior Leadership Team
BAYS was founded by William F. Bowman who held the title of Executive Director and President until his retirement in December 2009. Under his direction, BAYS became and remains one of Florida’s largest Department of Juvenile Justice non-residential providers. BAYS is governed by a diverse Board of Directors and has a Senior Leadership Team that imparts many years of juvenile justice, child welfare, and high level management experience.
The BAYS Senior Leadership Team is comprised of:
- Christine Pringle, Senior Operations Director of Behavioral Health Programs
- Owanna Stout, Senior Director of Diversion Services
- Sarah Barsalou, Senior Director of Program Operations
- Paul Hatcher, Senior Director of Quality & Contracts
Christine Pringle joined BAYS in 2021, as Senior Director of Programs then in 2022 was promoted to Senior Operations Director of Behavioral Health Programs. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Masters Certified Addiction Professional. Christine is originally from Chicago, Illinois and completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling at Webster University. She has over 15 years of community service, clinical and counseling experience across a variety of settings including case management, crisis intervention, structured outpatient programs, inpatient psychiatric, large nonprofits, residential and private practice. She has also provided clinical and administrative supervision to mental health counseling students, interns and professionals. As a leader in her field dedicated to increasing access, knowledge and advocacy to behavioral health care, Christine, is active in her community promoting and educating on individualized, proactive and normalized approaches to mental health care. Christine believes that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires an interconnected and supportive approach. Through her work, she is passionate and committed to helping individuals and families overcome the challenges and barriers that come along with mental health.
Owanna Stout joined BAYS as a Senior Case Manager in 2014. She brought with her a wealth of knowledge in the juvenile justice arena, which was honed while working with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. At BAYS, she quickly moved up the ranks and within 6 months of being hired, she was promoted to the Supervisor of Circuit 7. Owanna continued to excel within the organization, which was evident when she was named the 2015 Supervisor of the Year. Owanna received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Sciences from her hometown university, the University of the Virgin Islands. She also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Nova Southeastern University. Her most recent promotion as the Senior Regional Director of Diversion Services will allow her to continue her work in the juvenile justice system that she began in 2007.
Sarah Barsalou joined BAYS in 2013. She has served in several capacities while at BAYS, including Circuit Supervisor, Regional Manager of Diversion Services, Training Coordinator, Director of the Community Supervision Program and now as Senior Director of Program Operations. She came to BAYS experienced in the juvenile justice field after working for 8 years at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. She is a certified trainer in CPR/First Aid/AED and Motivational Interviewing, and has also served as a trainer for DJJ’s DRAI (Detention Risk Assessment Instrument), PAR (Protective Action Response), and Suicide Prevention. She graduated from UCF with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She’s currently involved in Circuit 9’s Circuit Advisory Board where she serves as the membership committee chair. She resides in Sanford, FL with her two boys and enjoys her involvement in her church, playing piano, and watching UCF Knights football.
Paul Hatcher served for 36 years in Florida state government in a variety of leadership roles, including several years as the Assistant Secretary of Probation with the Department of Juvenile Justice. Paul has an extensive background in juvenile justice and contract management, including playing an instrumental role in moving us from IDDS to JDAP and starting up the Community Supervision Program. Paul will be developing our newest department focused on internal quality control across all programs, and it will include contract and CARF oversight