Arlene joined White’s Residential & Family Services in September 2018. She joined Compass Rose Academy in April 2021. Prior to coming to White’s, Arlene had 25 years of experience working with youth as a daycare owner, nanny, nursery director, and youth leader. She was born in upstate New York and later moved to North Carolina, where her three children and five grandchildren currently live. Being one of nine children growing up may be what led her to working with children. She believes in “helping a child one heart at a time.”