Staff and Board List
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Katie Page, Executive Director, 704-786-4001, Ext. 109
Katie joined Habitat Cabarrus because she enjoys impacting the lives of families in the community and wanted to help shape program growth and community outreach. Prior to joining Habitat Cabarrus Katie served as the Cabarrus County Administrative Manager at United Way Cabarrus County. She also served as a corporate event planner at ACN where she learned the art of juggling multiple projects and honed her organizational skills.
Joined Habitat Cabarrus in 2014
Education: BA in Communications with minors in English and Psychology from Meredith College
Favorite part of working at Habitat: Sharing the mission of Habitat with Cabarrus County
Hometown: Lincolnton, NC.
Loves eating: Sushi
Favorite place to visit: Anywhere with warm water, sand and sun
Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 55:8-9 (KJV) For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Kimberly Jones, Resource Development Director, 704-786-4001, Ext. 100
Kimberly joined Habitat Cabarrus because she has a strong desire to give back to the community. Kimberly has worked in Sales Management for twenty plus years. Prior to Habitat Cabarrus, she worked for eighteen years with US Foods in Charlotte managing the Chain Accounts Department.
Joined Habitat in 2018
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration from Marshall University
Favorite part of working at Habitat: Assisting people in our community to obtain home ownership.
Hometown: Concord, NC
Loves eating: Almost everything
Favorite place to visit: Charleston, SC
Favorite Bible Verse: Galatians 6:2 Carry each other’s burdens , and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Tiffany Brown, Homeowner Services Coordinator, 704-786-4001, Ext. 105
Tiffany Brown began working for Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus in 2017, for the same reason she became a Social Worker; to help make a difference in the lives of others, to advocate for and to empower people to be their best selves. Tiffany was born in Toronto, Canada but was raised in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Since graduating from Florida A&M University, she has worked with children in foster care to ensure their safety and well-being. She has also worked with their families to heal and strengthen their relationships and with parents to be able to provide a safe and loving home environment for their children. Tiffany is passionate about helping families and being able to see them thrive.
Education: Bachelors in Social Work
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Loves Eating: West Indian Food (Her family is from Trinidad & Tobago)
Favorite Place to Vacation Anywhere on a cruise
Favorite Bible verse: John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Kippi Laws, Volunteer and Events Coordinator, 704-786-4001, Ext. 104
Kippi joined Habitat Cabarrus after 15 years with Cabarrus County Schools. Kippi has always had a passion for meeting new people, volunteering in the community and a deep interest in the history and culture of Cabarrus County.
Joined Habitat Cabarrus in 2018
Education: Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina; Charlotte
Favorite part of working at Habitat: Meeting new people and sharing the vision of Habitat for Humanity- Seeking to put God’s Love into action, bringing people together to build homes, community and hope.
Hometown: Greenville, NC.
Family: Husband-Kevin; Daughter-Katherine; Son-Thomas; Golden Retriever-Daisy
Loves cheering for: Wake Forest University (Kevin, Katherine & Thomas are all alumni or currently attending)
Favorite place to visit: Anywhere with family
Favorite Bible verse: 2 Samuel 7:11 New International Version (NIV) "The Lord declares to you that the Lord himself will establish a house for you."
Dee Bonner, Construction Manager, 704-786-4001, Ext. 103
Dee started with Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County in April 2018 after spending the last 20 plus years in the for-profit side of construction and project management. Dee always wanted to work in a nonprofit environment where she knew her work would have a greater impact on people’s lives within the community.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Dee was raised in an entrepreneurial environment. She credits her late father with her construction and real estate knowledge, he provided her with hands on experience. She recalls countless times when families would close on a home, and seeing the pure joy and excitement on their faces.
Dee is a Licensed North Carolina Building Contractor, with licensure for 12 other states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Education: Hondros College- Real Estate & Business Management
Favorite part of working at Habitat: Everyone loves what they do!
Hometown: Cleveland, OH.
Family: Daughter Divine (DJ)
Loves Cheering for: Lebron James, Pittsburgh Steelers, and my daughter.
My Prize Possession: 1950’s Vintage Bucherer Gold Watch Necklace
Favorite place to visit: Anywhere with 90 degrees and blue water, and roller skating rink.
Favorite Bible verse: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."
Erain Gomez, Site Supervisor, 704-786-4001, Ext. 112
Erain joined Habitat Cabarrus in 2019 after spending five years working in a family owned residential construction business. His passion for building started at a young age working with his father on home improvements and ever since then he’s made a living from it. When not out on the jobsite Erain likes to travel and spend time with family.
Joined Habitat Cabarrus in 2019
Education: North Stanly High School, SCCC
Favorite Part of Working for Habitat:Erain likes the family atmosphere at Habitat and helping out the community.
Family: Wife - Verenice, Daughter - Audrey, Son – Amiir
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Loves cheering for: Local teams
Most prized possession: His family
Favorite food: Japanese food
Favorite place to visit: Parents' hometown in Mexico, the beach, the mountains, and Chicago.
E.B. Lentz, Finance Manager, 704-786-4001, Ext. 106
E.B. joined Habitat Cabarrus after 23 years with Cannon Mills/ Fieldcrest Cannon/ Pillowtex as a cost accountant. His attention to detail helped the mills effectively track materials, labor, and overhead costs. As much as E.B. enjoyed the accounting work he also enjoyed the opportunities to interact with the people in the plant.
Eventually E.B. desired a change of pace with more variety in the work and an increase in personal interactions. He found the right mix of accounting and atmosphere at Habitat Cabarrus. E.B. enjoys knowing his efforts really impact lives in his community.
E.B. graduated from UNC with a B.S. in Business Administration/ Accounting. He is a certified managment accountant and a licensed real estate broker.
He also enjoys cheering for UNC football and the Intimidators as a season ticket holder.
Joined Habitat Cabarrus in 2004
Hometown: Kannapolis, NC
Family: Wife- Lisa, Daughter – Carmen, Daughter – Taylor, Dogs – Macy and Simon, Cat – Tar, Leopard Gecko - Abby
Favorite part of working at Habitat: The People
Loves cheering for: THE TAR HEELS
Most prized possession: Carolina Basketball signed by Phil Ford
Favorite place to visit: Chapel Hill & Myrtle Beach
Favorite Bible verse: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Hannah Holt, Administrative Assistant, 704-786-4001, Ext. 108
Hannah joined Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County after three years working in a history museum. She discovered she loved helping people and seeing them grow, and wanted to put her skills to use in an environment where she could do just that.
Joined Habitat Cabarrus in 2018
Education: Bachelor’s in History from UNCC
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Loves Eating: Mexican
Favorite Bible verse: He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. - Psalms 147:3
Melissa Barnes, ReStore Assistant Manager - In Memoriam
Melissa joined the Habitat ReStore in November 2017 after 30 years in the retail pharmacy industry. Melissa also had experience working on construction sites and in medical offices. She came to Habitat Cabarrus in search of a more rewarding career in which she could do what she loves – meeting new people and making a difference in their lives. As a lover of upcycling and repurposing items, Melissa felt right at home at the ReStore Cabarrus.
Her kind heart was always compassionate to animals, especially the ones that made their way into the ReStore. Melissa also loved cheering for Germany in the World Cup and riding motorcycles with her husband, Jeff. She is survived by her husband Jeff and their five sons.
Hometown: Phoenix, New York
Loves cheering for: Germany in the World Cup
Most Prized Possession: Her mom
Favorite food: Steak and potatoes
Favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 22:9 He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors plays a key role in developing goals and guidelines for the affiliate. Meet the community leaders who help us achieve our vision.
Ward Childress, President (Ben Mynatt Dealerships)
Dave Hunkele, Vice President (Live Oak Bank)
Jim Bramlette, 2nd Vice President (Retired)
Madie Burch, Secretary (Charlotte Metro Credit Union)
Margaret Cleveland, Treasurer (Retired)
Katie Page, Executive Director (Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County)
Dr. Peter Chikes (Founder of Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County affiliate)
Betsy Handler (Community Volunteer)
Dave Hunkele (Live Oak Bank)
Antonio Johnson (Bethel Baptist Church)
Kimberly Leatherman (Community Volunteer)
William Lisk (South Central Oil & South Central Properties)
Chris McCartan (McCartan Law)
Perla Nunes (Duke-MURDOCH Study) - Community Volunteer
Bill Reames (Nationwide Insurance)
Therese Roberts (Target) - Community Volunteer
Dr. Dianne Snyder (Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Chancellor)
Doug Stafford (Griffin Stafford Hospitality)