Executive Committee 2016-2017

Rita J. DiNapoli is a native North Carolinian with an early professional background in corporate banking and portfolio management. She became a business owner in the 1990’s and while traveling the NC to NYC route she met and married NYC native Len DiNapoli, a corporate attorney. They resided in Manhattan before moving to Pinehurst in 2005. While living in Charlotte, Rita supported the Assistance League, Mint Museum, Heart Association, and Performing Arts Center. She was an avid participant in producing and directing major fundraisers. Rita has served as President and Ways and Means Chairman of Women of the Pines. She currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Friends of Weymouth and is President of Women of Weymouth. She is past president and board chairman of Sandhills Country Club. Giving back to the community and making a difference is how she has dedicated her spare time since moving to Pinehurst. Rita was co-chair of both of the 2014 and 2015 Habitat galas.
Mark A. Trudeau, is currently an Associate with Thrivent Financial, providing Christian-based financial services to families and businesses in the Sandhills region since 2011. He and his family have resided in Moore County since 2003, and served 25 years in the Air Force as a decorated combat veteran. He has supported the NC Sandhills Habitat for Humanity affiliate as a Repair volunteer/coordinator and on the Board of Directors since 2013, and currently serves on the Trinity Lutheran Church council. Mark is married with three children and earned an MBA from City University of Seattle and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy. Email Mark ()
Mike Dubbs is the Pastor of Community Congregational Church of Southern Pines. Prior to serving as a pastor in the Sandhills, he lived in Pennsylvania where he has been a pastor and an armed security officer. Mike graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity, in 2007 and from Bloomsburg University, BS in Business Office Administration, in 1986. He is a former board member of the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Huntingdon County, PA. Mike is a volunteer clown at First Health. In 2014 he traveled to Peru on a clown trip with the renowned Patch Adams. His hobbies include photography and chicken farming, and he is an active member of the Southern Pines Rotary Club.
Marilyn Morgan Grube attended Emory University in Atlanta for both her under-graduate and law degrees. In 1988, she was appointed to the federal bench and served for nearly 23 years as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of California (Silicon Valley), developing expertise in budget and finance. Currently, Marilyn serves on the Board of Directors of the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities as Secretary and as the County Council President for the Moore County Extension and Community Association. Marilyn co-chaired both the 2014 and 2015 galas and serves with Family Services. She is a member of the Garden Club of the Sandhills.
Randall Phillips is a retired Corporate Vice President with 30 years experience managing multiple companies. His community activities include current board member and past President of Moore County Community Foundation, current board member and past Treasurer of Given-Tufts Memorial Library and Archives, current board member and President of Companion Animal Foundation of the Sandhills, current board member of Monarch and member of the Finance Committee, past board member and Treasurer of the Weymouth Center, current committee member of AIMS ( Books for Children in Moore County Schools), and member of the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills. Randall enjoys golf and other activities. Randall and his wife Sandra have been married 54 years and have three children and 11 grandchildren. They have been residents of Pinehurst since 1999.

Board Members 2017-2018

Al Beranek received a B.S. in Chemistry, and then served in the U.S. Army. After the Army he got his M.B.A. and served multiple corporations. In 1986 he and a partner started their own chemical/manufacturing company, which they sold in 2014. Al and his wife Pat have been married for 43 years. They lived in Pittsburgh for 35 years, retiring to Pinehurst in 2008. They have three daughters and three sons-in-law; one family lives in Texas, one in Illinois, and one in Raleigh. Al and Pat have four grandchildren.
Jeff A. Casey is Vice President of Finance and Support Services with First Health of the Carolinas, and is responsible for the financial operations for Moore Regional Hospital, Montgomery Memorial Hospital, Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond Campus, and Moore Regional Hospital – Hoke Campus and Regional Services. Jeff received a BS degree in Accounting from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1987. Prior to joining First Health of the Carolinas, he was the CFO of Columbia Southwest Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Jeff is a graduate of the Moore County Leadership Institute and a member of the NC Healthcare Financial Management Association. He and his wife, Jame, have three children. Jeff’s hobbies include running.
Charles Cobb was born in Augusta, Georgia, and reared in Hamlet. He and his wife Kim reside in Rockingham. They have two grown daughters, Emile and Mara. Chuck is a retired Senior United States Probation Officer. He was the Mental Health Treatment Specialist for U.S. Probation/U.S. District Court, in the Middle District of North Carolina in four counties including Moore County. Currently, Chuck is a licensed Private Investigator/Armed Certified, in North Carolina, who works part time. Chuck has extensive volunteer experience in Richmond County including Rockingham Rotary-Past President; Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman; Crime Stoppers Association-Past Vice Chairman; Domestic Violence Community Response Team; Sexual Assault Response Team ; Our Daily Bread Board of Directors; Reader to 3rd & 4th grade students; Literacy Council Board of Directors and North Carolina Crime Stopper Association Board of Directors. An active member of Fellowship United Methodist Church, Chuck chairs the Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee and serves on the Church Council , Finance Committee, Nurture-Outreach-Witness (NOW) Committee, and is a member of Methodist Men’s Club.
Emily Davis has been active with the affiliate since 2001 when she served as the Faith Relations Coordinator through the Vista program. Emily graduated with her BA in Applied Social Science from St. Andrews Presbyterian College. She received her MA in Executive Leadership Studies (Summa Cum Laude) from Gardner Webb University and her Doctorate of Bible Knowledge from Michael Lord Bible College. Most recently, Emily has worked in the Moore County School system at many levels, including teacher and assistant principal. Emily is married to Dr. Paul Davis who previously served on the Habitat Board of Directors.
Tim Dwyer served on the construction committee since 2005, having been a construction volunteer since 2001. He served on the Board from 2003-09 and was Chairman and President from 2007–2009. More recently, he served as Secretary to the Board. Tim retired from the railroad industry where he held various Marketing and Management positions over a 30 year career. He and his wife Marj have resided in Southern Pines since 2000. They attend St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.
Lisa Fagan is currently a Portfolio Manager in BB&T’s Commercial Lending Department. A military veteran, Lisa has lived in the Sandshills since 2010. She is an active member and past Board member of the Southern Pines Rotary Club. Lisa is married with two children. She attends Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Her hobbies include running, cooking and volunteering.
Gabrielle Goodwin is a 2013 graduate of Wingate University where she studied human relations. She worked for Tri City during her college years assisting with office management and accounting functions. Gabrielle is now responsible for maintaining marketing outlets for Tri City’s various land or vacant spaces. She is also critical in developing the direct relationship prospects and assisting tenants through the process of leasing space.
Bert Harrell is one of our most valued “Hardcore Regular Volunteers” on the construction site each week. Bert graduated from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) with a BS degree in Health & Physical Education. He taught from 1965-1969, and worked for 3 years with North Carolina Natural Gas. Bert then worked from 1972-2013 with CP&L, Progress Energy, Duke-Progress and retired in 2013. He and his wife, Brenda, have two children who reside in Greensboro. He has been an active member of Southern Pines First Baptist Church since 1966.
Sharon Lawson moved to Pinehurst from St. Lucia in 2011. She and her husband, Carnie, split their time between Pinehurst and Rye Beach, New Hampshire. Sharon has served on many Boards, including Westside Day Nursery, Pelham Junior League (Treasurer), Bartow-Pell Conservancy, Pelham Art Center, Pawasol, and was founding member of “Grow Well Jr. Golf-St. Lucia.” She and Carnie have five children and 11 grandchildren. Sharon was an incredible addition to the Gala Committee in 2015 and 2016.
Timothy S. Maples has extensive professional experience in the financial services industry. He has been an Executive Vice President at First Bank since 2000 where he serves as Chief Investment Officer and Director of First Bank Insurance Services. Tim graduated with honors with a BS in accounting from East Carolina University in 1987. He received additional training at the Robert E. Morris Commercial Lending School at ECU and at the Advanced Management School of Banking at UNC Chapel Hill. Tim was a professional baseball player with the Baltimore Orioles for five years before attending college. Tim and his wife live in Seven Lakes.
Bob McVay is a native of Oklahoma who graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Bob served eight years in the Air Force including two years on Air Force One for President Lyndon Johnson. He worked for Hartford Insurance for 8 years and started Pinehurst Insurance in 1978. Bob was a charter member of Pinehurst Rotary and was its President in 1984. Bob has served on many Boards, including Centura Bank, Pinetree Enterprises, and IIANC. He has been President of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina since 1994. He is currently serving on the Moore County Transportation Committee and the Western Connector Sub-Committee. He is married to Linda Sundahl McVay, and is the father of two sons. Bob currently lives in Pinehurst.
Tim Moore graduated from the University of Rochester. He served as a corporate VP for several information technology companies supplying colleges and universities and other public sector organizations. He has managed software development, sales, service, and consulting. At Oracle Corporation, he led a consulting practice to help developing countries establish financial systems to qualify for IMF loans. An 18 year resident of Moore County, Tim served as president of the Pinewild Property Owners Association and the Pinewild Men’s Golf association. He helped lead a successful fundraising campaign for the Pinewild Home Build and has been an occasional construction volunteer. Tim and his wife Lynne have a daughter who lives in Iowa City and a son in Denver, NC. They have 5 grandchildren. Tim and Lynne enjoy traveling, and Tim likes golf, tennis and fly fishing.
Marianne Moulton and her husband Craig retired to Pinehurst from Northern Virginia five years ago. She is originally from the Boston area. Marianne spent 16 years working for the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. She also spent three years with SPNEA in a consulting role. Marianne is a volunteer in the ReStore. Marianne and Craig have been married for 49 years, and have a daughter who is married, and works as a Social Worker in Alexandria, Virginia.
Jeannine Richman is the Vice President of Finance and Controller for St. Josephs of the Pines. Since 2008, she has provided financial guidance for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, home care, HUD and PACE service lines. She holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Eastern University. She has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She is also serving as an adjunct professor of Healthcare Finance at Campbell University, Lundy-Fetterman School of Business since 2014. Jeannine is a current resident of Pinehurst.
Brett Webb is a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors in Pinehurst since 2013. Brett's focus is providing individuals and businesses with targeted, comprehensive financial planning and portfolio management. His previous professional background was in sales and finance, from corporate level to small business. Brett has lived in Richmond County since he was a small child. He and wife, Olivia, live in Ellerbe with their son, Larkin. Brett is president of the Board of Directors of the Rankin Museum of American Heritage and has been active with the museum since 2011. Brett is an avid outdoorsman- he enjoys golf, fly fishing and bird hunting with his English cocker spaniel, Joe.

Our Directors

Amie Fraley

Amie Fraley

  • Executive Director

Amie began her career with Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer. After serving for a term on the Board of Directors, she joined the staff team as Finance Director. In 2014, she stepped into the role of Executive Director. In this role, she provides overall executive leadership of the affiliate in accordance with the direction set by the affiliate Board of Directors including oversight of the fund development efforts to support the organization.

Amie graduated from Miami University (OH) with a degree in accountancy, has five years of public accounting experience and eight years of nonprofit fund development experience.

Kim Braddy

Kim Braddy

  • ReStore Director

Kimberly began her career with Habitat in May 2014. Bringing over 25 years of Retail and Non Profit Management Experience with Goodwill, Bass, and Polo. The ReStores currently fund four homes a year at an estimated cost of $400,000. One of Kimberly’s major roles is donation outreach and partnership development. Along with her hardworking, mission driven ReStore Teams, she would like to raise that goal from four homes to five this fiscal year.

Our Managers

Dondi Jones

Dondi Jones

  • ReStore Manager, Moore County

Dondi Jones has been a part of Habitat of the NC Sandhills for the past nine years, He began as a driver doing pickups of donations, and eventually worked his way up to ReStore manager, where he has been for the past three years. Dondi manages 6 full-time paid staff and approximately 60 volunteers on a week to week basis. His role also includes daily monitoring of sales and inventory that comes in and out of the ReStore. Dondi says that “It’s been great to be a part of something great!!”

Amy Guinn

Amy Guinn

  • ReStore Manager, Richmond County

Amy joined the Sandhills Habitat team in June of 2017. She will be in charge of the Rockingham Restore renovation and community outreach. Amy lives in Rockingham and is eager to get the ReStore on the radar of the area volunteers and shoppers.