Executive Committee 2018-2019

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.
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.
Tim Dwyer served on the construction committee since 2005, has 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.
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.
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.

Board Members 2018-2019

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.
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.
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.
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.
Fallon McIver Brewington, a Richmond County native and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club program, has spent the last five years of a career dedicated to nonprofits working for Communities in Schools, a national dropout prevention program. Brewington grew up in Richmond County and moved to Durham to finish high school at the North Carolina School of Math and Science. She then went on to graduate from NC State University in Raleigh. She says that while living in the Triangle area she got used to having a lot of places to go and things to do.

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.

Farrah Pulliam

Farrah Pulliam

  • Contruction and Finance Director

Farrah began her career with Habitat for Humanity as Finance Manager in March 2017. In October 2017, Farrah soon took the challenge of Construction Director and has since lead Finance and Construction together. Farrah manages the daily task of building hope through Habitat homes. Farrah came to habitat as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments. Farrah has been an Unclassified General Contractor in North Carolina since 2008. Farrah’s experience is in residential construction and she owned a construction company for several years, with a primary focus on asphalt. Farrah has an associate degree in Accounting and has experience working in the accounting field. Farrah earned a Project Management Certificate through NCDOT via NC State University. Farrah says putting nails of stability in the foundation of humanity makes her reflect on how blessed her life has been. Farrah states that Habitat promotes opportunities for all people; and Sandhills Habitat is at the forefront in female leadership opportunities.

Our ReStore 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.