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Habitat Staff

Kimberly Jones, Interim Executive Director, 704-786-4001

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Kimberly Jones

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.

Kimberly Jones, Resource Development Director, 704-786-4001

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Kimberly Jones

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

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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

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Kippi

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

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Dee Bonner

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."

Tiffany Settles, Construction Assistant, 704-786-4001

Tiffany Settles

Tiffany joined Habitat after serving as a Weekday Warrior volunteer helping with new construction. Before Habitat, Tiffany served Cabarrus County Government for 7 years in multiple roles. She also spent time as a community volunteer with Opportunity House and the Cabarrus County Homelessness Task Force.

Joined Habitat Cabarrus in 2019

Education: BA in Business Administration with a minor in IT Technology from University of North Carolina – Greensboro.

Favorite part of working at Habitat: Taking part in the cause to resolve substandard housing and homelessness in Cabarrus County.

Hometown: Greenville, SC

Loves eating: Pasta…of any kind

Favorite place to visit: The beach!

Favorite Bible verse: Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. – John 14:1

Everett King, Site Supervisor, 704-786-4001

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Provide leadership and supervision to volunteers on Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County (HFHCC) construction sites and ensures construction projects are completed in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.

E.B. Lentz, Finance Manager, 704-786-4001

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E.B. Lentz

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

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Hannah Holt

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

In Memoriam

1963-2019

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.

Executive Committee

Ward Childress, President (Ben Mynatt Dealerships)

Dave Hunkele, Vice President (Live Oak Bank)

Jim Bramlett, 2nd Vice President (Retired)

Madie Burch, Secretary (Charlotte Metro Credit Union)

Margaret Cleveland, Treasurer (Retired)

Katie Page, Executive Director (Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County)

Board Members

Beth W. Belk (Beth Belk, CPA)

Leigh Brown (Leigh Brown & Associates, Re/Max Executive)

Dr. Tom Cabaniss (First Baptist Church)

Dr. Peter Chikes (Founder of Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County affiliate)

Betsy Handler (Community Volunteer)

Elder Antonio D. 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

Therese Roberts (Target) - Community Volunteer

Dr. Dianne Snyder (retired)

Daniel Stafford (retired)

John Sweat (City Council Member, District 7)

Isaiah Wayne (Wayne Brothers Companies)