Shawne Farmer
Executive Director

Steve Monetti
Director of Progressive Release

Harry Sowers
Director of Interfaith Rebuilds

Jeffrey Snow
Outreach Coordinator

Dani Hottle
Coordinator of Resource Development

Debra Alexander
Emergency Assistance Specialist/ Life Skills Specialists

Alex Aleshire
Homeless Prevention Case Worker

Torrie Slaughter
Engagement Specialist

Jakia Barbour
Program Specialist

Diana Martinez
Administrative Assistant

Linda Ellis-Williams
Progressive Release Assistant





Board of Directors

Nat Marshall, BWXT

Dr. Michael Bonnette, University of Lynchburg
First Vice President and Board Governance Chair

Anne-Riely Popper, Community Volunteer
Second Vice President and Programs Chair

Gloria Preston, Retired, Lynchburg City Schools, Current School Board Member

Doug Lee, Retired BWXT
Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

The Rev. Dori Baker, Independent Researcher/Consultant 

Bob Barlow, Retired, Free Clinic

Carter Broocks, Centra

Billy Flint, Flint Property Group




Daneen Garcia, International Paper

The Rev. Ruth Harrison, Church of the Covenant

The Rev. Dr. Martha Kearse, Peakland Baptist Church

Bedford Luck, Retired Lynchburg City Schools

Jessica Newmark, Community Volunteer

The Rev. Matt Rhodes, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

The Rev. Chris Roussell, St. John’s Episcopal Church

Preston Sellers, Lynchburg Department of Human Services

Timothy Smith, The Farmers Bank of Appomattox

Ron Thelin, Retired, Bank of America

Diane Stroud, Retired, Lynchburg City Schools

Marjette Upshur, City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development and Tourism