Executive Committee 2021-22
Chairman of the Board and President
Lisa Fagan is currently a Portfolio Manager in BB&T’s Commercial Lending Department. A military veteran, Lisa has lived in the Sandhills 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
Fallon McIver Brewington
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.
Karen Reese May
Karen Reese-May worked 35 years as a clothing buyer for top ranked merchandisers. She travelled the country extensively while working in this field. In 2010, she and her husband, Robert, returned to Southern Pines to care for her parents. She transferred her marketing, negotiating and sales experience to real estate and is now a proud realtor with NextHome in the Pines.
Kirk Lynch received a BS in Economics from Colorado State University in 1982. Then, he went into the corporate world with American Telephone and Telegraph in marketing and advanced through several marketing and product management positions over a 23 year career. While working full-time, he continued to pursue advanced studies. In 1990, he earned a MBA with an emphasis in Information Systems from the University of Colorado at Denver. In 1992, he earned a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. In 1995, he earned a MS in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Denver. Kirk has been teaching at Sandhills Community College since 2002 where he is a full-time instructor in the Business and Technologies Department. In 2018 Kirk earned a doctorate in Adult Education and Community College Administration. His wife, Susan is a Public Defender in Hoke County .
Board Members 2021-2022
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.
Mary Rocca is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. She has served in this field for over twenty years. She is originally from the DC area but has family rooted in the Sandhills. She and her husband are parents to three mini schnauzers, Rocky, Max and Deirdre. Mary servers on multiple nonprofit boards and believes strongly in community involvement and service.
Tracy Thomas moved to Pinehurst in 2019 with her husband, Bill, after many annual golf trips to the area. Tracy held several careers including Assistant Banking Officer/Market Manager, medical practice office manager and Church ministry director. She has extensive volunteer experience and currently volunteers in the ReStore in the clothing department. Her first Habitat experience was in New Jersey on a home build.
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.
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 Director
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!!”