Executive Committee 2019-2020
Chairman of the Board and President of the Corporation
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.
Chairman of the Board and President of the Corporation
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.
2nd Vice Chair
John R. Sapp received his BA degree from the University of Kansas and his JD from Duke University School of Law. He practiced employment law with Michael, Best and Friedrich, a 300 lawyer firm headquartered in Wisconsin, serving as the firm Managing Partner for 13 years. John is currently a Director and Corporate Secretary of JJ Keller and Associates, a substantial Wisconsin firm . Their related foundation has among other charitable endeavors sponsored the building of about 20 Habitat homes. Community minded, John has served as Chairman or President of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Council of Boy Scouts, Sandhills Branch of the English Speaking Union and the Sandhills Enrichment Fund. He also served as a Board Member of the Milwaukee Symphony, Junior Achievement of Milwaukee , Rotary Club of Pinehurst and Lex Mundi, an InternationalAssociation of Law
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.
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
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. While traveling from NC to NYC, she met and married native New Yorker, Len DiNapoli, a corporate attorney. They resided in Manhattan before moving to Pinehurst in 2005. While living and working in Charlotte, Rita supported the Assistance League, Mint Museum, Heart Association and Performing Arts Center. She was an avid producer and director of many of Charlotte’s major fundraisers. In Pinehurst, Rita has served as President and Ways and Means Chairman of Women of the Pines; Secretary of the Board of Friends of Weymouth; President of Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills; as Gala Co-chair for Habitat in 2013, 14 and 15 past Secretary and board member of Friends of Weymouth Cultural Arts Center; she serves on the Sandhills Community College Foundation Board. She has dedicated her spare time to making a difference in the community since moving to Pinehurst.
Board Members 2018-2019
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.
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.
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
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!!”