The Coalition’s central staff works out of our Raleigh office to stay informed of the latest housing news, to remain proactive on housing-related issues in local, state and federal arenas, and to promote housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income North Carolinians.
Satana Deberry, Executive Director; SR VP, NCCDI
Satana, a native of Hamlet, North Carolina, is a graduate of Princeton (B.A.) and Duke Universities (J.D. and M.B.A.), and brings nearly two decades of experience in policy, regulatory, governmental, administrative, human resource and contractual/legal matters. She’s worked for the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Washington, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and Durham’s Self Help Credit Union. Recently, during 2011-12, she served as Interim Executive Director of Durham Habitat for Humanity. Contact Satana at 919.824.5765 or sdeberry (at) nchousing dot org.
Samuel Gunter, Director of Policy
Samuel is a native Texan, and a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (B.A.) and Duke Divinity School (M.Div). Prior to NCHC, he was the Faith & Advocacy Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and currently sits on the Advocacy Committee of Habitat for Humanity International, and the Board of Directors of both Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina & the Council of Independent State Housing Associations. Samuel has a background in public policy and community & economic development from his time at the Christian Life Commission, the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition and the U.S. Peace Corps. Samuel is also a Baptist minister and has served churches in North Carolina and Texas. Contact Samuel at 919.827.4496 or sgunter (at) nchousing dot org.
Tyran Hill, Local and Regional Policy Officer
Tyran, a native of Lexington, North Carolina, is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University (BSW) and Case Western Reserve University Mandel School (MSSA and CML). He brings experience in direct practice social work, affordable housing advocacy and community & economic development. He enjoys spending time with his wife Kyndall, midnight workout sessions and long drives with frequent scenery changes. Contact Tyran at 919.827.4492 or thill (at) nchousing dot org.
Stacie Darden, Housing Programs Officer
Stacie began working for the Coalition in January of 2011 as the bookkeeper for the CHIN program. In her current role as Housing Programs Officer she manages three housing programs and enjoys working closely with housing counseling agencies and counselors throughout North and South Carolina. Stacie has an MBA and BA in Bus. Admin/HR from Saint Leo University in Florida and has worked in nonprofits for more than 10 years. Contact Stacie at 919.800.0878 or sdarden (at) nchousing dot org.