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.
Haley Solomon, Membership and Communications Officer
Haley began working for the Coalition in February 2019 as the Membership and Communications Officer, where she enjoys connecting with member organizations across the state. Through her background in Americorps VISTA and nonprofit administration, she is experienced in capacity building and community relations. She has a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Contact Haley at 919.827.4492 or hsolomon (at) nchousing dot org.
Pamela Atwood, Director of Housing Policy
Having worked with housing and land use from multiple perspectives and at macro and micro levels, Pamela is passionate about the importance of housing stability and the numerous ways access to it shapes our individual and collective opportunities. Pamela comes to the Coalition with a background in policy advocacy, sustainable development, urban planning and real estate. Pamela began her career as a policy analyst with the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing, advocating for policies to reduce financing and land use barriers to the development and preservation of affordable housing. Pamela’s resume also includes working with Global Green USA to assist local governments and public agencies across the country to develop and implement sustainable design and construction policies and criteria. Along with her public policy experience, Pamela has worked as a project coordinator/LEED AP with a boutique real estate development firm in Los Angeles and as a real estate broker in Maine, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. Pamela has a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she studied Public Policy and Psychology. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C) and holds a full real estate broker’s license in North Carolina. Contact Pamela at 919.827.4491 or patwood (at) nchousing dot org.
Samuel Gunter, Executive Director
Samuel started at the Coalition in August of 2015 as its Director of Policy and Advocacy, and since October of 2018 has served as its Executive Director. He 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 community development and public policy from his time at Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, AmeriCorps VISTA, and the Peace Corps. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (B.A.) and Duke Divinity School (M.Div), and is also a Baptist minister who has served churches in North Carolina and Texas. Contact Samuel at 919.827.4496 or sgunter (at) nchousing dot org.
Stacie Darden, Director of Operations and Programs
Stacie began working for the Coalition in January of 2011 through Accountemps as the bookkeeper. In August of 2011, she was hired as the Staff Accountant for the CHIN program. In 2015, her position title changed to Housing Programs Manager were she managed the Coalition’s housing programs and worked closely with local housing counseling agencies (LHCA) and counselors throughout North and South Carolina. In June 2019, she transitioned to an operations role with a promotion to Director of Operations and Programs. Her current role allows her to return to her first love of accounting and operations while still working with LHCAs across the state. Stacie has an MBA and BA in Bus. Admin/HR from Saint Leo University in Florida and has worked in nonprofit accounting since 2008. Contact Stacie at 919.800.0878 or sdarden (at) nchousing dot org.