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.
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, 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.
Haley Solomon, Membership and Communications Officer
Haley began working for the Coalition in February 2018 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.
The North Carolina Community Development Initiative provides fiscal services to the Coalition through an administrative agreement.
Angela Poole, Sr. VP of Finance and Human Resources
Licensed as a CPA since 2000 and on staff at the Initiative since 2008, Poole has extensive experience managing all aspects of financial accounting, budget development and execution. Poole has been an active community member, serving on several boards, including her current position with the NC Center for Nonprofits and Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project. Poole’s professional affiliations include membership in the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA). She currently serves on the NCACPA’s Not-For-Profit Committee. She enjoys traveling, dancing and spending time with her family. Contact Angela at 919.835.6005 or apoole (at) ncinitiative dot org.
Wazym Williams, Director of Finance
Williams joined the Initiative in March of 2008. He graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in 2005 with a BA and BS in accounting and computer science. He earned his MS degree in Accounting from VCU. Williams is a North Carolina licensed CPA. In his free time Williams enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and traveling to his native Antigua. Contact Wazym at 919.835.6008 or wwilliams (at) ncinitiative dot org..