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Jay Strickland

Founder and CEO - Wingswept

“As the father of a House of Hope graduate I’ve seen firsthand not only the need, but also the blessing of House of Hope can have on a troubled teen girl and their family.  My desire is to help House of Hope further their mission and expand their ability to help more girls and their families.”


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Jeff Parlier

Senior Vice President - First Citizens Bank

"Our family went through a challenging season several years ago with our oldest son.  We ended up having to send him to a place very similar to House of Hope which literally saved his life and put him on a path of redemption and healing.  I know personally how these precious girls are feeling in their struggles as well as how their parents are feeling trying to help them.  I can testify that there is HOPE and want to help spread the story of House of Hope to others hurting in our communities."



Kay Beard, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

"As a professional counselor, I daily see the often hidden hurts we carry and the impact they have on fruitful living. Teen girls are often weighed down with these burdens more than they can bear alone. House of Hope comes alongside these girls and their families with professional support and counsel from a Christ-driven world-view. As a board member, I have the opportunity to be a small part of this life-giving environment."



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Susan Atkinson

Founder and Consultant at AtCure Consulting LLC  Retired CRO Executive 

"I am excited to be engaged in an outpouring of service and ministry to families and their teenage daughters.  I believe the positive impact of this caring environment will ripple through their families, extended families, friends and across time as they fulfill their plans and purposes.  The hope offered and found at House of Hope is an amazing gift to so many."



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Melissa Oliver

Melissa Oliver is the Branch Executive Director of the East Triangle YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of the Triangle in Clayton, focusing on membership, engagement, and community development. Melissa’s passion is furthering the YMCA’s mission through major gift fundraising for annual and capital initiatives. Along with the House of Hope Board, she serves on the Boards of the Clayton Chamber Foundation, Clayton Community Recreational Foundation and the Garner Chamber of Commerce.

Executive Director of the East Triangle YMCA

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