Staff

 
Skeet Ayscue - Executive Director, retired
Mr. Ayscue was the first President of Homes of Hope and then was hired as part-time Executive Director in September 2005. He has overseen the expansion of the Transitional Housing Program, the creation and expansion of the Community Inn, and the beginning of Esther House. Mr. Ayscue holds a B.S. in Psychology, an A.A.S. in Computer Engineering Technology, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two adult children, Rebekah and Spencer.  Mr. Ayscue retired December 31, 2019
 
 

 
 
 
      
Shanta Watkins - Executive Director
Ms. Watkins moves into the Executive Director's position as Skeet Ayscue retires.  She has been a valuable member of the staff since February 2019 and has been working on the challenges of the ED postion since she began. Ms. Watkins brings a wealth of experience to the position after serving the City of Albemarle for seven years in the Police Department as the Community Coordinator which included writing grants for Governor’s Crime Commission funding. Ms. Watkins is a native of Stanly County and graduated from Albemarle High School and UNC-Chapel Hill. She has three children: Mary Jane, Claire, and Rocky. She is engaged to Sherard Wall.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Mark Harris – Community Inn Manager 
Mr. Harris has been with Homes of Hope, first as a student intern, and then as a regular employee at the Community Inn. He is a graduate of Stanly Community College with a degree in Human Services. Mr. Harris oversees all the operations of the Community Inn to ensure all guests are comfortable and cared for, and that everything runs as smoothly as possible.
 
 
  Tiera McDonald – Program Director
Ms. McDonald oversees the Transitional Housing Program with a focus on permanent housing solutions for the homeless families. Additionally, Ms. McDonald also provides case management for guests at the Community Inn.  She holds a B.A. in Psychology from UNCC, as well as numerous certifications and a wealth of experience from her work at Monarch.
 
 
  Jana Sanderson – Meal Coordinator and Staff, Community Inn
Ms. Sanderson has been a part of Homes of Hope since her intern days at the Stanly Community College. She has served as an intern, temporary Program Director, night staff and meal coordinator at the Community Inn. Ms. Sanderson holds degrees in Human Services and Criminal Justice from Stanly Community College and B.S. degrees in Human Services and Criminal Justice from Gardner-Webb University.
 
 
   
 
Stephen Brannan - Community Inn Staff
Mr. Brannon did his internship at the Community Inn while working on his Human Services degree at Stanly Community College.  He has had several stints as a staff member in between working for Monarch as a job coach among other responsiblities.  His experiences have made him a valuable assest as he serves the guests at the Community Inn.