Meet These Talented Nonprofit Leaders

Armstrong McGuire is proud to work with our clients to hire these exceptional individuals. Please join us in welcoming them to their new roles.

Ron Gunter
Chief Executive Officer
Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity
A veteran nonprofit leader, Ron Gunter assumed the CEO role at Fayetteville Area Habitat in November. Wendy Harris, Habitat Board chair said, “Ron is a seasoned leader who has both an incredible business mind and a servant’s heart. For Habitat, there is no better combination.” Prior to joining Habitat, Ron served as Vice President and COO of Orphan’s Heart, an international ministry.

Susan Heaton
Executive Director
Canines for Service Inc.
Susan Heaton is the new Executive Director of Canines for Service, located in Wilmington, NC. Susan has held senior level positions in for profit, academic, and nonprofit organizations and brings strong business development, operations, and marketing experience to the position.  Most recently, she was Director of Business Development, Executive Education for North Carolina State University

J. Scott Joyner
Executive Director
International Pentecostal Holiness Foundation
Congratulations to J. Scott Joyner, new Executive Director of the International Pentecostal Holiness Foundation.  The IPHF is the philanthropic services program igniting generosity in support of the ministries and missions of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. Scott comes to the Foundation after a long career as a development professional for several colleges and universities. His most recent position was serving as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Newberry College in Newberry, SC since 2012.

George C. Jones, Jr.
Executive Director
Farmer Foodshare
George Jones will take the helm of Farmer Foodshare in February. Over the past 25 years, George has served in leadership roles in the fields of economic and community development, vocational workforce training, and transportation. His work in partnership development has led to sustainable outcomes that promote social and economic impact. Most recently, he led infrastructure development at Williamson Preserve, a 406-acre nature preserve that encompasses historic restoration, environmental education, and food and farm production and demonstration at Triangle Land Conservancy.

Karen Kalafatas
Director of Development & Communication
Karen Kalafatas will be joining the Kidznotes team in February as their Director of Development & Communication. She recently relocated back to the Triangle after years in New York and Boston. With a background in performance and a passion for music as a catalyst for social change, Karen has dedicated the majority of her career to improving the lives of children and families through the arts. Prior to having her own music business, Karen worked in development at City Year and Harvard University.

Charles Phaneuf
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
Charles Phaneuf will be the United Arts Council’s next President, succeeding current President Eleanor Oakley, who is retiring after 18 years at United Arts. Charles currently leads Raleigh Little Theatre as the Executive Director. A Raleigh native, Charles has over 15 years of experience in arts management.

Kimberly Sanchez
Executive Director
Community Home Trust
Kimberly Sanchez joined Community Home Trust in December. A visionary and experienced nonprofit leader and attorney, Kimberly most recently led the nonprofit Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, which is focused on legal advocacy, including issues related to affordable housing, and has 12 offices and 110 staff.

Caterri Woodrum
Executive Director
Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance
After 14 years as Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc., Caterri Woodrum has joined the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance as its Executive Director. Caterri made an intentional shift to align her career with organizations that improve the health of our communities, with a particular interest in diseases impacted by dysfunctional immunity. As a board-certified health and wellness coach through the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches and a former pharmaceutical executive, Caterri brings empathy, passion, strategic leadership to the Alliance.


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