Staff

Marie Muddiman, Executive Director
Marie joined the staff in July 2011.  Her background includes a wealth of experience in the nonprofit arena. She has worked for United Way of Roanoke Valley as Community Impact Manager, for Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council as Development Manager, and for United Methodist churches. She has a degree in Family and Child Development from Virginia Tech and is a graduate of the Batten Leadership program at Hollins University. While at Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, she was the volunteer coordinator for Family Promise.

Aaron Dowdy, Housing Stability Manager
Aaron joined the staff in January 2012. After graduating in 2000 from Carson-Newman College, he began working in Texas for a non-profit called Mission Waco. While with Mission Waco, Aaron served as the Adult Literacy Coordinator, homeless shelter monitor, and a drug rehabilitation house monitor. In 2007 Aaron and his family moved to Central Asia to work on a community development project with marginalized farmers. Originally from the Roanoke Valley, Aaron returned to the area in 2011.

Ashley Frankie, Program Manager
Ashley joined the staff in October 2015. She moved to Roanoke after graduating from James Madison University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She worked at the Salvation Army for over two years as Children’s Coordinator and Case Manager; providing case management services to victims of domestic violence. Previously Ashley has worked in the mental health field providing supportive counseling and skills building services to adults and children in the home and community based setting.

Meredith Roller, Marketing and Special Events Manager
Meredith joined the staff part-time in December 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Roanoke College. She works with our donors, serves as staff coordinator for fundraisers and special events, does bookkeeping, and assists with day-to-day operations. A native Roanoker, Meredith moved back to the area in 2005.

 

Cleve Fisher, Driver
Deborah Pierson, Weekend Office Administrator