About Us

CASA Staff

Leadership

Everett McElveen

CEO

Bio & Contact

Everett joined CASA as CEO in November of 2021. He comes to us with more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience in housing, homelessness, employment, healthcare, and food security. For the last 17 years, he worked in Pittsburgh where he most recently served as CEO of Community Human Services (CHS) which has a budget of more than $13 million and a staff of 130. Everett also served as President and CEO of Life’s Work of Western Pennsylvania, a nonprofit providing opportunities to people living with disabilities and/or mental illness and those with barriers to employment.

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Patrick Eudy

CAO

Bio & Contact

Patrick joined CASA as Chief Administrative Officer in September of 2023. His 25-year career includes extensive leadership experience within municipal government, the military, and the healthcare industry. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has spent much of his career working in accounting and financial management roles. As a North Carolina native and NC State University graduate, Patrick is excited to impact his community in a positive way by furthering the mission of CASA.

919.307.3428
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Brian Anderson

Victoria Mitchener

CFO

Bio & Contact

Tory joined CASA as Chief Financial Officer in April of 2024. Her career includes finance and accounting leadership roles in the for-profit fields of construction, technology and consulting. She also has a long track record of software implementation and project management. Though she grew up in Iowa and Tennessee, she has called North Carolina home since 2001.  Tory is honored to join the CASA team and provide structure and support to our departments and staff who are out in the field every day. Her commitment is rooted in empathy, compassion, and a deep-seated belief in the dignity and worth of every individual.

919.307.3444
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Matt Bieniek

Director of Facilities

Bio & Contact

Matt joined CASA in November of 2022 as Director of Facilities. As Director of Facilities Matt is responsible for taking care of CASA’s properties and responding to resident concerns. Prior to joining CASA, Matt was a Facility Director at a nonprofit organization that specialized in childcare and sports. In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his daughter and exercising.

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Jess-Brandes

Jess Brandes

Senior Director of Real Estate Development

Bio & Contact

Jess oversees and coordinates development activity from project conception and funding through the completion of construction. She previously worked at a respite care facility for persons who are homeless in D.C., and came to North Carolina to pursue her Masters in City and Regional Planning. In 2017, Jess was recognized as a community leader when she was named one of the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Leadership Award winners.  Jess has worked at CASA since 2008.

919.307.3429
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Emma Hansen Doss

Director of Mission Advancement

Bio & Contact

Emma joined the CASA team in April 2019 after working for several years on food insecurity throughout the US. As CASA’s Director of Mission Advancement, Emma manages all of CASA’s fundraising initiatives and external communications. She is driven by showing donors the true difference they can make in our own community. Emma is passionate about equity and social justice issues and is beyond proud to contribute to CASA’s affordable housing mission.

919.307.3451
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Rachel Eberhard

Real Estate Developer

Bio & Contact

Rachel initiates and evaluates new development opportunities, including analyzing potential project sites and negotiating acquisitions for CASA. She previously served as the founder and managing principal of Apiary Community Consulting and worked in the acquisitions group for a national low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) syndication firm. Originally from Michigan, Rachel moved to North Carolina in 2014 to pursue her Master’s degree in City & Regional Planning at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined CASA’s Real Estate Development team in 2021.

919.307.3454
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Joyce Hicklen

Director of Community Partnerships & Resident Relations

Bio & Contact

Prior to joining CASA in 2004, Joyce was a Mental Health Substance Abuse Counselor. Currently she works in partnership with service agencies across the Triangle, and she serves as a bridge between CASA’s tenants and the many agencies who provide services for them.  Joyce does extensive grant reporting, and she is active in leadership roles both within Wake County’s Partnership to End Homelessness and the Coalition to End Homelessness in Durham. She has a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling.

919.307.3432
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Latrise Hines

Director of Property Management

Bio & Contact

Latrise was named Director of Property Management in 2022. She brings over 20 years of customer service experience to her position for tenants at CASA. She has also spent 15 years serving her community as a volunteer and event coordinator. Latrise is dedicated to providing excellent service to CASA’s tenants and lots of laughter to the office!

919.307.3439
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Miriam Urenda

Human Resources Manager

Bio & Contact

Miriam joined CASA in 2022. She has over 10 years of HR management experience in the private and government sector, specifically with a focus on continuous HR improvement projects and processes.  Originally from the Portland, Oregon, Miriam is new to the Triangle. She loves spending time with her family and exploring the city. Miriam is passionate about creating an equitable and fair work environment for everyone.

919.307.3427
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Erin Yates

Director, King’s Ridge

Bio & Contact

Erin joined CASA as the Director of King’s Ridge in January of 2022. Erin has over 20 years of experience working with neighbors who are homeless in South Carolina and Virginia, but she is happy to return home to North Carolina to continue her work here. She most recently worked at Triangle Family Services, managing a COVID response shelter and expanding the Prevention and Rapid Rehousing programs. She has spent her career working to ensure that our neighbors have the supports they need and is excited to return to her Permanent Supportive Housing roots.

919.307.3446
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Additional Staff

Brian Anderson

Amy Alvarado

Donor Coordinator

919-307-3448
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Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Maintenance Supervisor

919.623.9329
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Brian Anderson

Amanda Barbee

Real Estate Developer

336.420.3419
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Phil Brickle

Landscape Manager

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Kathleen DeRubio

Kathleen DeRubio

Business Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

919.307.3433
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Kathleen DeRubio

Tashia Fuller

Property Coordinator

919.307.3430
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DeKira Harvey

Receptionist

919.754.9960
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Enoch Holloway

Property Manager

919.307.3447
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Ramy Ibrahim

Ramy Ibrahim

Maintenance Technician

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Karen Linares

Behavioral Health Intervention Social Worker

919.307.3457
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Cheyanne Murdock

Annual Fund Manager

919.307.3442
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Shapail Patterson

Senior Accountant

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Chris Pearson

Property Specialist

919.307.3438
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Alexis Trell

Cornelis Verkerk

Project Manager

919.928.2655
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Alexis Trell

Keith Wilkins

Maintenance Technician

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