Board of Directors


Joe Marion, Chairman
Harris & Marion PLLC

Jennifer Trapani, Vice Chairman
Senior Vice President
The Redwoods Group

Rick Brown, Treasurer
Senior Vice President
Bank of America

Daniel Levine, Secretary
Director of Real Estate
Self-Help Credit Union


Leane Hood Allen
Scimarket Technologies

Gene Carlone
Durham County Master Gardener
NC Cooperative Extension Service

Yolanda Banks Deaver
Associate Vice Chancellor
North Carolina Central University

Scott Gardner
Scott joined Duke Energy (then Duke Power) in 1978 and worked there for 33 years until his retirement in 2010.  During his career he held numerous positions including Customer Service Manager, District Manager, and most recently, Director of State Governmental Affairs.  These positions provided extensive experiences in managing budgets, understanding customer needs and expectation, as well as establishing and maintaining relationships with key influencers and officials at the local and state levels in an effort to pursue common goals.

Over the past thirty years, Scott's community involvement experiences include: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce – Board Chair; Durham Chamber of Commerce – Executive Committee. Triangle United Way – Board Chair; Orange County Communities in Schools – Founding Board Chair; Greater Triangle Regional Council – Board Member; and recognition as the Raleigh N&O Tar Heel of the Week for community leadership.  Be beame a Geezer in the summer of 2011 and volunteers routinely when not traveling or spending time at his second home on the southeast coast of NC.

Molly Goldwasser
Molly has been a Habitat volunteer and supporter since childhood. In Durham, she has worked with Women Build, Youth United, and Duke Habitat. In her free time, Molly is the Manager of Institutional Assessment and Accreditation in the Office of the Provost at Duke University. Most of her work and education background centers around issues of access to and equity in education, particularly in the rural South.



 Ian Gordon

Joe Harvard
Recently retired pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Durham, North Carolina, Joe Harvard served his congregation and community for 33 years. Over the years Joe has been involved with numerous boards and organizations such as; the Interfaith Hurricane Relief Task Force in Durham County after Katrina; Chair of the Board of The Forest at Duke; President of Durham Congregations in Action; Board of Directors of Durham Regional Hospital; Chair, Community Services Committee; Board of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke and the Duke University Health Systems Community Advisory Board; active in the Urban Ministry program of the PCUSA; Durham Branch of NAACP; Co-Chair of the Racial Understanding Committee.  Currently, Joe is serving Habitat for Humanity of Durham as one of the Co-Chairman to the Faith in Action Campaign.  

Joe holds a B.A. from Presbyterian College and a B.D. from Columbia Theological Seminary.  He completed Graduate Study in Theology/Bible at the University of Basel and received an S.T.M. from Yale University Divinity School.  In 1991, Joe received a Dr. of Divinity Degree from St. Andrews Presbyterian College.  Joe studied as a Merrill Fellowship at Harvard University and was a Campbell Scholar in 2001.

Over the years, Joe has preached at Duke University Chapel, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Segona Presbyterian Church in Nairobi, Kenya, and delivered the Baccalaureate sermon at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.

Joe is married to Carlisle, who before her retirement was the Director of the International House at Duke University. They have two children and two granddaughters. Joe enjoys traveling, the beach and is an avid basketball fan. 

Gary Kueber
Gary Kueber grew up in New Orleans and came to Durham, NC in 1988 to attend Duke University. After graduation, he returned to Louisiana where he received a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from LSU-New Orleans. Gary moved to downtown Durham in 1997 and has remained in Durham since. Gary practiced Internal Medicine until 2004, when he returned to school to complete Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Regional Planning (MRP) degrees from the UNC-Chapel Hill as well as training in Preventive Medicine at UNC Hospitals.

Gary produced research documenting associations between land use / transportation networks and physical health prior to joining Scientific Properties in 2007. Scientific Properties is a Durham development company that specializes in inner city revitalization, historic preservation, adaptive re-use, mixed-use, biotechnology, and arts-related development.

Gary is Chief Executive Officer for Scientific Properties and has directed the development of projects such as Venable Center, an 85,000 square foot mixed office and retail redevelopment of an early 20th century tobacco processing facility, and Golden Belt, a 160,000 square foot arts-focused mixed-use redevelopment of former textile mill – both located in downtown Durham.

Gary is also the founder of Eidetic Development, a real estate development company currently working to redevelop a 35,000 square foot mill structure in the Cleveland-Holloway neighborhood of Durham, NC.

Gary has served on the Board of Directors for Preservation Durham and Downtown Durham, Inc., worked on neighborhood organization efforts for communities in East Durham, and is the author and developer of Endangered Durham, an award-winning architectural and community history website he has written since 2006, as well as Open Durham (, a community history / architectural history web platform, which debuted in October 2011. 

Joe Kwon
Joe Kwon is a Durham local who is also the cellist for the touring group The Avett Brothers. Joe graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2002 and briefly worked for IBM before joining The Avett Brothers in 2006. He often works with his band to arrange fund raising opportunities all over the country using the band's notoriety to reach a larger fund raising audience. Joe is also an avid photographer and eater and chronicles his adventures from around the world. 

Jeff Potter
Director of Real Estate
Duke University

Larry Price

George Stanziale, Jr.
Senior Vice President
Stewart, Inc.

Cliff Zinner
Raleigh-Durham Construction Company

Habitat Success Stories

“Five years ago, a tree fell on my house and caused all but one room to leak. I used all my funds, so I called Habitat for Humanity, which helped me build a new roof. I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life, and I just want to thank everyone at Habitat. God bless you!" - Rita