Leadership Team

Lexie Vaughn, CEO

Lexie Vaughn

Lexie has held senior leadership positions in the corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors around the world for 20 years. Accomplished in organizational leadership, strategy development and implementation, and community engagement, she has moved fluidly between borders throughout her career. Vaughn earned her MBA in General Management from the Kenan-Flagler School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a proud resident of Durham, NC.

Contact Lexie at (919) 682-0516, ext. 105

Lakeisha Minor, Director of Family Services 

Lakeisha Williams

Lakeisha oversees the homeownership and repairs program. As a Business Major and Certified Housing Counselor, Lakeisha ushers Habitat partner families step-by-step through the homeownership and repairs process.   

As a homeowner herself, she is passionate about setting our families up for success through hands on learning and education. She and her husband, Harry, share their home with their two children.

Contact Lakeisha at (919) 682-0516, ext. 104.


Terri Hegeman, Director of Development

Terri is a seasoned fundraiser who joined Durham Habitat after 15 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and, prior to that, at the Triangle United Way. She is eager to work closely with the community on behalf of Durham Habitat and the families we serve.

Contact Terri at (919) 682-0516, ext 113

Valerie Thompson, Director of Finance

Valerie Thompson

Valerie joined Durham Habitat in November 2019.  She holds an undergraduate degree from North Carolina Central University and MBA from Pfeiffer University.  She has cultivated her professional career thru various Tax, Senior Management and Controller roles. Valerie is passionate about all things accounting and is excited to be a part of the well-respected Habitat team.

Contact Valerie at (919) 682-0516, ext. 103.

Habitat Success Stories

Lucy has led construction volunteers in more than five Women Builds. A civil engineer, Lucy has volunteered to teach hundreds of neighbors who have no construction experience how to build beautiful homes, and she can teach you as well.