Contact Our External Relations Team

Contact Our External Relations Team

If you’re interested in contacting our Contact External Relations Team, please reach out using the information provided below.
Caroline Hart Chief External Relations Officer

Caroline Hart

Chief External Relations Officer & Deputy Director

Caroline is a member of the Crossnore School & Children’s Home Executive Team. In her role as Deputy Director and Chief External Relations Officer, she is responsible for regional strategies, business growth, communications, and fund development for the organization. Caroline joined the Crossnore School & Children’s Home family in 2014.

Tanya Blackford

Executive Director - Western Region

Tanya Blackford serves as the Executive Director of the Western Region. In this role, she is responsible for building relationships, business development, and increasing partnership opportunities within the Western Region. Tanya joined the Crossnore School & Children’s Home family in 2018.

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Meribeth Robinson

Executive Director - Triad Region

Meribeth serves as the Executive Director of the Triad Region. In this role, she is responsible for building relationships, business development and increasing partnership opportunities within the Triad Region. Meribeth joined the Crossnore School & Children’s Home family in 2015.

Amanda Fitzgerald

Director of Major & Planned Giving

Amanda serves as Director of Major & Planned Giving for Crossnore. She is responsible for coordinating fundraising efforts with major donors, executing estate planning initiatives, and overseeing grant development opportunities. Amanda joined the Crossnore School & Children’s Home family in 2019.

Holly Solomon Director of Communications

Holly Solomon

Director of Communications

Holly serves as the Director of Communications for Crossnore School & Children’s Home. She is responsible for the development and implementation of all marketing and communication strategies for the organization. Holly joined the Crossnore School & Children’s Home family in 2013.

Michelle Scott

Director of Annual Giving

Michelle serves as the Director of Annual Giving for Crossnore. She is responsible for coordinating all annual fundraising efforts and strengthening long-term relationships with friends of Crossnore School & Children’s Home. Michelle joined the Crossnore School & Children’s Home family in 2021.

Kim King Director of Community Outreach

Kimberly King

Director of Community Outreach

Kim serves as the Director of Community Outreach for Crossnore. She is responsible for coordinating all volunteer efforts, implementing Advancement special events, managing in-kind donations, and strengthening long-term relationships with friends of Crossnore School & Children’s Home. Kim joined the Crossnore School & Children’s Home family in 1983.

Mariea Tountasakis Grant Development Officer

Mariea Tountasakis

Grant Development Officer

Mariea serves as the Grant Development Officer for Crossnore. She is responsible for the grant research, writing, and due diligence functions of the Advancement team. Mariea joined the Crossnore School & Children’s Home family in 2017.

Brandon Cathey Advancement Officer

Brandon Cathey

Advancement Officer

Brandon serves as the Advancement Officer on the Winston-Salem, NC campus. He is responsible for annual gift fundraising, leading the Hope Society, as well as the Circle of Friends. Brandon joined the Crossnore School & Children’s Home family in 2016.

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Lisa Fort

Major & Planned Giving Officer

Lisa serves as the Major & Planned Giving Officer for Crossnore and works out of the Hendersonville office. She is responsible for major gift fundraising and estate plan gifts. Lisa joined the Crossnore School & Children’s Home family in 2021.

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Larry Haythorn

Donor Relations Officer

Larry serves as the Donor Relations Officer for Crossnore School & Children’s Home. He is responsible for our donor database, gift processing, data integrity, and donor correspondence. Larry joined the Crossnore School & Children’s Home family in 2016.

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Elizabeth O'Hagan

Community Outreach Coordinator

Elizabeth serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator on the Avery campus. She is responsible for coordinating all volunteer efforts, implementing Advancement special events, managing in-kind donations, and strengthening long-term relationships with friends of Crossnore School & Children’s Home. Elizabeth joined the Crossnore School & Children’s Home in 2019. 

Patrice Williams, Communications Coordinator

Patrice Williams

Communications Coordinator

Patrice serves as the Communications Coordinator for Crossnore School & Children’s Home. She is responsible for supporting the communication, marketing, and public relations efforts of the organization through our social media, website, and blog. Patrice joined the Crossnore School & Children’s Home family in 2018.

Angela Bollo

Fostering Communities Coordinator

Angela serves as the Fostering Communities Coordinator for Crossnore School & Children’s Home. She is responsible for community and church engagement to support the children and families we serve. Angela joined the Crossnore School & Children’s Home family in 2019.