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, CFRE

Chief External Relations Officer & Deputy Director

Caroline is a member of the Crossnore Communities for Children 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 Communities for Children 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 Communities for Children family in 2018.

Holly Solomon Director of Communications

Holly Solomon Kessler

Senior Director of Community Relations

Holly serves as the Senior Director of Community Relations for Crossnore Communities for Children. She is responsible for the development and implementation of all marketing and communication strategies for the organization. Holly also leads Crossnore’s Fostering Communities initiative, which garners community and church support for Crossnore foster families. Holly joined the Crossnore Communities for Children 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 Communities for Children. Michelle joined the Crossnore Communities for Children family in 2021.

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Andrew Florence

Director of Experiential Learning

Andrew serves as the Director of Experiential Learning for Crossnore. He is responsible for Miracle Heights Adventures where he directs team building and development for both internal and external Crossnore partners. Andrew joined the Crossnore Communities for Children family in 2014.

Brandon Cathey Advancement Officer

Brandon Cathey

Annual Giving Officer

Brandon serves as the Annual Giving Officer for Crossnore. He is responsible for annual gift fundraising, leading the Hope Society, as well as the Circle of Friends. Brandon joined the Crossnore Communities for Children 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 Communities for Children family in 2021.

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 Communities for Children family in 2017.

Kim King Director of Community Outreach

Kimberly King

Fostering Communities Officer

Kim serves as the Fostering Communities Officer on the Winston-Salem 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 Communities for Children. Kim joined the Crossnore Communities for Children family in 1983.

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Elizabeth O'Hagan

Fostering Communities Officer

Elizabeth serves as the Fostering Communities Officer 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 Communities for Children. Elizabeth joined the Crossnore Communities for Children in 2019. 

Angela Bollo

Fostering Communities Officer

Angela serves as the Fostering Communities Officer in the Hendersonville office. She is responsible for community and church engagement to support the children and families we serve. Angela joined the Crossnore Communities for Children family in 2019.

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Larry Haythorn

Donor Relations Coordinator

Larry serves as the Donor Relations Coordinator for Crossnore Communities for Children. He is responsible for our donor database, gift processing, data integrity, and donor correspondence. Larry joined the Crossnore Communities for Children family in 2016.

Patrice Williams, Communications Coordinator

Patrice Williams

Content Coordinator

Patrice serves as the Content Coordinator for Crossnore Communities for Children. She is responsible for supporting the communication, marketing, and public relations efforts of the organization by creating content for our publications, social media, website, and blog. Patrice joined the Crossnore Communities for Children family in 2018.

Viktor Hernandez

Visual Production Coordinator

Viktor serves as the Visual Production Coordinator for Crossnore Communities for Children. He is responsible for supporting the communication, marketing, and public relations efforts of the organization through video, photography, and graphic design. Viktor joined the Crossnore Communities for Children family in 2022.