MEET THE BOARD

DEACON JOHN "Zeke" PANZICA

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Board Chair

Passion for ministry and connection brings Deacon Zeke to House of Mercy. Having managed as many as 140 people in 16 different cities around the globe in his role with Morgan Stanley for 27 years, he  knows how to get things done and how to successfully engage others to aid in our efforts. As  Deacon at Queen of Apostles, he is the key liaison to several dozen agencies giving him insight into how many agencies are interconnected and more importantly, can be interconnected.  

NICOLE FITZ

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Board Vice Chair

An opportunity to build a house for a Veteran living with AIDS connected Nicole to the mission at House of Mercy. She brings over 25 years of experience in Human Resources, project management and process improvement.  A Naval Academy graduate, she served 5 years active duty including two aircraft carrier deployments to the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf broadening her cultural experiences. She also leads a Veterans employee resource group for her employer Ally Financial. 

JUDY DOBIES

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Board Secretary

As an AVP for AT&T National Business, Judy Dobies led an
organization responsible for sales strategy and execution delivering a
full range of technology solutions.
Throughout her 20 years in the telecommunications industry,
she has held leadership positions in technical
support, coaching and sales management. Judy has volunteered time on various councils to bring awareness and drive execution for
segment initiatives.

DANIEL KLING, Ph.D.

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Treasurer

A professor of economics at Belmont Abbey College, Daniel brings 15 years of experience and knowledge in the financial sector to the Board. His concentration in financial investments, corporate finance,  and statistics for business and economics aids House of Mercy in our endeavors to have a lasting impact in our local community. 

SISTER CAROLYN COLL, RSM

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Board Member

As a Sister of Mercy and clinical social worker, Carolyn Coll, brings over 50 years of experience to the Board of House of Mercy. She joined the Board in 2022 and looks forward to helping develop our life skills programs and charism of Mercy. 

CINDY TILLEY

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Board Member

A Human Resources Executive with over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Cindy started as volunteer sitting with our residents on a monthly basis.  Through the relationships she formed and lessons she learned, Cindy felt called to join to the Board and to help develop our organizational culture. 

ALLEN KIM

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Board Member

A innovative and transformational CIO, Allen is passionate about helping nonprofits establish agile and resilient IT organizational structures that enhance productivity and security. He joined House of Mercy at a pivotal time and is helping to shape our IT plans for the future.  

JESSICA EASON

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Board Member

Losing a family member to health challenges is hard on its own, but living in under-resourced communities complicates those challenges even more. The health disparities and inequities that prevent people form gaining access to the resources they need compels Jessica to serve. She brings years of experience in nursing, education and marketing to House of Mercy. 

LATOYA GARDNER
President & CEO 
Ex-Officio 

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Board Member

Latoya joined House of Mercy in October 2020 as our President & CEO to lead the organizational change that will position us for growth and opportunity for the next 30 years.

Join the Board

Looking for a rewarding opportunity to give back?  House of Mercy is seeking candidates to serve on our Board of Directors.  Located on the Sisters of Mercy campus in Belmont, NC, House of Mercy empowers those living with HIV/AIDS in their transformation toward a more independent life.

 

We need the following expertise: Legal/Compliance, Nursing/Health Care, Finance, Human Resources and Marketing/PR.