Board of Directors


Executive Director: Kathryn Kania, MSW, ACSW

Kathy has a BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia.  She is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers.  She has held positions as a medical and psychiatric social worker, and as the Director of Social Work in a hospital setting.  Kathy has participated on many local, state, and national boards such as a rape crisis board, the NC American Cancer Society, and the NC Council on Aging, with emphases such as national social health policy and legislative studies. She has been a Department of Social Services consultant, and has experience in counseling and discharge planning for hospital patients and for mental health patients including those with PTSD and addictions.

Board member: Cesre McQuaid

Cesre McQuaid has a Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado and a Master of Arts in Counselor Education from Central Michigan University. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor,  a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Roistered Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.  She holds an American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Certification. Cesre has held numerous positions such as mobile crisis management clinical coordinator, operational director of behavioral health services, private practice and community mental health outpatient therapist and clinical supervisor.  Cesre is experienced in providing crisis services, individual/family counseling, recovery-focused therapy and school based counseling services.  She is trained to work with children, adolescents, families, couples, trauma survivors and law enforcement.  She has shown a commitment to serving on the mental health mission field through her various roles as a small business owner, critical incident stress debriefing team member, substance abuse task force member, community volunteer and mental health educator.

Board member: Bill Ramsey

Bill Ramsey is a Certified Personal Property Appraiser and a real estate broker. He has conducted over 4500 commercial and industrial sales nationwide since 1969, resulting in approximately $100,000,000 in assets sold since 1978. Clients have included Fortune 100 Companies such as IBM, Shell Oil, McDonnell Douglas, Exxon, US Bankruptcy Courts, bank institutions, IRS, and state and local government courts. Bill is the owner of three companies and also participates in disaster relief and humanitarian aid work in the USA, Russia, Ukraine and Argentina.

Board member: Paula Nibarger

Paula has 25 years experience caring professionally for individuals with special needs in a variety of capacities. She has vast experience with organizing children’s and youth programs in churches and for charitable organizations. She brings experience in navigating government regulations concerning special needs residential facilities, and expertise in Microsoft operating systems and Excel software. She has an extensive volunteer history including missions trips to former Soviet Bloc nations.

Board member: Pat Hand

Pat served as an evangelist for thirteen years preaching across the United States and overseas.   Pat pastored in upstate New York for six years,  served as the mission’s pastor of a large church in Louisiana, and is now the pastor of a church in Ontario, Canada. Pat is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University and in 2008 earned an MBA in Church Administration from California Baptist University.