Meet Our Team

Board of Directors

Vann Vogel
Vice President
Angie Cullen
Chris Youngblood
Mae Creadick

Greg Angelo
Donna Ball
Clark Duncan
David Greiner
Jo Ikelheimer
Brian Methvin
David McCartney
Ryan McCullough
Heather Norton
Carol Rovello
Isaac Rowles

Our Staff

Administrative Staff

 Executive Director: Meredith Switzer, M.Ed  828-774-9555
Finance and Operations Director: April Lambert  828.424.0578
Financial Assistant: Peiyin Chen  828.424.0578
Grants Management Director: Jenny Simmons  828.258.1695
Senior Program Director: Emily Ball  828.380.2850
Senior Resource Development Director: Eleanor Ashton  828.713.3071
Volunteer Engagement Director: Sharon Blythe  828.776.9741
Strategic Gifts Officer: Jim Lowder
Business Community Outreach & Welcome Home Manager: Ashley Campbell  828.777.1886
Donor Relations Manager: Ruby Koch-Fienberg 828.785.9840

  Our Staff

Program Staff

Alanna  Woodfin Program Manager  828.747.2599
Alexa  Housing Specialist  828.768.2458
Alix  Housing Case Manager  828.772.2846
Amanda S.  Scattered Site Program Manager  828.767.9207
Amanda T.  Housing Case Manager  828.776.1840
Anne  Housing Case Manager  828.273.4810
Ashleigh  Homeless Case Manager  828.777.8262
Benjamin  Housing Case Manager  828.772.7072
Caroline  Housing Case Manager  828.772.5773
Catherine  Housing Case Manager  828.772.2845
Chelsea  Resident Safety Advisor  828.505.3606
Christian  Homeless Case Manager 
Debbie  Housing Placement Manager  828.777.6293
Donna  Housing Case Manager  828.768.2662
Erin  Homeless Case Manager  828.774.9212
Hillary  PATH SOAR Case Manager  828.772.6600
Janette  Homeless Case Manager  828.774.8117
Jenny M.  Permanent Supportive Housing Director  828.782.1492
Jerry  HACA Program Manager  828.777.4754
Jon  Security Manager  828.777.9702
Kate A.  PATH Peer Support Case Manager  828.620.0056
Kate C.  PATH Team Lead  828.768.2670
Katherine  Rapid Rehousing Program Manager  828.772.2848
Katie  Hands and Feet Volunteer  828.747.9409
Leigh  Rapid Rehousing Director  828.772.9144
Linda  Resident Safety Advisor  828.505.3606
Mike  Housing Case Manager  828.337.5672
Miranda  Housing Specialist 828.777.5342
Molly  Housing Case Manager  828.747.8583
Myriam  Housing Case Manager  828.774.9191
Nate  AHOPE Safety Officer  828.252.8883
Nicole, Homeless Services Director  828.777.5165
Pip  AHOPE Program Manager  828.620.0135
Rachel  Homeless Case Manager  828.778.0016
Robert  PATH Case Manager  828.768.3435
Ryan  Housing Case Manager  828.775.4199
Samuel  Homeless Case Manager  828.774.9139
Brittany  Hands and Feet Intern  828.767.1060
Terry  Donation Center Assistant  828.747.9409
Taylor  Intake Coordinator  828.505.3606
Wes  Outreach Case Manager  828.772.2847
Will  Housing Case Manager  828.777.9809

92 cents of every dollar goes directly to end homelessness

Donate Today

A monthly gift allows you to spread the financial impact of your giving across the entire year, lessening a one-time drain on your resources. Also, recurring gifts help Homeward Bound as we can more accurately predict income in advance, which helps with longer range budgeting and decision-making.


Volunteers help us end homelessness 

Come volunteer with us

Come volunteer with us! We offer service experiences for individuals, faith communities, businesses, and schools and youth groups. Volunteers help us end homelessness in our region by helping provide much-needed services to people transitioning into a home.


Contribute to a Cause


Your clean and gently used household items can help others experience the comforts of home. Your donations go directly to women, men, and children moving in to new homes or are used at our Day Center. Donation receipts are available upon request.


News & Updates

Michael’s Graduation Story

Michael Couldn't Stand Shelters Michael left his parents’ house after they had a falling out at age 17 and started sleeping on friends’ couches. “I didn’t know anything about being homeless,” he said. The area provider gave the support that Michael needed on a...

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Key Commons Spotlight on WLOS

Key Commons Spotlight on WLOS

Watch John Le's story on WLOS about Key Common, Homeward Bound's newest endeavour into becoming property owners. "Our first foray into owning our own property," explained Executive Director Meredith Switzer. Watch the video for interviews with Board Member Brian...

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Homeward Bound’s Library Outreach

Homeward Bound’s Library Outreach

Homeward Bound staff member Erin recently transitioned into a new role as liaison between Buncombe County Library staff and the homeless community accessing the library. The County approached Homeward Bound because they had so many homeless individuals spending time...

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