Transitional Executive Director
Tracy has been an essential part of the CwD team since 2015. As a volunteer, she led the charge in helping CwD to formally organize as a Non-Profit and then served as the Board Chair for several years before moving into the Transitional Executive Director role. Tracy is passionate about the CwD community, its people, and its mission. Tracy finds joy in creating a community of hospitality and welcome for our neighbors experiencing homelessness and enjoys hearing the stories of our community.
Lea began her relationship with CwD in 2013 as a volunteer organizer for the Overflow Shelter, and immediately identified outreach work as a passion she did not even know she possessed. In the summer of 2015 she left her full time job to find out all she could about the systems that supported our neighbors experiencing homelessness.
She is a founding member of the non-profit and thanks to a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Trust leads CwD’s Case Coordination and Street Outreach Program.
John joined CwD in the fall of 2019 as Program Director for the Community First Center. He brings more than 20 years experience in the Human Services field to the team. John is responsible for building engaging programs for our community members experiencing homelessness as well as volunteer training and learning opportunities to equip volunteers for the work of building community to support those in our community who are struggling with homelessness. The Program Director position is full-time and partially funded by the Winston-Salem Foundation
HEARRT Peer Support Specialist
What brings Carlos the most joy in being part of the CwD team is being present and walking alongside people in our community on their individual journeys. He first got involved with the Overflow Shelter as a volunteer overnight monitor in 2013, and has worked as a monitor at First Presbyterian every year since.
In May of 2019, Carlos joined our staff as a full-time Peer Support Specialist to help launch the HEARRT project.
Being part of the CwD team has brought Krista joy through the unconditional relationships she has made with community members both similar and different from herself. She started volunteering for CwD in 2015, and thanks to a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Trust, joined the staff as Organizational Administrator in the fall of 2018. Krista also helps support the HEARRT project.
Mark is proud to be part of the CwD team because we see everyone in our community as equal, treat everyone with respect, and have compassion and empathy for people facing crisis moments. He was one of the first volunteers at the Community First Center when it opened in 2017, joined the Overflow Shelter staff as a monitor in 2018 and currently drives the van on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
As one of the former ministers of Augsburg Lutheran church, Emily fell in love with the work and people of City with Dwellings in 2013 with the beginning of the Overflow Shelters. She is a Founding Board member of CWD and has been the creative/marketing/branding brain behind the organization since its inception. Emily officially came on staff in 2020 as the official Communications Specialist. She delights in this work and our people and finds joy in the shared relationship with our community.