Debbi Fox-Davis - Executive Director
Debbi Fox-Davis has enjoyed a 23-year career leading and developing resources for nonprofits in North Carolina. Her career accomplishments include being the first Executive Director for Dress for Success of the Triangle; raising funding and engaging community supporters to ensure all children have permanent, safe and loving families for the Children’s Home Society of NC; raising scholarship and research funds for NC State University and running NC State’s Institute for Nonprofits online journal for nonprofit management.
Debbi has also served as the Assistant Director for Development at Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and as the Director of Development and Marketing for the North Carolina Theatre.
Debbi received her MBA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA and has worked in Taiwan and studied in China. She received her Bachelors of Arts in History from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA).
After growing up in the Washington, DC suburbs and moving around a lot for college, internships and jobs, Debbi took up residence in Raleigh 24 years ago. Soon after she arrived in Raleigh, she met her future husband and Raleigh has been home ever since. Debbi and her husband, John, have two sons, Spencer (19) and Max (17), a dog, Hobbes and acat, Pippi. She serves on the Board of Wheels for Hope and is an active volunteer with the Dorothea Dix Park. She enjoys running, reading, travelling, cooking and eating.
Kelly Yaworski - Organizational Support Manager
A native North Carolinian, Kelly fell in love with nonprofits when she was only a teenager. Inspired by volunteering with the SPCA at a young age, Kelly quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work. This resolve stuck with her through college, leading her to pursue a B.S. in Statistics with a minor in Nonprofit Studies from North Carolina State University. Kelly came to HD Reach as an intern during her undergraduate program. Kelly liked the work with the HD community so much that she joined HD Reach as the Organizational Support Manager. She provides support to the HD Reach team, leads the HD Reach Volunteer Program, manages HD Reach’s website and social media. She has a unique perspective on serving others and on utilizing data to support HD Reach’s clinical programs, donors, and volunteer services. Kelly is most passionate about dogs, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Katherine Sherry, LCSW - Clinical Program Manager
Katherine Sherry, MSW, LCSW, serves as Clinical Program Manager for HD Reach. Katherine is responsible for leading, developing, and executing HD Reach’s clinical programs of outreach, family services, community building, educational programs, and networking. Katherine has a BA in Sociology from University of Maryland, and a Masters of Social Work from Hunter College. Prior to coming to HD Reach, she worked at facilities in New York, Atlanta, and most recently in Charlotte, serving clients with a variety of needs ranging from mental health issues, geriatrics, long-term care placement, to palliative care. She is also proficient in cognitive and functional assessments. Katherine has enjoyed learning more about Huntington’s disease, and is passionate about providing person-centered help to everyone in an HD family.
In her spare time she volunteers for Hospice and loves her black and white dog, aptly named Oreo!
Charlene Hudson, MSW - Social Worker
Charlene Hudson is HD Reach’s Triad-area Support Social Worker. Charlene is a graduate of Wayne State University with a master’s degree in social work, where she focused her studies on interpersonal practice and cognitive behavioral therapy. She received her bachelor’s degree in public affairs, with a concentration in public policy.
While in graduate school, Charlene was awarded a fellowship through the John A. Hartford Foundation (Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education). She also completed several classes at Wayne State University School of Medicine studying health and disease at all stages in the life span.
Charlene has worked in case management, community mental health and hospice. In each role, she has focused on helping people maintain their independence and continue to live fulfilling lives.