Directory of Board Members
Person County Habitat for Humanity
Bill Arel, Board President
Bill joined PCHFH towards the end of 2009 and has served in the capacity of Volunteer Team Leader and Vice President before taking the job as Board President for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Bill also works closely with the Resource Development team on the annual yard sale and other fund raisers. Bill is responsible for promoting PCHFH in the community and providing transparency between the Board and the community that supports us.
Bill is married to Barb, who is the Resource Educator for Learning Connections at Earl Bradsher Preschool. Bill's “day job” is with Donald Wilson CPA as a tax consultant/preparer and he is also actively involved with Person County United Way and a member of The Knights of Columbus. Bill and Barb attend St. Mary and Edward Catholic Church.
Don Marlowe, Board Vice President
and Community Support Team Leader
Don also joined PCHFH in late 2009 and has served as Community Support Team Leader and works closely with Resource Development on the annual yard sale and other fundraisers. For the 2012-2013 fiscal year Don adds VP to his “resume”. As VP & CS Team Leader his main priority is keeping the community of Person County aware of what's going on with PCHFH and increase community involvement.
Don is married to Shelly and they love to spend time traveling to see the world. Don is a former carpet designer and a watercolor artist and many of his works are inspired by the places they visit. Some of his paintings can be seen at local art shows held at the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex. In May he took 1st place in the category of Paper at Artfest 2012. Don & Shelly attend St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
Chris Cockerham, Board Secretary
Ron Bremer, Board Treasurer
Ron joined PCHFH in mid 2010 as the Treasurer and has been instrumental in keeping track of the affiliate's phenomenal financial growth spurt from the successful fundraisers and community donations. Ron's financial experience aids him in keeping the financial records up to date and providing accurate tax records and reports. Ron is responsible for verifying accounting transactions, keeping accurate ledgers, and filing the annual tax reports.
Ron has a son who is in the Army and a daughter who is a nurse. He is married to Jayne, who is the Executive Director for Person County United Way. Both are North Carolina natives and graduated from ECU. Ron is the Edward Jones Financial Advisor here in Roxboro helping people secure their financial futures. Ron & Jayne are very active in the community and in their church, Warrens Grove United Methodist Church.
Resource Development Team Leader
Graydon has been with PCHFH the longest and has officially and unofficially served in nearly every capacity. Graydon's greatest ability is with promoting Habitat in the community and securing the much needed resources including monetary donations, building materials, and the yard sale items that have made the annual sale the most profitable of the fundraisers. Graydon is also responsible for keeping contact with area churches and finding volunteers.
Graydon is a semi-retired butcher for The Hurdle Mills Market. He is married to Judy who is active with the Pregnancy Support Center in Roxboro and an avid supporter of a new Senior Center for Person County. They are both active with the Person County Council on Aging and their church, Roxboro Baptist.