Robert Dowling

Executive Director

Robert was a banker in New York and Chicago, with an MBA in finance, before he left the corporate world and moved to Carrboro with his wife, Bethaney Dale, in 1994 to work with nonprofits. He joined the board of Orange Community Housing Corporation in 1996 and became executive director in December 1997. He managed the organizational transition to a community land trust in 2000-2001. Robert spends much of his free time in the kitchen, cooking and eating. You can reach Robert at 919.967.1545 ext. 307 or at

Lori Woolworth

Director of Operations and Finance

Broker-in-Charge ®

Lori moved to NC in 2010 with her family, after living in the Midwest most of her life. Lori has worked in non-profit accounting for 15 years supporting great organizations. Lori manages the financial reporting, forecasting, subsidy allocations and accounting functions of CHT. In 2012, Lori became an Accredited Financial Counselor and now works with our homeowners, applicants and community members to help improve their financial situations, as well as better prepare them for the financial responsibilities of homeownership. In her free time, Lori enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She also is involved in leading groups and teaching children at her church. You can reach Lori at 919.967.1545 ext. 313 or at



Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant

Andrea joined Community Home Trust in August 2015. She is a new resident to North Carolina, having moved from her native Southwest Louisiana (Cajun Country!) in June of 2015. Andrea brings 10 years bookkeeping and administrative experience ranging from locally owned small businesses to the largest health system in Louisiana. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and new daughter, cooking good food, and traveling. Andrea aspires to one day become an international beer judge.

Deanna Carson

Homeownership Program Manager

Deanna joined the Community Home Trust team in October 2011. In 2007, she left Duke Hospital and entered the world of affordable housing based in Chapel Hill. Prior to working at Duke, Deanna worked for Durham Public Schools managing a multi-million dollar budget. Deanna is also a certified housing counselor and has counseled clients nationwide. Away from the office, Deanna spends time with her husband, her four children, friends, and family. She enjoys cooking, event planning, and mentoring young people. You can reach Deanna at 919.967.1545 ext. 301 or at

Julia Held

 Marketing Specialist- Hablo español

Julia joined Community Home Trust in July of 2014 as a Realtor ®. Julia and her family recently moved to the Chapel Hill area after spending 17 years globetrotting. Her last international stop was in Mexico, where she lived for six years. She served as coordinator for a girl’s orphanage and volunteered with her children’s school. She now calls Chapel Hill home with her husband, three kids, and two dogs. In her free time, Julia either can be found taking a long run or at one of her kid’s soccer events. Julia is a fluent Spanish speaker and is able to assist the Spanish speaking population to understand and use our program. You can reach Julia at 919.967.1545 ext. 302 or at


Sales Specialist

Amy was pleased to join the Community Home Trust team in July of 2015. She is originally from Smithfield, NC but is now happy to call Chapel Hill home. Amy graduated from ECU in 2009 with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing, and then obtained her real estate license in 2010. She worked as a Realtor® in Johnston County for five years before relocating to Orange County. She loves spending time with her husband, Shane, and playing Frisbee with their dog, Bailey. You’ll often find her working out at the gym, and leading/coordinating events at her church where her husband is the lead pastor. You can reach Amy at 919-967-1545 x 308 or


Property Manager

Ian started at Community Home Trust in August of 2014 after working in the residential energy efficiency and green building industry. To complement his masters degree in ‘Sustainability and Environmental Management’, he currently is pursuing a certificate in Non-Profit Management. With perfect A+ blood, Ian regularly donates platelets at the American Red Cross. He loves learning; he is constantly (re)learning he can’t keep up with multiple MOOCs and hold a job and at the same time. Contact Ian at 919.967.1545 ext. 306 or



Construction Manager

Jim Eichel joined the Home Trust Property Management team on August 6th as Construction Manager. He earned a BS in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State University and a MS in Business Administration from Boston University. Jim previously worked in the US Army Corp of Engineers.  Jim is a familiar face in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community; he also serves as the Orange County Property Manager with CASA, a partner in affordable housing. Jim can be reached at 919.967.1545 ext. 309 or


Operations Specialist

Felicia, a Durham native, joined Community Home Trust in June 2012. She really enjoys spending time with family and friends.  She previously worked for a non-profit in Chapel Hill for over six years.  In her spare time, she is a  party planner, book club member and gamer.  She is the smiling face you’ll see upon visiting Community Home Trust. She lives by the motto: Treat others the way you’d like to be treated. Felicia can be reached at 919.967.1545 ext. 312 or


Camille Berry

Development and Communications Manager

Camille joined Community Home Trust in May 2014. In 2005, she returned to her native state with her family and settled in Orange County. A development professional for more than two decades, Camille has worked with and/or led a number of nonprofits throughout the east coast to advance their missions.  When not working, Camille spends time with her family and volunteers often with organizations where her children and/or she have been involved. Interested in investing your time, talent, and/or treasury? Contact Camille at 919.967.1545 ext. 310 or