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 may reach Robert at 919.967.1545 x 307 or at

Anita Badrock

Operations Manager

Anita Badrock joined the staff of Community Home Trust in April 2009 after spending many years as a small business owner and consultant. Anita is a very active community volunteer and serves on many local boards and committees. Anita loves to read, hike, jet ski, and garden. Anita and her husband Roger live in Chapel Hill. They have four children, two grandchildren, and four dogs. If you’re not sure who to contact, contact Anita first at 919-967-1545 x 313 or at

Deanna Carson

Senior Sales Associate

Deanna joined the Community Home Trust team in October 2011. She has worked in the affordable field in Chapel Hill since 2007. Deanna grew up in the small town of Green Creek, NC but has been in Chapel Hill since 1989, when she came to the University of North Carolina. Deanna is married to Daaron Parrish, a social worker for Durham County DSS. Together they have four children, Bryan, Kyler, Connor and Krystal. Deanna enjoys cooking, event planning, hip hop music and mentoring young people. You can reach Deanna at 919-967-1545 x 302 or at

Lori Woolworth

Finance Manager

Lori recently moved to the Raleigh area from northern Mississippi, but has spent most of her time in the Midwest. She currently lives in Cary with her husband, two daughters, ages 7 and 4, and three dogs. She has worked in non-profit accounting for over 10 years.  When she is not working she is usually spending time with her family or helping with her church. You can reach Lori at 919-967-1545 ext. 308 or at

Trish Cates

Property Manager

Trish Cates joined CHT in September 2007. Trish manages the Home Trust’s Land Leases, the Stewardship program, and is the Property Manager for the Homeowners Associations.  She also oversees the Home Trust’s financial affairs. Prior to joining the Home Trust, Trish worked in the construction field as a business manager, and as an administrator for a nonprofit center in San Luis Obispo, California. Trish now resides in Mebane, NC with her husband, Steve, their 6 dogs and 3 cats. They enjoy their music business, and rescuing and transporting homeless animals, along with volunteering for disabled children’s and homeless programs. You can contact Trish at 919-967-1545 x 306 or

Felicia Stroud

Administrative Assistant

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 6 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. She can be reached at 919-967-1545 x 312 or

Jenna Graber

Development and Communications Manager

Jenna is a native of Ohio, but has made her rounds of the Midwest and the Southeast before settling in Carrboro in August 2012. Prior to joining the Home Trust, she worked for a transit authority in Northeast Ohio in the areas of communications and community outreach. She has spent the last six years in the nonprofit  and public sectors and earned her Master’s of Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Management in 2011. Jenna spends her free time spoiling her niece and nephew, reading, and working out. You can reach her at 919-967-1545 ext. 310 or