Staff

Sarah Kimmey Grymes – Executive Director  

Sarah is HAC’s Executive Director and is incredibly happy to be able to serve her native Hendersonville and its many residents. She comes from a background in banking and has been involved in assisting with multiple local non-profit organizations, including serving on HAC’s board for over 5 years. It was during this time that she became passionate about the mission at HAC and is now able to use that passion to assist the people of Henderson county with repairs, construction and finding affordable housing.

Stefanie Kompathoum – Director of Finance 

Stefanie moved to western North Carolina from Louisiana in the 1980s and is proud to call the area home.  For her, the best part of working at Housing Assistance is working with those who have a passion for service, and finding opportunities to make change in the world, starting right here.

Heather Boyd – Housing Counselor/ Grant Writing

Heather is  a native of Transylvania County. She has three wonderful daughters ages 15, 10 and 7.  In 2012 Heather graduated Blue Ridge Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing and Retailing.  In 2016 she completed a second degree in Art and she is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Communications through East Carolina University.  Heather personally understand’s the amount of work and dedication it takes to make your dreams a reality from  personal experience.

Marcesa Harper – Home Repair Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator

Marcesa was born and raised in Hendersonville, NC but tried out several other cities before deciding home was in Hendersonville, where she enjoys the small town life and the mountain air with her husband Joshua and daughter Harwin. Since graduating from Gardner-Webb University in 2011 she has worked for several non-profit organizations, with every position she held having serving others in mind. After moving back to Henderson County, she saw a need for safe and affordable housing in this community, and found that Housing Assistance was a great organization addressing this need. Marcesa has been the Home Repair & Volunteer Coordinator for Housing Assistance since August of 2016 and enjoys working with the homeowners and families that we serve.

 Sean Rose – Director of Single Family Housing


Gary Morgan- Construction Superintendent

Gary has been with Housing Assistance since May of 2005. He has lived in Western North Carolina his entire life and enjoys being a part of this community. Gary graduated from West Henderson High School and attended Blue Ridge Community College, where he earned a degree in carpentry. Gary enjoys using his carpentry skills and passion for people as a Construction Superintendent for HAC’s New Homes and Self-Help programs. His favorite part about working for Housing Assistance is being able to work alongside his co-workers that he considers a part of his family.

Albaro Bartolon- Construction Manager 

Albaro is the newest member to the team, bringing his construction skills and desire to serve the people in this community. Albaro enjoys being a part of the Housing Assistance team and has contributed a great deal with his bilingual abilities to help us work with a more diverse group of clients.

 Charlie Huggins- Construction Manager