Michael is a building expert in the Charlotte market and regional vice president of Brasfield & Gorrie. When he’s not overseeing healthcare and commercial projects, leading business development, and maintaining client relationships and service, he is staying active in the community and volunteering his time and talents to help build a better North Carolina. Michael has always had a passion for working with others to turn their dreams into reality. He loves spending time with people to understand and help them define their cause, and that’s no exception with Possibility Place. Known for his emphasis on quality and his inherent integrity, Michael is a creative, dynamic leader who is instrumental in helping guide clients, team members and causes in the right direction.
Cary and Michael have five children, with Sara (22 in 2020), having developmental and intellectual delays. Sara currently attends the Stewart Home & School in Frankfurt, KY, but Cary and Michael are working with several non-profits in Charlotte in the hopes that Sara may someday return to North Carolina.
Mike and Evelyn’s daughter Abbie graduated from the John Crosland School in Charlotte. She attended Lesley University Threshold program in Cambridge Mass after high school and earned a certificate in early child care for both toddler and preschool ages. Abbie wants to find a job working with young children or animals. Mike and Evelyn’s goals are to create a supportive environment and space for Abbie to live independently with her peers.
Moe and Dan Stackhouse have made a home for themselves in Charlotte, NC for the past 25 years. Dan, a radiologist and Moe, a nurse have two sons. Smith 21 is a senior at Clemson and Sam 23 lives at home. Sam graduated the Crosland School in 2016 and later went on to the Riverview School in Cape Cod for a postgraduate program. He works at a local hospital in Charlotte, through Nevins, Inc. He yearns to live independently, develop his own social group, and work at a meaningful job.
David and Ginny made the move to North Carolina nearly 50 years ago and haven’t looked back since! David spent his career as a chemist for the US Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, while Ginny spent the past 16 years working as a Certified Spanish Interpreter with the North Carolina judiciary system. Together, they enjoy traveling, reading, and the arts but as of late, have been called especially to collaborate with other parents to create long-term housing options for adults with developmental disabilities. They are committed to this effort, not only for their son Aaron, but for so many other families who are also searching for creative solutions, and for peace of mind.
John Barker Jr. is the President and Chief Development Officer for Red Rock Developments, a privately held real estate development and investment company headquartered in Columbia, SC, with a regional office in Charlotte, NC.
Rowena Barker is the Family Engagement Coordinator for the North Carolina Deaf Blind Project, providing support and assistance to families through the Exceptional Children's Assistance Center headquartered in Davidson, NC.
John and Rowena are the proud parents of three children - Kruesi, Jack, and Crocker. Kruesi graduated from the John Crosland School in Charlotte. She attended the GROW (Getting Ready for the Outside World) 3 year post graduate program at The Riverview School in East Sandwich, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Project Search at Falmouth Hospital as well as Project Forward at Cape Cod Community College. She enjoys working in a hospital and/or retail environment as well as spending time with dogs.
Dr. Peggy Terhune is the President/CEO of Monarch, a NC statewide organization serving people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance use issues (www.monarchnc.org). She is a lifelong advocate for people with disabilities. She is the parent of Corey, Jeremy, Ian, Kate, Josh, Larisa, and Daniel, and with her husband Bob adopted two teenagers and have fostered children with disabilities for over 20 years. She also teaches doctoral occupational therapy students at Wingate University.
Blake became acquainted with Possibility Place as Executive Vice President of Monarch, a $90 million health and human services provider, serving over 32,000 patients, throughout the 100 counties in the state. There, he provided strategic direction and oversight of corporate real estate, lease management, and vendor contracts. In addition to these responsibilities, Blake provided executive leadership to managed care contracts, marketing and corporate communications, business development/ mergers and affiliations and philanthropic financial development teams for Monarch. Blake’s expertise is a huge boon to the Possibility Place board and his input is a guiding light to Possibility Place’s development.