Our Staff

Our staff, acting in the role of social worker, carries a caseload of families who have one or more children in the legal custody of the State, relatives, or under jurisdiction of the court. Through successful placement, stabilization, and utilization of our services for these children and their families, our staff strive to achieve stable and safe futures for the children in the care of Seven Homes Agency. Our staff are able to respond quickly to an emergency situation at any time.

Ken Maxwell - Executive Director director@7homes4kids.com 

Ken Maxwell is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a graduate of Western Carolina University. Ken and Dr. George Hage established Seven Homes in 1995 with the sole purpose of changing the placement pattern of children in the state’s Social Services system. As a veteran of the foster care system, Ken has adopted three children of his own.




Leigh Koontz – Office Manager lkoontz@7homes4kids.com

Leigh_website.jpgLeigh Koontz grew up in  Davidson County.   She has 3 daughters, Brooke age 28, Kristie age 24, and Heather age 23.   In her free time, Leigh enjoys riding horses. She has worked for Seven Homes since June 2012 as the as the office manager and transporter.





Shirley Maxwell - Development Director shirleymaxwell@northstate.net

Shirley_Maxwell.jpgShirley grew up at the Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina.  She attended Bryce Commercial College for two years and took business courses and creative writing classes at GTCC.  She is the author of three published books.  Shirley is the mother of Ken Maxwell,  Director of Seven Homes, and together they started Seven Homes in 1995.  She has two other children.   She serves as the Receptionist and Development Director of Seven Homes which includes writing the agency's newsletters, taking care of correspondence, event planning, public relations, and provides assistance to visitors and guests.



Tramaine Davis - Adoptions Director tdavis@7homes4kids.com


Tramaine M. Davis is a single mom of four daughters ranging in age from 17  to 2 years old.  Tramaine  obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree with a concentration in Management from the University of Phoenix in June of 2016 and has over 16 years of experience in working with and around children. Prior to joining Seven Homes she was employed with the Guilford County School System.  Tramaine started her career at Seven Homes as an Intern and then with an Adoption Case Manager in July of 2016 and has recently transitioned into the role of Adoptions Director. 



Staci Young – Adoptions Manager syoung@7homes4kids.com


Staci  is the proud mother of two sons, Ryan 27 and Jordan 23.   Staci has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors Degree with a double Major in Psychology and Criminal Justice and a minor in communications from Guilford College. With Staci’s background and experience as a police officer here in High Point and Rockingham County, she brings with her the love to serve. Her hope is that in her role here at Seven homes, she can be a valuable resource for her families/children. Staci has been with Seven homes since February of 2014 as a Foster Care Case Manager for our children and families and has recently transitioned to an Adoptions Case Manager.


Jodi Lambert - Foster Care Program Manager lambertj@7homes4kids.com

20160630_123143.jpgJodi Lambert is a native of Rockingham County.  She graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. Jodi has worked in child welfare for over 17 years.  Prior to coming to Seven Homes in January of 2016, Jodi was a Foster Care & Adoptions Supervisor with Rockingham County Department of Social Services.  Jodi has been married to her husband, Brian, for 13 years and they have 2 children, Dylan age 10 and Reagan age 8.




Stephany Silva – Licensing Social Worker ssilva@7homes4kids.com


Stephany was born and raised in Bogota-Colombia. She migrated to the U.S in 2008 to acquire higher education. Stephany is bilingual, and fluent in both English and Spanish. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Social Work and a minor in Communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Stephany interned as a case manager for one year, with immigrant and refugee families in the Greensboro area and has worked for Seven Homes since June 2014 as a Social Worker, Case Manager, and Licensing Social Worker for foster families and children placed in our care.


 Cassandra Jarrett - Licensing Social Worker cjarrett@7homes4kids.com 


Cassandra Jarrett was born and raised in Davidson county and currently lives in Forsyth County. She graduated with her Bachelors degree in Social Work from Winston Salem State University in May of 2015. Cassandra has 6 previous years working within the medical field as a Certified Nursing Assistant in various fields including the hospital on the Oncology unit, rehabilitation and long-term/ short-term care. Cassandra interned at Communities in Schools of Forsyth County as a Case Manager/Student Support Specialist in the school system working with the youth and empowering them to excel in life and education. Cassandra just finished her Masters degree in Social Work. She serves as the Licensing Social Worker for Seven Homes, and has the desire to provide families with the licensing and training they need to become foster parents for children in need. 


Kelsie Bowser - Social Worker  bowserk@7homes4kids.com

Kelsie is a native of Hickory, NC. In May of 2015, she graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Bachelors degree in the field of Social Work. Her previous experience includes interning with Communities in Schools of greater Greensboro as a Case Manager at a local high school for students in need of support, resources, and love. Before joining the Seven Homes family in February of 2016, Kelsie worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for five years. Her goal as a case manager here at Seven Homes Inc. is to coordinate and advocate for children and to provide them with the best family to fit their needs.


 Cynthia Moore- Social Worker cmoore@7homes4kids.com 

 Alyssa Martin - Case Manager  martina@7homes4kids.com

headshot.jpgAlyssa was born and raised in Davidson County. She is a graduate of High Point University, holding a Bachelor's degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. As of December 2014, Alyssa serves as a transporter for Seven Homes, getting our children to and from visits with birth parents, therapy sessions, doctors appointments, among other places. She is also an adoption case manager alongside Sally, helping our families who are in the process of adopting children from various Departments of Social Services.




Alexis Keyworth - Case Manager - akeyworth@7homes4kids.com


Melissa McClary- Licenser- mmcclary@7homes4kids.com


Melissa McClary is a natve to New York and Virginia but has lived most of her adult life in North Carolina.  She holds a Bachlor's Degree in Human Serivices Counceling from Old Dominion Universty and has a background in mental health and child welfare.  She spent the majrity of her carreer working with DSS in both Caswell and Rockingham Counties, with thirteen year of expiernce in foster care, LINKS, and child protective services.  She joined the Seven Homes team in 2017 as a licensing social worker.  She is amrried with one child. 



Joseph Gary - Case Manager, Gastonia Office - jgary@7homes4kids.com 

Joseph_Gary.jpgJoseph Gary was born April 18, in Clinton, South Carolina to Ms. Gloria Miller Gary and Mr. Willie Arthur Gary. Joseph was educated in Laurens district 56 graduated in 1998, from Clinton High School. Before relocating to North Carolina, in 2001 he was employed by the South Carolina, Department of Disability and Special Needs. In 2001, he relocated to North Carolina. In December of that same year, his life would again change, when he meet Krysta Scott. In February 2002, he proposed to Krysta, in April of 2003, they were married. Joseph and Krysta are the proud parents of 2 children Micah and Ava Gary. Joseph is very active in the Davie County, community. Joseph is the past president, of United Way, Davie County and is still apart if the board, he is the Vice President of the board of directors for the Dragonfly House Child Advocacy Center, and a member board of directors for the Life Restored by Faith Ministry, a member of the board of directors of Project Broken Wings, and is the President of Davie County Youth Football League. Joseph holds a BA in Nonprofit Management from High Point University, and a Master’s in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. 



Jessica Thompson- Case Manager  jthompson@7homes4kids.com



Jessica was born an raised in Mount Airy, NC. She graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelors of Science in Social Work.  Her previous experience can include interning at Lenoir Memorial Hospital as a case manager/ discharged planner. She also worked with the Pitt County Guardian ad Litem office as the temporary funded position of program assistant. In efforts of moving closer to home, she applied for the position with Seven Homes and was blessed to receive it in February 2017



Brit Rasberry - Community Relations & Development   brit.rasberry@7homes4kids.com 

brit_rasberry.jpgBrit Rasberry was raised in Hillsborough, NC.  She studied communications at UNCG.  After college, she spent two years as an Area Manager for Mattress Firm.  There, she also organized many of the community outreach events, including their work with local Foster Children, which brought her to Seven Homes.  Today she organizes fundraising events, writes grants, and works to develop new partnerships within our community.   



Ashley Mckinley- NC Forever Family Coordinator amckinley@7homes4kids.com 

DSC_0511_(1)_(1).jpgAshley is a native Californian who relocated to North Carolina in the summer of 2016. She is a graduate of Cal Sate Fullerton, holding a Master's degree in Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology. Ashley and her husband Braden were foster parents for five years in California before they relocated to the east coast. Ashley now serves as the Forever Family Coordinator for all of North Carolina through Seven Homes. She recruits, coordinates, and oversees Forever Family filming and works with the workers to help find permanency for children featured on Forever Family. She is also the liaison for Triad Congregation for Kids, helping to join local churches and organizations in the Piedmont Triad area together to support orphan care ministries.