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 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 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








Jodi 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.

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 

Crystal Kelly- Licensee Manager 
Crystal Kelley is a Licensing Social Worker here at Seven Homes.  She is a native of Greensboro, NC and holds a Bachelors Degree in  Social Work and a Masters in Counseling from North Carolina A&T State University.  Crystal has worked in the social work field for over 16 yrs in different areas including family advocacy, child welfare, and foster care.  Crystal has an 11 year old daughter who keeps her busy as well.  Crystal enjoys being creative, attending her daughter’s dance productions, and watching football, especially when her beloved Panthers and Aggies are playing. 

 Alyssa Martin - Case Manager  martina@7homes4kids.com









Alyssa 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


Alexis moved to North Carolina when she was a child. She went to college at UNC Greensboro and graduated in May of 2014 with a Bachelors of Social Work. Alexis completed an internship working to increase awareness around human trafficking. Alexis has worked at a nursing home as a social worker as well. At Seven Homes Alexis is a case manager. She enjoys working with the kids and parents to establish a healthy, lasting relationship.







Sara Huffman- Case Manager sara.huffma@7homes4kids.com 


Sara was raised in Lincolnton, NC.  She graduated from Western Carolina University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Social Work and a minor in Psychology.  Prior to coming to Seven Homes Sara worked for the state serving the DD population.  Her previous experience also includes working as a Foster Care and Adoptions Social Worker for Burke and Cleveland County Departments of Social Services.  Sara is happily married to her husband Dustin and they have 5 children ages 2, 5, 5, 7, and 12.


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


Savanah Wilson- Case Manager- swilson@7homes4kids.com


Savannah Wilson is a Case Manager here at Seven Homes. She was born and raised in Surry County. In 2013 she moved to Greensboro to attend UNCG and fell in love with the area. She obtained a BA in Sociology with a Criminology concentration and a minor in Psychology. During her time at UNCG she was a nanny for several families and held leadership positions in her sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma. As of March 2018 she is working on her Masters in Criminal Justice. She comes from a loving family of six and wants to help each child be in a happy healthy home.



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







Brit 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 








Ashley 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.


Michelle DiPietro- Community Relations Intern michelled@7homes4kids.com


Michelle DiPietro was raised in Clemmons, NC. She studied marketing and communications at UNC Asheville.  After college, she spent some time working at a preschool in the classrooms and administratively.  She spent some time in Charlotte working in the admin side of construction, but she came back to the area hoping to work with children, which has led her to Seven Homes. Through The Abraham Project with St. Timothy's church in Winston-Salem, she has been placed at Seven Homes to assist in marketing, fundraising, and work closely on the Adoption Profile Network.