Our Staff


Meet Our Team

Jubilee Home is led by a wonderful staff who manage the day-to-day operations of the home. Our Board of Directors is composed of nine community members who come from a variety of backgrounds. The board provides direction and guidance for Jubilee Home.

Staff

Leticia C. Thomas, MSW | Director of Wellness Navigation

Leticia is an Eastern North Carolina native who now calls Durham home. Inspired by the city’s rich history, she actively engages in opportunities to collaborate with others who desire to see all Durham residents thrive. As a graduate of North Carolina Central University, she aims to employ her social work education as a tool to empower individuals who desire a new way of life following their encounter with the criminal justice system. She believes we all have a responsibility to each other and our community, especially the most vulnerable among us who are impacted by systemic barriers. She has a diverse background in direct support services, administration, and program management.

Anna Banke, MSW | Director of Wellness Initiatives

Originally from the mountains of Southwest Virginia, Anna is overjoyed to be planting roots in Durham after spending the majority of her adult life in New York City. With a background in the arts, Anna has a deep passion for creative and collaborative engagement as a pathway for healing. After working closely with men and women inside prison facilities for several years, it is a joy to now have the opportunity to cultivate spaces of restoration, reflection, and connection for folks navigating reentry. In addition to her work at Jubilee Home, Anna is also the Managing Director for Hidden Voices, a nonprofit whose mission is to connect and strengthen communities through storytelling that matters. She is currently completing her MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill with a focus on Community Management and Policy Practice.

Joshua Lyles, CPSS | Peer Navigator

Joshua was born and raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He has been justice involved since the age of 11. In 2021, Joshua was released from incarceration and relocated to Durham, where a family member referred him to Jubilee Home. He received assistance with housing and wrap-around resources. After transitioning out of Jubilee Home, he stayed in contact and has since worked in a few different roles on staff, starting as the Community Garden Manager. Currently, Joshua is a Certified Peer Support Specialist and our Linkage Coordinator. His role is to assist residents at Jubilee Home using his own lived experience, motivational interviewing, and wrap-around services so that individuals in his community can live independently.

Shonta Fox, CPSS | Peer Navigator

Shonta is a Durham native and a caring and nurturing personality who is enthusiastic about working with clients to overcome barriers. While in college, she interned at a treatment center and a community outreach center that worked with the homeless population. Shonta obtained her degree in Human Service Technology, holds a Substance Use Disorder Certificate, and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Certified Peer Support Specialist. She supports residents through mentorship, addressing mental health, assisting clients in finding employment, and connecting them with community resources. Outside of work, Shonta enjoys traveling, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. The sense of showing empathy and humanity is something she brings into her work each day. 

Mark Burnett, CPSS | House Manager

Mark Burnett, a native of Greensboro, North Carolina with twelve years in recovery, brings a clear understanding of the recovery model to others. Mark is a highly skilled and licensed Master Barber with over 35+ years of experience, with a deep understanding of different hair types and styles, and is capable of creating a wide range of looks for his clients. Mark brings additional experience and knowledge working in the mental health and substance use fields for the past 5+ years as a Certified Peer Support Specialist. He has personal experience with incarceration and then working with individuals navigating the system and society upon reentry. Mark has held many roles such as Housing Manager, Residential Recovery Coach, and Case Manager with community agencies including Caramore Community, Inc., UNC Center of Excellence, Freedom House, and UNC HomeLink.

Amy Salo | Finance and HR Manager

A native North Carolinian and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Amy has spent her career bringing order and guidance to purpose-driven, equity-seeking nonprofit operations. As a committed Durhamite, Amy has volunteered as the Campaign Manager and Treasurer for various Durham City and School Board races, served as a foster parent and a Guardian ad Litem, and is a founding Board Member for the Durham Public Schools Foundation. Amy is married to her high school sweetheart and together with their three sons, they’re committed to stewarding their time, talent, and treasure to better love their neighbor.

David Crispell | Co-founder and Executive Director

Born of red clay and nourished in the waters of the Eno River, Rev. Dave Crispell is a born and raised Durhamite who loves this place. He is eternally grateful to the Eno, Occneechi, and Tuscaroran indigenous peoples who cared for this land long before his own people immigrated here. He is Amber’s husband, Asher and Zekie’s papa, Mark and Peter’s brother, Pat and Gary’s son, and Jockamo’s human. Along with the titles of neighbor, coach, and co-worker, he is also co-founder and executive director of Jubilee Home.

Board of Directors

Jubilee Home is led by an eight-member Board of Directors which mirrors the diversity of our Durham community. The people making decisions for this organization are people who have been directly impacted by the systems Jubilee Home combats daily. The board also contains three ordained ministers who keep the faith-based heart of Jubilee Home’s work centered on the dignity that is inherent in each child of God.

 

Glen "Ed" Chapman

Skilled in the art of bullsh***ing, Ed Chapman of Asheville, NC spent 13 years on death row before being exonerated for a crime he didn’t commit. After overcoming barriers related to his unjustified incarceration, Ed found his way to Jubilee Home with an assist from the NC Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Ed has navigated Jubilee Home’s transitional housing, currently lives in the Duplex, and now serves on Jubilee’s Board of Directors. Ed is an accomplished cook, an active advocate against capital punishment, a runner up in the Jubilee Home horseshoes championship, and a pillar of our neighborhood. 

John Collins

John Collins is a Charlotte area native who now calls Hillsborough home. As a former incarceree, John took advantage of all the educational, social, spiritual, growth and recovery opportunities available to him while serving his sentence. He now works in civil engineering project management at the same company he went to work for on work release in 2004. John remains active in the recovery community, continues to sponsor inmates at Orange County Correctional, and serves a number of organizations working to empower people returning home from incarceration.

Nikki Gainey

Nikki Troiano Gainey, a healthcare executive with two decades of global experience and a strong focus on mindfulness, has called North Carolina home since 1998, where she earned her master’s degree at NCSU. Currently, she holds the position of Chief Commercial Officer at YorLabs and chairs the compensation committee at RIVANNA. Committed to her community, Gainey serves as the Board Chair for Jubilee Home. Her mission is to drive positive change in healthcare while empowering individuals in her North Carolina community and beyond.

Ron Gary

Ron Gary was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC in a single parent home. His mother instilled in him some morals, values, and the need to be independent.
Ron received his Peer Support Specialist certification in 2008 and started giving back to the community. He firmly believes in the power of community, sharing strength, hope and promoting healing. He is dedicated to helping the Jubilee Home fulfill its mission every step of the way. Ron is the oldest child of three, with two sisters. Ron has six children and six grandchildren.

Ryan Hallett

Ryan moved to North Carolina in 2009 for graduate school and made it home after founding a small biotech company headquartered in the area. He is a scientist turned entrepreneur, with a passion for building up the local startup community. He enjoys board games, gardening, and working with young entrepreneurs.

 

Rev. Allen Jones

Rev. Allen Jones is a long time Durham resident originally from Warren County, NC.  He is funeral director in long term recovery who also serves as the director of Change Paths Ministries helping his neighborhood with the clothing, food, and spiritual resources we all need.

 

Rev. Annette Love

Reverend Annette Currie Love was born in New York City and raised by her grandmother. Growing up in a warm, loving environment based on strong Christian principles, she participated in all phases of Christian ministries the church and community offered. Since retiring in 2009, Annette’s over 14 years of volunteer experience include working with the Durham Crisis Response Center, the Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, the New Home and Durham Missionary Baptist Association, and running the Faith Based Service Network.

 

Thelma Thomas Mungo

Thelma is an SVP Financial Advisor for a local financial institution. With 25 years in the financial sector, Thelma enjoys facilitating financial literacy courses in the communities she serves. She is passionate about helping low to moderate income families, businesses and neighborhoods build wealth. She has served on local nonprofit organizations and currently assist several organizations with mentorship. Thelma is a proud mother of twin boys and very active in their education, supporting schools and teachers along with local sports activities. You can catch her and her family at the track during summer or hiking waterfalls in the western part of the state during the spring. She has been a resident of Creedmoor for 19 years.

Rev. Jennifer Tuttle

Jennifer Tuttle is passionate about honoring the journey of justice-involved individuals as they work toward full independence. Her heart for Jubilee Home is shaped by her ministry work as a student pastor at Crosspointe Church and her time spent serving as a tutor for young men at Dillon Youth Development Center. As a resident of Durham for more than 20 years and a former teacher in Durham Public Schools for 15 years, she is deeply invested in the Durham community. Her commitment to the board is inspired by the healing work of Jubilee Home and the invitation to engage with vulnerability in our shared humanity.

Interns

Jubilee Home is host to a variety of interns at any given time including students from the UNC School of Social Work, North Carolina Central University, Duke Divinity School, and some community partnerships.

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