BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bonnie Harris – Board Member – Founder and Director
Bonnie grew up in a poor, dysfunctional family in North Carolina. Her father was an alcoholic and abusive. She is one of four children and fell in love with softball at an early age. Sports were her outlet and she went to college on a softball scholarship but only stayed one year. Walking in defeat and under generational curses, she started using crack cocaine when her marriage failed. She had two young children and her life went downhill until she was unemployable and homeless. Bonnie was saved but not free. She went to rehab and moved away from the people, places, things and all the excuses she used to keep her in bondage. In 1993 she rededicated her life to Jesus Christ and has been walking a life surrendering to Him. In 1994 God spoke clearly to Bonnie and told her to open a home for women to help them get off of drugs. By God’s grace Hannah’s Haven, A Teen Challenge Center received their first woman in 2006 and began teaching women how to come to know the love of Jesus Christ and the plan that He has for them which is not a plan to harm them but a plan to prosper them. Hannah’s Haven is a non-profit ministry and is funded totally in faith by individual contributions. Bonnie is a member of Grace Community Church in Greensboro and has led many people to freedom through Jesus Christ through her testimony, community outreach and obedience to follow God no matter what.
Kim Mathis – Board Member – President
Tiffany Nettles – Board Member – Vice President
Jeff Mitchell – Board Member – Treasurer
I am a North Carolina native and have lived in Greensboro for the past 37 years.
I am married to the love of my life, have 2 wonderful daughters, a great son-in-law, and have been blessed with 2 granddaughters. I spent 26 years in the banking/financial industry and have worked with non-profit accounting for the past 29 years. It has been an honor to serve on the Board of Hannah’s Haven. Since 2006 I have had the privilege to witness how God uses Hannah’s Haven to assist him in the restoration of lives and relationships.
Mary Ritter – Board Member – Secretary
Mary Ritter grew up in the greater Boone area, but she has lived in Guilford County for over 22 years. She is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. She serves as the Spiritual Community Pastor on staff at Christian Life Assembly, Gibsonville where her husband Bruce is lead pastor. Mary also resources AG churches across North Carolina as the Women’s and Girls’ Ministries Director for the NC Assemblies of God. Her passion is to see women from all walks of life recognize their identity in Christ, embrace relationship with Him, and lead others in their sphere of influence to Him. As a board member, she works to increase awareness and support of Hannah’s Haven among the women’s groups in her network. She and her husband, Bruce, have been married 26 years and have one teenage daughter. Mary enjoys gardening and cooking.
Charles Skara – Board Member – Hannah’s Bridge Treasurer
Casey Flanders – Board Member
Shannon Havrillia – Board Member
Teresa Cooper – Board Member
Teresa Cooper is a native of North Carolina and currently lives in Pleasant Garden. Married to Mark, her high-school sweetheart for 28 years with one son, Joshua.
An educator and social worker, she presently works in health care for Kindred at Home.
Teresa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Greensboro College. She also holds 2 Master’s Degrees in Educational Administration and Human Services.
Having spent the better part of her childhood in poverty with an absentee and abusive father, Teresa has always had a heart to help those who are hurting and those who are victim of their circumstances. She serves at King’s Church with the Dream Team, women’s ministry, children’s ministry and with “all things food”. She is passionate about Jesus, her family, serving in church, helping women overcome what life brings, and baking.