Our Team

Our Staff

Erin Flanagan

Director of Development

As our Director of Development and Donor Relations, Erin wears many hats, managing program services and daily operations, while also working to expand Hope for Appalachia’s impact further into the community. She joined the team in 2018 and has launched the Children’s Resource Center and start the HOPE Closet Program.

Erin has a degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences from CU Boulder. She has worked with non-profits through high school and college and is heavily involved with her community.

She and her husband, Kyle, have four children. During her time outside of the office she is a volunteer at the children’s school, transports them to activities and events, and cheers them on at their sport events.

Annie McVey

Associate Director of Harbor House

Annie joined our team in 2022 as the Associate Director of Harbor House.

A recent graduate from WVU, she spends her time giving back and supporting the community. You’ll see Annie’s cheerful smile at all of our special events and working hard behind the scenes for Hope for Appalachia.

She holds a degree in Public Health and a minor in Addiction Studies. She previously worked as a Case Manager where she helped many clients with housing remediation, as well as accessing other social services to assist with self-sufficiency.

She enjoys sipping iced vanilla lattes with oat milk, going on walks, and listening to audiobooks.

Tracy Tugwell

Family Advocate

Tracy serves as our Family Advocate and brings more than 8 years of social services experience to Hope for Appalachia, as well as a M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy. She joined the team in 2020 and is a valued resource in caring for our youth in the community.

Tracy is passionate about ensuring our clients feel heard, valued, and supported. Her goal is to equip clients with needed resources that alleviate stress and suffering during difficult times. She enjoys gardening, reading, and caring for animals in her free time.

Rachel Ashworth

Finance and Human Resource Coordinator

Rachel joined our team in 2021 as a Human Resources/Financial Coordinator.

Rachel holds a degree in Business Management from WVU Institute of Technology and has over 8 years of HR experience. Her passion for serving Hope for Appalachia is rooted in the foundational truth that each individual has value and deserves to be treated with compassion.

Outside of work, Rachel spends her time with family and enjoys baking tasty treats.

Board of Directors


Charleston, WV


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Jason is a pastor at Randolph Street Baptist Church in Charleston, W.Va. Jason’s undergraduate work in social work allowed him to work in a number of nonprofit organizations, including Sojourners Women’s Shelter, the Mountain Mission and as a chaplain at the Union Mission Crossroads Men’s Shelter in Charleston. Jason serves as the president of Hope for Appalachia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social work degrees from West Virginia State University,
 a Master’s of Divinity from Virginia Beach Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry from The Master’s Seminary.


Charleston, WV


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Roger is a certified public accountant and the chief financial officer of the law firm Bailey & Glasser, LLP, regionally headquartered in Charleston, W.Va. Previously, Roger served as the CFO and chief economist for SK advisors, LLP, the CFO of Heritage Communications Corporation and as a senior internal auditor for Brevard County, Florida. Roger graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.


Charleston, WV


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Andrew is an attorney at the law firm Bowles Rice, LLP in Charleston, W.Va. Andrew is admitted to practice law in the state of West Virginia, federal courts, and the United States Court of Appeals 4th Circuit. Andrew earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Marshall University and a doctor of jurisprudence from West Virginia University.


Charleston, WV


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Rev. Michael L. Farmer. He lives in Charleston and is the husband of Loren Farmer and the father of two daughters. Farmer serves as Pastor and Director of Risen City Church – Risen City Neighbor Center, on Charleston’s West Side. Farmer also serves as the Co-Executive Director & Chief Operations Officer of Step by Step WV which is a non-profit comprising 19 afterschool programs in Lincoln, Logan, and Kanawha County, 3 x FSC – Family Resource Centers, and 16 in-school mentor sites in-which AmeriCorps mentors serve students affected by the opioid crisis.


Charleston, WV


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Keith is a Wealth Service Specialist and AVP with Truist Wealth. He holds a B.A. from Appalachian Bible College and an M.A. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Charleston, WV


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Julia Moran has lived most of her life in Charleston WV. A graduate of Marshall University she has worked most recently in banking as a Trust Advisor. She enjoys community service and has served as Treasurer for Daymark, a youth service organization and as a founding member and board President of Charleston’s Main Street, a community focused revitalization organization. She enjoys gardening, cooking, helping with her husband’s business, Retirement Planning Group of WV, and being her son’s Chauffeur to his many interests in sports, arts and friends.