• WELCOME TO BLACK MOUNTAIN HOME – Begun in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the Home began its ministry taking in children whose parents had died or disappeared. Today, we serve youth from birth through college graduation and beyond through family foster care, residential care, transitional living, and independent living.

Board of Directors

President James O. Harmon

Virginia Bradford, Chair – Brevard, NC
Brad Goodson, Vice Chair – Candler, NC
Grady Kennington, Secretary/Treasurer – Gastonia, NC
Bruce Henderson, Asst. Secretary/Treasurer – Cullowhee, NC

Ed Brenegar – North Wilkesboro, NC
Judy Cook – Nashville, TN
Jill Dasher – Black Mountain, NC
Jerry Green – Weaverville, NC
Larry Greenwalt – Westfield, IN
Jimmy Harmon – Black Mountain, NC
Emilie Jacumin-Simmons – Valdese, NC
Ed Meyers – Charlotte, NC
Robyn Michalove – Greeneville, TN
Katie Moore – Charlotte, NC
Joe Parks – Fairview, NC
Mark Steimer – Knoxville, TN
Lee Thomason, III – Asheville, NC


The staff includes house parents, an education coordinator, a recreation coordinator, support staff, and others who work together to glorify God by caring for children, youth, and families.

Leadership Team

Jimmy Harmon, President, ext. 124
Stacy Hart, Assistant to the President. ext. 124
Vacant, Program Director

Jericho Hallimore, Director of Finance, ext. 136
Amber Knighton, Director of Administrative Services, ext. 125
Shana Ruble, Director of Foster Care & Adoption Services, ext. 272
Lori Norris-Sutphin, Director of Community Programs, Training & CQI, ext. 127
Loretta Shelton, Director of Development & Community Relations, ext. 131
Natalie Stroud, Director of Youth Services & Intake, ext. 141

To contact staff, please dial our main line at (828) 686-3451, then the extension above.

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