Meet Our Staff


Emily T. Lowery – Executive Director

DSC_1695Emily  projects the calm assurance of someone who has dealt with greater adversity than today is likely to bring. She speaks reflectively about the path that brought her through a period of darkness that included homelessness to a successful career, an invitation to join The Haven Board, and now a calling to serve on its staff.

She joined our staff in January 2012. Starting in administration and making her way up to the role of Director, “has been humbling”, she states. “To know where I’ve come from and where I’m at now is only through a Power greater than me.”

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Sean Gevedon – Shelter Manager

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Sean joined our staff in December 2018. As a previous resident in 2013, he has come “full circle”. His expertise is invaluable as he knows The Haven from the inside outside out. He is able to give insight that nobody else can.

During his time at The Haven, the staff pushed him to challenge his goals. He obtained a job while staying at The Haven and has since been steadily employed. He has sustained himself and redeemed himself to show everyone that anyone can do anything if you try.


Amanda Snipes – Mental Health Counselor

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Amanda joined our staff in January 2019, however, she has been an intern for many years as she worked towards her college goals at Gardner Webb University. She is a great addition to staff as she is tasked with assisting residents with mental, social, emotional, and environmental aspects surrounding individuals or families who are experiencing homelessness through individual counseling.

Group therapy sessions that are in process are:

psycho educational groups to enhance resident’s knowledge of diet and nutrition, coping skills, finding meaningfulness and developing a personal spirituality, and emotional regulation.


Sasha Diaz – Case Manager

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Sasha joined our staff in the Spring of 2019. A native Floridian and the daughter of Cuban immigrants, Sasha Diaz holds a B.A. in Psychology from The University of South Florida, and a Masters in Education with a specialization in Guidance and Counseling from American Military University. After receiving her B.A., she worked in the inner cities of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg Florida with the severly and persistently mentally ill, families, battered woman, and conditionally released inmates. She completed her Master’s internship in the rual area of Ellijay Georgia, primarily working with the Guatamalean population, providing resources and empowerment classes for adolescent girls and helping parents with struggles acclimating to the United States. Now with the Haven, she will be working with clients to help them meet and obtain their goals to maximize their success and reach self sufficiency as they transition from The Haven back into the community. Sasha  is passionate about helping others achieve their highest potential.


Patricia Avery – Office Administrator

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Patricia is SCSEP employee through the Land of Sky. Her office assistance is provided during office hours.

Employment Opportunities are available starting Spring 2019!

Please see the employment section of our webpage.