Staff & Directors

Our Staff at CCDF work hard to provide home renovations at no cost for Gulf County and Mexico Beach low to very low-income elderly and disabled homeowners.

From Left to Right: Catherine Collier, Fred Willis, Diana Epple, Diana Burkett, Eddie Fields, Lynda Willis

Meet our staff:

Diana Burkett, Executive Director

  • Administer the operations of the CCDF
  • Plan and implement all CCDF activities
  • Schedule and notify all Board Members of meetings
  • Serve as chairperson for all Board Meetings
  • Approve all expenditures
  • Report to and maintain relationship with all grantees
  • Meet each referral with Project Manager to discuss their need.
  • Supervise and oversee the Project Manager, Business Administrator and Needs Coordinator.
  • Represent the CCDF at meetings and seminars concerning community needs

 Fred Willis, Project Manager

  • Oversee all projects
  • Make sure all work is done in a timely and professional manner
  • Go with the Executive Director to meet each referral and discuss the work needed on each home.
  • Complete the actual work on the project, unless a licensed contractor is needed for the job. In which case oversee job to completion.
  • Responsible for all material orders and turning all invoices in to the Business Administrator.
  • Make sure all volunteer groups are on the work site.
  • Make before and after photos of each job.
  • Log volunteer hours and donated materials on each job.
  • Report to the Executive Director on a daily basis to discuss the active projects and any new referrals.
  • Attend all Board Meetings

Catherine Collier, Business Administrator

  • Maintain all CCDF files
  • Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable
  • Payroll, Tax Reporting and Tax Deposits
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Project Reports
  • Attend all Board Meetings and take minutes
  • Write grant proposals
  • Prepare Budget for Board approval
  • Have Executive Director’s prior approval on all issues.

Eddie Fields, Needs Assesment Director

Lynda Willis, PSJ K.I.S.S Program Coordinator

Diana Epple, Beaches K.I.S.S. Program Coordinator

Board Members:

CCDF Board Members play a key role in the Home Repair Program. All Board Members have given “sweat equity” by actually working on the physical sites of many of the home repair projects.

Ms. Vicki Abrams
Mr. Hiram Nix
Pastor Johnny Jenkins
Mrs. Jerri Todd
Ms. Sandra Lamberson
Ms. Beverly Quinn