Our Executive Board
Maria Young, President
Maria has worked as a psychotherapist and social worker in Wake County since 1998. She is an alumni of Bucknell University and UNC Chapel Hill. After working with countless impoverished families with various needs, her family and close friends decided to actively make a difference in the lives of many. In 2010, she formally joined A Doorway to Hope. Maria is passionate about her work serving others and does so with the support of her husband Michael and their 2 children Gabriella and Nicholas.
Martina Young, Treasurer
Martina is one of the founders of A Doorway to Hope. She has lived in the area for over 30 years and been involved in a wide variety of service organizations in the area and internationally. Martina received her A.A. from Miami University, in Oxford OH, B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University, and M.R.E. from Loyola University in New Orleans. She also attended Michigan State University. She currently owns her own accounting business focusing on small businesses.
Laura Grelck, Vice President
Laura is a public relations and communications strategist who has worked with nonprofits and small to medium-sized businesses spanning multiple industries in the Raleigh area. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University and a Cary native. She has worked with ADTH since 2013 in strategic planning, organization, and program management.
Our Board of Directors
Bill is an attorney practicing employment law in Raleigh, with 30 year’s experience representing both companies and individuals. He is a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes parish where he has served on both the school’s Principal” Advisory Board (7 years) and the Pastoral Council (3 years including one year as Chair). He lives in Raleigh with his wife, Erin, and twin daughters, Gillian and Caelyn. William is also a member of the Knights of Columbus, and has served on several local charitable boards and committees.
Residing in Cary, Tony is a native to the area. Tony developed a sports announcing career early in life which has him now enjoying announce work for many global sports-entertainment events. Tony has been a long-time business owner in the Cary/Triangle area and enjoys partnering with local charities to serve many separate needs in our area.
Rex was born and raised in Northern California. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a degree in Finance. He worked in the Finance industry for over 17 years as an analyst and portfolio manager at Franklin Resources, Eaton Vance, and Silverback Asset Management before eventually founding and running his own hedge fund Tiden Capital for 5 years. Currently, Rex serves as a consultant and is an active real estate investor. He has served on the St Michaels Parish Finance Council and has been involved with a ADTH for eight years.
Tom was born and raised in Michigan, but he has been a Cary resident since 1995. Tom holds a BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and Syracuse University, respectively. He is currently a Senior Applications Engineer with Analog Devices, Inc. in Raleigh. Tom has been active in our community, including serving as a volunteer youth sports coach for the Town of Cary and the Cary YMCA, a member of the St. Michael Parish Finance Council, Chairman of the St. Michael Pastoral Council, and Co-chair of the St. Michael “God’s Work, Our Challenge” capital campaign.
Ann is the owner of Sea Change Growth, LLC, a business consulting, leadership development and executive coaching firm. Ann is an ICF Certified Executive and Wellness coach. She graduated with a BS in Marketing from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Indiana University. Ann is the mother of three beautiful daughters and has been involved with ADTH for several years. Her outside interests include philanthropy, church, yoga, and sports.
Lenny lives in Cary with his wife, Kathy, and their children, Conor, Fionan and Aine, who have all graduated from St. Mary Magdalene School and Cardinal Gibbons HS. Lenny is a member of the Saint Mary Magdalene parish where he has served on both the School Advisory Committee and the Parent School Organization. He was also a Chairperson of the Church Fundraising Committee to finance the building of the Church on the property. Lenny is originally from Ireland and was educated at St. Mary’s College and University College Dublin.
Michele is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and moved to the Triangle 25 years ago. Michele graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Elementary Education and most recently graduated from East Carolina University with a master’s degree in School Administration Elementary Education. Michele has been a teacher for 14 years and currently serves as an Assistance Principal for Wake County Public Schools. In her spare time, Michele enjoys watching the Carolina Hurricanes.