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.
Martina Young, Treasurer
Martina Young 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 works with small to medium sized business in 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 and organization.
Rex Goulding 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 six years.
Tom Karpus 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.
William Barrett is an attorney practicing employment law in Raleigh, with 30 years 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, who are now off to college having graduated from Cardinal Gibbons HS. William is also a member of the Knights of Columbus, and has served on several local charitable boards and committees, and looks forward to further helping the community with A Doorw
Michele Tempke 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.
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 form Ireland and was educated at St. Mary’s College and University College Dublin.