Jeannie Cariker "JC" Skane
JC oversees all of WARM, Inc.'s activities and focuses on helping the board develop the resources needed for WARM to thrive. All of her adult life, JC's professional and volunteer efforts have focused on housing. Her professional experience in our community ranges from renting apartments to designing subdivisions. Her work in the private sector paid for her volunteering habit, taking her to places like Biloxi, Mississippi and Eleuthera Island, Bahamas to help restore homes after hurricanes left residents desperate and hurting.
JC helps unite the local nonprofit sector by serving on the Advisory Committee for UNCW's Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO) and by serving as Chairperson of the Affordable Housing Coalition of SENC.
In 2011, JC was nominated for a YWCA Women of Achievement award for public service. In 2012, she was named Wilma Magazine's Woman to Watch in the Nonprofit Category.
A die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan, JC is married to Jim, a die-hard New York Giants fan.
Tom coordinates volunteers, homeowners, and suppliers to complete WARM’s projects. A NC licensed General Contractor with over 30 years of construction experience, Tom uses his knowledge to help WARM achieve its goal of providing low-income homeowners with quality repairs and accessibility upgrades.
A caring and mission-oriented man, Tom especially enjoys working with the homeowners and volunteers. His position with WARM does not feel like "work," but like fulfilling a calling.
Tom is a father of one daughter and four sons, and a grandfather of six. Tom is happily married to the girl of his dreams.
Community Relations Administrator
Amanda is a recent graduate of UNC Wilmington, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a minor in Psychology.
Her true passion is helping others and she hopes that by working with WARM she can make an impact on others in this community.
Here at WARM, Amanda is responsible for corresponding with applicants, supporters, and other agencies, volunteer coordination, orientation, and training as well as record keeping and other administrative tasks.
Amanda loves the beach and is honored to say that she has two great-grandmothers both in their upper 90’s. Her favorite thing to do is sit on the front porch with her 97 year-old great-grandmother in her hometown of Concord, NC.
Vonnie is an employee of the federal government through AmeriCorps VISTA program, administered by UNCW’s QENO. She has been assigned to work with WARM for one year. Her role focuses on capacity building in the areas of Volunteer Development and Community Outreach.
She graduated from the College of Charleston with two Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and History and a minor in Latin American Studies. She continued focusing on the region getting a Master’s in Latin American Studies with an emphasis in Political Science from San Diego State University. Realizing she needed more social science research skills, Vonnie decided to go back to school.
In 2011, she moved to Wilmington to attend UNCW’s Criminology and Public Sociology program where she had the opportunity to help two local non-profits with her sociological skills. This inspired her to join AmeriCorps. One day Vonnie would like to work for a non-profit or non-governmental agency that alleviates poverty in Latin America. But for now, she spends her evenings playing with her eight sugar gliders.