Meet Our Staff
Our organization has been fueled by volunteers for two decades. After many years, the president and founder Dawn Ireland was made a full-time employee. In 2016, CHERUBS was able to hire our second full time employee. While our in-house staff remains small, we are blessed to have multiple volunteers who regularly help around the office.
In the summer of 2014, Jason was hired part-time to do simple tasks around the office like carrying boxes, taking out the trash, and walking the office dog, Oakley. He was hired as a full-time employee in the spring of 2016. Since the beginning of his time at CHERUBS, Jason has worked extensively on the Research Database, helped organize the Masquerade Ball, made sure the office continues to operate, and still walks the office dog.
Vicki has been volunteering in the office since 2013. She has been a huge help over the years by assembling folders and totebags to be sent to the families in need, writing receipts and acknowledgements, processing donations made for the HOPE Totebag program, and helping us prepare for our annual Masquerade Ball. Vicki always has a smile on her face and is ready and willing to help whenever she's needed. She is the grandmother of local cherub Will and lives in the greater Raleigh area.
For many years, Kamal has faithfully worked alongside of CHERUBS from his home in Egypt. He is the developer of the CHERUBS Research Database and helps run and maintain the CHERUBS forums and website. Whenever the office runs into a technical problem, Kamal is the first person to be contacted. Kamal is a kind-hearted individual and patiently helps the office when the need arises.
If it weren't for Oakley, nobody would know when someone was coming up the stairs into the office. She offers punctuated moral support in between her almost constant napping. We're thankful she's here for no other reason than that she is a dog.