meet the team

Meet the Administrative Team

Zach

Zachary Billingsley

Executive Director

Zach Billingsley, a native of Valley, Alabama, graduated from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama in 1999 with a B.A. in Business Management. Zach relocated to Santa Rosa Beach in 2002 to work for Coastal Bank and Trust. Zach began his career with the bank in the Management Associate Program, and then moved on to hold several positions within the bank as an Assistant Manager, Branch Manager and Commercial Banker in Destin.

Zach joined CVHN as a volunteer and mentor in 2006. He was inspired by CVHN’s work and his mentoring experience while volunteering with CVHN and wanted to get more involved. He joined the board in 2007 and served as CVHN’s Treasurer for two years. He resigned from the board in 2010 to become CVHN’s Executive Director.  Zach is a dedicated leader who combines his passion for helping kids with strong management and financial skills.

Zach and his wife Hannah, who is also a CVHN volunteer, reside in Santa Rosa Beach with their daughter, Emerson and son, Wyatt.

Kelly

Kelly Thompson

Development Director

Kelly is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born and raised in Zionsville, a north suburb of Indy, where she graduated from Zionsville Community High School in 2007. After graduation, Kelly continued her education at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.  There she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Recreation Therapy in 2011.  While in college, Kelly found her passion for volunteering with children through the YMCA Adapted Athletics program & equine assisted therapy programs.  After graduation, Kelly moved into the senior living field working as an Activities Assistant and then moving into a Director of Community Relations role.  She also has held similar roles as a Sports Program Manager and Social Media and Marketing Coordinator for a Senior living company.  In 2015, Kelly left the corporate world to pursue her passions for her faith and volunteering.  She traveled for one year to 11 countries on 3 continents volunteering with local organizations and growing her relationship with the Lord. It was truly an experience to remember.  Kelly is a marketing guru with a strong eye for brand awareness and social media presence.  Her immense passion for children and volunteering makes her a unique fit to CVHN.  Kelly loves anything with kids, dogs, yoga, and the TV show Friends.  Kelly lives with her boyfriend, Matt, and their 6 year old golden lab, Lyla, in Panama City Beach.

Elaine

Elaine Mott

Accounting

Elaine has served CVHN in several capacities for the past 7 years. She has been a volunteer, a member of the Finance Committee and became our part time accountant in 2010. Elaine owns Custom Accounting Solutions, LLC which she founded in 1984 which is a tax, accounting and consulting firm. Elaine is an Advanced Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor. She was one of the first to pass the rigorous exam to become Advanced upon inception of the program in 2007. Elaine is a focused and passionate member of our team who brings over 20 years of accounting experience to CVHN. Elaine enjoys camping and biking. Elaine and her husband Claude reside in Santa Rosa Beach.