Meet the Administrative Team

Meet the Administrative Team


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 Thompson

Development Director

Kelly is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born and raised in Zionsville, a north suburb of Indy.  Kelly graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN with a B.S. 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.  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 perfect 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 Mott


Elaine has served CVHN in several capacities for the past 10 years. She has been a volunteer, a member of the Finance Committee and became our part time accountant in 2010. Elaine began her accounting career at the firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co (now KPMG) in Denver, Colorado.  Prior to becoming an accountant, Elaine taught math at the secondary school level. Elaine maintains an active CPA license in Colorado and continues to serve numerous clients in the Denver area.  Elaine is a focused and passionate member of our team who brings over 30 years of accounting experience to CVHN. Elaine enjoys bicycling, cooking and spending time with her 7 grandchildren. Elaine and her husband Claude reside in Santa Rosa Beach.