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Maureen Austin

Maureen Austin

Executive Director

Maureen has been with CBP since 2012, serving for a year as our first Americorps VISTA, then our Healthy Neighborhoods Program Manager, and in 2017 became our Executive Director. Prior to joining CBP she was the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator for The Ohio State University Extension in Stark County. A Canton native, Maureen spent 5 years in Anchorage, Alaska as a full-time faculty member in the Environmental Science and Outdoor Studies Departments of Alaska Pacific University.  Maureen holds a Ph.D. in human dimensions of natural resource management from The University of Michigan, a Master’s degree in forestry from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Kent State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a graduate of the Tree Commission Academy, a program sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Forestry Division.

Daniel Preacher

Daniel Preacher
Healthy Neighborhoods Manager

Daniel is a 2009 graduate of Malone University where he obtained a BA in Organizational Management. He also is a 1991 graduate of Stark State College where he obtained an Associate’s degree in Applied Business with Computer Technology. Previous work experience includes insurance underwriting and more than a decade of non-profit work. Other experience includes computer operations, office management, program management, training, fundraising, grant research, grant writing, and he co-founded a neighborhood association in 2019.

He has been a Canton resident most of his life, enjoys music and likes spending time at home working on various projects.

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Misty Lovejoy
Healthy Neighborhoods Program Assistant

In 2020, Misty graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Arts, minoring in Nonprofit Administration. She then went on to complete a Master’s degree in Communication Studies and received a Graduate Certificate in Social and Interactive Media. Misty continues to enjoy learning and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Leadership for Organizations online at the University of Dayton. In college, Misty played Mellophone and French Horn in the BGSU Falcon Marching Band, Athletic Band, Concert Band, and University Band.


Misty was also primarily a vocal music major and was a part of the BGSU Women’s Chorus, University Choral Society, Acapella Choir, and Collegiate Chorale during her time at BGSU, as well. Before moving to Northeast Ohio, Misty lived in Columbus, Ohio but originally hails from Fostoria, Ohio. In her free time Misty enjoys volunteering, music, and hanging out with friends.

Traci Skipper

Traci is a HUD-certified Housing Counseling Manager with CBP. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Human & Social Services Technology from Stark State College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Business Management from Malone University. 


Prior to coming to CBP, she worked five years at Stark County Out of Poverty Partnership, Inc. (SCOPP).  At this non-profit, HUD counseling agency, she was able to assist homeowners facing foreclosure during the housing crisis.  Through budget counseling and working with lenders to secure mortgage modifications, she helped many homeowners retain their biggest asset. She also has over 20 years retail management experience.  Her favorite retail position was 12 years with the popular, mall-based children’s store, KB Toys. 


She has volunteered as a money mentor for Habitat for Humanity and also in the merchandise tent during the Professional Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival.  She was a member of the Stark County Housing Task Force and currently serves as treasurer of her church. 


She has lived in SE Canton for the past 26 years where she has raised her two children.  In 1998, she became a Habitat for Humanity homeowner and plans to be a life-long resident of Canton. She enjoys running and has completed ten half marathons and finally was able to complete her first (and last) full marathon in 2015.    


KT Norton
Housing Counseling Program Assistant

KT is a 2022 graduate from the University of Mount Union who majored in Communication Studies. She enjoys learning about new things and loves to be outside exploring. Since the 5th grade KT has been playing trombone in various types of ensembles from marching band to pit band. She has had the opportunity to play in the Jackson High School Purple Army, Jackson Pep band, Jackson jazz bands, Jackson purple concert band, and the Jackson symphony band. In college she joined the Purple Raider Marching Band, concert band, jazz band, brass choir and wind band.


After college she joined the Canal Fulton Community Band with her father who is also a trombone player, the Alliance Symphony Orchestra and the Kent State Stark Community Band.

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