Ms. Barton brings more than two decades of executive experience to this position including as the Finance Director for AppCAA and for 15 years as the Finance Director for Kid Central, Inc. Ms. Barton was the Adult Education Director for Hawkins County for three years, where she helped older learners gain life skills and improve their employability. Ms. Barton’s extensive experience helping the people of our region uniquely position her to guide AppCAA. “We are happy that Lisa has accepted the Executive Director position,” said AppCAA Board Chair Selma Hood, “She has done an excellent job as Finance Director. With that experience and her devotion to the Agency, she will do well in leading AppCAA into a successful future.” Ms. Barton is spearheading several initiatives for AppCAA –including the development of the Agency’s Strategic Plan–while expanding AppCAA’s client base.
Renetta is a graduate of Gate City High School and Mountain Empire Community College. Renetta began her career at AppCAA in 2004. Renetta has served in several capacities during her employment at AppCAA and began her current position as Administrative Coordinator in September 2015. Renetta supervises administrative staff and leads the agency in the absence of the Executive Director.
Stephen began his career with AppCAA in 2004 as a Weatherization worker. Since then, Stephen has been a Crew Leader, Energy Auditor and Rehab Specialist. In 2010, Stephen was selected to be the agency’s Housing Director. Stephen holds his Class A Contractor building license and Energy Auditor license through DPOR (Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations). Stephen also holds his Building Analyst Professional and Quality Control Inspector through BPI (Building Performance Institute). Stephen is also a HERS rater through RESNET, he also holds Carpentry Instructor, Core Curricula Instructor and Management Educator Instructor for NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research).
Retired Senior Volunteer Program Director
Karen has over 25 years experience at AppCAA. Karen received an Associate Degree in Information Systems Technology from Mountain Empire Community College along with a Certificate in Administrative Assistant and Information Processing. In 2008, Karen was selected by her peers as the Red Cross Volunteer of the Year award recipient for her remarkable fundraising efforts. Karen currently serves as the Chair of the Scott County Tourism Committee and Scott County Triad. Karen recently collaborated a 9/11 food drive through AARP where her team won first place for Outstanding Achievement – Highest Number of Pounds collected in the Commonwealth of Virginia.