Leadership Team


Tom Young, Founder, President & CEO; Board Member

Tom was the founder and President of Homeless to Hope Furniture Warehouse, which merged with the Lowcountry Furniture Bank to form Hope to Home Furniture Resource. Tom is the retired President of YMG, Inc. a consulting practice working with financial service companies in the Southeast and Midwest U.S. He is also a former bank president and a former Board member of Re-Member, a not-for-profit working with the Oglala Lakota Native Americans on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Tom is the co-founder and a Leadership Team member of the ReStart Career Community, helping individuals find work toward a life on purpose.


Steve Paterniti, Founder, Treasurer & CFO; Board Member

Steve was the founder and director of the Lowcountry Furniture Bank, which merged with Homeless to Hope Furniture Warehouse to form Hope to Home Furniture Resource. Steve has invested over 1500 hours in direct furniture pickup and delivery to individuals and families in the greater Charleston area since 2013 plus countless other hours in administration.

Stephanie Shuster, Co-Founder and Secretary

Stephanie Shuster, Co-Founder and Secretary; Board Member

Stephanie is a Senior Vice President at Bank of America, where she’s been a data technologist since 1996. She serves as the Treasurer and committee member for the Bank of America Community of Volunteers and won the Bank of America Global volunteer award in 2018. She delivers meals to shut-ins on Mondays for East Cooper Meals-on-Wheels and she serves lunch for homeless on Fridays at One80Place. Since 2015, she has served on the Trident United Way Peer Investment Review Council and continues to lead the United Way Day of Caring event for Bank of America. She is also a volunteer with East Cooper Community Outreach and Habitat for Humanity. Stephanie is a member of St. Andrews Church.


Marshall Haas, Co-Founder and Treasurer; Board Member

Marshall is currently a National Recruiter with Aerotek, one the nation’s largest privately held staffing and recruiting firms. Assigned to the Aviation industry, Marshall supports talent acquisition and staffing needs for aviation companies across U.S. Prior to Aerotek, Marshall served his alma mater as a Community Engagement professional in the Leadership and Ethics Department – Service Learning and Civic Engagement (SLCE) at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Marshall served as both leader and student-cadet mentor on the Citadel campus. During his time there he assisted with Sophomore and Senior Leadership Seminar courses. Prior to leaving his role at the Citadel, he was inducted into the National Leadership Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), for demonstrating leadership achievements in Campus and Community Service. Marshall serves his community in a variety of capacities including: veterans, homeless, mobile food distributions, hurricane disaster relief and raising awareness for students with disabilities to reach secondary educational goals. He is a graduate of the Citadel Class of 2015.

Stacey Daffin

Stacey Daffin, Volunteer Director; Board Member

Stacey has been a Registered Nurse since 1992 and is currently employed with the Roper St Francis Healthcare System. She has been active with global missions in Central America since 2009. She has been involved with the Hope to Home Furniture Resource (previously with Low Country Furniture Bank) for the past several years. Past community involvement includes One 80Place and Hope Lodge. Stacey is a member of Seacoast Church-West Campus.


Grace Wilder, Director of Social Media; Board Member

Grace is a student at SEU-Seacoast (Southeastern University-Seacoast) in pursuit of a position in full-time ministry. Living in Charleston, SC, she currently leads at Seacoast Church’s young adult ministry and is passionate about seeing other people discover their purpose and step into the life God has called them to live. Grace is also passionate about her love for the Lord and that overflows in her love for others and our mission to help the homeless. As our Director of Social Media, Grace adds the fresh perspective that we constantly seek at Hope to Home. We are fortunate to have her on our team.

Gene Fanning Board Member

Gene Fanning; Board Member

Gene is a retired engineer, after a 35 year career with Bayer Corporation. While working at Bayer, he led their Day of Caring activities for Trident United Way. He also served as a Senior Account Executive by soliciting other companies to conduct employee campaigns and on an Audit Team to ensure agencies used United Way Funds appropriately. Gene has served as Chairman of the Board for "Kids Who Care about the Environment" in Berkeley County. For the past 8 years, he has worked with My Sister's House as a shelter aide in the weekly "Handyman" ministry and as a leader of their Transition Team by delivering donated furniture for women and their children escaping domestic violence. He was honored as MSH's Volunteer of the Year in 2015. He has volunteered with Hope to Home for the past 5 years. Gene attends the Seacoast Church-West Ashley Campus and is a member of their Dream Team of volunteers.

Terry Walters, Board Member