About Us

Durham Home, Inc. was established in 1944 for the purpose of maintaining Durham Home as a home for needy deserving independent women.  


Durham Home, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization. 


Durham Home, Inc. is the beneficiary of the trust that was established in 1937 for the the sole purpose of maintaining Durham Home.

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Executive Team

Shirley O'Neall serves as the executive director for Durham Home, Inc.  Shirley joined the Board of Directors in 1972. Under her leadership of over 30 years, the home has gone through many positive changes, including a complete renovation to make single apartments suitable for a contemporary independent woman. In 2012, Shirley became the first Executive Director of Durham Home.  Shirley is proud to serve Durham Home to continue the legacy that Sarah Durham created in 1937.  Contact Shirley for a personal tour shirley@durhamhome.com.

  

Lucy Moody serves as the Deputy Director.  Lucy joined the Board of Directors in 1983 and has been an active member ever since. She took on the role of Deputy Director in 2018. Lucy is a lifetime resident of Montgomery County and believes that Durham Home serves a vital role in helping and  promoting the women of Montgomery County, Indiana and surrounding area.  Lucy@durhamhome.com

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Board of Directors

Chet Parsons, PE serves on the Durham Home Board of Directors. Chet is a civil engineer by trade and founded Parsons Cunningham, & Shartle Engineers, Inc., a civil engineering and surveying company located in Avon, Indiana.  In 2018, after over 30 years in the engineering business, Chet retired and now brings his engineering ingenuity and problem solving skills to the board.


Cheryl Cunningham, PE serves on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer and President of the Board.  Cheryl was the co-owner and president of her civil engineering company, located in Avon, Indiana, for over 25 years. Cheryl is co-founder of "I Can Be An Engineer," a 501(c)3 organization created to inform and excite young children about engineering with the goal to inspire more girls to become engineers.


Adam Moody is a lifetime resident and farmer of Montgomery County, Indiana and serves  as the Secretary on the Durham Home Board of Directors.  Adam is the founder of Moody Meats, Inc. and co-founder of Honey Creek Legacy, LLC.


Judy Cunningham serves as the Vice President on the Durham Home Board of Directors.  Judy's background includes teacher, mentor, trainer, woman's advocate and author of children's books.  She is co-founder of "I Can Be An Engineer," a 501(c)3 organization created to inform and excite young children about engineering with the goal to inspire more girls to become engineers.


Chuck Phillips serves on the Durham Home Board of Directors.  Chuck is a very active member of the community and has served as a board member for over 20 years.  He is the president and founder of No Sail Splashguard, Inc