Sarah Grymes, an experienced housing development expert with a strong financial background, joined Dogwood’s Impact Team in early January 2021. Grymes serves as Vice President of Impact for Housing.
In this role, Grymes oversees Dogwood’s work with area partners to help increase the number of affordable housing units, help residents stay in existing homes safely and help reduce homelessness. She also works to address the numerous and complex contributing issues that cross all of Dogwood’s strategic priorities.
Grymes most recently served as the Executive Director of the Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) in Hendersonville, where her work included overseeing more than $25 million in real estate assets and seeking out and securing land and financing for single and multi-family development.
Prior to her role with the Housing Assistance Corporation, Grymes worked as the director of resource development for the United Way of Henderson County. She is also an experienced bank executive serving with Mountain Bank, Mountain 1st Bank and Trust and Bank of North Carolina. Grymes is an active member in the community serving on numerous boards and committees including the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, the AdventHealth Foundation Board and the Blue Ridge Humane Society.