Following a 25-year career in marketing and sales and leadership development for Procter & Gamble, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and GSK, Jim and his wife Ann (of 36 years and counting!) settled back in Raleigh in 2002 to raise their 4 children (3 grown and on their own and a Freshman at NC State). Jim is having the time of his life leveraging his business experience and training with his love for the church and Christian nonprofits through his work as the Executive Director of Mission Triangle. Jim joined Mission Triangle as the Executive Director in 2010 and celebrates being part of the special work the Lord is doing in our community.
Jim has a business degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Masters Degree in Christian Leadership from Southeastern Seminary. He and his wife have been at Church of the Apostles for 20 years, have served in various leadership roles and his wife Ann is Director of Women’s Ministry. Jim and Ann moved downtown 6 years ago and love exploring the city, making friends in the Oakwood Community, and trying to keep up with their grown children and 3 elderly parents.
Dee Labriola is thrilled to be joining Mission Triangle. Dee believes that God calls organizations to be excellent because He is excellent and loves that Mission Triangle aims to equip, enable and empower Christian nonprofits to be excellent in order to better steward their organizations and meet their goals for Kingdom impact.
Dee has extensive Operations, Management, HR and Recruiting experience. Most recently, she served as the VP of Recruiting & Operations for Turas Group, a missional recruiting company. Prior to that, she spent 9 years in HR & Recruiting at a Fortune 500 company. She holds her Bachelors from Notre Dame (Go Irish!) and MBA from NYU Stern. Dee is excited to bring her gifts of execution, organization, communication, and team leadership to Mission Triangle.
Dee and her husband Matt just welcomed their first baby, a sweet boy named Day. She’s a committed member of the Summit Church and is passionate about spicy food, books, and discipleship.
An avid champion of the nonprofit sector, Daniel Alexander has over 20 years in tangible nonprofit leadership and board governance. From his roles in education leadership to his work with grass roots poverty fighting organizations, Daniel has seen firsthand the power of a proven plan and an equipped, healthy, active Board.
Specializing in Strategic Planning as well as Board and Staff Leadership, Daniel has recently worked closely with the following organizations: Trinity Academy of Raleigh, JourneyMates, Major League Dad, Vets to Vets, Stars Behind Bars, Ship Community Outreach, Justice Matters, Invisible Girl Project, Refugee Hope Partners, North Raleigh Ministries, House of Hope, Rivercross, Jobs for Life, Wake Monarch Academy and many others.
He holds a masters in Organizational Leadership from Columbia University and he currently serves on several Boards. Outside working with world changing organizations, the joys of Daniel’s life include spending time with his wife, their four kids, their farm, and traveling the world.
A native of Detroit, MI, Monica has made Raleigh home for the past 15 years after stints in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. While caring for her family, she spent time in the community, volunteering in schools, helping nonprofit organizations, and serving on boards. She is a past board vice-president of Camp Oak Hill and former vice-president of the Raleigh-Wake Chapter of Jack and Jill. Monica is also a founding board member of In Kind Friends, a 501 (c)3 that provides pro bono consulting services to support capacity development of nonprofits in Wake, Orange, and Durham Counties.
Monica is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and earned an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill. She enjoys working out, reading, Bible study, traveling, and spending time with her four children.
Brad is a native North Carolinian who has been married to his wife Jennifer for 15 years. They have a 7-year-old daughter, Caroline. As Director of Implementation Services, Brad will be able to leverage his skills and experiences as a leader, administrator, developer of processes and systems, and achiever to serve our community well in this new role. He will lead the division of coaching and consulting which is purposed to help nonprofits take crucial steps toward organizational health and sustainability. Brad’s experience in leading a team and building relationships, his appreciation for the unique journey of each individual and organization, his ability to listen with understanding, and his servant spirit will be a blessing to the strategic consultants he leads and the nonprofits we serve. Brad joins us after a 19-year career in the university setting, specifically higher education and student affairs administration.
Susan grew up in Norfolk, VA, but raised her four children in Chapel Hill. She loves cooking, hiking, picnicking, and especially spending time with her adult children and two grandchildren.
Before working FOR Mission Triangle, she worked WITH Mission Triangle, as Founder and Executive Director of Pharaoh’s Daughter, a prison ministry for pregnant incarcerated women whose mission is helping justice-impacted mothers keep their children.
Rob moved from the Philly area to the Raleigh area two years ago. In 1995 he married his high school sweetheart and together they have four kids–two biological daughters, ages 25 and 8, and two adopted sons, ages 24 and 22. Rob was a youth pastor for over ten years before he and his family moved to Ecuador to mobilize Latinos as missionaries to the Muslim world. Upon returning to the States, Rob earned his masters degree in Strategic Foresight from Regent Univ. Since 2009 Rob has fought to break cycles of addiction, poverty, and trauma caused by hopelessness. Rob wants to be a “hope dealer”, someone who not only breaks cycles, but makes disciples of Jesus Christ. He sees marketing and communications as discipleship, helping people engage in Kingdom work! Rob has been a student of Mission Triangle for the last 18 months and now has the pleasure of serving this organization with his creative skillset. Rob is a StoryBrand certified guide and the Director of Foresight Marketing.
A native to North Carolina, Alexis spent her formative years in Johnston County, with much of her time working in her family’s restaurant business. It was there she began to see the intersection of work and faith modeled and the impact of a kingdom mindset when it comes to business. In 2014, Alexis left North Carolina to attend Parsons The New School of Design in New York City, where she graduated with a degree in Strategic Design and Management. During her time in New York, Alexis became heavily involved with serving the organizational and structural needs of a large, multiethnic, portable church. In her time there, she honed her skills in organizational leadership, project management and the nitty gritty details that help make a ministry thrive. Alexis is passionate about cultivating efficiency and productivity while developing relationships and a culture of engagement.
Cindy recently joined Mission Triangle as our Office Administrator. She grew up in Rocky Mount, NC and attended Campbell University, graduating with a BBA. She married her high school sweetheart and together they have three wonderful children and three precious grandchildren. Cindy has been a Raleigh resident for 22 years and she loves living in the “big city”. She is involved in both children’s ministries and women’s ministries at her home church, Providence Church. One of Cindy’s greatest passions is serving her church and local nonprofits.