As a HUD approved housing counseling agency, Clinch-Powell is here to help! Our certified counselors adhere to industry standards and are required to maintain HUD approved certifications to ensure that our clients receive the best counseling available.

Clinch-Powell currently has counselors certified in:

  • Homeownership Counseling
  • Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Education
  • Post-Purchase Education
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Counseling Services Staff

Betsy joined Clinch-Powell is 2020 and brings many years of experience working in the non-profit sector with disadvantaged target groups. Her passion is helping the underprivileged. She is a native of Costa Rica but moved to the United States when she was 27 and became a nationalized citizen in 2007.

She is responsible for planning, coordinating, monitoring, and directing program activities for the Lakeway Financial Opportunity Center as well as Housing Counseling and other community programs of Clinch-Powell. She holds a B.S. in Management of Nonprofit Organizations and an M.S. in Business Administration/Leadership, both from Johnson University.

  • Susan Eribarne

  • Counseling and Client Development Manager

  • HUD Certified Housing Counselor


Suzie has been with CP since 2008 when she came “home” after living out West for 28 years. She served two terms as an Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps member and became a full time CP employee in 2011. She holds housing certifications in Homeownership Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, Pre-Purchase Education, and Post-Purchase Education.

Elizabeth has been with CP since 2012 when she served her first Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps term. She served four terms before becoming a full time employee in 2016. In addition to community outreach, she is the primary High-Cost Mortgage counselor. She graduated from LMU in 2012 with a B.S.S.W. and holds housing certifications in Foreclosure Prevention Counseling and Pre-Purchase Education.

Samantha has been with CP since 2019 as a student intern from Lincoln Memorial University and Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps member. She graduated from Lincoln Memorial University in 2020 with her Bachelors of Science in Social Work (BSSW). She primarily works on data entry in the Lakeway Financial Opportunity Center and Home Repair program.