Chief Executive Officer


An executive with vast non-profit and leadership experience, Chris West formerly served as Chief Financial Officer for EDEN, Inc., a Cleveland non-profit providing housing solutions to people facing housing insecurities and homelessness. Before that, he held positions in both resource development and finance over nine years with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland.  Former positions have also included Director of Finance for the Greater Akron Chamber and Director of Finance for Cleveland Action to Support Housing.  Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from The University of Akron.

Chief Operations Officer

Karl Driggs is the Chief Operating Officer at North Coast Community Homes, responsible for acquiring, managing design, renovation, and maintenance of NCCH properties.  Prior to his appointment as COO, Mr. Driggs served as Chief Operating Officer for Main Street Gourmet for three years. He was previously CEO of BVO Group, a $30 million dollar for-profit engineering firm. He’s also held positions in human resources, operations, and finance in a variety of businesses and industries.

Karl received his BS/BA in Marketing and Finance from Ashland University. He holds as a guiding principal to “lead with love” and promote the best in individuals so they can reach their full potential. He is dedicated to his family and takes enjoyment in music, sports, and spending time with his adult children.

Chief Financial Officer

Jim Lasher  joined North Coast Community Homes as Chief Financial Officer in December 2016.  Jim brings extensive financial and management experience including 13 years as CFO and COO for the Elevation Group of Companies and 13 years as CFO for renowned concert promoter Belkin Productions/Clear Channel Entertainment (doing business today as Live Nation).  Mr. Lasher also served on the Senior Staff of Arthur Andersen & Co.

He is on the Advisory Council of HEAL Trafficking and has served as Board Trustee and Treasurer for PetFix Northeast OhioCleveland Benedictine High School, and Docs For Tots.  Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Miami (Ohio) where he was a standout baseball player.