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If you are interested in joining any of these committees, contact the committee chairs at the email addresses or phone provided on the Contact Us page. Please check the Events and Meetings Calendar for Committee meeting dates and locations.

Board of Directors Bill Gamelli [Email]

The Board is responsible for the activities, affairs, property and business of Northern Middlesex Habitat for Humanity. We are an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International of Americus, Georgia. The Board sets the long-range goals for the organization and ensures that we are working toward these goals. Each member is an active member of the various committees. Board members are individuals who are committed to promoting and supporting the welfare, success and purposes of Habitat and who are dedicated to providing safe and affordable housing for our family partners.
 

Human Resources Lynn Quinn [Email]

Responsible for recommending policy and procedures to the Board of Directors regarding the employment process for Middlesex Habitat for Humanity.
 

Building Patrick McKenna [Email]

The Building Committee is responsible for planning and implementing the project house construction or rehabilitation plan. They recommend policy to the Board of Directors and build the house. Their role begins as a partner to the Site Selection Committee by evaluating a possible site for construction or rehabilitation and becomes fully responsible when a site title is transferred to the affiliate. Specific duties include designing, planning and budgeting for the house construction. They obtain permits; purchase materials, equipment and supplies; and hire and coordinate contractors. The Committee also coordinates trains and supervises volunteers working at the building site. Their responsibility ends after the house is built and the one-year guarantee expires.
 

Faith Relations Rev. Steve Ling [Email]

The Faith Relations committee reaches out to individual area churches, synagogues and other faith organizations to gain support for MHFH in the form of volunteers and monetary contributions. Committee members visit churches, make presentations (talk and video) during the service, during an education period, or at another time, and gather names and talent surveys from those who express an interest in volunteering. Committee members send letters and/or meet with clergy and other leaders of churches to ask for support in the form of contributions or sponsoring/co-sponsoring a house.
 

Family Services & Partnership Ginny Houghtaling & Kerry Pettes [Email]

Family Services helps families gain independence and confidence to do things that they may not previously experienced. Members of the committee select the families for the Habitat for Humanity houses and A Brush With Kindness Program. They act as family advocates. Advocates are directly involved with the family and guide them through the home ownership process, monitoring sweat equity hours, providing home ownership classes and developing a relationship of friendship and trust. Family Partnership Committee members work jointly with family selection to interview families and to help decide which families will be chosen for a Habitat home.
 
Family Partnership is responsible for giving oversight for the selecting families that have the greatest need for affordable housing. The Committee provides application forms and materials for prospective families. The committee reviews incoming applications according to the Habitat Criteria for Selection and creates a timeline for selection. Two members of the Committee make an initial home visit. The final decision is a family with the greatest need who meets the income criteria and is willing to contribute the required “sweat equity hours”. The entire committee reviews the reports from the home visits and makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors who makes the final selection of the family. Family Services helps families to gain independence and confidence to do things they may not have previously experienced. Classes on finance and home maintenance are provided. Each family is assigned a family advocate who is directly involved with the family, guiding them through the home ownership process, monitoring sweat equity hours and directing them to home ownership classes, thus developing a relationship of friendship and trust.
 

Resource Development Sarah J. Bird [Email]

To raise sufficient money as determined by the Board of Directors to fund the needs of the organization in order that simple, decent housing can be built with Partner Families.
 

Nominating/Volunteer Lisa Kidder [Email]

This committee is responsible for recruiting and recommending new members for all committees and the Board of Directors. The committee matches the skills and desires of potential volunteers with the skills and attributes necessary for committee membership. They work to promote diversity in all areas. Members attend a number of public events to solicit volunteers and to promote Habitat within the community.
 

ReStore Advisory Vacant [Email]

Responsible for all processes involved with the establishement of the ReStore retail operation.  Profits from the ReStore will be used to fund the building of MHFH homes.
 

Special Events & Publicity Sarah Bird [Email]

Members are responsible for coordinating Habitat special events and other fund raising activities within Middlesex County. Members of the Special Events Committee attend community events to promote Habitat for Humanity, raise money, and solicit volunteers. Speakers are available to community groups, civic organizations and businesses to raise awareness and interest for Habitat for Humanity. Events include the annual fund drive and special fund raising events that are held to raise money to fund Habitat projects. Members prepare the quarterly newsletter and press releases.
 

Land Acquisition Vacant [Email]

Members of the Site Selection Committee work to find suitable properties for Habitat to build on; or existing houses to rehabilitate. They check town websites, meet with various town officials, companies and individuals, and drive by properties to investigate all potential sites. Once the site has been found, committee members consult with the owners, engineers, wetlands, zoning, etc., and with the Habitat Building Committee to evaluate site. Negotiate for site acquisition and conduct title search. Members then will work with the donor to prepare for the legal transfer of the property and to secure the permits and variances necessary for Habitat to take ownership. Owners may donate the property, part of the sale of the property and receive tax benefits.
 

Webmaster Bill Gamelli [Email]

Responsible for administration of our website.  We welcome your input.  Please forward any comments, corrections or suggestions.
 
If you are interested in joining any of these committees, contact the committee chairs at the email addresses or phone provided. Please check the Events and Meetings Calendar for Committee meeting dates and locations.

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