Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Announces its 2017-18 Board of Directors

Los Angeles, CA – August 29, 2017:  Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is pleased to announce its 2017-18 Board of Directors comprised of 23 members. The newly added Board members for this fiscal year include: Gerry Bross, Owner and General Manager of Hollywood Sierra Kitchens; Max de Brouwer, VP Finance North America, Grifols; Geoff Delahanty, Wealth Advisor, Thrivent Financial; Steven D. Johnson, Pastor of Business and Finance/CFO, Faithful Central Bible Church; Alex Kweskin, Managing Director/Head of Human Resources, Union Bank; and Araceli Villegas, VP, Global Content, Ringstar Sports. Gerry Bross previously served on the Habitat LA Board from 2010-2016 and Habitat LA is proud to welcome him back.

“We are pleased to welcome Max, Geoff, Steven, Alex, and Araceli to the Habitat LA family and thrilled to have Gerry return to continue his work with us,” said Erin Rank, President and CEO, Habitat LA. “Each member brings tremendous experience, expertise, and enthusiasm for our mission and will be valuable additions to our dynamic board. These outstanding individuals will be instrumental in increasing our ability to serve and empower more low-income families and individuals through homeownership.”

The Habitat LA Board of Directors is composed of leaders from a variety of industries and areas of expertise. All members are responsible for providing counsel and guidance to Habitat LA’s senior leadership and are an integral part of helping to execute the strategic plan. They are also charged with raising awareness about Habitat LA’s mission to Build a Greater Los Angeles as well as inviting others to get involved with the organization.

The 2017-18 Habitat LA Board of Directors consists of:
Board Chairman:
Bill Blake, Senior Vice President, Zurich North America

Past Chairman:
Daniel Burgner, CEO, Burgner Experiential

Vice Chairman:
John Manganiello, SVP/Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Greg Ferree, Vice President, Distribution, Southern California Edison

Alan Wright, Senior Vice President, Cathay Bank

Board Members:
Max de Brouwer, VP Finance North America, Grifols
Gerry Bross, Owner & General Manager, Hollywood Sierra Kitchens
Tom Clarke, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Geoff Delahanty, Wealth Advisor, Thrivent Financial
Terri Haack, President, Terranea Resort
Steven Johnson, Pastor of Business & Finance/CFO, Faithful Central Bible Church
Carl Jordan, Senior Vice President, U.S. Bank
Alex Kweskin, Managing Director/Head of Human Resources, Union Bank
Kim McManus, International Pastor, Mosaic LA
Michelle Meghrouni, Senior Counsel, Southern California Gas Company
Matt Petersen, President & CEO, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
Eric Remensperger, Partner, Proskauer
LeAnne Romesburg, HR Director, Field Operations, Lowe’s
Craig Russell, Chief Design & Project Delivery Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering
John Sykes, VP of Operations, Suffolk Construction
Raul Salinas, Los Angeles Managing Shareholder, AlvaradoSmith
Araceli Villegas, Vice President, Global Content, Ringstar Sports
Ken Walker, Partner, Ernst & Young

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Habitat LA has built, renovated or repaired nearly 800 homes locally, helping to transform the lives of more than 4,000 Angelenos. By 2020, Habitat LA has a goal to invest $100 million into revitalizing neighborhoods and increasing access to affordable homeownership and home repair opportunities. This investment will benefit the local economy by building strong and stable homes in partnership with families, individuals, volunteers, municipalities and donors, which will bring strength and stability to local communities throughout greater Los Angeles.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with five consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,300 homes locally and worldwide since 1990. The lives of thousands of individuals have been transformed as a result of having a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage. By supporting Habitat LA through volunteerism, donations and supporting affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. To learn more, visit habitatla.org.

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Yvonne Lara
Habitat LA

Angela Moore
Starfish PR