CLEARWATER, Fla. — Four new members have been appointed to Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County’s board of directors for the nonprofit housing organization’s 2017–2018 fiscal year. The new board members for the locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International include:
• Anysia McDowall, Senior Gift Officer, Corporate Engagement, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Foundation
• Brandon Brayboy, Benefits Specialist, Alltrust Insurance
• Matt Godri, Chief Financial Officer, Mid-Atlantic Finance Company
• Kristi Cheatham Pettit, Gas Sales & Public Affairs Manager, Clearwater Gas System
“We are thrilled by the addition of the new board members,” said Board President Jason Clement. “Their strengths will complement the existing board experience to accelerate the mission of putting God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope for worthy families in Pinellas County.”
McDowall was selected to bring her strategic planning and business development expertise to Habitat Pinellas’s board of directors. In addition, Brayboy, Godri and Cheatham Pettit were selected to bring additional guidance in the mortgage, construction and real estate arenas.
The Habitat Pinellas board is governed by the following elected officers: Board Chair Jason Clement, founding partner and CEO of The Sports Facilities Management and founding partner of The Sports Facilities Advisory; Vice Chair Matt Frey, partner at Frey Masterson Investment Advisors; Treasurer John Nicely, director of facility management systems for Baycare Health System; and Secretary Joe Faw, owner of Bay to Bay Properties. Clement, Frey, Nicely and Faw are part of the board’s eight-member executive committee that also includes Ronice Barlow, SVP/COO of US Advisory Services Franklin Templeton Distributors Inc., Scott Gault, market president, The Bank of Tampa, Alfredo Anthony, president, NuMillennium Strategies LLC and Mike Sutton, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County.
About Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County has constructed 430 homes for struggling families in Pinellas County, using locally raised funds. Volunteers and the future homeowners construct the homes, which are sold at no profit and financed with a zero-interest loan. Habitat Pinellas homeowner candidates earn 30 to 80 percent of area median income. For Pinellas County, that translates to as little as $27,000 a year for a family of four. Candidates must also demonstrate need for adequate shelter; ability to pay back a zero-interest loan and willingness to partner with Habitat Pinellas to invest 350 to 450 sweat equity hours. Mortgage monies are used to build even more homes, making each donation to Habitat a perpetual legacy to the community. Habitat believes that home ownership contributes to family stability, leading in turn to community stability. Additionally, Habitat Pinellas raises funds through their ReStore, a home improvement outlet where donated household and building items are sold to the public.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, contact (727) 536-4755 or visit www.HabitatPinellas.org.