Clearwater, FL – Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties President and CEO, Mike Sutton, has announced several new staffing changes to the newly merged affiliate. Just last month, the affiliate announced a merger between the Pinellas and West Pasco affiliates, expanding the organization’s service area immensely to impact more local families.
The affiliate has announced the following organization additions to better serve future and current homeowners:
• Re-hire – Candi Hagler, Chief Program Officer for Pasco County
• New Hire – Nancy Ridenour, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
• New Hire – Patty Sutton, Vice President of Development for Pasco County
“The addition of Candi, Nancy and Patty to Habitat’s Executive Team will support our organization as we focus on serving more families in our region in the years to come,” says Mike Sutton, President and CEO. “Their talent and leadership compliment the significant growth of this organization over the last five years”.
Candi Hagler, Chief Program Officer – Pasco County
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties welcomes Candi Hagler back to the organization. She rejoins the affiliate with her 15+ years of Habitat for Humanity experience, including 5 with Habitat Pinellas.
Nancy Ridenour, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Nancy Ridenour, CPA, joins the affiliate after 25+ years of leading PDR CPA where her engagement in the nonprofit sector helped advance the efforts of many nonprofits.
Patty Sutton, Vice President of Development – Pasco County
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties welcomes Patty Sutton to the organization. She brings over 17 years of non-profit work to our community and is an internationally certified fundraising executive (CFRE).
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and West Pasco Counties
In March 2019, the West Pasco and Pinellas County affiliates merged to form Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties. In total, the affiliate has constructed 556 homes for struggling families in Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, 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, the affiliate raises funds through their ReStores, home improvement outlets where donated household and building items are sold to the public. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, contact (727) 536-4755 or visit www.habitatpwp.org.