The affiliate hires Pamela Lee in a new role, Chief Financial Officer.
Clearwater, FL – Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties is proud to announce and welcome a new staffing addition: Pamela Lee as Chief Financial Officer.
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties has completed 61 new homes this year, and recently was recognized as the second largest Habitat affiliate in the country based on new home builds out of the 1,049 affiliate network. The Charity Navigator 4-Star rated organization has seen significant growth over the past five years, growing to a staff of 65 employees and expanding into Pasco County after a merger with the West Pasco affiliate in March of 2019.
“The addition of the Chief Financial Officer role 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. “Pamela’s background and track record will bring a new dynamic to our team and compliment the significant growth of this organization over the last five years”.
Pamela will serve on Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco’s Executive Team in her new role. She joins the affiliate from FASTer Way to Fat Loss, one of the fastest growing companies as ranked by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, where she served as the Director of Finance & Administration. In her role, she developed tools to track key metrics, budgeting and forecasting financial results, led conversion of cash to accrual accounting and implementation of financial software across all company platforms, while also overseeing HR in a company that grew from 5 to 30 over the last two years.
Pamela has also worked in the nonprofit sector for the Illinois State Dental Society and as an accountant for a public accounting firm. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner, and received her bachelors and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois. In her free time, she participates in Triathlons and enjoys reading and cooking.
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and West Pasco Counties
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties has served over 850 families and individuals through its new home buyer and exterior repair programs 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 homeowner candidates earn 30 to 80 percent of area median income. Candidates must demonstrate need for adequate shelter; ability to pay back a zero-interest loan and willingness to partner with Habitat 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 homeownership contributes to family stability, leading, in turn, to community stability. Additionally, the affiliate raises funds through their two 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, call (727) 536-4755 or visit www.habitatpwp.org.