Board of Directors
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Tracy Atwood, President – Canaan / Falls Village
Habitat for Humanity of Norhtwest Connecticut is a group of very dedicated volunteers raising funds and building affordable houses. Families who moved often now have the stability of owning their own home.
Serena Granbery, Vice President – Salisbury
I am honored to be part of Habitat’s team of volunteers who work tirelessly to provide affordable home-ownership for our partner families.
Kathy Stupak, Treasurer – North Canaan
I had the opportunity to attend a house closing. As treasurer, I was focused on making sure I had the checkbook, all the right paperwork and signatures. But as I watched the faces of the partner family I saw joy, excitement and just a bit of fear as they made the largest purchase of their lives. It was then that I knew we don’t just build affordable houses. We provide homes for families and all the love and joy that comes with having a safe family home. What an honor to be part of this organization!
Judy Becker, Secretary – Salisbury
As a volunteer and now Secretary on the Board of Directors, being able to help when and where I can is how I serve and help fulfill our mission.
Larry Agoglia – Mill River, Massachusetts
My interest in joining the Board stems from years of inspiration from the work and accomplishments of Habitat for Humanity, starting from the early involvement of President Carter. Solving the issues of adequate housing for the most needy has long been an interest of mine; something I would like to impact with proven solutions. The business model of Habitat; involvement of volunteers and the local community, the requirement of “sweat equity” on the part of the potential recipients and the needed coordination and financial assistance of Habitat for Humanity all work together to contribute to positive outcomes. Overcoming the many obstacles necessary to achieve these positive results is challenging and frankly what attracts me to serve and offers to me an opportunity to give back to the community.
Tom Bartram – Sharon
Being a native of Sharon and having built my home with the help of my friends, I was naturally drawn to the Habitat model of the Partner Family’s commitment and the support of individuals and organizations from within the community, to realize affordable home ownership.
Bill Conklin – Winsted
We have the privilege to build homes that will provide a family with a safe start – a place where they can focus on making their house a home, raise their children, become contributing members of their neighborhood. Local community members have given their donations of money, items to be used or sold, and their tiem as volunteers. I am in awe of their generosity as they pay it forward, investing in the future of a family that will be such a strong asset for their town. I love to be part of this process.
Wilhelmina Eaken – Lakeville
I came to volunteer with Habitat through the yearly tag sale. I saw dedicated volunteers come together every year to turn one person’s discards into another’s treasure. I was impressed by their loyalty and sense of purpose. The almost $40,000 yearly the sale brings in to support building affordable housing in this area is remarkable. I remember thinking there’s no other organization for whom I’d spend hours putting 25 and 50 cent stickers on small items. People who do this really care about Habitat. My involvement has strengthened my ties to the community and I am grateful.
Michael Halloran – Norfolk
We, as a community board of Habitat, are allowed the opportunity to locally support families who become our partners. In many cases this may be the “hand up” necessary to keep a young couple in the Northwest Corner. I am grateful to have found a group who feel so strongly about their commitment to community.
Michael Kahler – Lakeville
Volunteering on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut allows me an opportunity to do something useful locally.
George Massey – Salisbury, Governance Chair
A great satisfaction of participating in Habitat is the awareness of the security and stability a Habitat partnership can bring to a family, day after day, year after year. This is compounded by the knowledge that our well-built houses will provide these benefits to a succession of families as we repurchase Habitat properties that come on the market for resale to new Habitat families. It is rewarding to cooperate with our dedicated board, committed homeowners and our volunteers and community supporters to provide these tangible and important benefits to our Habitat families and to our community
Judi Moore – Lakeville
Serving on the Board of Directors of habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut has been a wonderful experience. It has allowed me to work with some very dedicated individuals who believe in Habitat’s mission — to provide safe and affordable housing for people in our community. We each have our niche. Mine is running This ‘n’ That from Habitat (our resale store) and the annual tag sale. Both endeavors raise the money needed to build our homes. My goal is to raise enough money annually to underwrite the cost of building a house. It is because of the support of our donors and customers that I have been able to reach my goal and hope to continue to do so in the future.
Mike Schopp – North Canaan, Fundraising & Philanthropy Chair
I am a part of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut because I want to give back to the community I live in, to hopefully make it a better community.
Bill Spalding – Salisbury
I joined the board of Habitat because of the very important work we do, and how it helps people who are extremely motivated to put in many hard hours of work to give their family a home and hopefully, to help others in their community.