Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia Reveals Executive Committee to Drive Organizational Growth and Impact.

July 20th, 2023 – Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia is proud to introduce its new Executive Committee. Comprised of community leaders and visionaries, the committee will guide and propel Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia’s strategic initiatives, amplifying its efforts to address the pressing housing challenges and transform lives.

The Executive Committee will work closely with Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia’s Board of Directors and CEO to shape the organization’s vision, drive innovation, and ensure the efficient allocation of resources for maximum impact. Together, they will champion the cause of affordable housing, advocate for policy changes, foster partnerships, and empower communities to build stronger, more sustainable futures.

“We are delighted to announce our esteemed Executive Committee, a group of exceptional individuals who share our passion for safe and affordable housing,” said Donna Williamson, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia. “Their collective expertise, diverse backgrounds, and unwavering commitment will be instrumental in advancing our mission and driving positive change in the lives of families in our province.

The Executive Committee Members:

Angela Simmonds – Chair: Angela’s 20-year career extends over the various fields of socio-economic development, education, entrepreneurship, policy and cultural competency. Previously, she was a member of the Nova Scotia legislative assembly where she was elected to Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, which made Simmonds the first African Nova Scotian speaker in the province’s history. Angela is the creator and owner of a recently launched company called A Team Coaching which specializes in partnering with organizations to create equity. She’s also a part of the McInnes Cooper team as a Senior Advisor, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Rodney Small – Vice Chair: Rodney is a change maker, community builder, mentor, coach, and entrepreneur. Raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Rodney is a seventh-generation African Nova Scotian who has established a passion for its people and communities, working hard to help ensure those individuals and communities thrive. Rodney is well-known for his forward-thinking and innovative ways of dealing with issues that have affected marginalized communities.

Todd Brayman- Treasurer: Todd is a Supply Chain Management Professional and Professional Logistician and Veteran with executive competencies in procurement and material management, corporate services, and operations. Todd brings exceptional leadership skills, a work ethic grounded by a desire for continuous improvement, unwavering integrity, and a passion for diverse and inclusive partnerships. Todd has been active in supporting development and programming initiatives on the Halifax waterfront, in Peggy’s Cove, and Lunenburg.

Kayla Smith-Secretary:  Kayla is passionate about creating thriving workplaces. She began her post-secondary journey by obtaining her Diploma in Business Management from Nova Scotia Community College. From there she went on to Saint Mary’s University to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Human Resources and Industrial Relations.

The Executive Committee members bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia, joining a dedicated team of professionals and volunteers committed to creating lasting change. Through their leadership, strategic guidance, and collaborative spirit, they will work hand in hand with Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia’s network to build homes, empower families, and transform communities.

As Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia enters this new chapter, the organization remains focused on its vision where everyone has a decent place to live. With the support of its Executive Committee, Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and partners, Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia is confident in its ability to achieve sustainable, affordable housing solutions that uplift lives and bring hope to communities in need.

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