Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia (HFHNS)is pleased to announce that Donna Williamson has been hired as the Executive Director for the not-for-profit affordable housing organization based in Dartmouth.

As the former executive director of Home of the Guardian Angel and Family SOS, Williamson has over twenty years of proven experience leading not-for-profits at both the local and national levels where she honed exceptional skills in communications, fund development, program delivery and building collaborative relationships. In her most recent role as Regional Manager, Atlantic Canada for March of Dimes, Williamson was responsible for strategic development, implementation and expansion of the After Stroke Program as well as community-based programs in Atlantic Canada.

Williamson’s leadership and passion in giving back to the community began when, as a teenager, she started volunteering in her hometown of Pictou, Nova Scotia. Williamson brings with her a wealth of experience in working closely with Boards of Directors. She currently is the immediate past Chair of the Board for Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia and has served on numerous boards including Cobequid Community Health Board, Canadian Progress Club (CPC) Halifax Cornwallis, CPC East Regional Board as well as the CPC National Board.

“Habitat Nova Scotia’s Board of Directors is looking forward to working with Donna,” said Kevin Riles, Board Chair of Habitat NS. “Donna will be leading the implementation of the organization’s five year strategic plan and having her experience will result in serving more Nova Scotia families through Habitat’s affordable housing programs.”

“I am excited about working alongside the dedicated team at Habitat NS – along with so many passionate volunteers and supporters – to continue building homes for those who need a hand up to homeownership,” Williamson said. “Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work with organizations that focus on building relationships. I very much see my role as continuing to build on the foundation that has already been established in Nova Scotia. I am excited to see where we can grow to impact even more Nova Scotians.”

For the past nearly thirty years, HFHNS, has been a leading provider of affordable housing in the Province of Nova Scotia, providing an estimated total of $12,600,000 in societal benefits. Through affordable housing and home ownership, Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia brings communities together to help families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership.


Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia

Kevin W. Riles, Chair of Board

(902) 403.7847


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