Executive Director, Marcie Bergan, announced on Thursday, July 21st, the new Executive Board of Directors for SENH Habitat for Humanity. Directors are voted in on a three year term and Bergan could not be happier with the choices the current BOD has made. “I am so pleased to have such a diverse group working with us as we navigate and continue to grow the organization all while meeting our mission”. “Our goal of affordable housing and homeownership continues to improve lives, families, neighborhoods and entire communities’ right here on the seacoast.”
Adam Wagner, Board President
Adam Wagner AIA, is the newly elected President for the SENHHFH after having joined the board in 2013. A partner at Market Square Architects in Portsmouth, Adam is pleased to be able to share his experience in architecture and real estate to move the mission of the organization forward. He strongly believes that a stable home environment can be a catalyst for the development of children and family integration within the community. Adam holds a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from Syracuse University and a Master of Science degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver. A former board member of Plan NH and former board president of HOBY Maine, Adam currently resides in Wells with his wife Beth.
Cindy Ward, Vice President
Cindy Ward was born and raised in Enfield, NH. She worked for Dartmouth College for many years before going to college. She attended the University of New Hampshire while raising her two children and majored in Mathematics and minored in Dance. After graduating, she decide to stay on the seacoast. In 1996, she married Richard Ward of the J Verne Wood Funeral Home. When Richard and she purchased their first home, she loved the process. So much so that she started working as a loan officer for a small company. In 2000, she joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. She volunteers on the fundraising team for Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity and finds that helping families get into their first home is a joy.
Joyce Holland, Treasurer
Joyce serves as VP, Senior Commercial Credit Officer for Optima Bank & Trust, where she has been employed for over 5 years. Prior to working at Optima Bank & Trust, Ms. Holland has held positions at Citizens Bank New Hampshire, Great North Property Management and The Boston Land Company. Joyce received her undergraduate degree from Fairfield University, but also studied at the University of Seville in Spain. She earned her M.B.A at the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics (now known as the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. Ms. Holland is also involved in the local community, volunteering for various school committees and events. Joyce lives in York with her husband and three children. When she isn’t working, she loves to spend time with her family and take on home projects, including painting and refinishing furniture she buys from ReStore!
Heidi Archibald, Secretary
Heidi a long-time Hair Salon Owner, National Cosmetology Educator and Private Chef, Heidi Archibald brings 25 years of business, marketing and management assets to SENH Habitat for Humanity. Originally from South Windsor CT, Heidi resides in Portsmouth NH with her husband and two beautiful children. Heidi’s passion to help and serve is unmatched.
In addition to the Executive Board, Directors include; Christine Castaldo, James E. Coughenour Jr., Jerry Dionne, Nicole Paul, and Kristen Reinhardt.
In late September the entire Board will be convening for a strategic planning session to prepare for the next phase of the organization.