Our board of directors is made up of dedicated individuals from many fields, including construction, real estate, social services, finance, and faith leadership. Their collective expertise helps guide our programs, informs our strategic direction, and assesses the effectiveness of our organization. These men and women lead us in our mission to build homes, hope, lives, and community.
President - Nancy has spent 40 years as a consultant to the food ingredient industry, 22 of those years at Arthur D. Little, Inc., where she was Vice President and managing director of the company’s international consulting practice to the food, beverage and food ingredient industries. Currently, she is a partner of TFG (formerly The Food Group) a boutique consulting firm focused on the food ingredient industry. Her consulting activities focus on helping clients understand the critical interfaces among technology investment, business strategy and market opportunities. Nancy was a member of the Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod’s 25th gala event committee and has been a volunteer in the Habitat office helping in resource development. She splits her time between her homes in West Yarmouth and Waltham.
Vice President- Charles is a Registered Architect with Hutker Architect in Falmouth with over 25 years of architectural experience, and serves as Principal and Senior Project Designer of the Falmouth Office. Charles has served for several years on HHCC’s Land Acquisition Committee and together, with staff at Hutker Architect, are the designers of the 2013 Namskaket Road homes in Orleans. Charles says “My aspiration for Habitat is to create such wonderful homes that communities will be approaching Habitat to have them in their neighborhoods!” Charles lives in Falmouth.
Treasurer - After attaining her license as a CPA, and having spent many years in the corporate world in major retailers, Linda started consulting with small businesses and individuals. Her practice includes financial management and administration, tax and audit preparation. Upon relocating to the Cape, she has served on the Habitat Finance Committee for the past 3 years and has been a construction volunteer for many years. In addition to Habitat, her community involvement includes: Harwich Board of Selectmen, Chatham Historical Society (Trustee and Treasurer), and Cape Women’s Coalition (Co-Chair). She lives in Harwich Port with her husband, Robert MacCready, and their cats.
Clerk – Deb is an Assistant Vice President of Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, working in their Trust and Asset Management Group as an Estate Officer. Deb has over forty years of financial and banking experience with Cape Cod Five and other financial institutions. She has been involved with Habitat for Humanity for many years, working not only on the first women’s build in Harwich, but has also been involved in some capacity with other builds, working on the Credit Review Committee, and she is currently running the Financial Workshops and budget meetings for new homeowners with another Cape Cod Five volunteer. Deb was first introduced to the Habitat organization through her church, Dennis Union, who covenants with Habitat on an annual basis. Deb resides in the Town of Dennis with her husband, Gary. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her large family, children and two grandchildren.
Peter is president of AP Kimball Construction based in Yarmouth Port. He has more than 10 years of residential construction management and 30 years of business experience. Peter was team leader for Blitz Build 2013 in Orleans, where the Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod (HBRACC) built a Habitat home in one week. He currently serves on the Town of Yarmouth Old Kings Highway Historic Committee as well as on the Board of Directors of HBRACC. Peter resides in Yarmouth Port with his wife and business partner, Angela.
Frank recently retired from 39 years of Federal Government service as a Fisheries Biologist and Administrator. For the past 10 years he was Director of the NOAA Fisheries science lab in Woods Hole, MA and Deputy Director of facilities in 6 northeastern states. Frank became active with Habitat as a construction volunteer on our 75th house in Orleans during 2011-2012. He has quickly become a valued regular on our sites and has chalked up many hours at the build sites. Frank lives in Falmouth.
Warren is the principal of Law Offices of Warren H. Brodie, P.C., a law firm with offices in Wellesley and Mashpee. Warren has been involved with Habitat since 2003 as a member of the Land Acquisition Committee, which seeks developable land and assist in obtaining all permits necessary for the construction of affordable homes. Warren presently chairs the committee, and has been involved in over 30 Habitat homes. Warren has also been active on builds, and he participated in Habitat’s 2006 trip to the gulf region in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Warren lives in Waquoit, MA.
Linda spent 32 years in civil service employment with multiple federal agencies. Prior to retirement she was the Executive Director of the Enterprise Acquisition Division at Hanscom Air Force Base. She was responsible for the cost, schedule and performance management of contracts valued in excess of $12B worldwide. In 2008, after retirement, Linda established Seaview Consulting providing services to DOD and civilian contractors in the preparation of proposals and grants. From May 2014 –July 2015 she was the Interim Executive Director of the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce. She has a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement. Linda lives in West Yarmouth with her husband John Nellenbeck.
Steve is CEO and President of Oceanside, Inc. Steve has been involved in the restoration industry for over 25 years. Serving as Director of Operations at Oceanside for over 20 years and having worked previously as an Insurance Adjuster for a local adjustment firm. In 2012, Steve had the opportunity to purchase Oceanside, Inc. Steve holds a Mass. Construction Supervisors license as well as many other certifications. He was born and raised on Cape Cod and attended schools in Yarmouth. He now lives in West Barnstable with his significant other, Eileen Kennedy. He is the proud father of three daughters and two stepsons. Four of our five children have recently graduated from college and the youngest in her junior year at Seton Hall. Steve and Ellen are avid golfers and spend time between the Cape and Myrtle Beach when the weather changes. Oceanside is proud to be a supporter of many charitable organizations on the Cape including Cape Kids Meals, Community Connections, Cape Cod Military Foundation and the Sandwich Food Pantry to name a few.
Kathleen is a top producing Real Estate Agent with Kinlin Grover working out of their Wellfleet office. She specializes in representing clients who want to purchase single-family homes or income/investment property on the Outer Cape. Prior to moving to the Cape she worked for the Nine West Group at their corporate headquarters in Stamford, CT . When Kathleen moved to the Cape in 2000 she was introduced to Habitat by working on a build site in Orleans as well as in Chatham. From there she served on the Family Selection Committee, and then as a Family Partner in Eastham and Wellfleet. Kathleen lives in Wellfleet.
Sue is an HR professional with over 25 years of experience. She is Director of Human Resources for Convention Data Services in Bourne, MA, where she's been for 10+ years. She's also held HR leadership positions in healthcare and human services, and began her career in banking and manufacturing. Sue is active with the Cape Cod Human Resources Association, currently serving as VP/Program Chair. She also serves on the SHRM MA State Council. Sue earned her BA from Bridgewater State University and holds SPHR and SHRM-SCP designations. She grew up in Norwood, MA, spent much of her adult life in the Wrentham and Plainville areas, moving to the Cape 11 years ago, when the nest emptied. Sue and her husband Brad live in West Barnstable with their 13 year old Bichon Frise. They are very lucky to have 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law and a precious granddaughter who they love to spend time with. Sue also enjoys the beach, yoga, reading and all the other good things life on the Cape can offer.
Past President - Wil is an Assistant Vice-President of Cape Cod Five Cents Savings, and the Wellfleet Branch Manager. In addition to his banking and finance expertise, he brings us his broad connections in the community, his experience and expertise with non-profit organizations and his enthusiasm for our mission and work. About his work with Habitat, Wil says, “It makes me smile when I see the smiles on the faces of families helped by Habitat who otherwise would not be able to own their own home. I hope to continue to play a part in bringing more smiles to Habitat families.” Wil lives in Brewster.
Jill has been helping to reduce homelessness, professionally and on a volunteer basis, for 25 years. She has a Masters of Social Service with a concentration in Advocacy, Planning and Program Development. Since 2004 she has worked for the Cape Cod Council of Churches as the Director of Case Management and Hospitality Housing, where she helps those seeking housing and provides support services to those now in housing. “I believe my experience will be helpful in understanding both the needs of, and resources for, families moving into Habitat homes.” Jill lives in Brewster.
Rev. Dr. John Terry
Ass't Clerk - John serves as pastor of the Federated Church of Hyannis. He previously served churches in New Hampshire, Georgia, New York City and Cleveland. He is currently co-chair of the Board of Champ House (a safe and nurturing campus for homeless youth and adults). John lives in Hyannis.
Father Joe Towle
Joe is a retired Catholic Priest who has always been dedicated to working with people on the margin, whether in Latin America or in the United States. He is an active volunteer with both the Family Pantry of Cape Cod in Harwich and Habitat for Humanity, where he is a regular on the construction sites. Joe says, “I look upon construction with Habitat as an undoing of some of the destruction in the world.” Joe lives in Harwich Port.
Ron has almost 40 years of experience in the lumber and building materials industry, selling to builders and architects. He joined Shepley Wood Products in 1989 as their first outside lumber salesman. He has worked on Habitat builds in the past and looks forward to more hands-on building. Ron hopes “to work to help Habitat continue the great work it is already doing.” Ron lives in Hyannis.