Our board 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, leading us in our mission to build homes, hope, lives, and community.
Is there a need for affordable homes on Cape Cod?
The typical home value of homes in Barnstable County is $507,315.
This value is seasonally adjusted and only includes the middle price tier of homes.
Barnstable County home values have gone up 15.2% over the past year.
Meet our Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board – With over 29 years under his belt at the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Wil is currently Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of the Five’s Wellfleet and Provincetown locations. Wil has managed the Wellfleet branch since 2002 and is a vital part of the outer Cape community. A native of the US Virgin Islands, Wil was a department head at the VI Department of Labor before moving to Cape Cod in 1991. Wil is an advocate for the sustainability of our community and affordable housing and has expertise and experience with a range of non-profit organizations. He has served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod since 2010, including three years as President. He has also serves as a Treasurer for the Provincetown Chamber of Commerce and Wellfleet SPAT, and serves on the board of the Community Development Partnership. Wil has business degrees from Babson School of Financial Studies, New England College of Business and Finance, and Cheney University.
Matt is the owner of Anderson Framing & Remodeling, a Cape Cod based residential framing contractor. They have been serving both custom homebuilders and homeowners throughout Cape Cod and the South Shore for the past 16 years. Prior to operating Anderson Framing & Remodeling, Matt attended Northeastern University where he graduated in 2004 with a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship. In addition to sitting on the Habitat for Humanity Board Matt also currently serves as President of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts, sits on the Town of Sandwich Finance Committee and is past President of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. Matt first became involved with Habitat in 2014 providing the labor to frame the first Blitz Build home in collaboration with HBRACC. He has since provided framing labor for all four Blitz Build houses HBRACC has built. Matt grew up in Sandwich working for his father’s building business; this is where he found his passion for home construction. Currently Matt resides in East Sandwich with his wife Stephanie and their two daughters Addison and Audrey.
Warren is the principal of Law Offices of Warren H. Brodie, P.C., a law firm with offices in Falmouth and Wellesley, MA. The firm specializes in construction law and litigation, including the representation of developers, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers at all levels of the judicial process, including the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court. Warren has been involved with Habitat since 2003 primarily with land acquisition and permitting, including Comprehensive Permits under Massachusetts General Laws, chapter 40B. Warren has been involved in over 80 Habitat homes.
Rabbi David Freelund
David is the Rabbi of the Cape Cod Synagogue in Hyannis where he has been for the last thirteen years. Prior to living on the Cape, he served a community in Tucson, AZ where he was introduced to Habitat. His other interests include music, cooking, and social justice. He and his wife, Bettina, live in Centerville.
Assistant Clerk – Josh S. Jalbert has worked at Shepley Wood Products of Hyannis for 8 years and is currently in an Outside Sales position. He was born and raised on Cape Cod into a large family. He has 13 aunts and uncles most of whom still live and work on the Cape and too many cousins to name! He grew up in the home building industry and is proud to be serving Habitat and the local community in which he lives. He currently resides in South Dennis and enjoys spending time on the beach or at the parks with his wife Farran and son Russell.
Vice Chairman of the Board
Vice Chairman of the Board – 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 Massachusetts 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. Steve and Eileen 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 Kid Meals, Community Connections, Cape Cod Military Foundation, and the Sandwich Food Pantry, to name a few.
Leslie took the helm of the Siemasko + Verbridge, SV Design, Chatham office in 2015, where she heads up SV Design’s practice on the Cape and Islands. A long-time Cape Cod resident and accomplished architect, Leslie has a passion for designing innovative buildings that complement their surroundings, elevate the community and enrich their owners’ daily lives. Over the past fifteen years, she has designed and administered the construction of custom homes and commercial projects throughout the Cape. Leslie earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado; a BA from St. Lawrence University; and studied Interior Design at Pratt Institute. She serves on the building committees for the Monomoy Regional High School and the Cape Cod Technical High School and Facilities Committee for Pleasant Bay Community Boating. Leslie is passionate about community projects that make Cape Cod a more vibrant place for year-round living. She lives in Chatham with her wonderful family – husband and two girls – who give her a great incentive to make the Cape, our community, the best it can be.
Treasurer – Before retiring to the Cape, John had a career in high tech, managing the development of Business Intelligence applications for Oracle. In 2016, John became a construction volunteer with Habitat Cape Cod and has since become a familiar face on a number of sites. In 2019 he joined a team of volunteers to transition our organization to Habitat Connect, our new platform for volunteer management, and in 2020 he started providing assistance in the area of financial reporting and analysis. John lives in Centerville.
Melissa partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod in 2012, building her dream home on the end of the Yellow Brick Road in North Truro. Melissa continues to volunteer her time on the construction sites, speaking at fundraising events, and welcoming new homeowners to the Habitat family. The opportunities that this partnership has created are abundant and her gratitude is endless. Melissa is a single mother to two children, Ava and Dylan and Timber the Doodle, her first and most rewarding job. She is also co-owner of Cape Cod Cleaning Collaborative, a thriving and successful cleaning and rental management company, servicing Provincetown to Bourne. Cape Cod Cleaning Collaborative partners with home and business owners in the management of their residential, vacation rental, and commercial spaces. Melissa employs 30 local, seasonal employees and continues to create year round employment opportunities for her fellow Cape residents. She is an artist, a Libra, and passionate about giving back to the community in creative and beautiful ways.
Jaime is the former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Merchant of Barnes & Noble, Inc, the world’s largest retail bookseller. His senior leadership responsibilities included the areas of strategic planning, marketing, merchandising, e-commerce and new store development. Jamie served for eight years on the Board of the National Book Foundation, the presenter of the National Book Awards. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee for Habitat’s ReStores here on the Cape. In addition, he is a family partner and construction volunteer. Jamie and his wife Rosemary live in North Falmouth near the Shining Sea Bikeway, which they both love to ride.
Michael has been a builder in the town of Falmouth for over 30 years. He is active in many aspects of the Falmouth community, as a Town Meeting member, board member of Falmouth Community Television and The 300 Committees, past president of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. He is also active with organizations such as The Alliance of Community Preservation, the Boy Scouts, and is a co-founder of Falmouth Youth Football.
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. She 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 daughter-in-laws and a precious granddaughter who they love to spend time with. Sue also enjoys the beach, yoga, reading and all other good things life on the Cape can offer.
Lynn is a retired trainer of thorough bred & standard bred racehorses in New Jersey. She moved to the Cape after marrying her husband Murray. They live in Harwich. Their son Ian is currently attending Mass Maritime Academy. Lynn is a member of the HHCC Faith Relations committee, is a volunteer family partner and has been a construction volunteer. Lynn has worked at the front desk, as a dental assistant and as the facilities manager at her husband’s dental practice. She is currently a PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) certified alpine and adaptive ski instructor at Mount Snow. Lynn is the head coach for Special Olympics at Mount Snow. She has a passion for working with adults and children with special needs. Lynn serve on the Mission Committee as the Chairperson and Personnel Committee at the First Congregational Church in Harwich Center.
Peter is a respected and experienced home builder and remodeler based in Orleans. He is the past president of Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. Peter was the organizer and a participant in 4 Habitat Blitz Builds. He is an active committee member and Board member for Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod.
Matt Pitta is the Director of Communication for the Davenport Companies and a 30-year journalist who has covered news across Cape Cod, the state, and the nation. At The Davenport Companies, he oversees external communications and community relations for all divisions within The Davenport Companies including Davenport Realty Trust, Davenport Building Company, Thirwood Place, Cape Cod Fence Company, Red Jacket Resorts, Blue Rock Golf Course and Cape Self Storage. Pitta is also involved in various aspects of marketing for The Davenport Companies. He is the former news director of Cape Cod Broadcasting, iHeart Media and the previous Qantum Communications. Pitta spent many years working with the Associated Press as a broadcast editor and reporter, covering major stories across New England. He has been recognized with three Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism and dozens of Associated Press awards.
Cindy Roth has a BA in Business Management, specializing in Hospitality from the University of the Sacred Heart in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has over 20 years experience in the Hospitality Industry having worked for Hilton Hotels, InnSeason Resorts and Bluegreen Resorts, in positions such as HR EEOC Officer & Employee Relations Manager, Regional Director of Training and Resort General Manager before becoming a Real Estate professional.
Cindy began working with Kinlin Grover Real Estate in 2012 and manages over 100 vacation rental properties on Cape Cod. She is also currently a member of the Cape & Islands Association of Realtors Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Cindy, her husband Daniel and two children have made Cape Cod their home for almost 20 years and reside in Orleans.