Habitat Elects New Board Members
The Board of Directors of the Monroe County Habitat for Humanity, recently elected new officers to lead the not-for-profit group, which helps provide safe, affordable housing for County residents in need.
East Stroudsburg resident Matt Bauman has been elected president of Monroe County Habitat for Humanity’s board of directors. Vice president of Burke Construction’s Dr. Energy Saver Division, Bauman previously served as Habitat’s vice president; he is also a member of the organization’s construction committee.
Other offices include Art White, vice president; Susan Watkins, secretary; and Gerard Letendre Jr., treasurer. Walter “Brick” Quinn will serve as an at large member of the executive committee.
White, a resident of Blairstown, NJ and Habitat board member, serves on its public relations committee. He is the Commercial Sales Representative for Frailey Insurance Services in Stroudsburg.
Re-elected secretary, Watkins joined the Habitat board in 2014; she previously chaired the PR committee and currently chairs the homeowner support committee. Formerly director of global communications at Sanofi Pasteur and PR and marketing director at Pocono Medical Center (now Lehigh Valley Hospital Pocono), she is a resident of East Stroudsburg.
Letendre, also an East Stroudsburg resident, is a CPA at Haber and Guenther in Hackettstown, NJ. He chairs the organization’s finance committee and was re-elected treasurer.
Quinn, a resident of Mountainhome and associate broker with ReMax of the Poconos, serves on the homeowner support committee and completes the executive committee as a member at large. Also continuing to serve as Habitat's General Counsel is Mount Pocono business lawyer, Tom Ford. Ford, previously a member of Habitat's Board of Directors, has served as the local organization's General Counsel, on a volunteer pro-bono basis, since 2015.
“I am confident this winning leadership team will help us promote our vision to ensure that everyone in Monroe County has a safe, decent place to live,” said Kelly Kemmerer, Habitat’s executive director. “We are fortunate to benefit from the expertise and commitment of these extraordinary volunteers.” The Monroe County Habitat is an independent not-for-profit chartered by Habitat for humanity International, and relies on individual donations to provide services here in the County. 100% of donations serve Monroe County residents. Please consider DONATING HERE. Local volunteers perform repairs to homes. Volunteers do not need any skills. Habitat provides instruction and tools needed. GO HERE TO VOLUNTEER