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New executive director announced

The Haywood Habitat Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ryan Newell has been selected to serve as the organization's new Executive Director.  "I am grateful and excited for this new chapter in my career,” said Newell. “In my 6 years with Haywood Habitat for Humanity I have enjoyed all the challenges and excitement that comes with working for a nonprofit that provides affordable housing. I look forward now to working with our Board, staff, volunteers, and partner families to continue our mission of serving the community and providing even more affordable housing opportunities in the future.” 

Ryan will begin his new role in May, replacing Jamye Sheppard who is retiring after holding the position for eight years.   Ryan has been construction manager at HHFH for six years, is a Waynesville native, and brings a wealth of construction and non-profit experience to his new position.  He is well known to our volunteers and donors who look forward to working with Ryan well into the future.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

  • Bridge Foundation
  • Canopy Fdtn.
  • Haywood Co. Comm. Fdtn.
  • G&P Masonry
  • Dogwood Health Trust
  • Ace Construction Enterprises
    Ace Construction Enterprises
  • Ridenour & Goss
    Ridenour & Goss