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Portland Habitat for Humanity 2014 board of directors

Posted Feb. 05, 2014, at 10:42 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland announces new members and roles on its 2014 board of directors.

At the January meeting William Leete, of Leete & Lemieux, P.A., was confirmed as the president of the board. He succeeds Jonathan Campbell of TD Bank as president. Additionally, Dana Twombly has joined the board and will sit on the development committee.

“After years as a member of the board of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, I am honored to take on the position of president,” said William Leete, in a Habitat press release. “I look forward to continuing the mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.”

The HFHGP board of directors is comprised of 13 individuals, all community leaders in the Portland area. Dana Twombly, a recently retired telecommunications industry executive, is the newest addition.

“I am excited to put my skills and expertise from 12 years in the nonprofit sector working with volunteers to work for Habitat.” said Dana Twombly, in the press release. “This is an organization I believe in, and I look forward to making a difference in the lives of our families.”

The 2014 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland board of directors includes: Jonathan Campbell (TD Bank), Jeremy Handlon (Dawson, Smith, Purvis & Bassett), Judi Hutzler (Mortgage Network), David A. Kamila (Retired), Jana Lapoint (Retired), William Leete – President (Leete & Lemieux), David Martines – Treasurer (Baker Newman Noyes), James E. Robbins (Bangor Savings Bank), Michael Sheehan (Preti,Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP), John Shumadine – Vice President (Murray, Plumb & Murray), Donna Talarico (Guaranteed Rate Inc.), Peter Tousignant – Secretary (TD Bank), and Dana Twombly (Retired).

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in Cumberland County and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. The organization has built 57 homes in southern Maine since 1985, and through the international tithe program, has built homes for another 137 families in other countries.

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