Board Of Directors

Hancock County Habitat for Humanity BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bill Zildjian, President
Brand Manager, Freshwater Stone; Entrepreneur; Sommelier

Kristy Palmer, Secretary
Research Assistant, Jackson Laboratory

Leslie Goodwin, Member
Genetics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Jackson Laboratory

Whitney Linscott
House Manager, Ronald McDonald House Charities (Bangor)

Jason Pirie, Treasurer
Owner-Operator, Pirie Marine & Power Sports

Mitchell A. Small, Vice President
Regional VP Maine Savings Federal Credit Union



Family Search & Selection Committee:  responsible for drafting the selection criteria and application forms, generating a flow of applicants, screening applications, interviewing and recommending applicants to the Board for approval as prospective homeowners.

Family Nurture:  responsible for providing homeowners or future homeowners with a mutual support system, educational opportunities, and a forum for  discussions pertaining to homeownership and maintenance — all for the purpose of helping families break the poverty cycle and become independent.

Site Selection & Acquisition Committee:  responsible for targeting the areas of the community in which the projects shall be developed (coordinating with Family Selection), investigating and researching the availability of property,  and recommending property to the Board for acquisition.

Building Committee:  responsible for planning and implementing the construction projects of the corporation.  Tasks shall include obtaining house plans, soliciting professional help and donation of materials, finding and coordinating volunteers and supervising construction.

ReStore Operating Committee:  responsible for overseeing operations of the Hancock County Habitat ReStore, accounting for income  generated and coordinating volunteers at the store.

Public Relations Committee:  responsible for educating and informing the general public regarding the mission and purpose of the affiliate, the need for better and more affordable housing in certain areas, and steps being taken to meet this need.  Tasks include public speaking, communicating with the news media, and publishing of a periodic newsletter.

Development & Fundraising:  responsible for implementing fundraising campaigns and planning special fundraising events for the affiliate, grant proposal writing, meeting with and cultivating current or potential donors, and making certain affiliate operations are fully funded each year