Board of Directors & Staff

Hancock County Habitat for Humanity BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Mike Sealander, Sealander Architecture. Brooklyn, ME
Treasurer: Casey Hardwick, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, The Masiello Group, Ellsworth, ME
Secretary: Bridgette Shorey, Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, Ellsworth, ME
Board Member: Saxon Tinto, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Ellsworth, ME

Executive Director: Sherry Billings, Franklin, ME

The Board of Directors typically meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month–via Zoom at present [with that option to continue] and, in the future, either at a central location in Ellsworth or at our administrative office in Orland.  To apply to join the Board or an operating committee, please email:


Executive Director & Program Manager:
Sherry Billings, Franklin, ME


Partner Search & Selection Committee:  responsible for being familiar with adopted, Board-level selection criteria, assisting with the generation of a flow of applicants, and interviewing &  recommending applicants to the Board for approval as prospective homeowners.

Partner 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.

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