The Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Newaygo County have selected Samantha Perysian to lead the affiliate organization.
“Samantha comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge in working with nonprofits. She has a long history of commitment to our Newaygo County community. We look forward to her leadership, vision, and community focus. We are very excited to introduce Samantha to Newaygo County and Habitat for Humanity of Newaygo County”, says Stephanie Gustman, President of the Board.
Perysian brings nonprofit leadership experience from both sides of the nonprofit sector – the doing and the giving. As a director of afterschool and mentoring programs, Samantha developed high-quality programming along with writing and receiving grants to sustain the programs. Diving deeper into the world of philanthropy, Perysian reviewed community nonprofit grants and made recommendations for funding. Rounding out her ability to lead HFH of Newaygo County into a brighter chapter, she brings human resources and organizational development expertise.
“The opportunity to work for Habitat is a little bit of a pinch-me feeling. During my AmeriCorps*NCCC service project, my first assignment was with Habitat for Humanity of New Orleans. I fell in love with service, nonprofits who do good work, and seeing what true impact looks like with that experience.” Perysian says, “Housing in our area isn’t affordably available. Stable housing can have a tremendous effect on one’s employment, health, and ability to contribute to our community. HFH will work diligently to create homes for those that need one in Newaygo County.”
Ms. Perysian will start her role of Executive Director on January 4, 2021.