Habitat for Humanity of Chester County has appointed Chris Wiseman as its new Executive Director.
Wiseman will be responsible for the leadership of the organization and will work closely with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and Habitat families to bring more affordable housing to Chester County. He possesses a wealth of nonprofit experience, including 20-plus years in financial development, strategic planning and implementation, staff and board development, and operational effectiveness.
Most recently, Wiseman served as the Director of Operations at Germantown Academy, where he managed key areas of operations, security planning, camps, and school programming. He has also served in a variety of roles with the YMCA in Illinois, California, and North Carolina, as well as close to home here in Coatesville. As the Executive Director at the Brandywine YMCA, Wiseman led the operations and services for the full-facility branch, serving more than 10,000 members and increasing the net revenue by more than $400,000.
Now in its 31st year, Habitat for Humanity of Chester County has significantly expanded its current level of single-family construction in Coatesville and its new, 40-townhome community in West Grove. It currently has nine homes under construction and looks forward to their completion when the statewide restrictions are lifted.
Wiseman, who earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will be instrumental in working with local philanthropic and community leaders, donors, volunteers, and Habitat friends to drive the organization’s impact on the growing need for affordable housing in the community.
“We welcome Chris to the Habitat family and look forward to his leadership in our mission, as we seek to ‘put God’s love into action and bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope,’” said Andy Signore, the President of Habitat’s Board of Directors.
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