Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties is proud to announce the selection of Courtney Shaler Smith, as its first executive director, along with their move to new office space, located in Glens Falls Technical Park. Established in 1991, Habitat for Humanity has built 20 houses as an all-volunteer organization, partnering with families to provide them with simple, decent, and affordable housing. Support for this work comes from local businesses, churches, community organizations and individuals.
“We are so pleased that Courtney has joined us as our first Executive Director” said Deirdre O’Callaghan, board president. “Our chapter’s transition from a volunteer organization to professional staff will allow us to better serve our families, partners and volunteers, and we believe Courtney brings the skills and enthusiasm to help our organization to move forward.”
Ms. Shaler Smith’s resume includes over 15 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector. Most recently, she coordinated community health grants that covering 4 counties, expanding outreach efforts, building capacity and mobilizing community involvement. She is a graduate of the College of St. Joseph with a B.A., in business and leadership. In 2012, she was named one of the Post Star’s Top 20 Under 40. Additionally, she serves in a volunteer capacity Ambassador for the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and as a troop leader for Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY.
“I am looking forward to partnering with the Habitat board and volunteers, to make the dream of home ownership a reality for as many families as possible.” Shaler Smith said. “I am especially excited to new create relationships within the local business and religious communities, while simultaneously expanding and building on our existing ones.”
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties is a community‐driven nonprofit organization that develops working partnerships with local businesses, churches, community organizations and other individuals to build simple, decent and affordable housing for all people in need.
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