Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco Announces New CEO, Welcoming Maureen Sedonaen

Habitat aims to double its homebuilding efforts by 2020 under Sedonaen’s leadership

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2016 — Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco has named Maureen Sedonaen as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. Sedonaen brings 30 years of leadership experience and as CEO, Sedonaen’s first priority will be to execute the organization’s ambitious growth plans to double homebuilding efforts by 2020.

“Sedonaen has a proven track record of unparalleled management and leadership as well as a deep passion for the mission of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco,” said Habitat board chair, Nancy Murray. “To enable the organization to achieve its ambitious growth goals, the Board’s top priority was to find a uniquely talented CEO who could take a big vision and make it happen on the ground. Sedonaen is the ideal leader to dramatically increase Habitat Greater San Francisco’s impact on our region’s affordable housing crisis.”

Prior to Habitat, Sedonaen was a consultant for various social impact nonprofits, government initiatives, and other businesses. Previously, Sedonaen was the President and CEO of Goodwill San Francisco, overseeing all administrative, policy and fiduciary functions of the social enterprise. Before joining Goodwill San Francisco, Sedonaen worked for Revolution Foods as Regional Vice President, overseeing business development and operations. Sedonaen also founded and served as President and CEO for The Youth Leadership Institute for 20 years.

Sedonaen was named one of San Francisco Business Times, “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” in 2015. Sedonean has an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University where she is an adjunct professor.

“I am deeply honored to lead such a well-known and respected organization during this exciting time of growth,” said Maureen Sedonaen. “Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco provides an exciting leadership opportunity for me, one that allows me to exercise my management expertise and strong passion for social justice work. I am eager to help ensure that hard-working families can remain in the communities they have long called home by building stable, affordable homeownership units.”

Under Sedonaen’s new leadership, Habitat aims to double its homebuilding efforts and also increase its neighborhood revitalization program tenfold in East Palo Alto and San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, by restoring parks, renovating community facilities and delivering critical home repairs. All of Habitat’s ambitious plans could not be realized without its dedicated core of more than 8,000 annual community volunteers.

Sedonaen will begin her new job on August 1.

About Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco builds homes and community in partnership with thousands of annual volunteers, hard-working families, donors, civic leaders and other engaged community members in Marin, San Francisco and on the Peninsula. This combined community effort helps us provide a critical path to financial security for families who live and work here and strengthen neighborhoods across the Bay Area. Learn more at www.habitatgsf.org.

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