Holston Habitat for Humanity announced today that Trish Patterson has been named the new Executive Director. Patterson succeeds Art Pearce, who is retiring from the position.
Patterson assumes this position after serving as Holston Habitat’s Community Outreach Director since April, 2015. Prior to joining Holston Habitat, Patterson served in non-profit leadership for 11 years as the Executive Director of Hands On! Regional Museum and then as the Development Director with Holston Conference Camping Ministry.
“Trish’s track record of successful non-profit leadership combined with her experience in this community are great assets for Holston Habitat,” said John Boaz, Board Chair for the organization. “We believe Trish is an excellent leader for our organization and our community, and will continue promoting Habitat for Humanity’s values of building strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing.”
“The Board of Directors recognizes that we have been fortunate to have had the leadership of Art Pearce for the last 4 years,” said Connie Whitaker, Board Member. “And we are equally fortunate to have a local leader succeed him as we continue building the impact of Holston Habitat.”
Holston Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The organization engages volunteers to make external home repairs and to build affordable new homes for qualified homebuyers in Carter, Sullivan and Washington Counties, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia.
Holston Habitat also operates 2 Habitat ReStores in Kingsport and Johnson City. Habitat ReStores sell donated household items and building materials to assist in funding Habitat’s home construction ministry.
Patterson said that she looks forward to beginning her responsibilities as Executive Director on May 1.