Former President of the board, Jeff Morelock, rolled off of the Board of Directors in June as he came to the end of his two-year term. Jeff has an impressive amount of experience including spending about 40 years in the insurance business in Cleveland and also served one term on the Bradley County Commission. Jeff is now retired from Insurance Incorporated (not that Jeff really retires from anything) and has served on numerous boards throughout Bradley County. Jeff and his wife, Kathy, are faithful members of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a wonderful partner of Habitat for Humanity. Jeff has two children, Kate and Davis, and also has four wonderful grandchildren.
“I like working with Habitat because the organization helps people who are willing to help themselves,” said Jeff. Jeff will continue to serve on Habitat’s Finance Committee and work closely with Habitat. “As the new executive director, I could not have had a better Board President to introduce me to the community,” said Chip Willis. “Jeff was always available when I had questions and continues to work tirelessly to keep this affiliate moving forward. He is a man of honor and integrity and I benefitted from our time together.”
Keith Barrett, Area Manager of Pinnacle Bank, stepped into the role of President of the Board. He has served on the Habitat Board of Directors since July 2012 and most recently served as the Board Vice President. Barrett has received numerous achievements for his outstanding leadership in both his career and community endeavors and presently serves on many boards throughout Bradley County.
The Board of Directors welcomed two new members in June, Alta-Maria “Marie” de Barros (Store Manager at The Cleveland Home Depot) and Julian Sullivan (President and Chief Financial Officer for Bank of Cleveland). Habitat’s Executive Committee welcomed Shawn McKay as Vice President, Joe Mason as Treasurer, and Carolyn Ingram-Franitza will serve as Secretary for another term.
2016 – 2017 Board of Directors
Keith Barrett, President
Shawn McKay, Vice President
Joe Mason, Treasurer
Carolyn Ingram-Franitza, Secretary
Alta-Maria de Barros
Father Mike Nolan
Dr. Tommy Wright