As Executive Director, Brad establishes and executes Habitat SHR’s strategic plan to ensure programs, services and initiatives align with the organization’s mission. A long-time supporter and volunteer of the affiliate, Kirkpatrick joined Habitat as the Director of Finance after previously serving as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors. His long history of executive leadership includes his roles as the Chief Operating Officer of the Virginia Symphony and Vice President of Corporate Finance for AmeriGroup Corporation. Brad is also a leader in the Virginia Beach business community where he owns two for-profit companies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston.
Lydia has always been a supporter of Habitat for Humanity. In her career and personal life, she has volunteered, donated and referred applicants. As an employee, she brings 10 years of grants and housing experience to what she believes is an extremely worthy cause. Lydia has received housing training from Neighborworks America and The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Additionally, she has several HUD certifications for housing and grant writing. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from St. Paul’s College.
Mike oversees the Construction Department for HFHSHR from; Design of rehabs, cost estimates, permitting and scheduling through final completion and walk-thru with homeowners. “I really enjoy working 2-3 days a week with the Volunteer groups in the field. The Red Hat crew is awesome!” Mike received his Journeyman’s license in 1988, and passed the Virginia Contractor’s board exams in 1995 while studying accounting and business at TCC. Mike holds a class “A” license with CBC, RBC, HHY designations along with numerous trade certifications.
The job description for Construction Superintendent was written just for Rainham’s experience in the home renovation and property management business. With more than 7 years of experience “flipping houses” for a local company, Rainham has done it all from assisting with the full rewire of a house, framing, and plumbing to trim work, painting, laying tile, shopping for materials and even book keeping. Rainham has a BA in Art History from Old Dominion University and studied Architectural CAD/Drafting at TCC.
After serving for six years on the Habitat SHR Board of Directors (two as Board President), Dan joined the staff in November 2016 as the Director of Development and Communications. Dan manages all corporate & individual donations, event sponsorships, and non-government grants. Prior to joining the staff at Habitat, Dan was President of Omega Systems, a personnel recruiting and consultation company. He has a BS Engineering degree from the US Naval Academy and a Masters Communication Management degree from the US Naval Post Graduate School.
As Marketing & Communications Manager, Brittany oversees all marketing, advertising, and external communications for Habitat SHR and Habitat SHR ReStores. Brittany is a Norfolk native and is currently earning her B.S. in Digital Marketing and Advertising from Liberty University.
As the Director of ReStore Operations, Reese oversees donations procurement, logistics and daily strategies aimed at helping our Habitat SHR ReStores thrive.
Christina is our ReStore Donations Manager—in other words, our Manager of “Getting Stuff.” She brings a wealth of knowledge related to marketing and business development. Though her career has taken her to New York, California, Montreal and Ukraine, Christina is happy to return home to share her talents and service with Habitat. She holds an M.B.A in Entrepreneurship from Regent University, where she participated in the Regent Center for Entrepreneurship (RCE) Business Symposium in Ternopil.
Sally brought her talents to Habitat SHR in 2006, and serves as our ReStore scheduling “guru.” With a keen attention to detail, she schedules and dispatches drivers to collect donations for Habitat SHR’s four ReStores.
Denise is a familiar face at Habitat SHR! She joined the affiliate in 2007 as a ReStore Key Holder and later worked as an Assistant Manager. Denise currently supports the Norfolk ReStore – assisting customers and collecting donations to fund our building program.
Emily is our Family Services Coordinator. She began her journey with Habitat SHR as an intern and now works as a liaison between families and the organization to ensure clear communication and support. Emily’s background in social work combined with her teaching experience – not to mention her welcoming smile – make her the perfect “go-to” for all new Habitat homeowner applicants. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Social Work.
Brooke joined Habitat for Humanity SHR with five years of non-profit experience in various leadership positions. Two of those years were spent managing a great group of volunteers in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University in 2015 with a degree in Psychology.
Gloria came to Habitat for Humanity South Hampton Roads in the summer of 2015 through the Robert Half Staffing Service. Gloria quickly became an asset to our staff with her strong work ethic and warm personality and was hired as an employee of Habitat SHR in February. As a volunteer assistant, Gloria’s knack for organization shines in the various tasks she performs, not the least of which include scheduling volunteers for construction sites and our three ReStores, and maintaining records for over 2000 volunteer contacts including military, corporations, churches, other non-profits, and our Habitat families. In her own words, she loves to see all the good the world has to offer by way of our Habitat volunteers!
Ayesha joined Habitat SHR with eight years of community outreach experience and coordinates our financial and human resources affairs. In addition to supporting Habitat’s mission, Ayesha is pursuing her a bachelor’s degree specializing in human resources.