The Staff

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Frank Hruska

Executive Director

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Frank became involved with Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton roads in 2013.  He started as a volunteer and later became a full-time volunteer for nine months and during that time he assisted in building eight new homes and renovating four other homes. 

 

In 2014, he was offered a position as a Senior Consultant for a small defense contractor where he specialized in logistics management and process improvement.  Since he could no longer volunteer full-time on the Habitat job sites, he became a Board Member and was elected President of the Board in 2017. 

 

In December 2017, Hruska retired for a second time and returned full time to his passion of volunteering at Habitat to help build affordable homes for low-income families. In March 2018, he resigned from the Board to become the Executive Director where he continues in that position today.

Frank was recognized by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities as a 2021 Humanitarian of Year awardee.

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Director of Development & Communications

Daniel Lear
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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 oversees 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.

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Sharon Chittim

Family Services Manager

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Sharon's adventure with Habitat for Humanity SHR started in 2002 in a tiny office on the 4th floor of the BB&T Bank building on Main Street in Norfolk.  Sharon has been a team player in some of HFHSHR’s most memorable projects like the “Sweet 16” as well as the “48-hour Blitz Build”.

Sharon’s passion is assisting qualified families with the homeownership process, from selection to closing and beyond. Sharon is responsible for providing the Family Selection Committee with qualified applicants and assist in handpicking the families to partner with Habitat. Sharon leads the training for our Partner Families by providing budget and credit counseling, first time homebuyer classes and ensuring the families have what they need to be a successful homeowner. She also prepares grant packages for qualified families to apply for closing cost and down payment assistance through local, state and federal government programs.

Sharon’s full time passion is being NANA to her three granddaughters and one grandson.

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Lizette Quinn

Director of

ReStore Operations

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As the Director of ReStore Operations, Lizette oversees donations procurement, logistics and daily strategies aimed at helping our Habitat SHR ReStores thrive.

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Mike Moranha

Construction Manager

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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.

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Home Repair Program Manager

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When Rainham applied for the position of Construction Superintendent back in 2016, it was as if the job was written just for Rainham’s experience in the home renovation and property management business.

 

After 4 years in our construction department, Rainham moved into the admin side of HabitatSHR was later named the Home Repair Program Manager. Rainham loves being able to assist families make their homes warm, safe and dry. 

 

Rainham has a BA in Art- Graphic Design from Old Dominion University and studied Architectural CAD/Drafting at TCC.

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Maya Billins

Communications Manager

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Maya started her non-profit career with Mon Valley Habitat for Humanity in West Virginia in 2018. She quickly developed a passion for working with the local community to meet the critical need for affordable housing. When she moved to the Hampton Roads area in early 2020, she was thrilled to continue her journey with Habitat SHR.

 

Maya works in the Development department assisting with their fundraising efforts including marketing communications, donation management, and administrative responsibilities.

 

Maya is originally from upstate New York and has a BA in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany.

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Kelley Hohorst

Donor Relations Manager

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Kelley has a passion for helping others and has served in the non-profit community for about 12 years, to include the Foodbank of SEVA and United Way of SHR.  She enjoys laughing, engaging and building lasting relationships with people in the community.

 

Kelley joined Habitat in 2022 and her role is to identify and steward new supporters while maintaining current relationships with corporate & individual donors.

 

She holds a Project Management Professional Certification.

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Alissa Wilson

Volunteer
Coordinator

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Alissa started her journey with Habitat for Humanity SHR as a volunteer in 2020. She then developed a love for the mission behind Habitat so she joined the ReStore staff and worked at both our Tidewater and Providence locations.

 

Alissa is now the Volunteer Coordinator for our organization and works closely to keep the people in our community engaged and involved in our mission.

 

Alissa has BA in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University.

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Sally Ellefson

Transportation Coordinator

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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 two ReStores.

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Denise Shelton

ReStore &

Transportation Assistant

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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.