Miami Habitat Welcomes 5 New Board Members


Habitat for Humanity
of Greater Miami

3800 NW 22nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33142
Phone (305) 634-3628
Fax (305) 638-4917

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Casey Angel
Marketing & Communications Director
(305) 634-3628 ext. 215
casey [dot] angel [at] miamihabitat [dot] org

5 New Members Will Join Governing Body For Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami
November 30, 2012
Miami, Florida

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. Effective immediately, Christopher Gandolfo, Stephanie Sylvestre, Mark Fenaughty, Jim Minessale and Danet Linares will join the organization’s governing body.

Christopher Gandolfo rejoins the board after a three year relocation to China. He is Senior Vice President of Development for Swire Properties. He has a vast knowledge and experience in construction management, helping develop construction projects around the South Florida and abroad.

Stephanie Sylvestre, an IT professional, has been a vital Habitat for Humanity volunteer for the past 17 years. She spearheads Habitat’s Women Build effort, which has completed several Habitat homes with women only labor.

Mark Fenaughty, CPA, is a principal in the Tax & Accounting Department at MBAF where specializes in the areas of domestic tax and financial planning for corporations, partnerships and individuals. His extensive services have also included accounting, tax research and examinations.

Jim Minessale is a Partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP where he performs audits of both public and private companies. He has served many roles and responsibilities over his time with the company, including leading and managing teams as well as maintaining client relationships.

Danet Linares, Executive Vice President of Blanca Commercial Real Estate, is a seasoned Real Estate professional with more than two million square feet of leased space in her portfolio. In addition to Habitat, Ms. Linares serves on the Board of the Downtown Development Authority as well as the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

“We are delighted to have these new board members. Their proven track record of civic engagement, dedication to the community and passion for our mission is a huge asset. We are extremely fortunate to have them,” stated Manuel de Zarraga, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami.

For more information, please contact Casey Angel, Marketing & Communications Director, at casey [dot] angel [at] miamihabitat [dot] org or via phone 305.634.3628 x. 215.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami
Miami Habitat is a Christian ministry which builds homes and communities in partnership
with low income families in need of a simple, decent place to live. Miami-Habitat makes
interest-free loans available for the purchase of these homes, and provides opportunities
to all people of conscience to support its mission to break the cycle of poverty. Since its
inception in 1989, Miami Habitat has built more than 950 homes in Miami-Dade County.
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