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Susan Steps Down as Executive Director

 March 14, 2013

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County announces Executive Director Search

Kensington, MD – Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) today announced that after nine years of dedicated service to the organization, Susan L. Hawfield will be stepping down as Executive Director. Her resignation will be effective April 30, 2013. Hawfield will not be leaving the Rebuilding Together community, however. We are pleased that she will be rejoining the national office of Rebuilding Together in Washington, DC as Senior Director, Affiliate Relations.

“While Susan’s departure is a significant loss for RTMC, we feel that Susan is ideally suited for her new position,” said Scott Whittier, President of the board of directors. “All affiliates within the Rebuilding Together network will now benefit from Susan’s guidance and expertise. Having an advocate who understands the mission so comprehensively can only strengthen the local and national programs of Rebuilding Together.”

For those interested in applying for the position of Executive Director of RTMC, please click here.

RTMC also announced that Lee-Berkeley Shaw, Director of Development, will become Interim Executive Director beginning April 30th. “The board is delighted that Lee-Berkeley has agreed to serve as Interim Executive Director,” continued Whittier. “She has been integrally involved in implementing the organization’s strategic plans and working with the senior leadership on day-to-day operations. She brings thirteen years of experience of working with Rebuilding Together and will be a tremendous asset as we work together through this transition.”

Prior to joining Rebuilding Together Montgomery County in 2007, Lee-Berkeley Shaw served as Director of Safe and Healthy Homes at Rebuilding Together (national), and served in development at the Washington Hospital Center Foundation.

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About Rebuilding Together Montgomery County

(RTMC) repairs and modifies homes for low-income families, allowing them to remain safe and independent within their own homes. Founded in 1990, Rebuilding Together Montgomery County is one of nearly 200 affiliates of the national organization. RTMC has utilized over 45,000 in our 23 year history to make needed repairs on over 1,808 homes in Montgomery County. Rebuilding Together volunteers have delivered over $16 million in home repairs to the community. Our goal is to preserve homeownership (the most affordable housing option) in Montgomery County while striving to provide a safe and healthy home for every family.

RTMC Partners with Choice Hotels International for a Day of Service and Community Engagement

On Friday, October 19, 2012, over 75 employees from Choice Hotels International came out to volunteer with Rebuilding Together at the InterFaith Works Clothing Center in Rockville.

In celebration of their upcoming move to Rockville, Choice Hotels International joined forces with RTMC for the 4th year in a row to give back to their community.

Volunteers installed wall-mounted shelving units, hanging racks, and built portable hanging racks and storage shelves for the school supplies room and the storage room at InterFaith Works Clothing Center. They also worked in the Donation Drop-Off Area, sorting clothes, accepting donations, and assisting families with their “shopping”. Task leaders from Rebuilding Together supervised, offered our skilled expertise, and pitched in as possible to make these improvements which will increase the efficiency of the center.

We are so proud to have Choice Hotels International as one of our community partners, and welcome them with open arms to Rockville!