Habitat for Humanity of Chester County is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Wiseman as the new Executive Director. Chris will be responsible for the leadership of the organization and will work closely with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and Habitat families to bring more affordable housing to Chester County.
Chris brings a wealth of nonprofit experience, including 20+ years in financial development, strategic planning and implementation, staff and board development, and operational effectiveness. Most recently, he served as the Director of Operations at Germantown Academy where he managed key areas of operations, security planning, camps, and school programming. Chris has also served in a variety of roles with the YMCA in Illinois, California, North Carolina, and close to home here in Coatesville. As the Executive Director at the Brandywine YMCA, Chris led the operations and services for the full-facility branch, serving more than 10,000 members and increasing the net revenue by more than $400K.
Now in our 31st year, Habitat for Humanity of Chester County has significantly expanded our current level of single-family construction in Coatesville and our new 40-townhome community in West Grove. We currently have nine (9) homes under construction and look forward to their completion when the statewide restrictions are lifted. Chris will be instrumental in working with local philanthropic and community leaders, donors, volunteers, and Habitat friends to drive the organization’s impact on the growing need for affordable housing in our local community.
Chris is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Andy Signore, President of the Board of Directors offered, “We welcome Chris to the Habitat family and look forward to his leadership in our mission as we seek to ‘put God’s love into action and bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope.’”