PATERSON, NJ - After 26 years with Barbara Dunn at the helm, Paterson Habitat for Humanity has announced the selection of Scott M. Millard as chief executive officer.
According to a statement by the organization Millard has, after beginning his working life with prominent consulting firm Accenture, devoted himself to non-profit causes for the past 12 years.
"This was a decision made with input from Paterson Habitat staff, homeowners, community partners and a very engaged board," said Michael Rolls, Paterson Habitat Board Chair. "Scott's business acumen coupled with a passion for his work in the non-profit community convinced us that he is the right person to lead Paterson Habitat into our next chapter of helping working families become homeowners and revitalizing neighborhoods."
A 1996 graduate of Drexel University with a B.S. in commerce and engineering sciences, Millard co-founded and served as president of Connor's House, a non-profit organization that provided support for families of children undergoing palliative care. For the past two years Millard has been managing director of Three C Solutions, a consultancy based in Morristown, NJ providing advisory services to non-profit organizations.
For 10 years before that he was a pastor with the Bethlehem Evangelical Free Church of Randolph, serving first as director of global program development and operations and then transitional lead pastor.
By helping underhoused residents move towards home ownership through the construction of homes in some of the city’s most impoverished neighborhoods the organization is, Mayor Andre Sayegh said at a recent event, “changing the narrative in Paterson.”
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