A note from our Board President about transitions at Coastal Habitat
It is with mixed emotions I share with you that Maureen Mulligan, the Executive Director of Coastal Habitat for Humanity, will be retiring effective September 1, 2017. Maureen was the first formal staff person at Coastal Habitat and has dedicated the past 15 years growing it into an award-winning, nationally-recognized charity focused on results and impact.
During her tenure, Coastal Habitat built or repaired over 200 homes and impacted 28 neighborhoods in 18 Southern Monmouth County cities and towns. Beyond her tireless lobbying for local families, I’ve also seen her quietly mentor students and make life-changing introductions to resources outside the scope of the organization’s mission. Maureen has been a voice - sometimes a megaphone – working to ensure our community’s children grow up in decent housing. Her drive to build stronger, safer, self-reliant neighborhoods will be felt for generations.
Her leadership during the years that followed Superstorm Sandy was recognized by President Obama and Governor Christie. In 2007, Maureen also oversaw the opening of Monmouth County’s first ReStore thrift store in Asbury Park which has diverted over five million pounds of potential waste from area landfills.
I have known Maureen for almost a decade and have seen her live Coastal Habitat’s mission of offering a “hand up, not a hand out.” On behalf of the organization’s entire Board of Trustees, please join me in thanking her for her loyalty in guiding Coastal Habitat through its first chapter and wishing her the best in her new chapter.
President, Board of Trustees
Coastal Habitat for Humanity
PS: As we look towards the future, we begin by conducting a search for a new Executive Director. Please click here for more information.