Americus, Ga. - June 21, 1999 - Marlene Lockwood has been appointed to the Habitat for Humanity International's new Director of Strategic Planning.
Lockwood will guide and direct short/ and long-range planning activities that assist programmatic and ministerial support activities of Habitat for Humanity International.
"I am very excited about partnering with a team of people who are committed to ending substandard housing worldwide," Lockwood said. "I am especially drawn to the collaborative approach endorsed by Habitat for Humanity that encourages involvement and results in ownership and accountability by everyone."
For the past 6 years Lockwood has been the senior principal in The Lockwood Group, a private consulting firm dedicated to healing healthcare. Lockwood is a qualified trainer for the Institute of Cultural Affairs. She also has worked with care organizations including Sierra Cultural Arts Center, St. Helena's Women's Center, and Sutter Health System.
Lockwood is scheduled to begin work at Habitat for Humanity International in August.
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit worldwide ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The homes are sold to those in need at no profit, through no-interest loans. Founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller along with his wife Linda, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 75,000 houses, providing shelter for more than 375,000 people worldwide. It has affiliates in every state of the United States and in 63 other countries around the world.