Americus, Ga. - June, 6 2000 - In a time of rapidly accelerating construction worldwide, the founder and president of America's largest nonprofit housing organization announced Friday that key leadership functions are being restructured and expanded here at Habitat for Humanity International headquarters. In the area of financial and administrative stewardship, Denise Devenny, currently HFHI's Controller, is being appointed Vice President, Finance.
"This ministry will accomplish more in the next five years than we have achieved in the past 24 years: 100,000 new houses by 2005," said Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). "Denise Devenny is the right person to help us maintain our passionate commitment to integrity and stewardship in all that we do."
A graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina with a master's in health services administration, Devenny came to Habitat for Humanity International in 1998 as Controller. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with an accounting major from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla., and is a certified public accountant.
Other moves in HFHI's finance division were announced Friday. Mike Carscaddon, currently vice president, finance, will become senior vice president, administration. Michael Edge, currently assistant controller, will become controller.
Dedicated to eliminating poverty housing, Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry founded by Millard Fuller along with his wife, Linda. HFHI and its 1,916 affiliates in 67 nations have built and sold more than 90,000 homes to partner families at no profit with zero-interest mortgages.