Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - May 8, 2000 - The Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Canada are pleased to announce that Bobbye Goldenberg has been hired as the new C.E.O. for Habitat for Humanity Canada. Bobbye starts in her new position at the National Office in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada as of May 8, 2000.
Most recently the founding CEO of Seneca College Foundation and, previously, Vice President, Student Services, Seneca College (the largest community college in Canada), Bobbye comes from a background of education, leadership and management experience, fund raising and community volunteer work. She has been a keynote speaker at national and provincial conferences as well as a workshop facilitator for audiences of five to five hundred. She is the recipient of an international award for Excellence in Education from the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development, University of Texas, and has been included in Who's Who in Canadian Women since 1995. Bobbye is currently President of the Learning Disabilities Association of York Region and serves as a director of the Markham-Stouffville Hospital Board as well as Chair, Governance. She is also an active member of Bethesda Lutheran Church.
A believer in life-long learning, Bobbye has earned a master's degree in Higher Education, a bachelor's in English and Educational Media, a certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution, and short courses in Major Gifts, Effective Governance and New Partnerships and Alliances. Bobbye also completed the Specialist's Program in fundraising sponsored by the National Council for Resource Development.
Bobbye and her husband, Allan, have 5 young adult children, 4 grandchildren and 2 very large dogs. In her spare time, Bobbye writes poetry and children's stories and sings in the Village Voices, a community-based choral group.
Bobbye can be reached at the National Office of Habitat for Humanity Canada.
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.