June 20, 2018 – Olympia, Wash. South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce that Carly Colgan has been selected as the organization’s new executive director. She takes over from Bill Lahmann who has been serving as interim executive director since November 2017.
Carly comes to us from Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) in Livingston, Montana, where she has been Executive Director since 2016. She holds a master’s degree in non-profit management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.
While at BBBS, Carly lead the organization’s strategic planning, increased overall revenues and worked collaboratively with local school districts, partner agencies, policymakers at the state level, and with working groups focused on trauma informed care and suicide prevention. Prior to her time with BBBS, she served as the Director of Resident Services for Rocky Mountain Communities overseeing 42 different programs in 8 low income housing properties across the state of Colorado.
“We are very excited to have Carly as our new Executive Director. She brings energy, experience and a collaborative vision to our organization that will serve us well for the future,” said Craig Haines, SPS Habitat Board President.
“I am thrilled to be joining Habitat and the Thurston County community,” said Colgan. “It is a true honor to work for this incredible organization and to lead a strong team in creating more opportunities for individual and community transformation through affordable housing”.
Carly is a person with personal and professional commitments to social justice issues. In addition to her professional commitment to non-profit social service programs, Carly has served on the board of directors of an experiential learning youth organization that focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, served as a youth mentor for Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, and serves as a Big Sister.
Carly’s first official day with South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity will be July 2, 2018. She can be reached by phone at 360-956-3456 ext. 16 or by email at [email protected].
About South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity: SPS Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and serves Thurston County. It is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is governed locally, raises funds locally and builds locally. It is a housing ministry based on Christian principles and seeks to eliminate substandard, unsafe, unaffordable housing in Thurston County by partnering with families to build new, affordable homes. Along with volunteers and Habitat staff, our families help build and then own their homes.