WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together has elected Carrie Petty, Mary Busey Harris, Meredith Rosenberg, Jane Eskelund, and Sherry Chris to their National Board of Directors in Washington, D.C.
Carrie Petty, the vice president of Petty Custom Homes in Indianapolis, has been combatting housing issues and poverty throughout her career. Petty Custom Homes donates 10 percent of their corporate profits towards community efforts fighting poverty, hunger, and housing issues.
Mary Busey Harris, the executive vice president of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), brings more than 20 years of experience in association executive management. Under Ms. Harris' leadership, NARI members donate thousands of hours of skilled volunteerism each year to Rebuilding Together projects nationwide.Meredith Rosenberg, the senior vice president of Fullbridge Inc., has served for four years as chair of the board of Rebuilding Together Boston, and she has continued her role on their Board of Directors as head of the development committee. Ms. Rosenberg has been involved in several Rebuilding Together affiliates, spanning more than 20 years of helping low-income families. Jane Eskelund, the executive director of Rebuilding Together Providence, started out at her affiliate as a volunteer in 1994. She has been Rebuilding Together Providence's executive director for over 10 years. Prior to joining Rebuilding Together, Ms. Eskelund spent 35 years helping others as a nurse. She has studied at Harvard University, Georgetown University, Wharton School of Business, and the University of Pennsylvania. Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC, brings the knowledge and skills she's gained from nearly 30 years of real estate experience. She has been awarded several accolades throughout her successful career. She was named one of Inman's 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders consecutively in 2010 and 2011. Kathryn Greiner, a current member of Rebuilding Together's National Board, has been appointed president of Rebuilding Together's National Affiliate Council. Ms. Greiner has been the executive director of Rebuilding Together Twin Cities since 2005. She has spent most of her career working in the nonprofit sector, often serving in a public relations or marketing capacity. "These newly elected board members are a phenomenal addition to Rebuilding Together because of their extensive work and in housing issues, remodeling, and management," said Brad Segal, the Chairman of Rebuilding Together's National Board of Directors. "I look forward to working with them all very closely." The board members will focus on building the strategic vision for nearly 200 local Rebuilding Together affiliates throughout the nation. These affiliates complete 10,000 rebuild projects a year at no cost to recipients thanks to the efforts of nearly 200,000 volunteers.