Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, Florida Chief Executive Officer, The Reverend Lisa Lefkow, announced the election of Kathleen Flynn Fox to Board Chair.  Fox is the first woman to fill this role at the 44-year-old organization.

 “Kathleen’s professional background and history of philanthropic board leadership and dedication to eliminating poverty by building one house at a time is a wonderful asset to the affiliate,” said Rev. Lefkow.

Kathleen is the daughter of the late Pat and Kay Flynn of Plymouth and sister to the four Flynn brothers who owned Shamrock Homes from 1969 to 2011.  She and her husband, Chris, spend their summers in Plymouth.

“It is an honor to work with Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. This dynamic, well-respected, and highly productive organization is dedicated to creating affordable homeownership by building and selling houses to hard-working Collier County families who would otherwise not be able to afford them,” said Fox.  “We are building 100 houses this year. It is a huge undertaking, and we are grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who won’t stop until we have achieved our goal of eliminating substandard housing in this community.”

The nation’s oldest and largest producing Habitat for Humanity is located in Collier County, Florida.  It is part of a global, nonprofit housing mission dedicated to eliminating substandard housing through construction, advocacy, training, and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.