FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(January 8, 2019) Smyrna, GA— NW Metro Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has named Jessica Gill as the new President & CEO. Gill has been the Interim Director for the past 6 months.
Gill brings extensive experience in serving the residents of Cobb County and neighboring jurisdictions having served as Director of Senior Services for the Cobb County government. In her role, she managed a department of nearly 100 employees, more than 500 volunteers, eight county facilities and a large number of programs, services and budgets for residents 55 and above.
Prior, Gill served as Manager of Business Development for Sunrise Senior Living, where she managed regional strategic partnerships during the acquisition and transition of numerous senior living properties.
Gill also held the role of Public Health Advisor for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in the division of Population Health, Healthy Aging. In this position, she served as a project officer managing federal funding for the Healthy Aging Network. Additionally, she led the Health and Wellness community development efforts for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Lifelong Communities initiative.
“I am honored to lead this wonderful organization and continue in public service in this great community,” said Gill. “Through partnering with many organizations and generous donors, we have the ability to change lives for many families and Veterans living in low to moderate income housing in the communities we serve.”
Gill holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Studies from Springfield College, a master’s degree in Public Health from South Connecticut State University, and a gerontology certificate from Boston University. She is a graduate of the Regional Leadership Class of 2016.
She is also the President of the North Georgia Elder Abuse Task Force Foundation and holds a Master Community Health Education Specialist Certification.
About NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
In the 33 years since its founding, NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity has built, renovated or repaired 506 homes in its service area — Cobb, Douglas and Paulding counties — and supported the building of more than 350 homes in Uganda, its international tithing partner. NW Metro Atlanta Habitat is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. NW Metro Atlanta Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing and rehabilitating homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, visit www.nwmetroatlantahabitat.org.