Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity welcomes new executive director

WATERTOWN, NY — Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity is pleased to welcome Michael VanWormer as their new Executive Director! VanWormer has an extensive background in leadership and project management along with a master’s degree from SUNY Oswego. VanWormer will be responsible for the overall operations of the organization.

“We are excited to have Mike join us as the new executive director. I feel confident that the organization is in good hands and look forward to all the good work that he will do on behalf of our community,” said the outgoing executive director, Amanda LeDesma.

“I’m incredibly thrilled to have the opportunity to join such a great organization. I want to build on Amanda’s accomplishments here and continue the outreach and work Habitat is known for throughout the community – volunteering and giving back to those neighbors around us,” shared VanWormer.

Please join the Board of Directors and team at Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity in welcoming VanWormer to the team.


About Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity
Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. (TIAHFH) is part of a global, nonprofit housing or-ganization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. TIAHFH is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and world- wide. We do work toward this goal by:

 Constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes
 Advocating for fair and just housing policies
 Providing access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions

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