Gaissert named Habitat board president

Gary Gaissert. (Photo: Submitted)

The Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity has announced the appointment of its new board president and officers for next year.

Gary Gaissert, who has served on the East Lampeter Township-based nonprofit’s board since 2016, will serve as the new president. Gaissert, the vice president of operations at Moravian Manor Communities in Lititz, takes over for Wayne Gongaware, who will continue to serve on the board and as a member of the advisory council.

The other new officer positions include: Adrienne Squillace of PNC Bank who will serve as vice president; Mike Monteiro of Benefix as treasurer; and Brandon Leaman of Orrstown Bank as secretary.

New Habitat board members have also been named, including Tene A. Darby of PA Health Management, Amy Dellinger of Brownstone Real Estate,  and Dante Swinton of Comcast. The new board members join the existing members that include: Dee Cook of the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center, Norma J. Ferdinand of Lancaster General Health, Mark Leiden of Thrivent Financial, Jim Radick of Promontory Interfinancial Network, and Christian Recknagel of TAIT.

Volunteers for Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity have built and repaired homes across the region since 1986. Its programs are designed to empower families to improve their lives through home ownership.