Grass Valley, Calif. April 2, 2018 – Nevada County Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors is excited to announce Lorraine Larson as their new Executive Director.

“As many are already aware, after 10 years, our Executive Director, Debbie Arakel Sheppard, announced her plan to leave her employment April 15, 2018.

In response, the Board of Directors formed an ad hoc committee in January to search and select a new Executive Director.  After completing a thorough review process of candidates for the position, we are pleased to announce that Lorraine Larson, our current Associate Director, has been selected and accepted the position of Executive Director.  Lorraine will begin the role on April 1, 2018, overlapping for a short period with Debbie.

We are pleased to have selected a candidate with the skills and experience necessary to lead our organization into a bright future, and also one who is intimately familiar with our Habitat, our operations, personnel, volunteers and supporters.

We invite our Habitat Family and local community to join us in congratulating Lorraine as she assumes her new responsibilities in April,” said John Scott, President Board of Directors.

About Nevada County Habitat for Humanity

Nevada County Habitat for Humanity (NCHFH) was organized in mid-1995 to address the growing and recognized need for affordable housing in Nevada County. Habitat is committed to achieving the mission of providing safe and decent affordable homes for hard-working local residents. To date NCHFH has completed 31 homes across Nevada County providing affordable homeownership for 47 adults and 88 children.