Staff

David Weiss

Chief Operating Officer
352-363-6495
dweiss@alachuahabitat.org

Scott Winzeler

Chief Outreach and Development Officer
352-371-5871
swinzeler@alachuahabitat.org

Donald Campbell

Outreach Coordinator
352-745-7187
dcampbell@alachuahabitat.org

Brianna Black

Accounting and HR Manager
352-872-5139
acctg@alachuahabitat.org

Gerald Garza

ReStore Manager
352-371-4964
ggarza@alachuahabitat.org

Caitlin Field

Volunteer Coordinator
352-363-6492
cfield@alachuahabitat.org

Jim Chwat

Assistant Construction Director
352-745-7181
jimc@alachuahabitat.org

Gene Drury

Construction Dept Assistant
352-338-1589
gdrury@alachuahabitat.org

Susan Meadows

Family Services Coordinator
352-363-6493
smeadows@alachuahabitat.org

Beth Kurtzman

Construction Director
352-363-6497
bkurtzman@alachuahabitat.org

Kristine Thompson

Family Services Director
352-363-6496
kthompson@alachuahabitat.org



Board of Directors

Linda Sherman, President

Linda Sherman is the owner of CenterPoint Consulting, a firm that develops practical, actionable strategies tailored for small businesses using targeted business solutions in crucial areas such as cash management, employee retention, and growth. Linda has worked as a Senior Consultant in many Fortune 500 companies where she developed and managed multimillion-dollar budgets, oversaw contracts, scheduling, and cost control for major manufacturing, engineering, and construction projects. She tailors these same processes and knowledge to help small businesses achieve success helping them implement strategies designed for their businesses, budgets, and schedules.

Russel Scoates, Vice President

Russell Scoates is the owner of Small World Day Care in Gainesville, a business he has owned and operated for more than 40 years. Russell's support for the community goes beyond helping working families find care for their children. He has served on various non-profit Boards including on the Early Learning Coalition.

Cheryl Scott, Treasurer

Cheryl Scott is a Senior Compliance Specialist at The Norman Group. With 30 plus years of experience, she is fluent in banking consumer protection rules compliance and operations. Cheryl first began building with Alachua Habitat for Humanity in 2010 and has been a Women Build Steering Committee member for over 10 years.

David Hilman, Secretary

David Hilman is the owner of Custom Design Renovations, a leading remodeling company. David has lived in the Gainesville area since 1989. David has been in the construction business for more than 30 years and has owned his own company for 22 years. He is extremely involved in the Gainesville community through the Builders Association of North Central Florida (BANCF). David has served BANCF for more than 5 years at various positions and became president of the association in December 2010. He has earned numerous accolades throughout the years, and is one of only a handful of Certified Master Builders in Florida, a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), and a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS).

Tamelia Malcolm

Tamelia Malcolm is the Program Coordinator at the North Central Early Steps Program at the University of Florida. Her extensive involvement in supporting our community includes serving on the Boards of Directors of Family Promise of Gainesville and of The Child Advocacy Center. She also serves in leadership with the PTSA in Gainesville.

Danny Gilliland

Danny Gilliland has over forty years of banking and finance experience ranging from a large investment firm in Atlanta, Georgia to local community banks in Gainesville, Florida. Danny started Gateway Bank of Central Florida in Gainesville in 2008 and served as the Market President until the bank was acquired by CenterState Bank in 2018. He now serves as Senior Vice President/Area Executive for CenterState in Gainesville. Danny's connection to the non-profit community has always been strong since his arrival to Gainesville in February of 1999. He is a graduate of Leadership Gainesville class of 2000 and has served on the Board of Directors of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Stop Children's Cancer, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the North Central Florida YMCA. He served as Chairman of the Board for the last two organizations.

Saeed Khan

Dr. Saeed Khan, Ph.D. is an Emeritus Professor of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Florida and President-Elect of the Retired Faculty of the University of Florida. Before retirement, he was involved in teaching and mentoring postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows and investigated kidney stone formation. His research was supported by National Institutes of Health and led to presentations at national and international conferences and publications of over 200 articles in books and scientific journals. Dr. Khan received a number of awards for his research and teaching including 2016, Honorary Award, 13th International Symposium of International Urolithiasis Society; College of Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award; and American Urological Association and Research on Calculus Kinematics Society Lifetime Achievement Awards. He was elected Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. He was also awarded many other awards by the College of Medicine and University of Florida. He has also appeared in Marquis Who's Who in America as well as Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

His community involvement includes among others, helping the establishment of Mercy Clinic for indigents, and membership of various city advisory boards. He recently served as President of the local chapter of the United Nations Association/USA. For his community service Dr. Khan received the 2014 Heart of the Community Award and 2017 Rosa-Parks Quiet Courage Award.

Nathanael Greisdorf

Nathanael Greisdorf is the current President of the Student Chapter of Habitat for Humanity at the University of Florida. He is a fourth year student in the M. E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management at UF, graduating in May 2022 with a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management.

Jean Reid

Dr. Jean Reid, Ph.D. worked at all levels of education during her 35 year career. Currently retired, she most recently worked with assessment and evaluation of social and educational programs for CAPES University of Florida. Jean has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Florida. She has a passion for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and has taught workshops and developed materials for MBTI. Jean has served on the Steering Committee for Alachua Habitat for Humanity Women Build since 2012.

John Woeste

Dr. John Woeste, Ph.D. is the retired Dean of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. Since retiring, John has served in numerous capacities within the community. He has been an active member of the Gainesville Kiwanis Club since 1996, serving on its Board of Directors since 2006 and as President from 2019-2020. He also serves as a member of the Knights of Columbus and has served on the capital campaign committees of his church's Parish Life center and the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. John has also been a mentor in the Take Stock in Children initiative.

Andrew Ragsdale

NKwanda Jah

NKwanda Jah is the Executive Director of Cultural Arts Coalition, a 41+ year old community based nonprofit. Programs include; The Environmental teen employment program, the Annual Fifth Ave Arts Festival and Science Programs geared toward elementary age children. NKwanda serves on several Boards including Lake Forest PTA, NAACP and Repurpose Project.
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