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Habitat Young Professionals

Habitat Young Professionals New York City (HYP NYC) is a membership-based leadership organization comprised of industry and community leaders, ages 21 to 40, who leverage their skills and engage their networks in support of Habitat NYC. Through advocacy and fundraising efforts, HYP NYC members work to actualize Habitat NYC’s mission to build a city – and world – where everyone had a decent place to live.

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“I volunteered with Habitat for Humanity International in the ongoing development and expansion of HYP as a national volunteer movement. This incredible journey is what led me to New York City and HYP NYC.”

—Ricardo Sebastián, Habitat NYC Events Director

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Upcoming Member Events

 

Monthly Membership

Access to monthly events, networking opportunities, professional development and more.

 

Annual Membership

Access to monthly events, Habitat NYC’s Board of Directors, professional development and more.

HYP NYC's Executive Committee

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Nicolle Lee, Board Co-Chair

Manager, Strategic Projects at Voya Financial

Nicolle Lee, Board Co-Chair

Manager, Strategic Projects at Voya Financial

My journey with Habitat for Humanity started over thirteen years ago in Pacoima, California where my friends and I volunteered our weekends with Habitat and witnessed first-hand Habitat’s unique model around sweat equity (a hand up, not a handout) to provide affordable housing. I am passionate about leading the talented HYP NYC board, transforming the lives of hard-working New Yorkers in need of affordable housing, and advocating on behalf of these communities in partnership with government agencies and philanthropic donors.

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Faith Logerstedt, Board Co-Chair

Brand Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Freelance

Faith Logerstedt, Board Co-Chair

Brand Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Freelance

Service has always been an important part of my life, from the work my parents did in West Africa when I was growing up to my involvement in community service during college. I feel like whatever your day job is, there’s always a way to leave the world a better place than it was before. I joined HYP NYC because I believe strongly in Habitat NYC’s mission of transforming lives and communities by building and preserving quality, affordable homes with families in need, and by uniting New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing – and I want to do whatever I can to support it.

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Jessica Facciponti, Advocacy Chair

Director of Policy and Programs, New York Housing Conference

Jessica Facciponti, Advocacy Chair

Director of Policy and Programs, New York Housing Conference

Jessica has over 7 years of government and non-profit experience in NYC’s affordable housing and homelessness sectors working on policy, advocacy, research, operations, contract compliance and disaster recovery management. She joined the HYP Board to become a stronger leader and get more involved with Habitat and single-family housing advocacy.

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Gabrielle Ianniello, Membership Chair

Marketing Coordinator at Brookfield Properties

Gabrielle Ianniello, Membership Chair

Marketing Coordinator at Brookfield Properties

Since I was little, I’ve always had a deep desire to be of service to others. Now, having fought hard to be in this city and it giving me so much in return, I wanted to be able to give back to my community, and give those individuals around me the helping hand they need to thrive.

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Nik Milanović, Membership Vice Chair

Google Pay / Google Finance, Google

Nik Milanović, Membership Vice Chair

Google Pay / Google Finance, Google

Nik has worked in financial technology for 8 years. His volunteer journey with Habitat for Humanity began when he was 17. He has since volunteered with worked with the Washington DC, San Francisco, and New York Habitat for Humanity affiliates. He has his BA from Stanford University and joined HYP NYC to learn more about advocacy and the policies that directly impact affordable housing.

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Meghan McEntee, Fundraising Chair

AVP of Corporate Social Responsibility-CRA, Valley Bank

Meghan McEntee, Fundraising Chair

AVP of Corporate Social Responsibility-CRA, Valley Bank

I joined HYP NYC to build – build my network, build affordable homes, build financial security for New Yorkers and build the next generation of leadership in the movement for an equitable economy.

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Adam Schaffer, Operations Chair

Senior Category Manager, Human Resources & Marketing, Barclays

Adam Schaffer, Operations Chair

Senior Category Manager, Human Resources & Marketing, Barclays

Habitat for Humanity has been a passion of mine for twenty years. Having recently discovered the cultural possibilities of Global Village trips, and a strengthened non-profit partnership with another Board I volunteer for, I wanted to continue to work with Habitat NYC in its Young Professionals board model to build out its legacy to hopefully be mimicked by other affiliates around the world.

HYP NYC Board Members

Khatija Ali, Fundraising Committee
BioSapien Inc, CEO

Grant Barnhart, Fundraising Committee
Xandr, Lead Analyst

Gregory Brand, Fundraising Committee
Changing Our World, Director of Research & Analytics

Ricardo Aaron Carrillo, Operations Committee
Woods Bagot, Senior Designer Architect

Eric Chapek, Membership Committee
Meridian Capital Group, Vice President

Anupam Dutta, Advocacy Committee
WebINTENSIVE Software, Practice Manager (ERP)

Samantha Gomez, Fundraising Committee
Valley Bank, Credit Underwriter

Furwa J. Hussain, Advocacy Committee
NYCDOE, Parent Coordinator

Tonye Jack, Operations Committee
High Line Construction Group, Project Manager

Neeraja Murthy, Membership Committee
Sargenti Architects, Interior Designer

Sean Sasso, Fundraising Committee
Compass, Real Estate Specialist

Adam Scharf, Membership Committee
Deloitte Consulting, Analyst

Poonam Sharma, Fundraising Committee
Tudor Investment Corporation, Compliance Associate

Dara Udo, Membership Committee
WestMed Medical Group

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