Tindell named Habitat director

Published 8:10 am Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lisa Tindell is the new executive director for the Escambia County Habitat for Humanity chapter.
ECHFH president Larry Woods made the official announcement this week. Tindell will follow Alecia Glaize, who left the organization to become the executive director of the newly created Alabama Housing Education Center, an organization that focuses on providing health care to rural Alabama.
Tindell, who worked as The Brewton Standard’s advertising director, will begin on Feb. 25.
Woods said the committee received 12 applications – including those from four local candidates. Tindell was unanimously approved by the board.
“We advertised the position with Habitat International and with indeed.com, and response was very good,” Woods said. “The ideal candidate for us was someone who was from the area and who had good relationships and contacts within the community.
“Lisa is well-known in the community and fit that bill completely,” he said. “She has a heart for Habitat. In addition to running Habitat, a big part of the job is fundraising, and we felt Lisa’s experience on the business side of the newspaper was a tremendous asset.”
Woods said the chapter will begin work on the chapter’s 22nd Habitat house in the coming months. Currently, there are three families on the waiting list for a home.
“That means (Tindell) will have to hit the ground running,” he said.
Tindell said, “Having been involved with the Habitat in the past and seeing how they work to help others, I am really excited to be a part of that in a more hands-on way.
“I know I have big shoes to fill, and I am anxious to get started,” she said.