Three new members join Habitat for Humanity International’s board of directors

ATLANTA (Jan. 18, 2017) Habitat for Humanity International recently appointed three new members to serve on its board of directors: Lisa Hall, managing director at Impact Investing for Anthos Fund and Asset Management; Jackie Parker, director of Global Corporate Giving at General Motors; and Celso Marranzini, president of Multiquímica Dominicana.

“These three individuals bring a tremendous level of talent and diverse experience to our board," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "Their unique skillsets and insights will help us create more opportunities for people in need of decent and affordable housing everywhere.”

Lisa Hall is managing director of Impact Investing for Anthos Fund and Asset Management based in Amsterdam. She co-manages a global portfolio focused on social, environmental and financial returns. Prior to that, Hall served as CEO of Calvert Foundation, a global leader in impact investing. In addition to Habitat, she lends her financial expertise and counsel as a board member to the Nonprofit Finance Fund, a community development financial institution; the Graduate School of Education at University of Pennsylvania; and Toniic, a global action community for impact investors. Hall received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard University.

Jackie Parker is director of Global Corporate Giving at General Motors, where she leads the company’s efforts to improve the communities in which it has business operations, employees and customers. She joined General Motors in December 2015 after founding JWP Consulting, an Atlanta-based firm specializing in corporate social responsibility. Before starting her own firm, Parker held previous positions at Newell Rubbermaid, Russell Athletic Corp., PepsiCo, Nabisco Foods, Campbell Soup Co. and Quaker Oats. Parker earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Hampton University and an MBA in marketing from Johns Hopkins University. She also received a Corporate Citizenship Certificate from Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship.

Celso Marranzini is president of Multiquímica Dominicana, an international business conglomerate specializing in paint and coatings, adhesives, plastics, water treatment, food, home cleaning and personal care industries. Marranzini is also president of Inverlogic, SRL a retailer of children’s clothing. He previously served as executive vice president of Corporación Dominicana de Empresas Eléctricas. Marranzini is also a board member of Fundacion Sur Futuro Inc. and the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra.

Habitat’s board of directors is responsible for establishing policy and guiding the organization’s efforts to construct, rehabilitate, repair, improve and advocate for housing in partnership with low-income families in more than 70 countries around the world. Habitat board members volunteer for two-year terms that can be renewed up to four times.

About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit