Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg Adds Four to its Board of Directors

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg welcomes four community leaders to its Board of Directors.

They are:

  • Don Brown, Wealth Management Advisor at Northwestern Mutual Management Company
  • Jim Golini, Vice President of Residential Trade, Ferguson Enterprises
  • Denise McRoberts, Chief Information Officer/Vice President of Information Technology at BayPort Credit Union
  • Kelly Peck, Executive Vice President for Commercial Lending at TowneBank

The new members bring diverse perspectives and experiences as well as a broad range of skills to Habitat’s volunteer-based Board.

“Our Board members are rooted in our community, and we are grateful for their expertise and dedication to our mission,” said Janet V. Green, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. “They join our current Board members who work tirelessly with us to find affordable housing solutions in our community.”

Since 1988, Brown has worked for Northwestern Mutual, where he specializes in comprehensive investment and wealth management programs and services. Brown has committed to fully sponsoring construction of a Habitat house in 2022-23.

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Golini joined Ferguson more than 23 years ago. He has held a variety of positions there, starting as a driver. Golini previously served as a Board member with the Habitat affiliate in northern Ocean County, New Jersey.

McRoberts has worked with BayPort Credit Union since 2009. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Strayer University and a Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems from Saint Leo University. BayPort Credit Union is among the partners on the milestone 20th home built in collaboration with Newport News Shipyard. 

Peck has been awarded Chairman’s Club Status and high achievement awards four times at TowneBank, where she has worked since 1996. Peck received her Bachelor’s in Business Education with a concentration in Finance from Christopher Newport University. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, she was awarded Outstanding Finance Graduate. Peck is a longtime volunteer and donor to Habitat.

The new members join the current leadership on the Board that includes Stephen Abbitt, President; Keith D. Vander Vennet, President Elect; Valarie Miller, Treasurer; Alan T. Dawkins, Secretary; and Lindsey A. Carney, of Counsel.


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We help as many families as we can, but the lack of decent and affordable housing remains a critical problem in our area. By donating, you will provide upfront funding for building materials and services that makes interest-free loans to Habitat partner families possible. Habitat partner families help to build their own homes - alongside volunteers - and pay an affordable mortgage. Your monetary donations enable us to continue building strength, stability and independence for future local families.