Chantilly, VA, March 15, 2017— HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) has named Kristyn Burr as its new executive director. HANV builds and renovates homeless shelters and housing facilities via the donated expertise, labor and resources of local homebuilders – enabling nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable communities to invest more of their budgets in supportive programs and services rather than building expenses.
Kristyn re-joins HANV in this leadership position after serving as its program and operations manager for the last two years. In that position she oversaw 18 construction and renovation projects on homeless shelters and supportive housing properties, led an assortment of community outreach and engagement initiatives, and assisted with the launch of HANV’s “Helping Hands” program to provide household items and food for pantries in the homes for families moving out of homelessness and into a new life for themselves in the homes that HANV renovates.
Kristyn brings more than 15 years of marketing, development, business and financial management to the executive director position. Before joining HANV she served as Director of Community Development/Director of Finance and Administration for the Nebraska chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, as a marketing and business planning consultant for nonprofits, and as a financial counselor with the U.S. Air Force.
Kristyn says of her new position, “HomeAid plays a unique and vital role in serving the housing needs of homeless individuals and families in the Northern Virginia region. I am dedicated to our mission and honored to have the opportunity to lead HANV in engaging and convening the homebuilder community, nonprofit service providers, elected leaders and the community at large to help end homelessness and continue rebuilding lives through collaborative partnerships.”
Board President, Jerry Berman adds, “The board is excited to have Kristyn as the head of the HANV team. Her direct experience with HANV opportunities and challenges is vital to the organization as we work to expand both the number of building projects we facilitate and the number of partners we collaborate with. With this seamless transition, HomeAid is well positioned to continue to move forward the goal of helping to end homelessness and getting people back on the road to self-sufficiency, one person and one family at a time.”
Kristyn received her undergraduate education from the University of Nebraska, her MBA at Bellevue University, and her Nonprofit Management Certificate through the University of Delaware.
HomeAid Northern Virginia, a chapter of HomeAid America, engages the resources and interests of the homebuilding community and its corporate partners in order to undertake new construction and major renovations to properties owned by homelessness service providers that help homeless individuals and families gain stability and get back on the road to self-sufficiency. The organization was started in 2001 by members of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), and since then, has completed more than 114 projects valued at more than $14.7 million, serving more than 98,000 homeless individuals.