Dee Danmeyer, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County is not a new face to the affordable housing industry. Dee has been working with Habitat for Humanity for 15 years of which nine were with the Orlando Affiliate. A native of Maryland, she worked as the Director of a small Habitat affiliate in Frederick, Maryland prior to moving to Florida in 2005. Dee moved to South Sarasota County in June 2014 bringing with her experience in building energy efficient large Habitat communities. She attended Towson University, has completed Leadership Frederick and Leadership Orlando programs as well as Strategic Perspectives in Non Profit Management at Harvard Business School. Dee is a founding board member and former Chair of the board of Habitat Florida (the state support organization for the Florida Habitat affiliates).

She was appointed to the Orange County Mayor’s Sustainable Community Committee from 2012-2014. She currently is a member of Sarasota County’s SHIP Affordable Housing Council.

Emily Shaw, Community Outreach Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator has been with Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County for a little over a year. She is a graduate of Shepherd University and is also a native of Maryland. Emily has been in sales for over 30 years. She finds asking for volunteers and donations a much more rewarding career. She has 2 sons, one who owns his own auto mechanic shop in Maryland and the other is a Marine in Yuma AZ. 


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