Board President – Bill Simeral
Retired Garden Center owner and Botanist who also volunteers in the Pharmacy at Cape Regional Medical Center. Bill is driven by the sense of urgency from Habitat for Humanity International to build more and build faster, knowing that our area is greatly in need affordable homes.
Vice-President – Dave Hammond
Retired after 35 years Big Box retail management, the last 10 as a turnaround specialist. Second career as Executive Director of the South Street Head House Special Services District of Philadelphia. Served as an adjunct at Drexel University teaching Business Plans. His efforts at Habitat Cape May focus on the administrative aspects but he has been an active build volunteer since 2014. He is also a volunteer at the Cape May Community Food Closet, the West Cape May Shade Tree Commission and the Vestry at Church of the Advent.
Secretary – John Marcelliano
As a retired MA, SPHR, Senior Human Resources Executive for large insurance and financial firms, John has focused his efforts at Habitat on strengthening the affiliate’s talent management components. He also volunteers in the ReStore several times a week lending his electrical repair skills.
Treasurer – Bruce Loversidge
Claiming himself as “actively retired”, Bruce put in 33 years of public service as a Municipal Finance Officer for the town of Red Bank. He stays busy with Habitat as well as the Avalon Lions and was awarded their prestigious Melvin Jones Award.
Member – Pat McCusker
Active in construction and as a Realtor, he also recently started a trucking logistics company. In Pat’s former life he also created, operated and successfully sold a landscaping business and restaurant. He is professionally affiliated with NFIB, National and NJ Association of Realtors, and Middle Township Economic Development Council in addition to being Chair of the Habitat CM Construction Committee.
Member – Dave Adams
Founder of Dave Adams Roofing and completing more than 12,700 roofs since 1988, he is well qualified to impart wisdom and expertise to our construction efforts. His company is one of only 220 nationwide to hold the honor of Platinum Installer for Owens-Corning, among other high level certifications. Dave wants to give back to the community by connecting the building industry to our efforts.
Member – Karen Lynn-Thompson
In the healthcare field for over 40 years, Karen served as a CNA, CHHA and is currently an advocate for the elderly through the Long Term Care Ombudsman for the State of NJ. Her greatest accomplishment is being a Habitat homeowner who owns her home free and clear. As the current Chair of the Family Support Committee, she is able to provide firsthand knowledge to other partner homeowners. A lifetime Christian, Karen is proud of raising five boys and helping to raise 10 grandchildren. Through People of Purpose, Karen was able to share her life experiences with others to help them further grow and succeed.
Member – Quanette McNeal-Vasser
As a realtor, Quanette understands the importance of homeownership and will use this platform to educate and assist residents of Cape May County to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. However, her service to the community does not end there. Quanette is also a certified social worker who is currently employed by Crest Haven and the owner of a successful salon that is heading into its 17th year of business. She was able to accomplish a lifetime of achievements while raising her own children and graciously fostering several others. It is clear that her greatest pleasures are “giving, helping, and making people feel good.”
Member – Dan Hawkins
Store manager for Lowe’s Home Improvement Rio Grande. He was born and raised in Port Jefferson Long Island NY. Dan is looking to continue his passion for giving back to his communities. He enjoys coaching and mentoring through his profession and sport’s knowledge. When he isn’t at work or contributing his talents to the community, he enjoys spending time with his family golfing, riding bikes and taking vacations.
Member – Michael Morley
Michael is retired after a 20 year career as a personal injury defense attorney. He grew up in South Philadelphia and received a BA in Political Science from Temple University After working as a Court Administrator in the Philadelphia court system for 10 years, Michael attended Delaware Law School (now Widener), receiving his J.D. in 1987. After 20 years of practicing law, Michael moved into healthcare risk management. He hopes to use his experience in law, risk management and insurance to enhance the mission of Habitat for Humanity. Michael lives in Cape May Beach with his white golden retriever, Keegan.
Member – Bill Patton
Bill is a retired executive with thirty four years of experience managing customer support and implementation for computer companies. After 2 years as an active build volunteer, he is excited to get more involved with the direction of the organization by taking on a leadership position. Bill’s goal is to increase the velocity of the builds to get more people into Habitat homes. In addition to volunteering with Habitat, Bill also serves with the Cape May Point Fire Company and has given 20 years of service to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in Bucks County, PA – achieving Big Brother of the year in 2015.