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Sheryl S. Vittitoe

PRESIDENT/CEO

Prior to joining Indian River Habitat, Sheryl Vittitoe held the position of Vice President of Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer at Indian River State College. Prior to that, she was the President of a family owned company in Vero Beach.

Vittitoe holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Liberty University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida. She has hands on leadership experience, developing business opportunities, establishing financial stability, and identifying and implementing operational efficiencies.

Sheryl and her husband Keith are members of Christ Church in Vero Beach, where Sheryl serves as treasurer.

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Larry Gibson

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES MANAGER

Born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, Larry graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in business administration and economics. In 1982, he moved to Vero Beach from Rockford, Illinois, with his wife, Judy, and children, Rebecca and Benjamin. After several years in banking, Larry ran his own painting and remodeling business for three decades. On his off time, Larry enjoys collecting rare books, repairing antique clocks and raising bonsai trees.

Of Habitat, he says, "It is a privilege to work with such dedicated Christian people."

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Eve Kyomya

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Prior to joining IRHFH, Ms. Kyomya served as Development Officer at Dallas Habitat, where her fundraising and community engagement portfolio included Habitat for Humanity's largest church partner in the world.

Ms. Kyomya holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.A. in Sustainable Development Management. Her background also includes having worked and served with the International Rescue Committee, Southern Methodist University, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and in Africa with International Aid Services.

"I am very excited to be here. I look forward to meeting new people and making connections that will hopefully help us move forward in what I truly believe to be a good and noble cause – a world where everyone has a decent place to live."

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Howard Lazar

RESTORE MANAGER

Before coming to Habitat in 2017, Howard had spent over 30 years in the retail industry. His previous experience includes working as area manager for Walmart Distribution and serving as Executive Team Leader of Logistics at Target. Also, Howard ran his own business. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management from Arizona Sate University.

Howard is originally from New York, but lived in Phoenix Arizona before moving to Vero Beach with his wife and two children in 2004.

"Being at Habitat gives me the chance to serve others and make a difference in people’s lives."

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Kelly Madden

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Originally from the State of New York, Kelly moved to New Jersey where she began a 13-year career in banking. Kelly studied at the American Bankers Association and has worked in almost all facets of the banking industry. Her experience includes working as an Auditor of two large branches; Supervisor over retail banking, consumer loans, and underwriting; involvement with several mergers; and training of new employees.

In 2001, Kelly and her daughter, Jessica, moved to Vero Beach. She worked as Assistant Town Manager at the Town Hall of Orchid and later on as Legal Assistant and Legal Secretary at local law offices. Her volunteerism in the community led her to Care Net Pregnancy Center where she eventually served as Director and briefly as Acting Executive Director. While at Care Net, she became a Certified Life Coach through the American Association of Christian Counselling.

After six years at Care Net, Kelly joined Indian River Habitat for Humanity in 2017.

“I look forward to helping individuals and families reach the American dream of homeownership.”

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Barbara Middleton

CONTROLLER

Barbara joined Indian River Habitat for Humanity in March 2017.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the State University of New York, has over 20 years of experience in accounting and administration, and has worked in industries that include commercial and industrial real estate, economic development, and the nonprofit sector.

Barbara is originally from upstate New York and moved to Sebastian, FL with her husband and two children in 1997.

She enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends. In her free time, she loves to go boating.

 
 
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David Willis

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Residing in Vero Beach since 1991 David spent 30 years in Banking across the Treasure Coast serving as a Commercial Lender, Senior Lending Officer, Regional Manager, Commercial Credit Manager and Credit Administrator. Fifteen years of his banking career were with Riverside National Bank and more recently at TD Bank and National Bank of Commerce.

At a crossroads in his banking career David contacted Andy Bowler who he had met 16 years before while serving as Chairman of Indian River Habitat for Humanity’s Family Selection Committee. This resulted in David accepting the roll of Director of Operations overseeing Family Services, Neighborhood Revitalization, Construction, and Finance.

Of Habitat, he says, “It is inspiring to be part of a Christian Ministry focused on the difficult task of providing simple, decent, and affordable housing and to play a small part in addressing the affordable housing crisis.”

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