Wendi (Creech) Goodlett named Interim CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County

Photo courtesy of the IU Foundation.

Wendi L. Goodlett, Director of Development for Major Gifts in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been appointed interim CEO for Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County by the Board of Directors.

“Wendi is an ideal person to lead the organization and advance our mission in the months ahead,” said Jason Urbanski, President of the Board of Directors. “Her professional background and vast and diverse experience with Habitat for Humanity will serve our families, the affiliate and our community well as we move forward with many exciting projects and initiatives.”

Wendi will begin her new role, full-time, with the affiliate on July 1, 2018.

“It is truly a privilege to assume this responsibility and broaden my commitment to Habitat for Humanity, and all it stands for, in this new role,” said Goodlett. “I look forward to working with our families, excellent staff, the many dedicated volunteers, wonderfully generous donors and the Board of Directors to support the integral role Habitat for Humanity plays in Monroe County.”

Goodlett has a bachelor of arts in communication from Hanover College. Much of her professional experience has been in the field of development and advancement, which is vital to Habitat for Humanity’s mission and success. Additionally, she has worked tirelessly as a volunteer in many capacities over the last decade.

“Wendi has been heavily involved at many levels of the organization,” commented Urbanski. “She has volunteered regularly as a construction crew leader, worked extensively in the Family Selection process and has served on the Board of Directors for five years”. In 2013, Goodlett was awarded the affiliate’s Volunteer of the Year award for her service to Habitat for Humanity.

A search for a permanent CEO will be announced at a later date.


Eighth Biennial Builders Blitz Underway

It’s a rare occasion that competitors in the home building industry partner together. But, beginning June 11, eleven local builders will combine efforts to help four Monroe County families build strength, stability and self-reliance through improved shelter during the eighth biennial Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County Home Builders Blitz.

The eleven builders, along with some of their subcontractors and suppliers, will provide the labor, funding, materials and expertise to support the construction of four homes in just twelve days. The homeowners, the Mendoza and Perez families and the Kenea family are part of HFHMC’s homeownership program and will pay interest-free mortgages for the houses. They have also invested at least 250 hours of “sweat equity” or volunteer time with Habitat in order to qualify for the homes.

The signature home builders who are sponsoring the 2018 Builders Blitz are:

This year’s Blitz will be in the TrailView neighborhood. The finished homes will be dedicated on Friday, June 22nd at 4 p.m.