Meet our Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is comprised of 15 members who represent South County Habitat for Humanity and who come from diverse backgrounds. These leaders are critical to South County Habitat's success and the impact of our work in the community.
Sarah Miller, President
Assistant Director, Experiential Education in the Center for Experiential Education at URI
"I joined Habitat because...with my work supporting college students engaging in service in the community, I enjoy watching individuals from all generations come together to get dirty, build homes, revitalize communities, and restore hope in humanity's future."
Daniel Marantz, Vice President
Office Leader, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties
"I joined Habitat because South County Habitat has been a part of my life for over 18 years. First as an employee and volunteer and for the last 5 as a board volunteer. My initial reason for volunteering was my love of working with my hands and helping others. This has morphed into bringing my leadership skills and passion for the organization to the board, allowing me even more impact on the great mission we have. I joined Habitat because I like to build and design things and help create the opportunity for affordable housing to be available to those in need."
Scott Ostrowksi, Treasurer
Senior Vice President & Chief Audit Executive, The Washington Trust Company
"I joined Habitat for many reasons, including its core vision of a world where we all have a decent, safe, and comfortable home to live, including right here in our beautiful South County, Rhode Island. I was touched by the Team and other Board members I had met at South County Habitat for Humanity, and was drawn to their mission to achieve this world through the organization’s fundamental principles of bringing people together through faith and community, focusing on building homes together, and advocating for affordable housing. We as humans all desire basic needs, including shelter, and the folks at Habitat work very hard, every day, to help meet this need here in our community. I welcomed the opportunity to be a part of Habitat, to share my time and talent, and to help support and promote the mission!"
Scott Andrews, Director
Independent Financial Advisor
"I joined Habitat because I share the vision that everyone deserves a decent place to call home. The impact of building homes while empowering volunteers with new skills is something that has changed my life. For the last 12 years I have worked with Habitat for Humanity on Alternative Spring Break programs, first as a college student and now as an Alumni Advisor. I have served with hundreds of student volunteers who had no previous construction experience but after serving with Habitat felt empowered with new skills and confidence in their own ability to create meaningful change in the world... Building Homes, Building Hope. I joined Habitat because I could put my faith and experience to work, having a real impact on the lives of families in need of the life-changing effect of having safe, simple, decent homes."
Deborah Byrne, Director
Wealth Management Banking Specialist VP, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch