CHR Board Spotlight: Les Boyle, Board Secretary

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Les Boyle joined CHR’s board in January 2015 and stepped up into the Secretary role very shortly after. Born and raised in Indiana, Les has a degree from Indiana State University in Business Administration and Transportation and began his career in the trucking industry. His love for the outdoors led him and a new business partner to purchase 33 acres … Read More

CHR Elects Essey as New Board Vice President

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Community Housing and Resources (CHR) has a new Vice President in place on their board of directors after officially electing Norm Essey at last week’s board meeting. The Vice President slot had been open for quite some time after the unfortunate passing of the previous VP and one of the integral founders of CHR, Ray Pavelka. Essey is an accomplished … Read More

Board Spotlight Series: Dorothy Donaldson

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Dorothy Donaldson joined CHR’s board in 2011. In addition to Administration and Finance degrees, Dorothy has a rich work history, working in several fast-paced business management and finance positions in New York City, primarily in healthcare-related fields. Dorothy’s housing experience from working at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation has served CHR well as she shares her knowledge … Read More

Board Spotlight Series: Richard Johnson

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CHR Board Spotlight: Richard Johnson, Board President Richard Johnson’s education began not only in school, but in the workforce. He began a career early on working with a national insurance company owned by a farming family. Richard began his college career in Virginia and completed his Business degree at the University of Jacksonville’s Davis School of Business. Richard met wife … Read More

CHR Welcomes Melissa Rice as New Executive Director

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Community Housing and Resources (CHR) is thrilled to welcome Melissa Rice as the new Executive Director, taking the helm of the longstanding Sanibel organization. Since 2012, Rice has served as the volunteer Treasurer as a member of CHR’s Board of Directors. She has also co-chaired CHR’s extremely successful annual Mardi Gras fundraiser for the past two years, tying together her … Read More

CHR Executive Director Collini Ends a 5 Year Chapter

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Community Housing and Resources (CHR) is saying a fond farewell to their Executive Director, Kelly Collini, after her successful five-year tenure at the helm of the organization. Collini joined CHR’s team in 2012 when she traded the mountains of Wyoming for the beaches of southwest Florida, bringing with her 27 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Collini gives a … Read More

CHR Celebrates its Volunteers at Appreciation Luncheon

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Community Housing and Resources (CHR) recently invited their loyal and dedicated volunteers to a spring-themed luncheon to show their appreciation and gratitude for all the ways in which their volunteerism helps CHR grow. The Community House was the perfect gathering place to enjoy a delicious meal catered by Sanibel Catering Company. CHR’s Board President, Richard Johnson, and Executive Director, Kelly … Read More

CHR Welcomes Norm Essey as New Board Member

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Community Housing and Resources (CHR) is pleased to welcome Norm Essey as the newest member of their Board of Directors. Essey is an attorney and former national manager in the commercial real estate and title business and currently maintains a consulting practice in his former industry space. He and his wife are long-time Sanibel visitors who now spend the majority … Read More

CHR Unveils New Homes of Love Campaign at Mardi Gras

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In the midst of the smells, sights and sounds of CHR’s festive Mardi Gras event held this past Saturday at The Dunes, Community Housing and Resources (CHR) unveiled a very special new giving campaign known as Homes of Love, made possible in part by their unique partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement. The Homes of Love campaign is a tangible giving … Read More