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 skills with her love of the Sanibel community.
Rice earned a bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida and has over 20 years of experience in property management, including managing several large shopping centers and supervising and directing damage restoration efforts following Hurricane Charlie. Her extensive property management experience will be invaluable as she oversees the management of CHR’s 88 rental and ownership units and guides possible future growth for the organization on Sanibel.
“Melissa Rice will be the driving force behind the continued success of Community Housing and Resources,” says CHR Board President Richard Johnson. “During her tenure as our Treasurer on the Executive Committee, Melissa demonstrated that she has the skills, ability, and desire to manage our organization in the future. This, combined with her commitment to our community, will prove successful for all concerned. Our entire Board of Directors looks forward to the success that Melissa and her staff will bring our affordable housing program in our community.”