Staff & Committees

The staff at Fauquier Habitat For Humanity is a dedicated and passionate group composed of the following positions: the Executive Director, Neighborhood Revitalization Director, Office Administrator & Volunteer Coordinator and Construction Manager. 

Affiliate Staff

  • Paul Linz, Executive Director

    Paul holds a B.S. in Accounting from Cal-State Los Angeles and an M.B.A from Auburn University. He joined Xerox Corporation in 1983 where he held a wide variety of management assignments in Finance, Strategy & Planning, Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Product Development during his 30 year tenure. Paul also has extensive non-profit experience having served as CFO and VP of Operations of Educational Services International, accountant and financial advisor to Natik Esperanza and project manager for Innovations for Poverty Action.

    Paul was a member of the Board of Directors of San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity from October 2008 through May 2014, including two years as Treasurer and one year as Vice President. In 2011 Xerox granted Paul a year of social service leave where he served as the project manager for a five unit townhome development in Glendale, CA.

  • Mary Correia, Community Development Director

    Mary has a wide-ranging background in community and economic development programs. With a deep personal commitment to engaging in work that helps strengthen communities, she spent her early career working in her hometown of Trenton, New Jersey in community mental health and substance abuse treatment with a focus in opioid addiction. She later transitioned her passion for the health of communities to state economic development and disaster recovery programs. She has spent the past two years in the D.C. Metro corporate sector as a Deputy Project Director, providing financial and administrative oversight for several Community and Planning Development grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development focusing on homelessness, neighborhood stabilization and affordable housing programs, among others. Having recently relocated to Fauquier County, she is eager an excited to become an involved member of her new community.

  • Christi Murphy, Office Administrator & Volunteer Coordinator

    Chris has loved living in Warrenton since 2005, with her husband, and their two children. A New England native, born in Connecticut, grew up in New Hampshire, and attended college in Burlington, Vermont at Champlain College; who is proud to now call Fauquier County home.

    Chris has worked for Fauquier Habitat for Humanity since July 2017, as the Office Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator. In this position she cherishes her daily interactions with our amazing volunteers and Habitat homeowners.

    While she is away from the office, you may find Chris on the soccer fields cheering on her children’s teams. When she can escape the office and Mom duties she enjoys, skiing, hiking, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, or swimming with her family. If you tell her to take a hike, she just might take you up on the offer, and invite you to go with her to the Shenandoah’s!

  • Tony Toth, Construction Manager

    Tony comes to us with more than 25 years of home building experience with 100 homes built in both Fauquier and Prince William counties as a Class A contractor. Tony is also a licensed real estate appraiser, a VA-certified home inspector and a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors. He is married to the chair of our Family Selection committee, Edda Berglund, and is very aware of Habitat’s philosophy of giving a hand up, not a hand out. Tony is also well aware of the need for affordable housing here in Fauquier County and is planning our future building projects.

Committees

  • Building Committee, Chair Tony Toth
  • Events & Fundraising CommitteeChair is Vacant

  • Faith Relations CommitteeChair is Vacant

  • Family Partnership Committee, Chair Melba Hendrix
  • Family Selection Committee, Chair Edda Berglund
  • Finance Committee, Chair Tom Bartkiewicz
  • Real Estate CommitteeChair is Vacant

  • ReStore Steering Committee, Chair Bob Towle
  • Women Build, Chair Kelp Armstrong
  • Building Committee

    Work with our Construction Manager to carry out everything that's needed for new home builds, rehabilitation and repairs. Consider this an occasion to meet new people while strengthening your community by building safe, affordable housing. You’ll have the ability to improve the lives of people, work alongside future Habitat homeowners, learn different skills and share your skill. In fact, there are numerous benefits when it comes to volunteering. You don't need any experience. Bring your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors, the more the merrier!

  • Events & Fundraising Committee

    Make Habitat's mission possible! We need your help raising funds through ideas development, event planning and building relationships within our community.  Implement unique ideas that support our mission and raise funds for all we need to keep the doors open and build communities.

  • Faith Relations Committee

    This committee establishes and maintains strong relationships with local congregations, enlists their support for projects and promotes Fauquier Habitat for Humanity’s mission. Activities include leading discussions of Habitat’s goals and activities and coordinating the participation of individual congregations.

  • Family Partnership Committee

    Work directly with families to ensure successful homeownership! Family Partnership keeps in touch with current and prospective homeowner families. The committee works to provide a mutual support system to facilitate the transition to home ownership, including educational opportunities in home ownership and maintenance, family finance and community resources. This is our most challenging and rewarding committee. Many of our committee members maintain close family-like relationships with their partners throughout their entire experience as Habitat homeowners.

  • Family Selection Committee 

    Help us find the next homeowner family! Activities include recruiting prospective families, screening applications, interviewing applicants and their references, visiting their current home and recommending applicants for approval.

  • Finance and Administration Committee

    This committee oversees the finance and day-to-day function of the affiliate office. The Executive Director reports to the Board and to the Finance and Administration Committee. The members of the Finance and Administration Committee are responsible for the financial well-being of the organization. This committee is made up of Board Members.

  • Real Estate Committee

    The Real Estate Committee has the responsibility for locating, evaluating and recommending property purchases. The committee works in close cooperation with the Building Committee to ensure the suitability of property prior to acquisition. Experience with land acquisition is helpful but not required.

  • ReStore Steering Committee 

    The Restore Steering Committee’s mission is to provide a supporting role to the ReStore Director. Proceeds from the ReStore support the building projects of Fauquier Habitat for Humanity.

  • Women Build

    Women Build works to recruit, empower and train women to build simple, decent and affordable homes. Women Build worksites provides a unique opportunity to learn construction skills and to build leadership and teamwork skills. If you are not interested in building, that’s okay! We have many other needs that can be filled. Fauquier Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build invites you to make friends and memories that will last a lifetime while making a lasting change in our community.

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