2022 Community Builder Award Recipients

Posted By: Melanie Campbell News,

Community Builders are people whose engagement in the Coalition for Home Repair helps create a thriving community. Engagement can look a number of ways. Organizations have different resources and time to be engaged. As such, our staff has nominated a 2022 class of Community Builders with one Community Builder of the Year.

We look forward to recognizing additional Community Builders on an ongoing basis in 2023. Community Builders are listed in no particular order. 

2022 Community Builder of the Year

Kim Schaefges


Kim volunteered with the Coalition on two Salesforce probono projects. Her time and expertise helped implement a grants portal for members and equipped staff with systems management of the fall prevention project program. Her volunteer efforts will benefit all members and staff by creating efficiencies, teaching staff, and offering insight towards multiple programs. 

2022 Community Builders

Rachel Olhausen

Jewish Family Services, Kansas City, MO

 Rachel’s leadership of our Aging in Place Cohort was outstanding. As a new member, Rachel’s participation has gone above and beyond.

Greg Wayne

HopeBUILDERS, Kansas City, KS

Greg shared time and his skillset to help build the fall prevention data template. We are also grateful for his participation on the conference planning committee.

Kisha McDowell

Grahamtown Team, Forest City, NC

Kisha is championing a growing program at Grahamtown team. We’re grateful for her participation in multiple Coalition programs.

Megan Taylor

Sierra Service Project, Sacramento, CA

Megan chaired our board of directors in a year where programs and fundraising were more complex than ever. We’re grateful for her board leadership and visioning.

Dayle Stewart 

Rebuild Upstate, Greenville, SC

Dayle’s willingness to always help when asked, particularly with speaking engagements, has helped Coalition staff implement high quality educational programs. 

Blair Pakowski

Highlands County Habitat for Humanity, Sebring, FL

Blair’s help serving as an extension of our staff and her hospitality to other members was essential to creating a thriving community for members at ReFrame Conference in 2022.

Jackie Gottlieb

Hinton Center, Hayesville, NC

Jackie’s participation in the workforce development cohort was outstanding and we appreciate her willingness to share resources.

Justin Sullivan

Anderson Interfaith Ministries, Anderson, SC

As a new member, Justin’s participation hasn’t gone unnoticed. Justin is a one-person home repair team and making time to participate in projects and cohorts. We appreciate Justin’s thoughtful and frequent participation in discussion at ReFrame Conference. 

Robin Renner

Individual Coalition Member, Arlington, VA

Robin’s leadership of the Healthy Homes Affinity Group has offered thoughtful discussion and additional opportunities and projects to pursue based on the greatest needs of members. 

Bob Beggs

Good Works, Inc., Coatesville, PA

Bob’s leadership of the faith-based affinity group and conference programming creates opportunities for ongoing learning in a faith-based community. 

Beth O’Connell

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Beth’s help with evaluation and data analysis for falls prevention and VHRMP are critical skills and we’re grateful for her support. She is a valued individual member of the Coalition.

Dr. Jesse Abraham

HomesRenewed Coalition

Jesse’s engagement with our fall prevention project and volunteerism in data analysis allowed us to pursue our most advanced data collection project to date.

Thank you for your participation, engagement and volunteerism.