We are proud to report that our volunteer and Advisory Board member Wayne Kleefeld has been named CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County. He took the position on July 1. The nonprofit announced the appointment on Feb. 23.
Kleefeld previously held the general manager position at Habitat of Sonoma County ReStore for three years. Prior to joining Habitat in 2017, Kleefeld was in the mortgage industry for 30 years, served as regional manager of job creation and economic development for the Canadian government, and owned two stores under a home movie and video game franchise. Wayne currently serves as a volunteer at Homes 4 the Homeless in Fulton, the organization stated.
Tim Leach, who has served as board president since 2019 said, “I am very pleased that Wayne is now the CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County. Wayne distinguished himself as general manager of our ReStore, leading that enterprise to become one of the top performing ReStores in the larger Habitat for Humanity organization.”
The group’s ReStore sells furniture, building materials and antiques to the public, raising funds for its efforts to build affordable housing with its established practice of getting the potential owners to contribute “sweat equity.” Since its founding in 1984, the group states, it has build 47 homes and has three in the planning stages.