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Manatee Habitat Announces the Appointment of New CEO/President

18 Apr 2022 2:22 PM | Kristie Calandro (Administrator)

Manatee Habitat Announces the Appointment of New CEO/President

Manatee County Habitat for Humanity transforms lives and communities by building and preserving affordable homes with families and by uniting all people around the cause of affordable housing. The Board of Directors is pleased to welcome new CEO/President Bernie Quinn, who will help Manatee Habitat accomplish their mission of safe affordable housing for everyone.

Bradenton, FL. Manatee Habitat announced today the appointment of Bernie Quinn as new CEO/President.

Roger Arnholt, Chairman of the Board stated "The Manatee Habitat Board is excited to welcome Bernie Quinn as the next President/CEO. His long history of involvement with community organizations and developing responses to address community issues fits well with our mission to expand our response to the ever-growing need for affordable, sustainable housing in our community. He is a proven leader, able to connect passion with purpose with staff, volunteers and community partners."

After graduating from the University Valley Forge with a B.S. in Theology, Mr. Quinn went on to achieve his M.A. in Psychology. He then led the Grace Community Church in Rochester, NH for nineteen years. Mr. Quinn also brings to Manatee Habitat his knowledge of the Habitat for Humanity principals having been the Development Director of Strategic Partnerships for Habitat in Lee and Hendry Counties. His vast leadership experience along with his heart for the Habitat for Humanity mission will serve the organization well. Manatee Habitat is looking forward to his joining and leading our team starting April 25, 2022.

Bernie stated “I am honored to work alongside the dedicated staff, volunteers, and donors of Manatee County Habitat for Humanity during this crucial time of need for decent and affordable housing. Together we will continue the excellent work of Habitat for Humanity, "building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter" for hard-working families here in Manatee County.”  He is further looking forward to spending time with family enjoying the wonderful outdoor activities Manatee County has to offer.  

About Manatee County Habitat for Humanity:

Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical, volunteer-based organization with the mission to provide opportunities for affordable home ownership, to help keep families safely in homes, to secure safe affordable homes for at-risk Veterans and to build better communities benefiting both homeowners and local businesses.

Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is driven by the vision that everyone deserves a safe place to live. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable 0% interest mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. To learn more, visit

Manatee Habitat is currently building four new homes in Palmetto and will soon be breaking ground on Poling Gardens, a 16-home green community in Samoset. Additionally, Habitat for Heroes, a partnership between Manatee Habitat and Our Next Mission, continue working with at risk Veterans, placing them into safe, affordable lifelong homes. Manatee Habitat, through grant funding from the city of Bradenton and Manatee County, completes multiple critical home repairs annually for area residents in need.

Manatee Habitat Restore

A division of Manatee County Habitat for Humanity, Manatee Habitat ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used home furnishings, building materials, and appliances. The Manatee Habitat ReStore is located at 5108 15th St E in the City of Bradenton, on State Road 70.  To donate, just drop off your gently used items at the ReStore or call Manatee Habitat to schedule a free pickup at (941) 355-7082.

8430 Enterprise Circle, STE 140
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

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