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Grand Island Habitat for Humanity

Long time GI Habitat for Humanity executive director resigns

Grand Island Habitat for Humanity

GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska, April 2, 2021--With heavy hearts, the Board of Directors for the Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity has accepted the resignation of the organization's Executive Director, Dana Jelinek.

Jelinek submitted her resignation to the Board in February, 2021. The resignation was formally accepted on Thursday, March 25th during the Board’s regular meeting.

Jelinek has played an essential role in the development and success of the organization as it strives to meet its mission. Her talent and skills with grant writing, construction management and leadership have been a blessing to the organization and those who are served by its mission.

LoriaLei Thunker, President of the Board, expresses on behalf of the entire board, “We extend heart-felt gratitude to Dana for her time and dedicated service over the last 20 years. She has accomplished many things and will be remembered for her devotion to the organization and the families.” 

Some of the key accomplishments achieved under Dana’s leadership include:

Facilitated construction of 96 homes, occupied by qualified home buyers
Establishment of a 22-lot development in Northern Grand Island
Established an education program for home buyers
Wrote and received over 200 grants

A formal search for Jelinek’s replacement will begin immediately. Jelinek’s final day with the organization will be determined upon the hiring and training of a new executive director. Interested applicants should apply on InDeed or