FORT MYERS — Following the departure of former president and CEO Katherine Green, Becky Lucas has been named interim CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. The announcement comes after Green accepted the position of vice president for advancement at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Lucas has served Habitat for Humanity in a number of capacities over 19 years including volunteer, director of construction, executive director and, most recently, vice president of community outreach, according to a statement. She managed the Lee and Hendry counties Habitat affiliate during a time of significant growth, overseeing the construction of more than 600 Habitat homes, the release adds.
In her former role as associate director of philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy, Lucas worked with Florida’s top philanthropic entities to develop charitable giving plans. She also served as a director of the Children’s Hunger Alliance in Columbus, Ohio where she was responsible for feeding 5,000 inner-city children a day.
Since 1982, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has partnered with 1,550 families in need to build or improve their homes.