Habitat For Humanity Elects 2 Young Professionals To Its Board Of Directors

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
James McKissic
James McKissic

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga elected James McKissic and Cory Allison to its board of directors to support the organization’s ongoing effort to build affordable, energy-efficient homes in the Chattanooga community.

Mr. McKissic, a nonprofit veteran, is the chief operating officer of the Urban League. He will apply his program and community development expertise to advancing the mission of Habitat. A native of Cleveland, Mr. McKissic earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a Master of Public Administration in public and nonprofit management from the Robert F. Wagner School at New York University and an executive certificate from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Ms. Allison is a business consultant for Home Healthcare of East Tennessee & Hospice. Prior to launching her consulting career, Ms. Allison served in project management and IT related roles with Unum, Krystal Company, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, and Chattanooga State. She founded local children’s clothing boutique, WiggleWorm in 2004 and sold the business in 2011. Ms. Allison earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington & Lee University located in Lexington, Va., and a MBA from Georgia State. With more than 15 years of business and professional experience, Ms. Allison will bring her skills in small business development, project management, strategic planning, and data analysis to Habitat for Humanity.

Other community leaders serving on the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors include Alex Birnbaum, Thomas Clark, Ethan Collier, Jason Farmer, Tripp Farmer, Jeff McCall, Anj McLain, Linda Mines, Telky Murphy, Robert Reid, Stephanie Sinkfield, and Lebron Womack.

Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga has built 240 affordable homes in Hamilton County. For more information about the ministry of Habitat for Humanity, visit www.habichatt.org.

Cory Allison
Cory Allison

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