Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County (HFHOC) has announced the selection of Nash Bock as its new executive director. Bock has been acting as Interim executive director since February of this year. “We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” reported Staci Kriegelstein, HFHOC Board President. “We are very proud of the work Nash has done and the guidance he has provided to our staff, volunteers and families over the past several months.”
As executive director of HFHOC, Bock will oversee the organization as it continues to grow in its efforts to eliminate substandard housing locally and globally. HFHOC brings together more than 200 volunteers every year to build simple decent and affordable homes in Ontario County.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to work alongside so many wonderful individuals, both volunteers and partner families – seeing the community of people brought together by our programs is tremendous”, Bock said. “Lack of affordable housing is a real issue for the families of our county, just as it is worldwide. Habitat strives to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live on terms they can afford. Housing is a critical piece in breaking the cycle of poverty. Having a good safe home provides a foundation on which families can build a better future for themselves.”
Bock has worked with HFHOC for over 3 years, serving in a variety of capacities including, ReStore operations, volunteer coordination, marking and resource development, and program/family services. Prior to Habitat, Bock taught as an adjunct instructor at Finger Lakes Community College and worked with the Cobblestone Arts Center in Farmington. Bock holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo, as well as degrees from Finger Lakes Community College.
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.