Habitat for Humanity adds board member, AmeriCorps worker


Celebrates 50th build

Staff report



TROY — Habitat for Humanity of Miami & Shelby Counties (HFHMSCO) had added Diane Pleiman as the newest member to the Board of Trustees and Eric Dilley as an AmeriCorps/VISTA member. The organization is also celebrating the affiliate’s 50th build.

Pleiman, a resident of Fort Loramie, is married with two children. She is a graduate of Wright State University with a Master of Business Administration.

In her role as vice president of operations for Premier Health at Upper Valley Medical Center, Pleiman has operational responsibility for Emergency Department, Behavioral Health, Behavioral Health Assessments and Admissions, Cardiopulmonary Services including Respiratory Therapy, EEG, and Echo, Sleep Lab, Regulatory Compliance and System responsibility for Nutrition Services and development of a new, state-of-the-art emergency department.

“Habitat for Humanities’ holistic approach to extensively educating the family members and requiring the family to volunteer on their home and other projects aligns with my personal values,” Pleiman said.

She is engaged in the community with the Fort Loramie Booster Club, Fort Loramie ACE Committee, Fort Loramie GYM Committee, and Ohio FCCLA Alumni and Associates, and serves on her local parish council.

“Serving on the board of a thriving nonprofit like HFHMSCO requires dedication, time and a commitment to improving our community. We welcome our first board member from Shelby County” said, Matthew Mottice, board president.

Dilley will serve a one-year commitment as an AmeriCorps/VISTA member for HFHMSCO.

Dilley has relocated from Carroll, and has completed training at Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was introduced to the relationship between Habitat and AmeriCorps/VISTA.

Mobilizing AmeriCorps members as hearts, hands, and voices for the cause of adequate affordable housing is the objective of member learning and development.

Hearts: Members have a deeper understanding of housing as a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty; members care personally about housing. Members are connected to the larger movement of Habitat and have information/connections to continue and deepen their engagement with Habitat after their term of service.

Hands: Members have technical and leadership skills that will build organizational capacity in their service year and beyond.

Voices: Members have the confidence, resources, and abilities to communicate and to serve as powerful ambassadors of Habitat for Humanity and the cause of affordable housing.

“Throughout the year, Eric will develop, document, and implement plans to mobilize and increase our donation procurement and volunteerism programs for the Habitat ReStore” according to ReStore Manager Sharon McGill.

On Sunday, Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m., HFHMSCO will be celebrating its 50th build with the dedication of the house at 208 Fourth St., Piqua. The three-bedroom house will be the home of Yvette Cooper’s family. Friends of the Cooper family and the general public are welcome to attend.

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Celebrates 50th build

Staff report

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