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Habitat for Humanity – North Central Georgia




Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia Welcomes Jocelyn Blain New Chief Executive Officer


Roswell, GA – August 11, 2020 – Habitat-NCG welcomes Jocelyn Blain as our new Chief Executive Officer. She joined our affiliate beginning in mid-July transitioning with retiring CEO Russell Hayes, who successfully led our organization for 12 years. He plans to enjoy start his well-deserved retirement in September. 


“Our ministry is extremely fortunate to have the leadership and experience of Jocelyn as she steps up as our new CEO,” stated Michael Krauter, Board Chair of Habitat-NCG. “She is a strong communicator who is focused, with deep leadership capabilities. We are confident that she will strategically lead our mission.”  


Jocelyn’s background as a Senior Development Executive who has built value for some of the most admired, rapidly expanding companies by driving multi-unit, organic growth of restaurants throughout North America. In her previous rolls, Jocelyn applied her skills in collaborative work and adapted her leadership style to lead Franchise Recruitment, Real Estate, Design, Construction, and Legal sub-teams to achieve annual goals even through challenging conditions.   Jocelyn earned a dual Master of Business Administration-Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of the Philippines. 

Joining Habitat for Humanity, especially at this time of great need, is a wonderful opportunity for me both professionally and personally.  Its goal to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter fills a universal  desire that resonate with families, especially during uncertain times. I look forward to contributing to this effort." - Jocelyn T. Blain


She is an Architect by profession, has completed the CCIM Institute’s commercial real estate investment manager designation, and is a Certified Franchise Executive with the International Franchise Association.   She recently participated in a President Jimmy Carter Build with Habitat for Humanity International, and regularly volunteers at Catholic churches and schools.  Because of her commitment to education, she has volunteered with C5 Association to assist high school students with college readiness, and to this day continues to mentor women in business.   Jocelyn and her husband, Todd, live in Roswell, Georgia.  They have one daughter, Taylor, who attends Auburn University. 




About Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia

Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia, Inc. is a non-profit, Christian housing ministry that builds affordable housing for purchase by low-to moderate-income families who demonstrate a capacity for responsible homeownership. Since its inception in 1995, Habitat-NCG has built or rehabbed over 319 homes in North Fulton, Cherokee and Forsyth/Dawson counties. Partner families are required to attend educational classes related to homeownership and perform 200 sweat equity hours; they earn between 30% and 60% of the Atlanta area median income and purchase their homes through a 30-year, no-interest loan financed by Habitat-NCG.  For more information regarding Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia, please visit habitat-ncg.org

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