Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco on Tuesday named Maureen Sedonaen, former CEO and President of Goodwill San Francisco, as the organization's next CEO, effective August 1.
Sedonaen's first priority will be to execute the organization's ambitious growth plans to double home building efforts by 2020. She succeeds interim CEO Kristine Leja, who also serves as chief development officer. Leja stepped in for Phillip Kilbridge, who was the organization's CEO from 2005 until he left in June of last year.
"Sedonaen has a proven track record of unparalleled management and leadership as well as a deep passion for the mission of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco," said Habitat board chair, Nancy Murray. "To enable the organization to achieve its ambitious growth goals, the Board's top priority was to find a uniquely talented CEO who could take a big vision and make it happen on the ground. Sedonaen is the ideal leader to dramatically increase Habitat Greater San Francisco's impact on our region's affordable housing crisis."
Prior to Habitat, Sedonaen was a consultant for various social impact nonprofits, government initiatives, and other businesses. Previously, Sedonaen was the President and CEO of Goodwill San Francisco, overseeing all administrative, policy and fiduciary functions of the social enterprise. Before joining Goodwill San Francisco, Sedonaen worked for Revolution Foods as Regional Vice President, overseeing business development and operations. Sedonaen also founded and served as President and CEO for The Youth Leadership Institute for 20 years.
Sedonaen was named one of San Francisco Business Times, "Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business" in 2015. Sedonean has an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University where she is an adjunct professor.
Under Sedonaen's leadership, Habitat aims to double its home building efforts and also increase its neighborhood revitalization program tenfold in East Palo Alto and San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood by restoring parks, renovating community facilities and delivering critical home repairs.