Habitat for Choptank has welcomed three highly respected civic leaders onto its volunteer-based Board of Directors. Reverend Daniel K. Dunlap, Vaughn Evans, and Kevin Moran have been ushered in and will serve together with eleven other board members in an effort to further the Habitat mission by offering their hard-working dedication and time-honored talents in the service of both the Talbot and Dorchester County housing communities.
Local Reverend Dan Dunlap, PhD serves two parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Easton (Old Trinity Church and St. John’s Chapel). He has also served parishes in Philadelphia and Exeter, England. Reverend Dunlap has a strong background in both the administration and pursuance of education. He earned his doctorate at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford in 2001 and served for 10 years as Professor of Historical Theology & Worship at the Houston Graduate School of Theology, where he also took on the role of Dean of the Faculty for five years. Currently, Rev. Dunlap teaches Science & Religion and History at the Institute of Adult learning at Chesapeake College.
Like Rev. Dunlap, Vaughn Evans also has a firm foundation in education. He is in the process of completing coursework towards his Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership, and has been a public educator for the past 34 years. Evans has served as the principal at Warwick Elementary, Maces Lane Middle, North Dorchester High, and North Dorchester Middle, and has proven his ability to turn challenging situations into positive outcomes by building relationships and providing both discipline and instructional leadership.
Local 1880 Bank Executive Kevin Moran comes to Habitat Choptank with a solid background in both the financial sector and theservice arena. Moran serves as the Executive VP of 1880 Bank and is responsible for credit policy administration and oversight of the credit underwriting and approval process. He also works as the Coordinator for St. Luke’s UMC group’s service with the Interfaith Shelter, as Treasurer for the Bay 100 Youth Task Force, and on the Board of the Londonderry Retirement Community.
As Habitat Choptank moves towards the final stages of its current strategic five year plan, the insights and aptitudes of Rev. Dunlap, Evans, and Moran will become all the more critical in the furtherance and development of the Habitat mission, though the objectives of the current plan remain central. These goals and objectives include the expansion of the board, staff and volunteers, the advancement of Habitat Choptank’s traditional self-help home ownership program, and the addition of other housing services in relevant housing communities.
To actualize the current five-year plan, Habitat Choptank will continue to work concurrently in four communities within its two county service area – Easton, St. Michaels, Cambridge and Hurlock; operate at a level to complete at least eight home sales per year; build stronger neighborhoods through quality, sustainable new construction homes and rehabs; and through Neighborhood Revitalization efforts to enhance the quality of life in local neighborhoods; and develop well-prepared home owners using right-sized financing combined with education, support and relationships pre- and post-settlement.
For information, to volunteer, or to make a donation, call 410-476-3204 or visit www.habitatchoptank.org.