HAND, Inc. has named its interim leadership team. Andrea Muirragui Davis will serve as the Interim Executive Director, and Rebekah Metzger as the Interim Deputy Director. Keith Broadnax, current Vice President for HAND, will take a more active role in the day-to-day activities of the organization. Ms. Davis and Ms. Metzger are already transitioning into their new roles and will take over for outgoing Executive Director Jennifer Miller on Nov. 4.
Ms. Davis has been with HAND since October 2016 and currently serves as the Outreach and Fundraising Manager, handling communications and philanthropic fundraising. Prior to joining HAND, Ms. Davis worked for Indianapolis Business Journal, The Florida Times-Union and the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Hamilton County Leadership Academy, SERVE Noblesville and the Hamilton County Council on Aging.
Ms. Metzger joined HAND in 2017 as the Program Manager overseeing construction projects and development grants. Prior to joining HAND, she worked for the John Boner Neighborhood Center, AYS, Inc. and Wonderlab in Bloomington, IN. She is a certified Housing Development Finance Professional.
Mr. Broadnax has been a volunteer with HAND since 2017. He has worked in the community economic development industry for over 20 years and has considerable experience working with Community Development Corporations. Mr. Broadnax has an undergraduate degree in Business and Sociology from Northern Kentucky University and a graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ball State University.
The new leadership team looks forward to working with the board and the community to strengthen HAND’s mission and to continue to provide high-quality housing for the 120 people currently living in HAND developments.
HAND’s annual fundraiser, Stay Home for HAND, is Nov. 9. Proceeds support the organization’s housing-development, home-repair and community-building programs. HAND works to ensure that the suburbs remain livable, with homes that are affordable for all residents.
Founded in 2003 as Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development Inc., HAND’s mission is to be a leader in promoting prosperity and diversity in its communities by providing quality housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.