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Melissa E. Songco Joins Humanity of Waukesha County as New CEO!


Habitat Waukesha is excited to welcome Melissa Songco as our new CEO! Melissa will join our team effective April 12, 2021, and will be responsible for continuing Habitat Waukesha’s mission – seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope – and working toward the organization’s vision to live in a world where everyone has a decent place to live.


Melissa, who has nearly a decade of prior Habitat work experience, has also held leadership roles at some of the region’s largest nonprofit organizations, including Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee and Junior Achievement of Wisconsin. She will replace outgoing CEO, Michael Crowley.


“We are delighted to welcome Melissa Songco to lead our affiliate,” said Aaron Melnarik, President of the Board for Habitat Waukesha. “Melissa has a demonstrated track record as a successful nonprofit leader. Her enthusiasm for the mission of Habitat and expertise in philanthropy and community development will help us grow to serve more families in the years to come.”


Melissa will be a great leader for the affiliate and community partner and is extremely excited to join the organization. “I am thrilled to be coming back home to Habitat for Humanity,” said Songco. “The mission and ministry of affordable housing is more important now than ever and is deeply rooted in who I am. Working with staff, volunteers, stakeholders, and partner families will be my greatest honor.”


“I want to express my sincere gratitude to acting CEO Sara Clark who will continue as Director of Operations for the affiliate. Sara is an integral member of our team and did an exceptional job leading Habitat Waukesha during this transition,” said Melnarik. “We are really excited to see what Melissa, Sara, and the rest of the Habitat team will accomplish together.”


To learn more about Melissa, please visit our website at, or contact her directly at, 262-309-6025 ext. 207.

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