Habitat For Humanity Welcomes New CEO, Jessica Wishan
Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County (HFHSSBC) is proud to announce the selection of Jessica Wishan as their new Chief Executive Officer. As affordable housing continues to be one of the Santa Barbara community’s most critical issues, Wishan brings a decade of experience in the sector to Habitat for Humanity.
Wishan has spent the past ten years tackling housing issues for low-income, vulnerable and homeless populations in communities ranging from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Her work in this field has ranged from permanent supportive housing development, developing integrated social service centers, community advocacy and fundraising campaigns, homeless shelter operations, building integrated healthcare partnerships, and more. In addition, she has worked on employment and social enterprise programs, veterans issues, as well as community preparedness initiatives and disaster relief operations. Most recently, she served as the Regional Disaster Officer and then interim Chief Executive Officer for the Central California Region of the American Red Cross.
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