PSHH Welcomes New Board Member, Fund Development Director

PSHH Welcomes New Board Member, Fund Development Director

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) is proud to announce Scott Fina has been appointed to its Board of Directors and that Gillian Cole-Andrews has been hired as Director of Fund Development for the organization.

Scott Fina is a fundraiser and project developer for Philadelphia-based Vincentian Solidarity and is involved in humanitarian work internationally. Fina is also active locally as a community advocate with Guadalupe Catholic Worker House, Orcutt’s Children’s Art Foundation, Central Coast Coalition for Immigrant Rights and the Oasis Senior Center.

Fina has been published in local media and has vast experience in grant writing, finance, education, project management and working with the poor and formerly homeless. He and his wife live in Santa Maria.
“We are thrilled to have Scott join the Board of Directors,” said PSHH President/CEO John Fowler. “His international experience and passion to assist the poor and formerly homeless is such a valuable asset.”

Gillian Cole-Andrews brings many years of nonprofit experience to PSHH, including her work with the Guadalupe Dunes Center and more recently the PCPA Foundation based out of Santa Maria.

Her main responsibilities as Director of Fund Development will include individual donor cultivation and recognition, as well as assisting with resource development events. Cole-Andrews will ensure the financial needs of PSHH and its various departments are met and its services are funded at appropriate levels.

She is originally from England and resides in Santa Maria. She has three children and enjoys gardening and travelling.

“Her interest and passion for affordable housing and the programs we provide to the population we serve is apparent”, said Fowler. “We were very fortunate that Gillian decided to join us.”

About PSHH
Founded in 1970, PSHH is an award winning non-profit organization that develops affordable housing and community facilities for low-income households and homeownership opportunities for working families and special needs populations, such as seniors, veterans, the disabled, and the formerly homeless. With nearly 1,200 self-help homes completed and almost 1,700 rental units developed, PSHH is the largest affordable housing developer on the Central Coast, with offices in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. For more information on Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, visit www.pshhc.org, email communications@pshhc.org or phone (805) 781-3088.