Central S.C. Habitat for Humanity Announces New Board of Directors for 2014-15 fiscal year

September 9, 2014

COLUMBIA, SC – Central S.C. Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce the following slate of officers elected to serve for the 2014-15 fiscal year:

Jennifer Stone Ashburn, Board Chair

Jennifer is founder and owner of Ashburn Law Firm and serves as the General Counsel for Sandhills Bank. She serves on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and serves on the United Way of the Midlands Community Impact Committee. Jennifer has received many awards and distinctions including the 2012 Young Lawyer of the Year award, and was instrumental in launching the wills clinics that provide free legal assistance and wills for Habitat homeowners across the state.


Deborah Snow, Vice Chair

Deborah is a Columbia-based architect and principal-in-charge at McCreary/Snow Architects on Devine Street. She is the co-chair of the City of Columbia Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals and a member of the USC Design Review Board.


Chaz Friendly, Treasurer

Chaz is a CPA at Elliott Davis. His community volunteer work includes Harvest Hope Food Bank, the Ronald McDonald House, Columbia Family Shelter, and VITA. This will be his first Board appointment.


Patrick Chambers, Secretary

Patrick is a broker with NAI Avant in Columbia, S.C. He was instrumental in relocating the ReStore this past year. He is a lifetime member of the Central Carolina Realtors Association’s Circle of Excellence. Patrick received his Bachelors of Science Degree from Clemson University with a major in Financial Management.


Additional new members elected for a three-year term include:

Emily Brady, Senior Public Affairs Specialist, SCANA

A native of Columbia, Emily is very involved in the community and has served on nonprofit boards including the Salvation Army of the Midlands and the Palmetto Health Foundation.

She recently served on the board and as Vice President of Communications for the Junior League of Columbia where she has been a member for the past seven years. She is also actively involved with the Columbia Museum of Art where she serves as Vice President of the Contemporaries, the museum’s young professional affiliate group.

Terry Wolfer, Professor, College of Social Work, University of South Carolina.

Terry is a longtime supporter of Habitat and the founding board chairperson for the Metro Jackson (MS) Habitat for Humanity affiliate, 1986-1987. He also serves as board treasurer for North American Association of Christians in Social Work and is a trainer/consultant with Shepherd’s Heart International Mission and Kibo Group, both of Jinja, Uganda.


New Advisory Board members include:

Bradley Huggins, Rainbow Systems

Mark Mozingo, Keller Williams Realty

Brittani Richards, Transitions

Cindy Zwolensky, Community Volunteer


“We are excited to begin the year with this dynamic group of leaders from our community” says Roy Kramer, executive director, “the skills and talents these individuals bring to the table will enhance our mission and bring awareness to the need for affordable housing in the Midlands and how the Habitat model works to bring positive change to the community as a whole.”

2015 marks an important milestone for Central S.C. Habitat for Humanity as it celebrates its 30th Anniversary. A series of events throughout the year will pay tribute to the contributions of the many volunteers, community partners, and families that have helped the organization achieve this milestone.

About Central SC Habitat for Humanity  

Central South Carolina (CSC) Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International that was established in 1985 to address the need for affordable housing in Richland and Lexington counties. It is estimated that more than 30 percent of families are either house-burdened, paying more than 50 percent ​of their income on housing, or live in sub-standard living conditions. Since 1985, CSC Habitat has helped more than 230 low-income families realize the dream of home ownership.