Tewksbury Habitat Build

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Board of Directors

Tewksbury Habitat Build is governed by a Board of Directors elected annually by the members of the organization. If you have interest in becoming a member, please contact us.

Bruce Panilaitis, President

Bruce is an active member of the community, formerly serving as a member and Chair of the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen. He was one of the small group of members from Tewksbury Congregational Church that first formed THB. Bruce is also active in youth sports in town, currently serving on the Tewksbury Boys basketball Board of Directors and coaching soccer.

Tammy Enax, Vice President

Tammy joined the THB board in 2016.  She is a longtime member of the Tewksbury community; Tammy has an engineering background, is a Certified Logistician, Supply Chain Professional and Project Manager Professional.  A 31 year Raytheon employee, Tammy is currently a Logistics Manager focused on continuous improvement and special projects.

Tammy serves as a Project Manager and the Procurement Specialist for the South Street Project.

Lou DeBerio, Treasurer

Lou has been an active member at St. Williams Church, and an early contributor to the Tewksbury Habitat build efforts in town.  Lou has lived in Tewksbury for 15 years having moved down from New Hampshire.  He works with the Department of Environmental Services for the State of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Lakes Association to eradicate Milfoil from ponds .

He also has been and continues to be the President of a Lakes Association for over 25 years.


Susan Panilaitis, Clerk

Sue is an active member of Tewksbury Congregational Church as well as the Director of Religious Education there. She was one of a small group of TCC members that formed THB. In addition to her work at the church, Sue works as a reading specialist in the Lowell Public Schools.  Sue regularly volunteers in the community, serving in several positions over the years in the Heath Brook and Trahan PAC, most recently re-elected as a Co-Chair for the 2017-2018 school year.

Vincent Fratalia, Member

Vinny is a member of the Tewksbury Planning Board, and a long-time resident of Tewksbury. In addition to his significant volunteer work in town, Vinny works at the Post Office.

Richard Hamm, Member

Rick joined the Tewksbury Habitat team at its earliest stages.  Rick is a former member of the Tewksbury Fire Department, and an active member of the community.


Rick serves as the Project Manager for our South Street Project.

James Kenney

Jim was one of the first members of Tewksbury Congregational Church to join the effort for the first Habitat build in Tewksbury.  He is very active at the church, serving in many leadership roles including currently on the Board of Deacons. Jim retired in 2011 from his work with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Hanscom AFB.


Jim serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for THB.

Peggy Mello, Member

Peggy has been involved with THB beginning with its inception though just this year, opted to become a member of the board in 2016. Peggy is an active member of Tewksbury Congregational Church and works in the Tewksbury Public Schools.

Peggy serves as the Fundraising Coordinator for THB.

Tewksbury Habitat Build Members

Sandra Polimeno

Jan Sutton