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.

James Kenney, President

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.

Lou DeBerio, Vice President

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. 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 on the School Council at the Trahan Elementary School, as well as several positions over the years in the Heath Brook and Trahan PAC, most recently elected as a Co-Chair for the 2016-2017 school year.

Bruce Panilaitis, Treasurer

Bruce is the Chair of the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen as well as an active member of Tewksbury Congregational Church where he currently serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee. Bruce is also active in youth sports in town, currently serving on the Tewksbury Boys basketball Board of Directors

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.

Tammy Enax, Member

Tammy recently joined the THB board in 2016.  She has been a member of the Tewksbury community for over 23 years; a graduate of BU in Manufacturing Engineering with a Masters in Management of Manufacturing Sciences; certified Georgia Tech Logistician, Project Manager Professional (PMP), and Six Sigma Expert; a 30 year employee at Raytheon is currently a Logistics Manager focused on continuous improvement and special projects.

Richard Hamm, Member

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

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, serving on the Board of Ministries. Peggy works in the Tewksbury Public Schools.

Tewksbury Habitat Build Members

Sandra Polimeno

Jan Sutton