Board of Directors

El Paso’s Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors volunteer their time and expertise to further our mission to eliminate substandard housing in El Paso City and County. Our El Paso Affiliate and the Board of Directors operates independently of Habitat for Humanity International and in accordance with its own set of bylaws.

JoAnn Navar, President

Rocio Breceda, Vice President

Rocio Breceda believes happiness is serving others with a kind heart and without expectations. She has spent her professional career working in the non-profit sector as Executive Director, Funds and Development, Compliance Officer, and Grants Developer. Previously, Rocio worked for the Texas Workforce Commission and Higher Education in El Paso. She earned an M.B.A. from Sul Ross State University and is actively involved in the community with Habitat for Humanity and other non-profits.

Carey Beamesderfer, Treasurer

Carey Beamesderfer was in Engineering/Tech Services management for over 35 years at the Hershey Chocolate Company. After retirement he moved to the El Paso area where he has been active in the local Rotary club, his church and Habitat for Humanity.  He has also owned/managed/renovated/rented and sold multiple single family homes over the past 40 years.

Jesse Allen, Secretary

Jesse Allen has spent his whole career in the area of computer software development in El Paso. Having Spent 30 years developing CAD/CAM and other software, he shared his experience teaching at the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Phoenix. He has been active in the community with Rotary International and other non-profits.

Ann Allen

Ann Allen has worked in the refining industries in El Paso, most notably as VP of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for Western Refining. Ann has been active in the community with Rotary, the YWCA board, the El Paso Zoological Society board, and other non-profits.‚Äč

Mark Atchley

Doug Borrett

A native of El Paso Doug Borrett has been involved in real estate, construction, and development owning and operating several construction and real estate companies building and selling new homes and commercial structures. He has also been active in the re-development of a variety of properties including residential subdivisions, retail, industrial and office buildings.

Besides Habitat, Doug has been involved in numerous organizations, notably the Rotary Club of West El Paso as  President, the El Paso Association of Realtors as a director, the El Paso Association of Builders, United Blood Services, the El Paso Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Yucca Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Dave Driscoll

David Driscoll practiced law for 35 years in El Paso, specializing in employment law. After he retired in June of 2016 he became a member of the Board of Directors for Habitat, for Centro San Vicente (community health clinic) and for Emergence Health Network (El Paso county provider for mental health).

Since December of 2017 he has served as Executive Director for Habitat. He is also a board member for St. Matthew parish, and a member of Rotary.

Along with three other Habitat board members, Dave and his wife spent ten days working on building a home in Malawi, Africa for a widow and her five children.

Mike Schmid

Ty Smith

Ignacita Valdez

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