Rebuilding Together Elects New Members to National Board of Directors

Washington, D.C., March 17, 2020– Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs and revitalizing our communities today announced the election of four members to its national board of directors. Evert R. Hawk II, Director of Operations and Program Manager with NetSage Corporation, Andy McMahon, Vice President of Health and Human Services Policy for

UnitedHealthcare Community and State, Karen Nemsick, former Executive Director of Rebuilding Together San Francisco and Rick Wolf, Executive Vice President for Greystone were elected unanimously to the organization’s governing body.

"We are very fortunate to be adding four talented individuals to our board of directors,” said Kevin Rafferty, Chairman of Rebuilding Together’s board of directors and Executive Vice President of Hancock Whitney Bank. “From veterans housing, the connection between health and housing, gentrification and multifamily housing, each of their expertise will play a critical role in delivering Rebuilding Together’s mission and growing the organization’s impact.”

Evert R. Hawk II is the Director of Operations and a Program Manager at NetSage Corp. Mr. Hawk has worked as a Business Consultant for over 25 years focusing on strategy, performance management, and business process improvement/re-engineering. Mr. Hawk is a Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) in the Army National Guard and has served for over 30 years, including over 26 years in military leadership as a military officer.  He has deployed on multiple occasions to Iraq and Afghanistan. For the past 10 years, Mr. Hawk has been a mentor for the Wounded Warrior Mentor Program. He is currently a Finance Committee member at the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS), a current Finance Committee member and previous Housing Affordability Committee member at the Maryland Realtors Association and served as a Board Advisor for multiple small businesses. Mr. Hawk has experience developing strategic solutions and achieving operational excellence. He is passionate about serving the veterans with disabilities community, military/veteran housing issues, and the prevention of veteran homelessness. Mr. Hawk has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Saint Joseph's University and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the US Army War College. He has also completed executive education programs at Georgetown University, University of Connecticut and Stanford University.

Andy McMahon is an entrepreneurial professional with more than two decades of experience in the fields of affordable housing, health care, human services, and the integration among them. He has a proven record of cultivating and executing collaborations across government agencies, philanthropy, healthcare entities and community partners. Mr. McMahon has strong and diverse government relations experience in affordable housing, health care and criminal justice sectors; and has a time-tested commitment and successful track record integrating public systems and private partners to better serve individuals and families with complex health needs.

Karen Nemsick is the former lead executive in charge of managing operations for Rebuilding Together San Francisco. There she was responsible for attracting key corporate sponsors, creating engaging fundraising events and managing budget and staffing needs for high impact programs. Under her leadership, the affiliate mobilized 800 volunteers annually on hundreds of rebuilding projects throughout the city of San Francisco. While at Rebuilding Together San Francisco, Ms. Nemsick also served as a National Affiliate Council representative from November 2013 to November 2019, serving as Chair in 2019. She has attended the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government: Executive Education, Achieving Excellence in Community Development program. She holds a Master of Social Work from California State University, Sacramento and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross.

Rick Wolf is an Executive Vice President and head of production for the small loans platform (Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac) at Greystone, a leading national commercial real estate lending, investment and advisory firm. Previously, he worked at Fannie Mae for 11 years as Vice President where he was responsible for small loan production, negotiated pools and large national accounts. Mr. Wolf also worked in securitization groups at Merrill Lynch and KPMG. Mr. Wolf holds a Master of Business Administration in finance from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, Fla.).