Rebuilding Together Elects New Members to National Board of Directors

Washington, D.C., September 3, 2020Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs and revitalizing our communities today announced the election of three members to its national board of directors. Terry Booty, President and Chief Operating Officer of Urban Farmers Inc, Felicia Chew, Vice President of Clinical Services, Education and Staff Development at Genesis Healthcare and James Frison, President of the McKesson Foundation and Senior Director of Corporate Impact for McKesson Corporation were elected unanimously to the organization’s governing body.

“I am thrilled to welcome such talented individuals to the organization,” said Kevin Rafferty, Chairman of Rebuilding Together’s board of directors and Executive Vice President of Hancock Whitney Bank. “Their expertise in community development, healthcare and aging in place will be invaluable as we work with communities to create safer housing for our neighbors in need.”

Terry Booty is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Urban Farmers Inc. He oversees all aspects of development, P3 joint ventures, and land acquisition. Prior to founding Urban Farmers Inc., Terry enjoyed a professional career as a Development Manager for Marriott International. He has developed more than 250 million dollars of real estate and built millions of square feet of commercial property. During his tenure he developed a keen sense to mitigate risk, understand the importance of corporate diversity initiatives and most importantly develop excellent product. His passion for the built environment has given him the unique ability to build quality projects in highly politicized and scrutinized communities. He has successfully bridged the gap between corporate objectives and community needs. Terry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California Berkeley and completed the executive education program in real estate at the University of Southern California.

Felicia Chew, MS, OTR, FAOTA, Vice President of Clinical Services, Education, and Staff Development for Genesis HealthCare has 32 years of clinical experience in diverse practice settings, including acute care, mental health, outpatient, and post-acute care. For the past 24 years, she has worked for GRS/GHC, having been a clinical specialist and clinical manager before transitioning to her current role.  During her tenure with GRS/GHC, she has experienced many changes in practice and healthcare policy that have impacted care delivery.  Felicia has been responsible for the oversight of program standards, development, and implementation in all clinical services, especially defining occupational therapy practice within GRS and developing the education, programs, and resources, to meet the needs of clinicians in the long term care environment and geriatric practice arena. Felicia’s professional activities include executive board member for the New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association, executive board member for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, past faculty member at Atlantic Cape College (NJ), as well as many ad hoc committees with AOTA and NBCOT.  She continues to present at the local, state, and national levels related to clinical, interprofessional and administrative topics.  Most recently, Felicia, as a co-PI was awarded a research study contract through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for a study in dementia care. She received a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Leadership from Misericordia University and is currently pursuing a doctorate at George Washington University.

James Frison is an inspirational social impact executive who excels at leveraging corporate resources to make a significant impact in the community while enhancing brand reputation. He is currently working as President of the McKesson Foundation and Senior Director of Corporate Impact for McKesson Corporation. Prior to McKesson, James spent 8 years with Lowe’s Home Improvement where he led the company's philanthropic efforts while managing an annual budget of over $42 million to benefit global communities within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China and India. In addition to having leadership responsibility for the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation and Lowe's Employee Relief Fund, James has a wealth of experience with non-profit and vendor partnerships, foundation management, corporate volunteerism, employee giving and hardship relief, cause marketing, in-store activation, disaster response and grant distribution. James is an accomplished public speaker having delivered the keynote speech during the SkillsUSA, Boys & Girls Clubs and Habitat For Humanity Global Conferences.  He has also served as a company spokesperson for Lowe's having appeared on Good Morning America. Prior to joining Lowe's, James spent 12 years in various brand management leadership roles at P&G, PepsiCo, Walt Disney World and Snyder's-Lance. Early in his career, James spent 5 years with General Electric Company as part of the Manufacturing Leadership Program where he later earned his Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. James earned an MBA degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from UNC Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.