Who We Are

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Providence

Since 1987, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Providence has been an independently chartered affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), the largest nonprofit homebuilder worldwide.

Locally, our mission is dedicated to building decent, affordable housing with families that live in substandard and unaffordable housing and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Our vision is seeing that all residents of the Greater Providence area live in decent, affordable homes.

Globally, our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our global mission statement: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Service Area

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Providence serves the cities of Central Falls, Pawtucket, and Providence, Rhode Island.


Mark Kravatz
Executive Director

As Executive Director, Mark drives the operational, programmatic, and strategic vision of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Providence – our work toward a city where everyone has a decent place to live.

Mark brings more than 17 years of experience in nonprofit and consulting services that specialize in affordable housing, collective impact, systems thinking, healthy housing, energy efficiency, building science, workforce training, public health, education, asset-based community development mapping, and community organizing. Mark worked at Optimal Energy, Inc., a national leader energy efficiency policy before joining Habitat for Humanity of Greater Providence in 2020.

Mark is an alumnus of Providence College and has a Bachelors degree in Public & Community Service Studies. He has served on several boards and committees including the United Way of Rhode Island Community Investment Community, Rhode Island Interfaith Power & Light, Rhode Island Housing Resources Commission, Providence/Cranston Workforce Investment Board, City of Providence Environmental & Sustainability Task Force, South Kingstown Sustainability Committee, and the Community Health Worker Association of Rhode Island.

For his past leadership, Mark and his previous employer were recognized with the 2015 Rhode Island Foundation Initiative for Non-Profit Excellence Best Practices Award for Collaboration, and the 2013 Secretary of HUD Award for Public-Philanthropic partnerships.

Board of Directors

John Meara, President
The Law Firm of Mandell, Boisclair, and Mandell, Ltd.

Jennifer Hellmuth, PhD, Vice President
Bradley Hospital

Winshanai Gandy, Secretary

Robert Bohlen Treasuer
Re/Max 1st Choice

Amanda Heinsen
United Way of Rhode Island

Sandra Mazo
The Washington Trust Company

Shelley Peterson
Saint Andrews School

Michael Plummer
Main Street Home Loans

Mark Rhoads
Citizens Bank

David Travers
Main Street Home Loans

Melissa Dominguez
Providence Public Schools

Nicole Picard
Brown University


Family Services Committee

Shelley Peterson, Chairperson
Saint Andrews School

Carla Cuellar
Rhode Island Family Service

Nayeli Munrayos
Centreville Bank

Rosa Pastor
Washington Trust Bank

Buildings Committee

Russ Johnson, Chairperson
Landings Real Estate Group

Matthew Banoub
Aten Energy Conservation

Greg Barker
Rhode Island Housing

Winshanai Gandy

Steve Santos
Community Action Partnership of Providence

Ken Twitchell
Ocean State Energy Audits

Parris Wise
Amos House

Job, Internship, and Mentorship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with HabitatPVD! Building a talented and diverse team is a top priority. Stay up to date on new job, internship, and mentorship opportunities by signing up for our e-newsletter.

Internship Openings

HabitatPVD internships offers young professionals an opportunity to work independently and as part of a team to make an immediate and direct positive impact, build new professional relationships, and develop valuable professional skills.

Future Job Openings

If you are interested in future job opportunities, or if you would like to pitch a program idea please contact Mark Kravatz, Executive Director, at kravatz@habitatpvd.org.

AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps

HabitatPVD is not currently an AmeriCorps or SeniorCorps sponsored site. Please check back for future opportunities.

Senior Mentorship Openings

What if you could use your experience and knowledge to guide an intern working for decent and affordable housing for all in the greater Providence area? As a mentor, you can share your knowledge, be on call for your intern, schedule regular check-ins (a virtual, weekly lunch perhaps?) and make yourself available to support the organization. You can also roll your sleeves up and help your mentee get the work done!

HabitatPVD has partnered with Amava™, an organization dedicated to helping seniors Discover Your Next® flexible, socially engaging experience.

Click HERE to sign up for a mentorship opportunity with HabitatPVD

Equal Opportunity Employer

HabitatPVD is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Non-proselytizing policy

Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations (including Habitat for Humanity of Greater Providence) will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat for Humanity work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat for Humanity. This means that Habitat for Humanity will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith or religion.