Beaches Habitat Young Professionals (HYP)

What is Beaches HYP?


Beaches HYP is a self-directed, professional-led organization that works cooperatively with Beaches Habitat for Humanity through service, advocacy, fundraising, and professional and leadership development. Beaches HYP offers value to members through opportunities for networking and relationship building; personal, leadership, and professional development; and engagement through service.

Membership Benefits

In addition to networking opportunities with like-minded young professionals in the Beaches area, a Beaches HYP membership includes:

  • Member pricing and specials at socials and other events

  • Exclusive HYP construction volunteer opportunities

  • HYP t-shirt

  • Opportunities for professional development and voluntary leadership

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Beaches HYP Leadership

Beaches HYP Leadership

Beaches HYP is led by an independent Board of Directors who collaborate with Beaches Habitat's staff and Board.

Current HYP Board officers are:

  • President


  • Vice President

    Pete Havens

  • Treasurer

    Haley Yackee

  • Secretary


  • Membership Chair

    Samantha Nekolny

  • Volunteer Chair

    Elizabeth Moore

  • Communications Chair


  • Social Media Chair


  • Marketing Chair


  • Special Events Chair

    Jenn Schwenn

  • Advocacy Chair


Want to join the Beaches HYP Board?

As we start the 2023 year, the Beaches Habitat Young Professionals Board has a number of volunteer board positions open. HYP Board member positions are generally held for two years, and responsibilities vary by position but all board members are expected to attend informal monthly board meetings as well as at least 2-3 monthly construction build days per year.

Interested? Click below to read position descriptions for the current open positions: Secretary, Membership Chair, Communications Chair, Social Media Chair, and Marketing Chair

Join the Beaches HYP Board

Beaches HYP is seeking motivated young professionals interested in making a tangible difference in the local community. We are currently accepting applications to join the leadership of Beaches HYP by joining the Beaches HYP Board of Directors. To be considered, please download and complete the application form below. Completed applications can be submitted to

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