Liz DeCoursey named new CEO for Morris Habitat for Humanity

Morris Habitat for Humanity‘s board of directors Tuesday announced that Liz DeCoursey has been named as its next CEO.

DeCoursey most recently served as interim CEO and chief operating officer and vice president of real estate for the affordable housing organization serving Morris and Middlesex counties, as well as the Greater Plainfield area.

“Throughout her 18-year tenure, Liz has demonstrated exemplary leadership, fostering collaboration among our staff, volunteers and partners,” Richard Barrett, president of the board of directors, said. “Her ability to engage with the community and her expertise in nonprofit management have been instrumental in advancing our mission of providing safe and affordable housing to those in need. Liz’s passion and deep understanding of our organization’s values and goals make her the ideal candidate for the position of CEO.”

“My vision for the organization is one of innovation and continued growth. I believe that, by embracing new opportunities and challenges, we can broaden our impact and serve even more families. This vision includes expanding and deepening our reach and impact in Middlesex County,” DeCoursey said.

In 2020, Morris Habitat expanded by acquiring the service area of the Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Both affiliates have long histories of helping families in their communities and the consolidation strengthened the organization’s ability to meet the shortage of affordable housing in New Jersey. The acquisition effectively doubled Morris Habitat’s service area to 68 municipalities spanning 1,000 square miles in north and central New Jersey.