Staff

Asrat GebreAsrat Gebre
CEO
Asrat Gebre has been the Executive Director of Hope Community Builders since 1997 and was instrumental in incorporating HCB and having it certified as a Community Housing Development Organization. Asrat has also set up a fully computerized accounting system for the organization and established a functioning public relations and volunteer system with the churches and universities of the area. Asrat is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Hope Community Builders, the establishment of budgets and schedules, and guides potential buyers through the steps required to secure financing.

Past Experience
Prior to 1995, Asrat had extensive international experience managing a non-profit organization that had developed programs in providing primary health care and curative health programs, low cost housing and the development of appropriate technology methods.

Education
Asrat has BA in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Law from Addis Ababa University. In addition he has completed all the classes for the Masters in the Conflict Transformation Program at Eastern Mennonite University. He had participated in several workshops related to housing issues. He is also qualified as a Housing Development Finance Professional (HDFP).

Meseret Endeshaw: (coming soon)

Ken Paramalee: Ken has an Associate Degree as a Culinary Chef. However, life led him to various construction jobs and he landed at HCB in November 2017. He is responsible for Subcontractors and inspection scheduling and everything else that needs to be done to finish a construction job