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).

 

Brian Sullivan
Building Supervisor
Brian has worked in the construction industry since 1995. He started his building career in Phoenix, AZ, working as a carpenter. After moving back to his hometown, Harrisonburg VA, Brian continued  to work in the construction industry. In 2002, Brian started his own company, framing single family residential houses, duplexes, and some commercial structures.

Brian graduated from Harrisonburg High School and attended Radford University. After College, Brian spent two seasons in Kodiak AK commercial fishing for Salmon.

Currently Brian is Building Supervisor for Hope. He oversees all sub contractors on our building project at Covenant Heights.

Brian enjoys many outdoor activities. Biking, canoeing, and soccer are among his favorites. Brian has coached youth soccer for many years, and spends most of his free time watching and playing sports with four children.