Westlake’s Charlotte Leonard Named Vice Chair At Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Palm Beach County recently announced that Kevin Elwell has been appointed as chair and Charlotte Leonard as vice chair of its board of directors.

Elwell, a native of Palm Beach County, is a member of BDO’s Transaction Advisory Tax Services team. He offers advice related to the buying and selling of businesses, including due diligence and structuring suggestions.

Elwell earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Central Florida and later pursued a master’s degree in taxation from the same institution.

In addition to his involvement with Habitat for Humanity, he is an active member of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches and has been a part of Leadership Florida Connect Class X and Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2018.

“It is an honor for me to serve as the board chair of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Palm Beach County,” Elwell said. “Having grown up in Palm Beach County, I have always been passionate about making this community a better place to live, work and play for everyone.”

Leonard, a Westlake resident who serves on the Westlake City Council, grew up in Pleasant City, the oldest African American community in West Palm Beach. She is a healthcare operations executive who has achieved great success through her hard work, dedication and passion for serving others.

In recognition of her accomplishments, Leonard was designated one of South Florida’s Most Powerful and Influential Black Leaders in Business.

She holds a master’s degree in health law from Nova Southeastern University and is also a John Maxwell certified coach, trainer and speaker.

“I hope to help bring awareness to the community about Habitat for Humanity while also helping to find community partners in areas of community builds, volunteering and fund development,” Leonard said. “I want those who have the need to know about Habitat and maybe one day be a recipient of a home for their family.”

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Palm Beach County is a nonprofit organization and an affiliate of a global nonprofit, Habitat for Humanity International, serving Palm Beach County. Families and individuals needing safe and affordable housing partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.

Learn more about the organization at www.habitatgreaterpbc.org.


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