As senior vice president of the U.S. and Canada, Adrienne Goolsby provides strategic leadership and managerial oversight to Habitat for Humanity International’s U.S./Canada staff to support and enhance the U.S. and Canada affiliate network. She leads HFHI’s work in construction, programs such as Veterans Build and Aging in Place, long-term disaster recovery and strategies to increase opportunities for Black homeownership. Goolsby brings a joy and passion to addressing problems that affect people’s lives. Prior to the pandemic, Goolsby would often travel across the U.S. in support of the local Habitat organizations serving their communities. Though the pandemic kept her physically apart from local Habitats, Goolsby began holding calls with the U.S. Habitat network, as well as continuing to appear virtually at regional Habitat conferences to show support for the work being done.
Her leadership during the pandemic has kept the focus on the importance of affordable housing when so many are spending more time at home. She also has led her team of over 130 staff members to transition to an all-virtual work environment while increasing output and deliverables to support the organization’s mission. Each day, Goolsby works to ensure that families — no matter who they are, where they live or how much they earn — have access to a stable, affordable place to call home.
SVP, US & Canada
Habitat for Humanity International