Blair Schleicher Bravo is chief executive officer of Morris Habitat for Humanity in Randolph, NJ, which is building homes in partnership with the community and lower income families seeking the American dream of home ownership and other housing solutions. Through her successful tenure of more than 13 years, she developed and implemented strategic business plans leading to substantial revenue and program growth, growing the organization tenfold working with over 12,000 volunteer visits annually to directly helping 30 to 60 families a year through new, rehab and repair programs, and growing ReStore with annual revenues of $1.8 million.
With over 20 years experience in the affordable housing sector, she currently serves as a board member in the following housing organizations: a founding member and current vice chair of the Housing Alliance of Morris County, a coalition of organizations committed to increasing the supply of affordable housing in Morris County; second term chair of the Housing & Community Development Network of NJ, a state-wide association of 250 organizations that support the creation of housing and economic opportunities for low and moderate income New Jersyans; chair of the Mountain Lakes fair share housing committee; and a member of the affiliate enhancement committee of Habitat for Humanity Internationalâ€™s US Council. Her work in the nonprofit housing sector has been recognized by numerous organizations and businesses, including the Distinguished Service Award from the NJ Builderâ€™s Association and the Brava Award from SmartCEO Magazine.
Blair proudly serves on the Deanâ€™s Advisory Council for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at her alma mater, William Paterson University, initially as a founding member, and contining as chair of the ambassadorship committee. Through the ambassadorship committee, she assists with engaging alumni and friends of the College who can provide knowledge, commitment, influence, and support.
Active in her community, Ms. Schleicher Bravo is a former four-term council member in Mountain Lakes, having served two terms as mayor and as deputy mayor. She currently serves as a Commissioner with the Mountain Lakes Shade Tree Commission and has served as member of the Mountain Lakes Planning Board, Recreation Commission, and Lakeland Hills YMCA Board of Directors. Since 1988, she has been a member of the Mountain Lakes League of Women Voters, and has held a number of positions within the local, county and state Leagues, serving as president of the Mountain Lakes chapter from 1990 to 1993.
She has a B.A. in liberal studies - social sciences from William Paterson University. She also has an Executive Certificate in Non Profit Leadership, from the Center for Social Leadership, George Washington University; a Certificate in Social Perspectives in Nonprofit Management, Harvard Business School; and is an alumna of Leadership Morris - Class of 2000.
She is married to Miguel Bravo, and has four grown children and nine grandchildren.