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Habitat’s Zablotny retiring; Katie Page promoted

Oct. 31. Katie Page will take over the top job at Habitat for Humanity of Cabarrus after the retirement of Executive Director Dave Zablotny in April of next year. Zablotny  will remain in an advisory role until June 30.

Under his leadership since July of 2011, the organization paid off $1 million interest bearing debt  and built reserves in case of market instability such as what happened in 2008.

Habitat consistently serves over 40 families each year through new construction, critical home repairs and transitional housing. Before his arrival, the affiliate served less than 10 families.

In recent years, Habitat Cabarrus has also nurtured existing partnerships and established new partnerships to help build its volunteer and donor base with church groups, the cities of Concord and Kannapolis and local businesses.


Page joined Habitat Cabarrus in 2014 as the Resource Development Director and was recently recognized as one of Business Today NC’s 2016 Top Women in Business.

Page has been an active part of the community since 2010, previously working at United Way and ACN. She serves on the board at Concord Rotary Club and chairs the community service committee. She also graduated from the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Cabarrus class in 2015.

Habitat Cabarrus is currently finalizing its second Tiny House which was recently featured on WTVI PBS Charlotte. Habitat Cabarrus is the only Habitat for Humanity affiliate in North Carolina building tiny houses for families. The affiliate will also be dedicating a home in November sponsored by Thrivent Financial. Habitat Cabarrus was one of only three North Carolina affiliates to be awarded the very competitive matching grant from Thrivent Financial this year.

Zablotny was a 15-year volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Buffalo before becoming their first Executive Director in 2008. He served there for three years before he was hired at Habitat Cabarrus in 2011. Prior to that, he had a 25 year career in financial services with HSBC Bank in Buffalo.

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