“My name is Beverly Chernoff and I am Habitat!”

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“My most memorable Cornerstone experiences have been working alongside home partners and their families. Seeing their love for this new home that they are helping build – that’s priceless.“…

– Beverly Chernoff, graduated from Cornerstone College in 2016.
Check out Beverly Chernoff’s interview during our 1000th build highlight video in October 2023.

Read more about Beverly!


Q. What career or profession were you involved in before joining Habitat as a Cornerstone Leader on our construction sites?

A. I worked as an IT Program and Program Management Office Manager for HP. During my career, I led teams and IT projects. I have extensive experience with managing client relations and travel logistics.


Q. What initially drew you to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity?

A. I’m not sure what initially drew me in. But, my first exposure was helping clean up tornado damage to a Habitat neighborhood of 60 homes in the Granbury area.

and how did you first get involved with Trinity Habitat for Humanity?

A. As soon as I retired and moved back to Texas, I signed up to volunteer! On my first Women’s Build, I met Susan DeVault, and she pulled me aside and said if I really wanted to build with Habitat, I should become a green shirt.


Q. How have the skills or experiences from your previous career or profession translated into your work on the Habitat for Humanity construction site?

A. I had zero construction experience, but I did have experience with people. This included collaborating with diverse groups of people (staff, vendors, clients), running projects, managing risk, and ensuring compliance with standards.


Q. What is a memorable experience or project from your time with Trinity Habitat for Humanity that reaffirmed your passion for the work?

A. To me, the most memorable Cornerstone experiences have been working alongside home partners and their families – seeing their love for this new home that they are helping build… that’s priceless. Also, working with volunteers who just really want to be there and are passionate about the mission.


Q. What aspects of Habitat for Humanity’s mission stand out to you?

A. After I retired, I could spend my time on what was important to me, I wondered where to start. As a person of faith, I believe God led me to housing and food ministries. While there are numerous ministries to help feed people – there are relatively few housing ministries… and I think Habitat is the only program where we build affordable homes as “a hand up”.”

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