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CATCH Neighborhood Housing Names New Board Members

Concord, NH – CATCH Neighborhood Housing is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its board of directors. At its January meeting, the board approved the addition of Tim Wade and Safiya Wazir.

Tim Wade currently serves as the NH Regional President and Executive Vice President for M&T Bank. In addition to over 32 years of commercial banking experience, Wade has served on numerous non-profit boards including the Boys and Girls Club of Boston, MVP Healthcare, the American Red Cross, and the Union College Foundation.

When asked about serving on CATCH’s board of directors, Wade said, “Affordable housing is undeniably a critical issue facing our communities now and for the foreseeable future. Through my Board involvement with CATCH, I am hoping to make a positive impact to those in need.”

A long time champion of children and families, Wazir currently serves as a Case Manager for Ascentria and Church World Service. She previously served as a NH State Representative for Merrimack County’s 17th District serving on the Children and Family Law Committee and is a former member of the Head Start Policy Council.

Wazir remarked, "I'm excited to work toward solutions to the housing crisis on the CATCH Neighborhood Housing board. I hope I can leverage my experience working closely with New Americans and as a former state representative to look at innovative, equitable, and creative solutions and to be sure everyone's voice is heard in this important conversation about our most fundamental need for housing!"

CATCH President and CEO Tom Furtado said, “We are very excited to welcome Tim and Safiya to CATCH’s board. They each bring expertise and experiences that will be very valuable to CATCH’s leadership. I look forward to working with them and the rest of our board members to strengthen CATCH in the years to come!”


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