East Cooper Habitat for Humanity adds two staff members

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Nick Jaska


East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing organization, has added two staff members. Nick Jaksa will serve as construction manager and Trish Elsie will serve as volunteer coordinator / construction assistant.

As construction manager, Jaksa will oversee all planning and execution of construction projects for East Cooper Habitat for Humanity. He previously served as construction superintendent and deconstruction manager with Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County in Greenville and prior to that as AmeriCorps site leader and construction superintendent with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County in Raleigh, N.C. Jaksa holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He is a licensed South Carolina residential builder and is a member of the AmeriCorps Alumni and the Charleston Habitat Young Professionals. Jaksa currently resides on Sullivan’s Island.

Elsie, volunteer coordinator / construction assistant, will oversee all aspects of the volunteer program and work closely with home sponsors to coordinate sponsor volunteers and home dedications. Elsie previously served as program director for the City of North Charleston and prior to that as event coordinator / recreation supervisor for the City of Isle of Palms. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto where she studied sociology and minored in theatre and drama studies. Elsie is a member of the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association. Elsie previously volunteered with Louie’s Kids / Run Buddies, as an ICU / PACU volunteer for East Cooper Medical Center, as a child advocate for both Lowcountry Orphan Relief and the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, as a reading partner with Book Buddies, and as a mentor to elementary school students with Be A Mentor. For her efforts, she has received the Volunteer Award for the Mary Ford Elementary School and tutoring / mentor recognition from the Charleston County School District. Elsie currently resides on Isle of Palms.


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