Meet the young leaders that head up the Habitat Young Professionals Executive Committee helping to build, advocate, and fundraise for Habitat Chesapeake.
Megan McCabe-Marcell, President
Megan joined HYPC in 2015 as a founding member. She has worked and volunteered for numerous non-profit organizations including Habitat Chesapeake. She currently works at AARP Foundation Experience Corps as a Volunteer Engagement Specialist. We’re excited to have her expertise and leadership as she leads HYPC to success for the next two fiscal years.
Alex Mesisca, Vice President
Alex joined HYPC in 2017 after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with honors and obtaining his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Alex currently works as an Associate Analyst at T. Rowe Price in Baltimore. We’re excited to have his analytical and strategic planning skills to help further the mission of Habitat Chesapeake and HYPC.
Shana Herndon, Treasurer
Shana joined HYPC in 2016 with an eagerness to give back. Shana graduated from the University of Baltimore and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. She currently works as a Budget Analyst for The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. We’re excited to have her strategic thinking skills as she helps expedite and simplify the financial side of membership.
Destinee Easton, Secretary
Destinee joined HYPC this year and is already diving in head first on the executive committee. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in English and has gone on to utilize her talents at many non-profit and corporate organizations in Atlanta and locally in Baltimore. Destinee currently works at KO Public Affairs as a Communications Associate. We’re so excited to have her detail oriented talents as she takes over the position of Secretary.
Jaclyn Tekiela, Marketing and PR at Large Member
Jaclyn joined HYPC in 2015 as a founding member. She has worked and volunteered with numerous non-profit organizations including Habitat Chesapeake. She currently works for the Maryland Food Bank as the Link2Feed Specialist. We’re excited to have her ramp up our marketing and pr efforts for HYP events and happenings.
Megan Maertz, Events Planning/Fundraising at Large Member
Megan joined HYPC in 2018 and is excited to join the executive committee. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Public Relations, English and Political Science. She then went on to obtain her MBA from UW-Whitewater with a focus in Marketing. Megan currently works for BW Papersystems as their Marketing Communications Specialist. We’re excited to have her strategic vision to plan, promote and fundraise for HYPC and to work closely with Jaclyn to ensure our events are a success.
Andrew Gross, Community Engagement and Advocacy at Large Member
Andy joined HYPC in 2018 shortly after leaving Active Duty with the U.S. Army. He graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a degree in Political Science and went on to the University of Baltimore for his law degree. He is currently an Associate at the Law Offices of Evan K. Thalenberg, P.A., representing individuals in their personal injury and medical malpractice cases, with a focus on lead paint poisoning. Andy is dedicated to helping develop safe and affordable housing in Baltimore. At 36 years old, Andy believes he is really stretching the “young” part of being a Young Professional, but we’re so excited to have his expertise and leadership in advocacy initiatives and opportunities with HYPC.