J. David MagistrelliExecutive Director, M.S.
David is a graduate of Springfield College earning a Bachelor’s degree in Community Leadership and Business Administration. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin.
His career has covered a wide range of business and community endeavors. He has worked with disadvantage youth in the inner cities, successfully turned around a 24-hour residential treatment facility for developmentally disabled youth, and was co-founder of two international professional associations in the health care field.
Prior to joining Habitat, David spent 22 years consulting to large and small business organizations, government agencies, and multi-national corporations strengthening their operations, through blending personal and corporate goals to achieve profitability for the organization.
He has been a speaker at national conventions addressing the issues of personal performance, organizational dynamics and balancing personal goals to empower others to achieve their successes. He is the author of various articles and publications found in Montana Business Journal, he wrote a Personal Development Program for management, and created a training program on diversity. In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing, coaching local high school basketball and hiking.
Under his leadership at Habitat, their programs have expanded to keep in line with the changing mission of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat has transition from building one house at a time to Critical Repairs, A Brush with Kindness and now, Habitat has obtained the status of a Community Housing Development Organization with the State of Montana making it eligible for federal funding for housing development.