Administrative Staff

John Finnerty | Chief Executive Officer

John Finnerty

Chief Executive Officer

Crystal Lazar | Chief Operating Officer

Crystal Lazar



Crystal Lazar received her Bachelors from UCF in Studio Art and Education, and Certificate in Nonprofit Management from USF. She began work with Habitat Orlando in 2006, she was hired at Habitat in Pasco County in 2009.  She is a founding member of the UCF Habitat campus chapter, Housing Focus Chair for the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant (Pasco County), Former Vice President on the Habitat Florida Board of Directors, chairperson on the Pasco County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, she is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management Member, Leadership Pasco graduate. She also serves on the Board of the Seventh Mom Project.

Terena Jones | Chief Financial Officer

Terena Jones

Chief Financial Officer


Terena Jones started with Habitat for Humanity in November, 2011. She graduated from Pasco High School in 1979, and began working in the banking industry for the next 12 years as a Head Teller and then promoted to Internal Controls Administrator. For the next 2 decades, she handled all of the financial aspects of a successful family business, while raising 3 children.

Jere Ferguson | Director of Volunteer Services

Jere Ferguson

Director of Volunteer & Partner Family Services


Jere Ferguson has worked to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity of East and Central Pasco since August 2012 and is currently the Director of Volunteer Services. Before joining the Habitat family Jere served 17+ years as a combat veteran and Senior Non-commissioned Officer in the US Army Intelligence and Field Artillery Corps.


Laurel Weightman

Development Director

Laurel Weightman joined Habitat for Humanity in January, 2017.  She and her husband, Jock, are longtime Dade City residents and are proud to have raised their 3 children within the Dade City community.  Laurel is a founding member and a member of the Board of Directors for the Dade City Symphony and serves on the Board of Directors for Heritage Arts Center Association.  She is honored to make a difference and to utilize her talents within East and Central Pasco County by being a part of the Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County team and to support its mission.  

Jenny Lehmann

ReStore Manager

Ed Blommel

Procurement Director

Jose Garcia

Construction Director


You may apply in person at 37220 Meridian Ave. 33525 in Dade City or email for volunteer positions.