Administrative Staff

John Finnerty | Chief Executive Officer

John Finnerty

Chief Executive Officer

  2. (352) 567-1444 ext 1305
Crystal Lazar | Chief Operating Officer

Crystal Lazar

Chief Administrative Officer

  2. (352) 437-5386

Crystal Lazar received her Bachelors from UCF in Studio Art and Education, and Certificate in Nonprofit Management from USF. She has spent the last 11 years with Habitat for Humanity helping make homeownership a reality for families across the country, she began working for Habitat in Pasco County in 2009. She has worked various positions during her tenure from construction team leader, restore associate, volunteer coordinator, family services, interim CEO, COO and is currently serving the East & Central Pasco County affiliate as CAO.  She is a founding member of the UCF Habitat campus chapter, Housing Focus Group Chair for the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant (Pasco County), Vice President on the Habitat for Humanity Florida Board of Directors, appointed by the Pasco County BCC to serve on the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee 3 terms in a row, and she is an active member of the Dade City Noon Rotary club, Society of Human Resource Management Member and a Leadership Pasco graduate.

Terena Jones | Chief Financial Officer

Terena Jones

Chief Financial Officer

  2. (352) 437-5388

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 Services

  2. (352) 437-5385

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

  2. (352) 567-1444


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.  


You may apply in person at 36739 State Road 52 Suite 202, Dade City, 33525 in Dade City or email for volunteer positions.