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Ms. Oestreicher joined New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) in 2014, serving as its first Chief Advancement Officer, and in 2019, she assumed the Executive Director leadership role. The affiliate serves a five-parish area best known for its homebuyer program, typically building about 30 homes each year. As part of this program, NOAHH is the builder and the lender, maintaining both General Contractors and mortgage loan origination credentials in-house. NOAHH is actively involved in long-term disaster recovery work in multiple parishes and operates a ReStore selling donated building materials and home goods and a robust rental program managing about 85 properties. Rounding out its portfolio of services, NOAHH also runs a major home repair services program, effecting repairs for about 100 elderly or disabled low-income homeowners each year. NOAHH’s newest initiative is an internship & apprenticeship program to train young adults in construction.

In addition to her work at NOAHH, Marguerite serves on the board of the Corporate Internship Leadership Institute (CILI), Jefferson Parish Community Foundation Racial Equity & Reconciliation Committee, and multiple committees with Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), including Innovation, Disaster Recovery, and others. She is an active community volunteer with many organizations serving those most in need, such as Advancing Black Homeownership. Before joining NOAHH, Marguerite worked as a business development analyst at Intralox. This global manufacturing company makes application-specific modular plastic conveyor belts and systems for all industries. She had previously served as the first sales manager at nola.com, securing the company’s first quarter-million-dollar online sponsorship. Before joining nola.com, Marguerite was Vice President of Marketing for Hospitality Enterprises, a hotel and attractions company with three divisions. She owned and operated Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Arts, a contemporary gallery and pioneer of the Warehouse Arts District. She was honored as New Orleans Businesswoman of the Year in 1997. Marguerite is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she earned her BA, majoring and graduating with honors in English, French, and German. She earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Salem College and completed the highly competitive ACCESS program at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. This specialized nonprofit leadership curriculum was developed in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International.

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