Heather Schulze, Executive Director
Ollie Lowery, Construction Manager
Ollie Lowery has been working in the construction industry since 1995. Since then he has dedicated his career to constructing single and multi family homes. Lowery joined Coastal Habitat in 2010 as Construction Manager, overseeing the work of a team of professionals and volunteers. Since then, he has managed the construction of seven single-family homes for the organization's partner homeowners. After Superstorm Sandy hit the area in 2012, Lowery oversaw the repair and rebuilding of 40 properties in 28 Southern Monmouth County neighborhoods. Lowery is featured in the organization's "Repair. Rebuild. Restore." video.
Richard Virgilio, Director of Marketing
In early 2007, Virgilio began his work with Coastal Habitat by volunteering at the organization's thrift store, the ReStore, in Asbury Park. Soon after, he began serving as Chair of the store's committee and on the organization's Board of Directors. Virgilio became the Director of Marketing for the organization in 2010, overseeing the marketing, social media and media relations efforts of both the organization and it's store, as well as supporting donor outreach. For corporate supporters, he implemented a customizeable donor-centric promotions plan designed to align with each supporter's specific internal efforts. The plan is now mirrored by other Habitat affiliates.
In 2017, the educational video he produced to detail the organization's impact potential donors Coastal Habitat won awards from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals and Telly digital marketing.
Virgilio also is president of a national public relations and digital media firm, working in partnership with nonprofits, "Fortune 500" financial and technology companies to develop impactful multi-platform communication strategies. He began his career in radio and television production with CBS Radio, Paramount Domestic Television and Warner Brothers. He graduated cum laude from Kean University with a bachelor of art degree in communications.