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  • David J. Green, Chamber Board of Directors

    David Green is a native of Western Pennsylvania, but relocated to the area in May of 2005.  Green earned a Master of Arts Degree in Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Prior to moving to Bluffton, Green was a Network Systems Integrator and consultant for several national corporations as well as a Product Marketing Engineer for Marconi, a manufacturer of networking & telecoms equipment that is now part of Ericson.  He also led several certification projects that enabled this equipment to be integrated into secure government & DoD networks.  After relocating to Bluffton, Green was one of the original founders for Osprey Village, Inc. (OVI), which is a local nonprofit that works to develop housing and related services for adults with special needs and their aging caregivers.  In 2008, he led the efforts to incorporate and become a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization by the IRS.  In 2010, Green stepped down to take a paid, part-time position as Director of Development to help Osprey Village raise funds to meet the initial "challenge match" goal which was extended by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.  Green currently works as a full-time contract consultant for Osprey Village as the Director of Business Development.

    In addition to his day-to-day job, Green participates in many local networking and human services organizations in the area, which include: Beaufort County DSN Advisory Board, Beaufort County Human Services Alliance (HSA), Beaufort County Disabilities Coalition, Lowcountry Affordable Housing Coalition, SCANPO/Together SC, and as a Board member of the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

    David and his wife, Paula, have two children: Sara, a Forensic Biologist for the US Army Criminal Investigation Lab in the Atlanta Area and Paul, a 37-year-old developmentally disabled son who lives with them.  The Green's relocated to the area in 2005 so that Paul could participate in the Programs for Exceptional People (PEP) program on Hilton Head Island.  As Green notes, “We were talking about the idea of a ‘neighborhood with a purpose’ to support adults with special needs even before we moved here, but it was more wishful thinking than a real plan.  Being involved from the beginning in bringing Osprey Village to life has been the most rewarding experience of our lives.”


     

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