LeGrand (Lee) Malany
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Lee Malany is a Licensed Professional Engineer and an Attorney at Law and practices law in Springfield, Illinois. He is currently a Disaster Response and Mitigation Engineer, Land, Shelter and Infrastructure Specialist with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), and is a shelter advisor and delegate for the American Red Cross. Lee worked many years as a construction director for Habitat for Humanity in Sangamon County, Illinois and as a shelter, relief and development advisor to Habitat for Humanity International.
Lee has worked in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Macedonia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Georgia and Papua New Guinea. His overseas work includes: construction of schools (10) and civic centers (2) in Macedonia; Shelter projects in Macedonia and Kosovo after the 1999 Kosovo conflict and shelter projects in Macedonia after the 2001 conflict in Northern Macedonia; Shelter projects in Afghanistan in 2002, 2004 and 2006; shelter and a member of the DART team in West Darfur, Sudan, 2005; and, shelter and urban development in Pakistan in 2005 – 2006. Lee was Chief Counselor to the Minister of Urban Development and Housing, Kabul, Afghanistan, January – May, 2004.
Lee was in Florida and Alabama for the Red Cross during the 2004 hurricane crisis and in Louisiana and Mississippi during the 2005 Katrina crisis. Lee has been active with Habitat for Humanity in Springfield, Illinois where he has served on the Board and as their Director of Construction; he has been extensively involved in the actual construction of more that 20 habitat houses in Springfield and has built Habitat houses in Papua New Guinea and Hungary.
Lee and his wife Barb have Foster Parent, Department of Children and Family Services, specializing in problem teenagers (20 yrs. 17 foster children); host family Illinois governmental internship program (6 yrs, 20+ students); host family Rotary exchange st
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