Our Valuable Team Members

Stefka Czarnecki Fanchi, Executive Director

Stefka holds a Bachelor degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University and a Master of Arts in International Management with a specialization in Sustainable Development. Stefka’s background is in large-scale non-profit fundraising, and she has held executive level development positions with statewide nonprofits and municipal government. She has raised over $50 million dollars over the course of her career, and was recognized in 2008 as one of the Denver Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 and in 2009 as one of Midwest CEO Magazine’s Most Influential Women.

Karen Kallenberg, Director of Capacity Building

Karen comes to HFHC from Habitat for Humanity International, where in her ten year tenure she developed programs for campus chapters, provided consultation, training, and support to affiliates across the country, coordinated the 2003 Jimmy Carter Work Project and helped to organize the 2008 Home Builders’ Blitz. She has led five Global Village trips to build homes around the world. Karen holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s of Arts in Nonprofit Management from Regis University where she was inducted into the Jesuit National Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu.

Letitia Horace, Director of Operations

Letitia has spent more than half her professional career working with organizations that provide safe, decent affordable housing. Her experience includes managing multi-million dollar operational and departmental budgets as well as real estate portfolios that have included residential and commercial properties. Letitia was recently appointed to the State Housing Board by Gov. Hickenlooper.  She is also a Board Member for Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation (CHAC).  She is a native of Texas and holds a Political Science degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Chris Bibbo, ReBuild Colorado Project Director

Chris joined the staff at HFHC after nearly 15 years with Habitat for Humanity International, where he supported affiliated organizations across the United States with training, consulting, and facilitation services. Chris is currently responsible for the implementation of HFHC’s three-year flood recovery plan, working collaboratively with Habitat affiliates, partners, and other stakeholders to serve the housing needs of 200 flood-affected families through home construction and repair. Chris holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Villanova University and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University.  He has also earned certificates in resource development, project management, and community and neighborhood revitalization. A native of New York State, Chris has lived in Colorado since 2002.

Jennie Bills, Financial Support Specialist

Jennie is a Colorado Native. For the last fourteen years she has specialized in book keeping and financial management in the nonprofit arena, working with a variety of organizations as a consultant with Management Partners, and holding accounting and mortgage servicing positions with Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Jennie brings a unique understanding of nonprofit and Habitat-specific financial issues, and a passion for the work Habitat for Humanity does in Colorado and around the world.

Elizabeth Shultz, Administrative Coordinator

Elizabeth moved to Denver recently after spending her life in Oklahoma. She has worked for nonprofits since 2007 and is passionate about working toward a better world. Elizabeth has prided herself in her volunteer work to help raise awareness about domestic violence and providing art funding for children who were affected by the tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma in 2013. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management for the Arts from the University of Oklahoma and is always looking to broaden her knowledge and experience in the nonprofit realm. Her dream is to grow a beard and become a mountain man, living amongst the aspens of Colorado.