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Karen Kallenberg, Executive Director

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.

Chris Bibbo, Deputy Director

Chris got his start with Habitat as a volunteer in college. He joined the staff at HFHC in 2014 as ReBuild Colorado Project Director, overseeing and coordinating Habitat’s response to the 2013 Front Range floods. In his current role, Chris coordinates HFHC’s training and technical support programs serving the capacity development needs of Habitat affiliates. Prior to coming to HFHC, he served with Habitat for Humanity International for 15 years. Chris holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Villanova University and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University.

Tamara Foglio, Development and Communications Manager

Tamara’s journey with Habitat started at Berea College, where she founded a local campus chapter. Tamara went on to work for Habitat Metro Denver as an AmeriCorps Construction Supervisor, afterward joining their Resource Development team. Habitat Northern Ireland became her next Habitat home, where she worked as a Global Village Host Coordinator, connecting global teams to Northern Ireland’s unique model of breaking down cultural barriers through building homes. She then moved to Georgia to work for Habitat for Humanity International for the next nine years, creating and executing a variety of projects and programs, including Hope Journeys. With a strong background in both Program and Resource Development, she has had the privilege of learning from some of the very best in the organization and is honored to be a part of this small but mighty team at Habitat Colorado.

Jennifer O’Keefe, Grants and Loans Manager

Jennifer O’Keefe comes to Habitat for Humanity with a background in non-profit management and environmental education. After recently spending time in small business management, she felt a call to come back to the non-profit world and is excited to be a part of the Habitat team. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University, a Master of Arts in Biology from Miami University, and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University.

Erin Vicelja, Administrative Assistant

Erin Vicelja is a first-year graduate student at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, studying International Development. Prior to coming to Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, Erin worked as an Environmental, Social, Governance Consultant at Goby Inc. She is excited to be a part of the Habitat for Humanity team and looks forward to serving the Habitat Affiliates and Homeowners!

Amelia Hovanec, Grants Coordinator

Amelia Hovanec grew up in Monument, Colorado and as a local, she is eager to play a role in helping Coloradans access affordable housing. She studied Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Geography at the University of Northern Colorado. Before Habitat, she was employed as a Geospatial Analyst, making maps for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Her passion for affordable housing and giving back to her community motivated her to start a career in the non-profit world with Habitat Colorado. She is so excited to be a part of the team and work with all our great affiliates.

Join Us in Thanking Our Board of Directors

The Habitat for Humanity of Colorado Board of Directors is comprised of twelve dedicated board members with a broad range of experience and expertise; who are elected by Colorado affiliates.

Amanda Peters

HFHC Board President
Vectra Bank

Dave Warner

HFHC Board President
Academy Bank

Marie Peters

HFHC Board Secretary
Colorado Lending Source

Mary Sorensen

Retired – Aims Community College

Nick Barta

Security First Financial

Jenni Hall

Adams County Government

Cindi Hammond

Loveland Habitat for Humanity

Elyse Howard

Habitat for Humanity of Vail Valley

Tim Kelly

HFHC Board Treasurer
FirstBank

peter moore

Peter Moore

Shrieve Chemical

Bruce Phillips

Edler & Phillips
P.C.

Dale Shoemaker

Chaffee County Habitat

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