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Our Valuable Team Members

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, Director of Training and Organizational Development

Chris joined the staff at HFHC in 2014 as ReBuild Colorado Project Director, overseeing and coordinating Habitat’s response to the 2013 Front Range floods.  Currently he is the Director of Strategic Initiatives, responsible for developing and implementing programs and partnerships that support affiliate capacity growth.  Prior to coming to HFHC, Chris served with Habitat for Humanity International for 15 years, supporting affiliated organizations across the United States with training, consulting, and facilitation services. He got his start with Habitat as a volunteer while he was in college in the early 90s and has stayed involved ever since. Chris holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Villanova University, a Master of Arts in Religion and Religious Education from Fordham 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.

Jennie Bills, Finance Manager

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, Communications and Marketing Manager

Elizabeth  has worked for nonprofits since 2007 and is passionate about working toward a better world. Elizabeth prides herself in past 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. Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management for the Arts from the University of Oklahoma and recently  received her Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. Her dream is to grow a beard and become a mountain man, living amongst the aspens of Colorado.

Leah Gutierrez, Grants and Loans Manager

Leah has over fifteen years of experience, advocating for affordable housing solutions. Most recently she served for three years as the Family Services Director at Flatirons Habitat for Humanity. Leah has supported families to overcome barriers and realize their dreams of homeownership through her experience in real estate, lending, grants management, and community engagement. She believes in collaboration with community members, non-profit organizations, and government agencies as a method to seek solutions and increase the awareness of available programs that directly impact affordable housing options.