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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.

Cindi Hammond, Director of Programs 

Cindi comes to HFHC after serving as the Executive Director of Loveland Habitat for Humanity since 2016. Prior to coming to Habitat, she had a 25-year career in nonprofit management, program development, clinical counseling with children and families, university guest lecturing, and community advocacy and engagement. Raised in North Carolina, Cindi has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Western Carolina University and a master’s degree in social work from Colorado State University. She believes that affordable housing supports an essential component of a person’s well-being while also supporting a healthy, balanced, and more vibrant community.

Tamara Foglio, Director of Development 

Bringing more than two decades of Habitat experience to her position before coming to Habitat Colorado, Tamara spent nine years at Habitat International, 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, Director of Grants and Loans

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.

Amy Skagen, Grants & Loans Specialist

Amy grew up in Michigan and moved to Colorado in 1995.  She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University, studying Liberal Arts, with a minor in History.  Amy has spent most of her career in the for-profit sector of mortgage lending and is excited to be able to apply that knowledge base to the non-profit world, where success is measured by lives transformed, not just revenue earned.

 

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.

Emily Barker, Development Coordinator

Emily comes to Habitat for Humanity Colorado with a background in healthcare and a deep-rooted passion for community well-being and affordable housing. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Colorado Boulder. Emily is committed to making a positive impact in the realm of affordable housing. 

Join Us in Thanking Our Board of Directors

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

Dave
Warner

HFHC Board President
Academy Bank

Eugene
Wilkerson

HFHC Vice President
National University

Marie Peters

HFHC Board Secretary
B:Side Fund

Tim Kelly

HFHC Board Treasurer
FirstBank

Amanda Peters

Lending Tree

Nick Barta

Security First Financial

Mary Sorensen

Retired – Aims Community College

Dale Shoemaker

Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity

Elyse Howard

Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley

David
Emerson

Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley

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Lakewood, CO 80226
Phone: 303-454-8965