DuPage Habitat for Humanity
Dave Neary

Executive Director
630-510-3737 Ext 301
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Dave likes to spend his free time with family, building things, tinkering, learning, fly fishing, being an enthusiastic sports fan, people watching, scuba diving, camping, traveling, reading, cooking, and afternoon napping. His personal quirk includes being a parrot head.

Jennifer Taff

Associate Director
630-510-3737 Ext 305
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Jennifer likes spending her free time enjoying a good book, playing board games or having epic toy solider battle with her two boys. Working in the social service field has been her passion. She likes to give back and give directions to those in need. Her main quirk is breaking out in song at random times. She loves music and grew up participating in choir and band.

Jim Fessler

ReStore Director of Retail
630-517-2080 Ext 401
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Jim likes to spend his free time enjoying live music and craft beer. Jim is in nonprofit work because he wants to use his time and talents to help deserving families. His personal quirk includes always having to be early.

Chris Stello

Director of Construction
630-510-3737
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Chris has been so busy building houses that we didn’t get his bio, but we imagine he probably likes long walks on the beach, watching the sunset, and supporting the Habitat mission.

Judy Tran

Finance Director
630-510-3737 Ext 303
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Judy enjoys the beauties of the great outdoors: camping, hiking, gardening. She also loves spending time with family and friends. Judy is passionate about serving others and helps make a difference in the lives of people in the community by teaching ESL and helping refugees settle in to their new surroundings. One of her heroes is Corrie Ten Boom, who saved almost 800 people during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

Sue Ward

Director of Development
630-510-3737 Ext 302
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Sue likes to spend her free time cooking, entertaining, and estate sale shopping. She has been a ReStore shopper for several years, started volunteering with Habitat when she joined the Will County Habitat Women Build Steering Committee, and is happy to be putting her more than 17 years of experience with nonprofit fundraising and volunteer work to use in DuPage County.

Lauren Andres

Corporate Donor Relations Manager
630-510-3737 Ext 306
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Lauren likes to spend her free time working out, watching reality TV, drinking wine and listening to live music. Lauren loves waking up knowing that her daily routine is making a difference in her community. Her personal quirk includes her love of war movies.

Jon Barry

Donation Ambassador, Addison Habitat for Humanity ReStore
630-517-2080

Jon has been so busy building homes that we didn't get his bio, but we imagine he probably enjoys bowling, grilling and supporting the Habitat mission.

Jenny Bovee

Aurora Habitat for Humanity ReStore Store Support
630-585-5508
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Jenny has been so busy working at the ReStore that we didn’t get her bio, but we imagine that she likes hanging out with her friends and dog, writing, throwing darts and supporting the Habitat mission.

Mike Bowers

Aurora Habitat for Humanity ReStore Driver/Donation Ambassador
630-585-5508
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Mike has been so busy building houses that we didn’t get his bio, but we imagine that he likes cooking, carpentry, biking and supporting the Habitat mission.

Lindsay Bremer

Chicago South Suburbs Habitat for Humanity ReStore Team Leader
708-755-1840
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Lindsay loves to hang out with her kids, they are the best part of her. She is working in non-profit because she loves seeing every dollar we bring into the organization go back to helping the local community. In a world where kindness, positivity and a helping hand seem so scarce it is fulfilling to know that she can help be the catalyst to improving lives and living conditions of those in the community. Her heroes include her parents. A personal quirk of hers is she could eat moose track ice-cream every day and it will never get old.

Clara Brown

Aurora Habitat for Humanity ReStore Associate
630-585-5508
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Clara has been so busy working at the ReStore that we didn’t get her bio, but we imagine she likes spending time with her family, watching movies, painting and supporting the Habitat mission.

Rich Cotton

Construction Site Supervisor
630-510-3737
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Rich has been so busy building houses that we didn't get his bio, but we imagine he probably likes catching fire flies in the summer and supporting the Habitat mission.

Art Davida

Software Tech Support Specialist
630-510-3737 Ext 316
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Art likes to spend his free time bicycling, reading, walking, and weight lifting. His hero is George Orwell.

Andrew Douglass

Chicago South Suburbs Habitat for Humanity ReStore Driver’s Helper
708-755-1840
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Andrew has been so busy building houses that we didn’t get his bio but we imagine he probably likes playing chess, going to the zoo, grilling, bowling and supporting the Habitat mission.

Tom Dunn

Construction Site Supervisor
630-510-3737 Ext 322
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Tom has been so busy building houses that we didn’t get his bio, be we image that he probably enjoys karaoke, playing fantasy sports, shopping and supporting the Habitat mission.

Miguel Espinoza

Aurora Habitat for Humanity ReStore Maintenance/Warehouse Supervisor
630-585-5508
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Miguel has been so busy building houses that we didn’t get his bio, but we imagine he enjoys spending time outdoors camping, fishing, hiking and supporting the Habitat mission.

David Flammini

Team Member, Addison Habitat for Humanity ReStore
630-517-2080
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David has been so busy building houses that we didn't get his bio, but we imagine he probably enjoys loud concerts, crowded malls and supporting the Habitat mission.

Nina Fuentes

Marketing Manager
630-510-3737 Ext 310
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Nina likes to spend her free time crafting, playing video games, and hiking with her dog. Her hero is Ruth Bader Ginsburg and personal quirk includes liking her cheese evenly distributed in macaroni in cheese she asks that everyone please stir thoroughly.

Allen Georgi

Habitat ReStore Operations Manager
630-585-5508 Ext.501
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Family and friends come first for Allen. He enjoys making sure that they’re all comfortable when visiting, so much so that he spends a lot of his free time DIYing home improvement projects. A science nerd at heart, Allen loves sci-fi and really all things science.

Dave Hoffmann

Construction Site Supervisor
630-510-3737
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Dave has been so busy building houses that we didn't get his bio, but we imagine he enjoys live entertainment and supporting the Habitat mission.

Karanja Jefferson

AmeriCorps Marketing VISTA
630-510-3737 Ext 308
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Karanja likes to spend time hanging out with friends and family, playing tennis, going to the movies and experiencing new places. His heroes are his parents because of how hardworking they are to provide a great foundation and life for him. His personal quirk includes making sure the fruit he eats is cold.

Nanette Jones

Chicago South Suburbs Habitat for Humanity ReStore Accountant
708-755-1840 Ext 1004
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Nanette has been so busy working at the ReStore that we didn’t get her bio, but we image that she likes baking, reading, dancing and supporting the Habitat mission.

Jeff Koeppel

Addison Habitat for Humanity ReStore Team Leader
630-517-2080
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Jeff has been so busy building houses that we didn’t get his bio, be we imagine that he probably likes swimming, golf, geocaching and supporting the Habitat mission.

Justin Lucas

Addison Habitat for Humanity ReStore Corporate Relationships Manager
630-517-2080 Ext 402
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Justin likes to spend his free time working out, bar trivia, and hanging out with his dog Memphis. His personal quirk is he met his fiancÚ while she was volunteering on a Habitat house he was leading and years later proposed to her in front of that house. His hero is Teddy Roosevelt because he lived such a varied and accomplished life. His favorite sports team is the Bears.

Meggan Lundy-Fulco

AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Coordinator
630-510-3737 Ext 319
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Meggan likes to spend her free time with her family. Her hero includes her dad because as a Vietnam veteran he gave his life for ours. She is working in nonprofit because during this transition period in her life she decided that she wants to give back and make a difference which is exactly what DuPage Habitat does. She wants to continue learning and help the organization grow so that more families may be able to have affordable housing. Her personal quirk is she is always fidgety and can't sit/stand still, especially when she’s nervous. Her favorite sports team is the White Sox.

Jessica Norman

Aurora Habitat for Humanity ReStore Assistant Manager
630-517-2080
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Jessica has been so busy working at the ReStore that we didn’t get her bio, be we imagine that she probably likes spending time cooking, axe throwing and supporting the Habitat mission.

Jamie Panicali

Chicago South Suburbs Habitat for Humanity ReStore Operations Manager
708-755-1840 Ext 801
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Jamie likes to spend her free time traveling with her family. The best part of working for a non-profit is seeing the mission come to life. When I was young my mom reached out and received help from a non-profit to fix our roof. Now working for DuPage Habitat it has come full circle. I am grateful of the impact I get to make in the community every day at work. Her hero includes her grandma. A personal quirk of hers is being a certified yoga instructor. Jamie’s favorite sports team is any team her kids are on.

Jorge Partida

Chicago South Suburbs Habitat for Humanity ReStore Driver
708-755-1840
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Jorge has been so busy working at the ReStore that we didn’t get his bio, but we imagine that he likes gardening, grilling, frisbee golf and supporting the Habitat mission.

Ruth Rouser

Aurora Habitat for Humanity ReStore Associate
630-585-5508
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Ruth has been so busy building houses that we didn’t get her bio, but we imagine she likes going to the theatre, interior design, pottery and supporting Habitat mission.

Lynne Rowe

Administrative Assistant
630-510-3737 Ext 307
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Lynne likes to spend her free time creating jewelry and crafts, enjoying time with family, warm weather outdoor adventures, reading, and watching movies with friends. Her personal quirk includes having put sweat on Harrison Ford during on-location filming while she did costuming for a motion picture Harrison starred in.

Jack Sahr

Construction Supervisor
630-510-3737
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Jack has been so busy building houses that we didn’t get his bio, be we imagine he probably likes spending time with family, looking at abstract art, playing board games, going to garage sales and supporting the Habitat mission.

Gerardo Serna

Operations Manager, Addison Habitat for Humanity ReStore
630-517-2080
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Gerardo has been so busy building houses that we didn’t get his bio, but we imagine he probably likes playing with kittens, baking and supporting the Habitat mission.

Michael Smith

Individual and Foundation Giving Manager
630-510-3737 Ext 313
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Michael likes to spend his free time drumming and performing in bands. His reason for working in non-profit include wanting end result of my efforts to provide a living for my family to be a positive contribution to society, and something my children can be proud of and inspired by. His personal quirk includes him being a five time state champion, though not for sports. His favorite sports team is the Nebraska Cornhuskers Football team.

Jill Sobie

Family Services Manager
630-510-3737 Ext 315
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Jill likes to spend her free time reading, doing activities outside, watching movies, and doing trivia. Jill’s heroes are her parents and personal quirk includes her love for the Harry Potter series.

Joe Thielmann

AmeriCorps ReStore VISTA
630-510-3737 Ext 404
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Joe likes to attend concerts, listen to music and watch football. His favorite sports teams are the Buffalo Bills and Xavier Basketball. His reason for working in non-profit is because he wants his work to mean something and know it helps someone else overcome obstacles. His personal quirk includes having a 24 years age difference between him and his oldest sibling. His hero is Neil Young.

Fautiso Vargas

Chicago South Suburbs Habitat for Humanity ReStore Warehouse
708-755-1840
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Fautiso has been so busy working at the ReStore that we didn’t get his bio, but we imagine that he likes, playing billiards, running, collecting rocks and gems and supporting the Habitat mission.

Daryel Wexler

Chicago South Suburbs Habitat for Humanity ReStore Office Manager
708-755-1840 Ext 1003
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Daryel likes to keep herself grounded by teaching and practicing yoga as well as meditating. An outdoorswoman, you might also find her getting a hike in or putting her green thumb to use in her garden.

Debbie White

Special Events Manager
630-510-3737 Ext 318
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Debbie likes to spend her free time traveling, playing games, watching movies and TV series and being around her family and friends. She works in nonprofit because she has been very involved in volunteer work for several years with a focus on helping the marginalized and feels extremely fortunate and privileged to be able to give back. A fun fact is that she once was neighbors with Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones. Her favorite sports team is the Chicago Cubs.

Bret Wright

Addison Habitat for Humanity ReStore Assistant Manager
630-517-2080
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Bret has been so busy building houses that we didn’t get his bio, be we imagine he probably likes playing with spending time with family and friends, playing ping pong, going to flea markets and supporting the Habitat mission.

Michala (Mica) Wright

Neighborhood Revitalization Specialist
630-510-3737 Ext 309
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Michala (Mica) likes to spend her free time drinking coffee, cooking, and spending time with her friends and boyfriend. Mica is in nonprofit work because she wants to be part of the solution and make a difference. Her heroes are her sisters and personal quirk includes her ridiculous clumsiness.

George Mulligan, Board President

Community Volunteer
George feels that nonprofit work keeps him humble and empathetic. His hero is Alistair Campbell and personal quirk includes being able to speak fluent Russian during college.

John Campbell, Board Vice President

RREEF Asset Management
John likes to spend his free time supporting DuPage Habitat for Humanity and became involved in nonprofit work to support his community. His hero is his wife.

Meena Beyers, Board Vice President

Nicor Gas
Meena likes to spend her free time playing outside with her kids, cooking, and baking. She believes very deeply that everyone should have access to a clean, safe, affordable home. Her personal quirk includes having things planned out in advance - for example, by September her holiday cards were already done.

Paul Jarosz, Board Treasurer

Oxford Bank & Trust
Paul likes to spend his free time with family, reading, traveling and dining out. Paul became involved in nonprofit work because he has been fortunate in life and wants to help those have not been as lucky. His hero is Millard Fuller and his quirk is that he’s appeared on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.

John Giuffre, Board Secretary

Evercore Companies LLC

Brian Moore

Baird and Warner
Brian likes to spend his free time fishing, boating, and learning about language and architecture. He wants to give back to the community. His hero is his spouse and personal quirk includes his love of eating hot dogs.

J.B. Phillips

First American Bank
J.B. likes to spend his free time doing outdoor activities, hiking, biking, golfing, hunting, camping, and anything with family. His heroes are both of his Grandfathers, Paul Rider and Carroll Phillips, and his Dad, Stan Phillips. His personal quirk includes a firm belief that popcorn can be a meal on its own.

Joe Proctor

JEP Communications, LLC
Joe has worked in the telecommunications industry for 25 years working at MCI and AT&T. In 2005 he and his wife opened a telecommunications company called JEP Communications, a nationwide provider of VoIP products and services. Joe is looking forward to working with DuPage Habitat as he sees is legacy is giving back. In his free time he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.

Bob Shield

Community Volunteer
After being in the mortgage industry, with Draper and Kramer, for about 25 years, Bob worked at Wintrust Bank as the Executive Vice President of Sales until his retirement in September 2018. He is very familiar with what DuPage Habitat does as he has been a Board member of Chicagoland Habitat for the past six years and is looking forward to working with DuPage Habitat. In his free time, Bob enjoys playing golf, doing handy work and spending time with his grandchildren.