Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs
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.

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.

James Escortt

Director of Community Engagement
630-510-3737 Ext 311
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James likes to spend his free time with family and friends. He also sees them as his heroes because they have helped him get him to this point in his career. He works in nonprofit because he wants to be a part of the solution by supporting and building up communities. His personal quirk is that he can make himself laugh. His favorite sports team is the Chicago Bulls.

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.

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.

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.

Jeff Koeppel

Volunteer Manager
630-510-3737 Ext.314
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Jeff has two awesome daughters Isabella and Nathalia that are his best friends. He has been in Sales management for 15+ years including 1 year as the Team Lead at the Habitat Restore in Addison. Jeff likes spending his free time with family and friends and enjoys making people laugh and can pair any food with the perfect cheese. Jeff also believes with hard work and passion anything is possible.

Meggan Lundy-Fulco

Accounting Specialist
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.

Maureen McGuire

Grants Manager
630-510-3737 Ext 308
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Maureen enjoys baking and cooking new recipes (and giving a lot away because her family can't eat it all). She also rejoined Off Campus Writers Workshop out of Winnetka and has started writing a piece of fiction. Typically, she enjoys kayaking, eating out and getting together with friends and occasionally visiting the City of Chicago (the Museum of Contemporary Art is her my favorite). She believes that those of us who have had better opportunities have a moral obligation to help those who have not, and hopefully, give everyone a chance to build a better life for themselves and their families.

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.

Holly Pope

AmeriCorps Neighborhood Revitalization VISTA
630-510-3737 Ext 312
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Holly likes to spend her free time reading, cooking, gardening and attending live music events. She works in nonprofits because she believes there is so much good that can be done in the world and contributing through non-profits is the best way to go. Her heroes are her parents because they have been a great support system and push her to be her best self. A quirk of hers is that she likes to collect coasters from all the different breweries she goes to.

Gina Pusateri

Corporate Procurement Manager
630-510-3737 Ext 402
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Gina can often be found with her nose in a book, as she loves to read! She also enjoys baking, playing board games, spending time with a close-knit group of family and friends, doing yoga, volunteering, and trying new experiences. Her favorite volunteer experience was participating in a 5K for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. It was just an amazing day of family bonding to celebrate her mother-in-law who is a breast cancer survivor. Gina cheers on the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Bears and her Iowa Hawkeyes!

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.

Michala (Mica) Stokes

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 husband. 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.

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.

Amanda Zahorak

Marketing Manager
630-510-3737 Ext 310
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In her free time Amanda enjoys reading, discovering new music and working out. She started working in nonprofit because she has always wanted to pursue a career of service and to continue to educate herself about the challenges the world faces while making an impact. Her heroes are her parents because they taught her valuable lessons on how to love, be humble and work hard. Amanda cheers on the Chicago Cubs!

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.

Joe Proctor, Board Vice President

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.

Tim Feldballe, Board Treasurer

Development Management Associates LLC

John Giuffre, Board Secretary

Evercore Companies LLC

Brian Moore

Baird and Warner
Brian’s passions include being a grandfather, working to support equal opportunities through quality, affordable housing, preserving Chicago’s cultural history and Tenkara fishing. Being displaced for the last year due to a house fire, Brian understands, firsthand, the importance of the good works of Habitat for Humanity.

John Mulherin

Mulherin, Rehfeldt, and Varchetto P.C.
John believes that being of service to others is one of the most satisfying experiences one can have. The gratification that comes with helping others less fortunate is truly immeasurable. In his free time, John attends live theatrical productions as he was involved in Community Theater as an actor and director for several years. John also loves to wear colorful socks and cheers on his White Sox!

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.

Bob Shield

VP, Retail Market Leader at Cardinal Financial Company
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.