Board of Directors
|Samuel Gray||Chairman||DHS/FPS NPPD Dispatcher Gonzales Consulting Services|
|Bonnie Bierwagen||Vice Chairman||Battle Creek Public Schools|
|Angela Cleveland||Secretary/Treasurer||Kellogg Community College|
|Michele DeSmet||Board Member||Grace Revenue Solutions|
|Michelle Kappen||Board Member||Chemical Bank Mortgage Lender|
|Dennis Martin||Board Member||Retired|
|Pete Mills||Board Member||Duncan Aviation|
|Gilbert Ortiz||Board Member||Community Fatherhood Executive Director|
|Dr. Denise Washington||Board Member||Retired|
|Irene Williams||Board Member||Michigan Works|
|Christine M. Zuzga||Board Member||City of Battle Creek - City Planner/Manager|
|Robert Phillips||Executive Director||Battle Creek Area Habitat for Humanity|
Fund Development & Sustainability
This committee is responsible for the development of the Annual Fundraising Plan which supports construction goals, pays operational expenses, provides capital for future program growth, and tracks planned vs. actual results during the year.
Includes the work of family recruitment, selection, and partnering. Recommends the criteria for selection, screens applications, visits applicants, makes recommendations for home ownership, runs a homeowner education program, administers sweat equity, plans the dedication, prepares the family for closing, and works with the homeowner association.
Includes property selection and acquisition for program homes as well as acquiring and maintaining organizational buildings, vehicles, phones, and IT equipment.
Volunteers and Community Partnerships
Responsible for identifying, establishing, and maintaining relationships of mutual benefit with churches, services groups, schools, government agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations in support of the mission and vision of the organization.
Responsible to serve as a resource to help guide ReStore policies and growth planning.
Marketing and Communication
Responsible for the development, execution, and evaluation of a comprehensive marketing program that tells our stories and inspires increases in individual or organizational donors. Helps to develop Battle Creek Area Habitat for Humanity as a consistent brand.
Responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive safety program that protects and promotes health and safety, ensures compliance with environmental health and safety laws, regulations and codes, and ensures areas free from recognized hazards for all staff, customers, volunteers and visitors to our worksites, ReStore and offices.