Leadership Team


Janice Jensen

President & Chief Executive Officer

In her years at the helm of Habitat EBSV, Janice has overseen a dramatic increase in home production and families served, led two successful mergers, expanded our programs and services, and become a prominent voice for affordable housing at the state and national levels.

Krysta Morgenthaler

Chief Development Officer

In her time with Habitat EBSV, Krysta has worn many hats, including fundraising, volunteer management, and marketing. She now oversees a passionate team that works to grow and engage our broad community of support, but as a veteran of dozens of Habitat builds, she can still swing a hammer with the best.

Kevin Elliott

Chief Real Estate Officer

Kevin brings to Habitat EBSV a broad base of experience in construction management, across a wide variety of endeavors from single family homes, to multifamily developments, to commercial construction. He leads a dedicated staff through an exciting time of growth and development in home construction and general contracting.

Jean Bridges

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Jean has a lengthy background in Finance and Operations management within the affordable housing, real estate development and construction sectors, both nonprofit and for profit, as well as government entities. She oversees the Finance, Operations and Administrative functions at Habitat EBSV, as well as the Home Preservation, Client Services and Retail (ReStore) areas.

Board of Directors


Officers

  • Vince Salinas, Chair
    Vice President, Home Loans, Patelco Credit Union
  • Shannon Adkins, Vice Chair
    Managing Director, Accenture
  • Brian O’Shea, Secretary
    Senior Access Strategy Leader, Genentech
  • Carolyn Carpenter, Treasurer
    Account Relationship Director, KPMG (retired)
  • Nina Lualdi, Member at Large
    Vice President, Product Readiness and Business Evolution, Cisco
  • Les Poltrack, Member at Large
    Owner, Intineo LLC

Directors

  • Chris Boyd
    SVP, Area Manager
    Kaiser Permanente, Diablo Service Area
  • John Byrd
    Examining Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Gary Fitschen
    Consultant at Fitschen Design Consulting
  • Joseph Forline
    Senior Vice President, Gas Operations, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Rosana Han
    Senior Vice President, Head of Community Reinvestment, First Republic Bank
  • David E. Harris
    Attorney, Doyle & Harris, PC
  • Annie Kao
    Vice President, Engineering, Simpson Strong-Tie
  • Gary Kershner
    Attorney, Law Offices of Gary R. Kershner
  • Shail Khiyara
    Founder, VOCAL; Operating Advisor, Peakspan Capital
  • Laura McCarthy
    Realtor, Compass
  • Rodger Miller
    Manager, Land Planning & Development, Taylor Morrison 
  • Jonas Moe
    Senior Vice President, Market Strategy, ICE Mortgage Technology
  • Zeeshan Mokarim
    Strategy & Operations Executive, Google

  • Lena Nicolaides
    Senior Vice President and General Manager LS-SWIFT, KLA
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November Construction Update

The progress our volunteers have made on Habitat construction sites across the East Bay and Silicon Valley has us just feeling extra thankful this Thanksgiving holiday. Check out how:

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Meet Janice

Janice Jensen began serving as Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley's President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2005. She is also a passionate advocate in the housing and philanthropic ...

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Events

Home Repair Orientation

December 13, 2022

Habitat partners with several local partners to offer affordable or sometimes free home improvements to low-to-moderate income homeowners in San Jose, and throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. In this 30-minute presentation we will ...

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