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

  • Jonas Moe, Chair
    Senior Vice President, Market Strategy, ICE Mortgage Technology
  • Vince Salinas, Vice Chair
    Vice President, Home Loans, Patelco Credit Union
  • David Barron, Treasurer
    Partner, Kawakami Barron & Lam LLP
  • Shannon Adkins, Secretary
    Managing Director, Accenture
  • Brian O’Shea, Member at Large
    Senior Access Strategy Leader, Genentech
  • Carolyn Carpenter, Member at Large
    Account Relationship Director, KPMG (retired)
  • Les Poltrack, Member at Large
    Owner, Intineo LLC

Directors

  • Chris Boyd
    SVP, Area Manager
    Kaiser Permanente, Diablo Service Area
  • Larry Briggs
    Executive Vice President, Bank of America (Retired) 
  • John Byrd
    Examining Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Gary Fitschen
    Consultant at Fitschen Design Consulting
  • Gary Kershner
    Attorney, Law Offices of Gary R. Kershner
  • Nina Lualdi
    Vice President, Product Readiness and Business Evolution, Cisco
  • Laura McCarthy
    Realtor, Golden Gate Sotheby’s, International Realty
  • Rodger Miller
    Manager, Land Planning & Development, Taylor Morrison 
  • Zeeshan Mokarim
    Strategy & Operations Executive, Google

  • Lena Nicolaides
    Senior Vice President and General Manager LS-SWIFT, KLA
  • Roland Trevino
    President, NACC Construction, LLC
Foundation Board

Foundation Board

  • Robert Frick, Chair
    Vice Chairman of the Board and CFO, Bank of America (Retired)
  • Joseph Ansanelli
    CEO, Gladly
  • Michael E. Fox
    President, M.E. Fox & Company, Inc.
  • Garry Goodall
    Principal, Financial Services, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Steve Martino
    Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Cisco Systems' InfoSec (Retired)
  • Paul V. Woolway
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Charles Schwab Bank
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