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East Bay/Silicon Valley


We are a team of change makers and dream builders. It’s nice to meet you!

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, Ellie Mae, Inc.
  • Vince Salinas, Vice Chair
    Vice President, Home Loans, Patelco Credit Union
  • David Barron, Treasurer
    Attorney, Kawakami Barron & Lam LLP
  • Shannon Adkins, Secretary
    President & CEO Future State Inc.
  • Laura McCarthy, Member at Large
    Realtor, Compass 
  • Les Poltrack, Member at Large
    Owner, Intineo LL

Directors

  • Larry Briggs
    Executive Vice President, Bank of America (Retired) 
  • Pamela Brotherton-Sedano
    Area Quality Leader, Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center 
  • John Byrd
    Examining Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Carolyn Carpenter 
    Account Relationship Director, KPMG (retired)
  • Gary Fitschen
    Consultant, Fitschen Design Consulting
  • Sam Hensen
    Vice President & General Manager, Connector & Lateral Systems, Simpson Strong-Tie
  • Scott Jones
    Vice President & Financial Consultant, Charles Schwab & Company, Inc.
  • Gary Kershner
    Attorney, Law Offices of Gary R. Kershner
  • Rodger Miller
    Manager, Land Development Purchasing, Northern CA Division, Pulte Group, Inc. 
  • Brian O’Shea
    Head, Global Pricing and Market Access - Lung and Skin Franchises, Genentech

  • Greg Pedone
    Realtor, Sereno Group 

  • Roland Trevino
    Managing Principal, NACC Construction, LLC. 
Foundation Board

Foundation Board

  • Robert Frick, Chair, Foundation Board
    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
  • Paul V. Woolway
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Charles Schwab Bank
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