WHO WE ARE

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries.

Mission

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. 

Vision

Habitat's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Affiliate

Lebanon Area Habitat serves East Linn County communities in ZIP Codes: 97355, 97327, 97386, 97345, and 97329 with home repairs and builds. Once we purchase land or someone donates property, we post an open application period for our next partner family home build.

 

In addition, we own a ReStore featuring every day and seasonal home decor, garden, hardware, and gifts and many creative ways to maintain your space for less than retail prices. New products are donated by local retail and box stores and new and gently used items are donated by individuals and businesses in the community.

 

We build strength, stability, and self-reliance in partnership with those in need of decent and affordable housing with our Home Repair and Preservation and Home Build programs. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. And our repair and preservation services help homeowners continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. 

BIOS

Executive Leadership

Executive Director

Kristina Breshears is serving her second three-year term. Previously, she served nine years as the affiliate accountant and is part of the Partner Family Selection committee. She brings 26 years of Human Resources and accounting experience to LAHFH. Tina spends time helping run her family trucking business and servicing accounting clients. She is an active member of her church Ignite Hope where she serves as board treasurer and on the worship team. She enjoys community volunteer work, gardening, DIY projects, and spending time with her husband, three daughters, and two granddaughters.

Construction Crew Project Manager

Mike Miller manages our Home Repair and Preservation Program projects and is busy assisting us for an upcoming home build later this year using his extensive experience in overseeing repair and construction projects. An OSU graduate in Geology, he enjoys rock hounding, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.

Documentation Program Manager

Jennifer Puccio is responsible for the overall documentation and training operations for programs in the organization. This includes developing industry standard documentation and DEI practices, policy and procedure writing, business process workflows, grant writing, web design and social media, content management, and promotional campaigns. A graduate of UC Davis, when Jennifer is not helping local businesses with grants and content management for her business, she enjoys exploring Oregon, hiking, kayaking, and home DIY projects.

Executive Assistant

Lisa Avery brings extensive administrative experience from both academic and medical fields. She assists our executive director and staff with Habitat daily business, database development and management, and customer service. Lisa and her husband moved to Oregon to be close to family. She enjoys traveling, a variety of crafting projects, gardening, and spending time with her cattle dog Honey.

Board

Chair/President

Michael Hill is serving his first term as Chair, bringing financial and business experience with boards, for profit, and non profit organizations. He is volunteering on the Partner Family Selection and Finance committees and looks forward to serving new homeowners in the community.

Vice Chair/Vice President

David Ramsdell is a general contractor serving his first term as Vice Chair and is volunteering on the Building and Site Selection committee. A disabled veteran, he and his wife Cassandra have eight children. In his spare time, David volunteers his time in the community, building on his property, and gardening.

Secretary

Arlene Pavlisick is serving her second three-year term as secretary. She is an executive assistant and project manager with the Oregon Department of Corrections. Arlene serves on the Partner Family Selection committee and enjoys singing with the Lebanon Community Chorus, gardening, and writing. An active member of Christ Community Lutheran Church, she serves on the education and mission committees, teaches children's church, and serves as a church elder.

Treasurer

Brady Bennett is serving his first term as treasurer, bringing 20 years financial and business experience that includes non profit work.  He is passionate about education and helping people be successful and looks forward to serving new homeowners in the community.

Bill Pavlisick is a general contractor that began his association with our affiliate in that capacity in 2008 and currently serves on the Site Selection and Building committee.  A retired highway maintenance supervisor for the state of Colorado, Bill previously served on our board and was Board President from 2010-2011. 

Non Proselytizing Policy

Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.