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Our Executive Director, Liz Qua, worked with the Habitat for Humanity Boone County Family Services team before accepting the Executive Director position. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management and flew for the airlines for several years before choosing to stay home with her children. Liz has a heart for volunteering and has a variety of experience, serving both within HBHBC and additional service and charitable organizations in the greater Indianapolis area for the last nine years. She and her husband, Doug, live in Zionsville and have 3 grown children.

Kate McGormley is the President for the Board of Directors. Kate grew up in Carleton, Michigan and received a B.A. in English from the College of Wooster, and an M.A in Education from Michigan State University (MSU). Kate worked in higher education from 2005-2012. She took some years off after moving to Indiana and lead a MOPS group, volunteered in the schools, and got involved in her church, and now Kate is working again doing alumni relations for MSU. Kate's love of Habitat started when she was in high school and her youth group fundraised and built a house in her church's town.  When she was in college, she did a public relations campaign for the local Habitat chapter, and when she arrived in Indiana she was thrilled to get involved with the HFHBC. Kate has led a women's build team for four years, enjoys fundraising, and has helped with the spring fundraiser for a few years as well. Kate has two sons, two dogs, a cat, and a hamster and has been happily living in Zionsville with her husband, Joel, since 2012.

Jim LaFayette is the Vice-President for the Board of Directors. Jim is a midwest native; born and raised in Illinois, college and early career in Iowa, and career stops in Kansas and Minnesota before settling in Indiana over 30 years ago.  He and his wife, Cindi, have raised four children in Boone County and now have six grandchildren (and counting). Recently retired from Roche Diagnostics where he was the Global Vice President of Logistics, Jim has given up the extensive international travel and now spends his time with the grandchildren, volunteering at Habitat builds and ReStore, maintaining their acreage north of Zionsville, and driving a school bus for the Zionsville School District.  He is a member of College Park Church.

Dan Puck is our Treasurer and his wife Jody are both Iowa natives and met while attending Iowa State University.  After graduating and getting married they spent time living in Wisconsin, Tennessee and finally Indiana as they moved around with Dan’s employer, Dow AgroSciences.  They have 2 grown sons who are both graduated and now happily out on their own.  Dan retired from Dow after 32 years of service and as part of post-retirement life has a strong desire to increase the amount of time spent volunteering at great organizations such as Habitat for Humanity Boone County.  Dan and Jody also cherish their church life at Zionsville Presbyterian Church where they have been active members for over 10 years.

John Burkhardt is the chair of our Family Selection Committee and has been a loyal volunteer with Boone County Habitat for Humanity since 2009. John started working with Habitat to work with families and their finances. When an individual or family applies to our program people like John come alongside them to provide support, education and financial coaching. For the past 10 years John has served on our Board of Directors.

Bob Clark is an environmental and trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience.  He has been named an Indiana Super Lawyer and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. Once he decided to slow down he turned his attention to his true passion - giving back. He co-founded Nokumbaya, Ltd., a not for profit that runs medical missions to some of the poorest countries in the world. He has served on the Board of Camptown, a local organization that serves disadvantaged youth through outdoor activities. With HFHBC, he has been a budget coach, mentor, and part of the Repair program.  Bob has two grown sons and two grandsons. An avid outdoorsman, he lives on 10 acres in rural Zionsville.

Brian Douglas became a Hoosier after graduating from Butler University in 1980.  He was a staff anesthesiologist at St. Vincent Hospital from  1988-2019.  Brian did his first Habitat blitz build in Americus Georgia in 2000, the resultant ZPC house was blessed by Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter.  He joined the Habitat Board four years ago, and currently serves on our Repair Team. He has a special interest in installation of hurricane clips.  His clips were tested in a tornado in Lebanon, and passed.  He and his wife Leigh Ann have three children, currently living in California, Florida and Texas.  Brian hopes to engage in remote Habitat missions as able. 

Glen Jourdan is a graduate of the University of Evansville and worked as an agricultural research chemist for Eli Lilly and Co. and then a laboratory manager for Dow AgroSciences. He is married to Susan and they have 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren. As members of Central Christian Church, Lebanon, they participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge for 9 years with Central Christian young adults. These summer work trips were in collaboration with Habitat affiliates in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee. As a family, they have volunteered with Boone Co. Habitat for Humanity [HFHBC] since moving here in 1993. Joining the HFHBC board in the fall of 2017, Glen will champion the Repair/Age in Place program.

Steve Nobis connected with the Boone County Habitat chapter shortly after moving to Carmel, Indiana in the late 90’s.  Steve was born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago and has engineering degrees from Valparaiso University and Washington University in St. Louis.  He and his wife, Colleen, have 3 adult children currently residing in Austin, Chicago and Providence.  Steve is an active member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, loves DIY projects and “all things technology”.  Chances are high that you may find him grilling brats at one of the Habitat wall builds and/or landscaping days.

Jamison Rozzi grew up in Logansport Indiana and now lives in Zionsville, with her husband Scott and three children.  She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Communications and Culture and then went on to pursue her Masters in Social Work. Jamison and her family have moved throughout the midwest six times and are now grateful to call Boone County home. Jamison's first experience with Habitat or Humanity was on a college Spring Break Trip in 2000.  As a part of our board, she helps with social media, fundraising, and community development. 

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