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staff & board

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures.  

At Manitowoc County Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Through shelter, we empower.


Executive Director: Jean Wakefield


The Executive Director provides leadership and vision for our affiliate consistent with the overall mission and values set forth by our Board of Directors.  Jean promotes and upholds the covenant with Habitat for Humanity International. 


In addition, she reports to the Board and is responsible for staff management, internal and external public relations, donor solicitation and recognition, volunteer recruitment and recognition, family selection, budget development and adherence and ensuring that board policies and goals are implemented by its committees. 


Jean is a non-voting member of the Board and Executive Committee and an ad hoc member of all other Committees. She's a busy lady!

Photo of Jean Wakefield

We build because every home is a building block to a better tomorrow.

board of directors

David Eis,  Chairperson


Steve Haensgen,  Vice-Chairperson &  Treasurer


Francis Valitchka,  Member

June Paris,  Member

Valerie Oswald-Samson,  Member


Stuart Johnson,  Member

Andrew Kefalonitis,  Member



can advocate and help families

achieve the dream of home ownership

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