Our Board of Directors

Eli Mackiewicz, PresidentEli
Class 2, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2019

After spending all four of his college spring breaks building Habitat homes across the county, Eli was hooked on the mission. He served as president of the Ohio University Habitat student chapter before relocating to Bellingham from various points in the Eastern time zone. Eli works as a professional engineering technician for the City of Bellingham Public Works Department, managing green building and low impact development projects on behalf of homeowners who live near Lake Whatcom. As Board President, Eli strives to balance fundraising with “friendraising” to create meaningful partnerships with local leaders who share the same goals as Habitat … safe, affordable housing for everyone.

 

Ray DelleckerRay Dellecker, Immediate Past President
Class 3, from Fairhaven | Term ends in 2017

A Habitat volunteer for over twenty years, Ray’s even built homes in Haiti … twice! Ray’s professional background is in business development, marketing, and electrical engineering. Retired since 2010, Ray hasn’t slowed down a bit. He remains as committed as ever to helping build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. “I have great respect for Habitat’s mission to help break the cycle of poverty.”

 

Mike RobertsMike Roberts, Treasurer
Class 2, from Lake Samish | Term ends in 2019

Retired from the construction industry, Mike enjoys a little more time these days for hiking and camping. He puts his extensive construction background to good use not only in the board room but also on the build site. In fact, you can usually find Mike swinging a hammer somewhere in Whatcom County most Wednesdays. Of the motivation behind his service to Habitat Mike says, “The housing need gets greater every day.”

 

Kim Weil, Secretary
Class 3, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2017

As a planner with the City of Bellingham, Kim works daily with the challenge of providing affordable housing, environmental protection, and adequate social services to our community. Volunteering with Habitat Kim feels like she’s making a small dent in the challenge. “I like the Habitat model not only for the home building but for the community building that happens along the way.”

 

Tim JohnsonTim Johnson, Director
Class 1, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2018

Tim first volunteered with Habitat on a build back in 2011. He’s been an enthusiastic supporter ever since. “I love the mission!” he says. An Environmental Team Leader at Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery, Tim values Habitat’s efforts to be good stewards to the land we build on. As a Director, he works to facilitate partnerships with our local faith community, bringing people together to build and restore homes, communities, and hope.

 

Bill Mirand, Director
Class 2, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2017

A “mostly retired” electrician with 35 years of experience, Bill’s skills and passions are a natural fit for Habitat’s mission. He’s built three homes with his wife, Kathleen, including their micro farm on E. Smith Rd. And his passion for helping others is evidenced in part by his service in the Peace Corps. “Getting involved was a no-brainer. You can see the results of your efforts!”

 

 Ross Quigley, Director
Class 2, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2017

An Energy Efficiency Program Manager with the Opportunity Council, Ross is well-suited for Habitat work. “I was drawn to serve with Habitat because I appreciate the work this affiliate has done to achieve housing outcomes for participating families that are high quality housing in addition to being affordable. This is very much in line with the vision that has guided my work with the Opportunity Council and Community Energy Challenge to make clients’ homes more energy efficient, comfortable, healthy, durable, and affordable.”

 

Regina Sabino, Director
Class 1, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2018

A Professional in Human Resources ®, Regina’s occupational focus is on assisting people in finding the resources they need to advance themselves, which makes her an ideal match for Habitat’s hand up, not a handout approach. “I strongly believe in Habitat’s mission. Having been a single parent who struggled to support my children, I consider the home ownership opportunities Habitat provides to families in similar circumstances life-changing blessings.”

 

Maia Halvorsen, Director
Class 1, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2018
Lisa Saar, Director
Class 1, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2018