Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Gina Stark, President
Class 1, from Sedro-Woolley | Term ends in 2021

Gina works in economic development for the Port of Bellingham. Gina began advocating for affordable housing as a student at Western Washington University and has been working on affordable housing issues ever since. Her passion stems from experiencing firsthand the impact of not having a safe and healthy home.

Eli Mackiewicz, Vice President
Class 2, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2022

After spending all four of his college spring breaks building Habitat homes across the country, 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. 

Tiffany Blair, Secretary
Class 3, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2022

Tiffany attended her first “Raise the Roof” auction dinner for Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County in 2016, and has been a big supporter of the organization since. As an Assistant Vice President Retail Branch Manager for Peoples Bank, Tiffany brings deep knowledge of the banking and finance industry to the Habitat Board. She’s also passionate about the youth in our community, and feels Habitat is creating stability and consistency in families by providing long-term housing solutions.

Ryan Kinney, Treasurer 
Class 1, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2022
Our treasurer Ryan Kinney works at John Deere, developing finance and accounting software. It’s organizations like Habitat that continue to provide innovative solutions to solve this basic but critical need of shelter.
Mike Roberts, Director
Class 2, from Lake Samish | Term ends in 2022

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.”

Tim Johnson, Director
Class 1, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2021

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.

Regina Sabino, Director
Class 1, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2021

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.”

Marlin Hendricks, Director
Class 1, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2022
Marlin joined our Board of Directors in 2019, but has been involved with Habitat for over 25 years. “I got involved with Habitat because of the way they help people. Life is hard, and to be able to help each other is extremely critical.” 
Barry Dikeman, Director
Class 1, from Bellingham | Term ends in 2022

Barry is a Project Manager at RAM Construction here in Bellingham, and our newest board member. “I support Habitat because of their creative, hands-on approach to solving the local housing crisis, by empowering future homeowners to build their own homes, through a combination of self-reliance and teamwork–which also happens to build a better, stronger community for all of us.”

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