THE ASSOCIATE BOARD

The Habitat Chicago Associate Board is a network of passionate Chicagoans, ages 24 to 39, who raise awareness and revenue for Habitat Chicago through social events, volunteer days, and fundraising efforts.

 

Are you

  • Determined to use your time, skills, and network to strengthen the Habitat Chicago mission? 

  • Eager to work hard and have fun as part of a team of passionate and driven young professionals? 

  • Between the ages of 24 and 39 and live or work in the city of Chicago? 

 

If so, chances are you’re a perfect fit for the Habitat Chicago Associate Board!

 


Get Involved - Join the Associate Board 

Benefits

  • Access to Associate Board events with professionals from various industries.

  • The opportunity to meet and work alongside other young professionals.

  • Access to Habitat volunteer days exclusive to Associate Board members. 

  • The opportunity to grow and leverage your skills and network to make a real difference for Chicago communities.

 

Your Role 

  • Attend monthly committee meetings with 1-6 hours of additional work each month.

  • Plan and attend signature Associate Board events. 

  • Attend Associate Board volunteer build days at the Habitat Chicago construction site and at ReStore Chicago.

  • Commit to fundraising at least $1,250 on an annual basis via ticket sales, event sponsorships, company sponsorships, or in-kind donations.

    • Includes a personally significant gift of at least $200 per year.

  • Serve on one quarterly fundraising event team per year.

  • Commit to a minimum of 1 year of service. 

 

How

  • Seats on the Associate Board are limited! Interviews are held and seats are offered on an annual basis in December.

  • Contact volunteer@habitatchicago.org to learn more.  

 


Meet The Habitat Chicago Associate Board

Officers

Paula Pliszka | President

Donlen, Consultant

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me at the beach with pizza in one hand and a drink in the other.

 

Cory Welper | Vice President

Bridge Industrial, Acquisitions Associate

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me…

 

Christopher Johnson | Past President

Berkshire Hathaway Chicago, Real Estate Broker

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me with my wife, Jami, and our dog, Grace, at Montrose Beach.

 

Brad Garlick | Board of Directors Liaison

W.E. O’Neil Construction Co., Project Manager

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me at Wrigley Field cheering on the Cubbies!

 

Brian Doyle | Engagement Liaison

BMO Harris Bank, Director

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me trying out a new restaurant.

 

Jennifer Stanton | Marketing & Social Media Liaison

Leopardo Companies, Vice President of Marketing

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me at 31st Street beach playing in the waves with my kids.

 

Members

Xavier Canady

Intelsat, Total Rewards Analyst

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me walking the lakefront and enjoying the fireworks.

 

Rocco Cosentino

W.E. O’Neil Construction Co., Project Engineer

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me…

 

Valerie Maloof

Critical Mass, HR Manager

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me at Bang Bang Pie!

 

Stevan Molinar

Accenture, Management Consultant

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me reading a book.

 

Erin Parro

Morningstar, Media Relations Associate

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me going for a walk, run, or bike along the lakefront trail.

 

Parth Patel

Wells Fargo Bank, Vice President- Underwriter

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me hammocking in the park near Grant Park.

 

Katie Proctor

LinkedIn, Project Manager

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me exploring a new neighborhood and definitely grabbing something to eat.

 

Ramona Richards

Chicago Children’s Museum, Manager of Education Programs

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me if it’s a summer afternoon, warming up for a 16" softball game with my team at Holstein Park.

 

Bridget Sebek

Four Corners, Events Manager

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me enjoying a street fest in our neighborhood with friends and family!

 

Mark Szostak

Brininstool + Lynch, Architect

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me enjoying the outdoors by walking the city streets, biking the lakefront trail, or attending live music events.

 

Joseph “JJ” Van Eekeren

Palfinger North America, Senior Accountant

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me walking along the lakefront.

 

Teddy Warner

Ferguson Partners, Project Manager

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me roaming around the city with my friends, exploring neighborhoods, or having picnics at parks.

 

Chris Watson

Power Construction, Assistant Project Manager

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me at the dog park.

 

Lauren Willett

PerkSpot, Senior Marketing Manager

Give me one hour in Chicago and you’ll find me on a walk through Lincoln Park, running down the lakefront path or biking on the 606.

 

 


 

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