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Meet Our Staff:

Robert Johnson

Executive Director

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April Dertian

Resource Development Director

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Tracey Smith

ReStore Director

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Katie Holmes

Family Services Director

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Chris Allen

Construction Director

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Jaime Durand

Donation Coordinator



Armando Martin

Sales Coordinator



Debra Becker

Store Associate


Meet the Board of Directors:
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Skip Wagner is retired from Delphi Automotive as VP Human Resources for Operations and Latin America.  His work has taken him around the globe.  He has worked on Habitat projects in Michigan and Mexico. Skip holds a BBA from Western Michigan University and a MBA from Midwestern State University in Texas.

Skip Wagner



Alexa Hofstra currently works as a Certified Public Account at RDM Associates in Clarkston, Michigan. She specializes in providing accounting and consulting services to non-profit organizations. Alexa attended Walsh College where she earned her Masters of Accounting and obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Grand Valley State.


Alexa Hofstra

CPA - Treasurer


Kathy Laginess is a Healthcare Consultant and semi-retired. She previously owned and operated a healthcare company. Kathy also volunteers at the ReStore and helps with different LCHFH functions. She holds a BSN from the University of Michigan and a MBA from Phoenix University.

Kathy Laginess

Secretary / Vice Chair

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John Bellanti is a retired automotive executive with 40 years at both General Motors and American Axle & Manufacturing. Career focus has been in manufacturing. John is married to wife Mary Ann and has 3 sons and 9 grandchildren. Interests include golf, hiking, gardening, and travel.

John Bellanti


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Bruce VandenBerg is a Retired General Motors Industrial Engineering Group Manager.  Involved with Livingston Habitat since 2003.  Member of Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

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Erika McNamara is a private practice attorney with focuses in Non-Profit law, Estate planning and Domestic concerns. Erika earned her JD from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

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Beth is the owner and designer at Beth Smith Textiles. She does dressmaking and alterations for people who are throughout the United States. She is an expert on sheep's wool and the author of two books on spinning. Beth is an administrator for the website Just Serve which connects nonprofit organizations with volunteers.

Beth Smith


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Yvonne Lewis has over 26 years in the Michigan residential building and energy efficiency industry.  Yvonne is a State of Michigan licensed builder, BPI certifications in building science and thermal envelope, and a State of Michigan Weatherization auditor. 

Yvonne Lewis


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Martin Popp is an Associate Broker with Century 21 Real Estate. Graduate from Albion College majoring in Economics and Business Management.

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Jake Andrews is a commercial insurance agent with Hartland Insurance Agency.  Jake’s passion for his community can be seen as he actively participates on a variety of committees to help support local charities and improve the community around all of us.  Aside from committees for community events, Jake is also a Howell Rotarian and also a Hartland Lion.  Jake believes that you should bring passion in everything thing you do.  “Discover what brings you happiness and pursue it through your craft!”

Jake Andrews


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