Meet Our Team

Staff

Our full-time staff is made up of passionate people who believe deeply in the cause of affordable housing in Will County.

Contact Us

Have a question about what we do or how to help? Feel free to reach out to us and the appropriate staff member will contact you.

Nicole Murray
Executive Director
815-483-0303 | nmurray[at]habitatwill.org

Nicole enjoys being a part of her community. She has a passion for planning community events. She enjoys hosting gatherings at her home the bring her friends and family together. Her family is what her brings her the most joy.

Dave Neary
Associate Director
562-883-9200 | dneary[at]habitatwill.org

6’0, 185lbs, hzl eyes, auburn hair (with a few distinguished gray highlights), good sense of humor, can be clumsy, likes to build stuff, married with 3 boys

Gina Glasgow
Development Director
779-702-5642  |  gglasgow[at]habitatwill.org

Cynthia Harvey
Family Services Coordinator
779-702-5658

Retired from the United Stated Department of Housing and Urban Development with over 33 years of Federal Government Service. I held the position as the Senior Public Housing Specialist. I also volunteer and work with underprivileged youths, in the city of Chicago from the ages of 5 to 21years old. I conduct workshops that focus on positive conflict resolution, anger management, anti-bullying and anti-violence practices. I am a devoted Christian and serve on the Usher board under the leadership of the Illinois First Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ.

Rebecca Cutrano
Business Manager
779-702-5644

Cheryl Toohey
Community Outreach Coordinator
779-702-5649

Cheryl has been involved with Habitat for Humanity for many years, starting as a volunteer in high school. She has been in her role at Will County Habitat for Humanity since June 2021. Connecting with volunteers is her favorite part of the job. Cheryl enjoys her native wildflower garden, listening to live music, volunteering in a variety of roles and spending time with her cherished family members and friends. Cheryl loves sharing stories with others about Habitat for Humanity and has a long-time passion for the organization.

Melissa Gianakopoulos
Special Events Manager
779-702-5658

Melissa is our Special Events Manager. When she is not planning events for Habitat you can usually find her shopping or at home with her family. Melissa has lived in the Will County area for 25 years but originally is from Las Vegas. Melissa is always ready to take a road trip on a whim.

Corina Salas
Repairs Program Manager
630-995-6029

I find joy in lending a helping hand to others and going above and beyond to make a positive impact on people’s lives. My passion for helping others inspires me to continue going on this journey God has placed me in, and for this I’m thankful. I share a strong bond with my family filled with love, support, and laughter. Together we love to create beautiful memories and navigate life’s ups and downs as a team. My family is a joy and comfort, and make each and every day brighter.

Laurie McPhillips
Director of Acquisitions
708-436-3354

Jean Tibbott
Corporate Relations Manager
312-550-0499

Scott Davidson
Site Supervisor

Charles Carter
Development-Outreach VISTA
815-630-7987

ReStore Staff

Heidi Serena 
Restore Manager
779-227-3922

When Heidi is not overseeing the ReStore, she is involved in the organization Shorewood HUGS that she cofounded in 2008. The non-profit’s mission is a Wishes Program that brightens the lives of people in our community going through a difficult time. During Covid she received her ICF life coaching certificate and recently started “Simply Organized” where she is a home organizer as well as a life coach organizer. Her greatest love, however, is spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Russ Beeler
Restore Assistant Manager/Warehouse

Jane Savoy
Restore Procurement Coordinator
219-775-5175

David Kevish
Restore Associate

Board of Directors

Ashley Bechtold

(President)

Samantha Bluemer

(Secretary)

Thomas Lancaster III

(Vice President)

Eugenie Checko
Scott Czerkies
Jessica Deloach
Judy Mitchell
Greg Sitar
Amy Tracy
Tim Brophy

(Past President)