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staff

Meet our leadership team.

 
Kevin L. Smith
Kevin L. Smith

Chief Executive Officer

The first paid staff member hired by the affiliate, Kevin began his career with Habitat as a volunteer coordinator at Habitat for Humanity in Fresno, California.

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Dan DelCollo
Dan DelCollo

Director of Construction

Dan is “all in” for Habitat. So much so, he agreed to shave his head to motivate his team to meet their staff giving goals. They did. He did. And it grew back!

 

 

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Julie Karavan
Julie Karavan

Director of Development

After years on the Big 10 University tenure track, Julie was called to return to her career in philanthropy.

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Rick Peterson
Rick Peterson

Director of ReStores

A Delaware native who grew up in Seaford.  He has been volunteering for Habitat on the Family Support committee since 2015 and on the Family Selection committee since 2018.  That experience led him to decide to leave Penco Corporation (where he’s spent most of his career) and devote his energy to Habitat’s mission, vision, and principles.  Rick and his wife, Trish, have been married for 35 years and have three children: daughter Lessley and her husband Zach of California; and twin sons Eric of Pennsylvania and Patrick of Louisiana.

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Beverly Ward
Beverly Ward

Director of Family Services

Our 2019 Employee of the Year, Beverly has served as our Family Services Director for more than 7 years. Beverly oversees the family selection process ensuring our process complies with all federal fair housing and lending rules, all homeowner training programs, client case management, on-going communications after they are in their homes, and also assists the Brush with Kindness repair program with its application review process.

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Laura Mood
Laura Mood

Accounting Manager

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