Board of Directors
The Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Butte County is responsible for the oversight of the affiliate. This is a “hands on” board that gives generously of their time, talent, and treasure.
Member of Land Acquisition Committee
Tom a CSU, Chico graduate returned to Chico in 1986 to work for the City of Chico’s Planning Department retiring in 2004. Tom became involved with Habitat in the late 1980s to establish a Butte County affiliate. He served for several years on the Habitat board during the 1990s assisting in property acquisition allowing for the construction of Habitat’s first homes in Butte County.
Member of Resource Development and Growth Committee
Teresa graduated from California State University, Chico, and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School for Law. She spent her legal career here in Butte County working for the District Attorney’s Office and Legal Services of Northern California. Teresa and her family have been members of Habitat for Humanity International for over 20 years. She joined the Habitat for Humanity Butte County board in January 2018.
Member of Finance and Homeowner Selection Committee
Rick attended California State University Stanislaus where he earned a BS and an MBA in Business Administration, Management. He later completed a post-graduate program through the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.
Rick Gonsalves joined Tri Counties Bank in 2001 and is currently Senior Vice President, Home Mortgage Loan Manager. He has extensive experience in mortgage lending, consumer lending, and construction lending.
Rick was born and raised in the Central Valley and relocated with his wife and two daughters to Chico,
California in 2012. He joined the Habitat for Humanity Board in November of 2022 and is excited to have the opportunity to serve the community and be a part of the tremendous Habitat team.
Member of Resource Development Committee
Tom attended the University of California as an undergraduate, with a major in History (B. A., 1972). The following year he received teaching credentials at the same university and began his career as a public school teacher.
During his tenure as a public school educator (1972-1992), he taught at levels ranging from K-12. He has also worked as a part-time instructor at Orange Coast Community College. After he moved to Northern California, he attended California State University at Chico to obtain credentials as a “Special Education Instructor” (1980-1981). Later still, he earned a separate “Resource Specialist” credential (1985). In 1998, he returned to Chico State to teach Business Law for two semesters.
Member of the Executive, Personnel, Land Acquisition, and Construction Committees
First joining Habitat for Humanity of Butte County in 2014 as an active volunteer on the construction site and then as a member of the Board of Directors, John has an extensive background in construction and public works planning. Now retired, he most recently served as the Director of Planning and Public Works for Glenn County.
Member of the Homeowner Selection Committee and Site Host
Mary is currently working for the Chico Unified School District as a Special Needs Teacher’s Aide and an after-school program director. She is a Habitat homeowner who moved into her home in January 2012. Mary can often be seen each Saturday on the Habitat build site serving as our Site Host.
Member of the Land Acquisition Committee
Carl was raised in Paradise and spent several years in the home construction industry. He began in real estate sales and then continued on into the finance industry. He then became a home loan consultant for the next 13 years. He re-entered the real estate industry as the branch manager for Coldwell Banker Ponderosa Real Estate in Paradise where he continues to work as a sales agent.
Throughout his career, Carl has been involved as a board member with numerous non-profit organizations in Paradise and Chico and always a member of the Exchange Club a National Service organization. He is married with 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
Melissa Crick is a long-time Ridge resident. As Senior Program Coordinator with California Vocations Inc., Melissa provides Vocational and Educational support to adults with intellectual and or developmental disabilities. Marrying her passion for community organizing and volunteerism with her clients’ desire for work experience and community relationships, she pairs local nonprofits with volunteers and intern opportunities. Additional commitments to the community include her roles as Board President for PUSD, Executive Committee Member for Upper Ridge Community Council, and Program Director for the Rotary Vocational Committee as well as supporting a number of resource and recovery organizations on and off the Ridge.
Member of Construction Committee
Raised in Montana, Sean explored a variety of professions, including General Contractor, prior to attending college and earning a Master of Architecture degree in 2010. Currently a Senior Architect and the Architecture Department Manager at NorthStar in Chico, Sean brings his years of experience in both the design and construction worlds to work with Habitat. He has been a member of the Construction Committee since 2013 and was the Architect for the housing at Habitat’s Mulberry St development.
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