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.

If you would like to be considered for board service, here is a complete 
job description
and application.

Jason Olivares

Board Director

Member of the Homeowner Selection and Support Committees

Jason joined the Habitat for Humanity board in November of 2016 after having volunteered on builds and volunteering on the Homeowner Selection Committee. Jason comes from the Hospitality industry with 15 years of Hotel experience and is currently the General Manger for the Oxford Suites in Chico. Jason recognizes the importance of home, with a place to lay roots a family has a chance to grow and prosper.

Tom Hayes

Vice President

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 1980’s to establish a Butte County affiliate.  He served for several years on the Habitat board during the 1990’s assisting in property acquisition allowing for construction of Habitat’s first homes in Butte County. 

Greg Creighton

Board Secretary

Member of the Land Acquisition and Construction Committees 

A resident of Chico since 1981, Greg recently is semi- retired from Sunseri Construction in Chico where he has served as the Vice-President/Lead Estimator for 30 years. Sunseri’s focuses on affordable housing for seniors, special needs and multi-family housing projects. A member of the Habitat board since 2014. 

Jeanne Newton

Member

Member of the Board Development, Land Acquistion and Personnel Committees

Born and raised in Corning, California, Jeanne graduated from California State University Chico, earning both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Education. She loved teaching but always had a strong desire to pursue real estate sales. Jeanne now owns and operates Newton Realty in Chico. Jeanne has been on the Habitat for Humanity board since 2014. 

Chelsea Irvine

Member

Member of Resource Development and Growth Committee

Chelsea began volunteering for the Greater Sacramento affiliate in 2017 during Women Build Month. Chelsea is the Community Resource Manager at 3CORE, the Economic Development District for Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties. Prior to moving to Chico, she worked in disaster recovery for the US Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance, most recently as Public Information Officer. 

Mary Shippen

Member

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.

Teresa Kludt

Member

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.

John Linhart

Member

Member of the Executive, Personnel , Land Acquistion 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. 

Richard Macias

Member

Member of ReStore Committee

Following his career in architecture and planning, Richard retired in 2006 and relocated from San Francisco to Chico. His dream to build a sustainable and environmentally sensitive home led him to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in search of “construction discards” from various sources. He began volunteering at the ReStore and then joined the Habitat for Humanity of Butte County Board of Directors.

Location

Habitat For Humanity
Butte County

220 Meyers St.
Chico, CA 95928

Contact

Please Contact Us:
info@buttehabitat.org

(530) 343-7423
ReStore (530) 895-1271

Hours

Administrative Hours: 
Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm

ReStore Hours: 
Tues-Sat, 10:00am-6:00pm

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