Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County
- Jean Algee
- Jean Algee is retired from the City of Champaign where she served as a Community Development Specialist. Jean also worked for the Urban League of Champaign County Development Corporation providing affordable housing for residents in Champaign County. Jean volunteers at several agencies and serves on various boards in her church, Morning Star Freewill Baptist Church. Jean’s passion to provide affordable housing to residents in our community drives her commitment to serve on the Family Selection Committee and as a Board Member for Habitat.
- Ivo Austin
- Ivo Austin works as a lawyer at Steigmann Law, where they help people who have suffered injuries affecting their lives and livelihoods. Ivo has called Champaign home since 2015. Ivo is thrilled to contribute to the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County and to meet and learn from members of the Champaign County community from all walks of life. Ivo is also involved with Developmental Services Center (DSC), the Champaign County Bar Association, the Twin Cities Knights of Pythias, the Toast of Champaign Toastmasters Club, and sometimes takes dance classes at Urbana Dance Company.
- Collin Barnes
- Collin is the president of the campus chapter and a Senior at the University of Illinois. He is pursuing a degree in Integrative Biology with a minor in business. He joined Habitat his sophomore year and has been the campus chapter’s construction director and vice president. Outside of Habitat, he is involved in undergraduate research, works as a personal care assistant, and volunteers in healthcare. Collin enjoys getting students involved in expanding homeownership in the local community.
- Jonné Brown
- Jonné Brown is a retired University of Illinois administrator in the College of Engineering. Jonné has volunteered at Habitat for Humanity of Champaign on the Family Selection Committee for several years. She is strongly committed to Habitat’s mission of putting actions behind our collective faith in God through the building of residential homes for families needing the security and hope of owning their own home.
- Charles Blatti - Secretary
- Charles Blatti is a research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications who designs tools and methods for exploring genomics data in human health. He became involved with Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County as a member of the student chapter during his undergraduate, masters, and PhD studies at UIUC. He now serves as the staff advisor to the student board and as a member of the CUHabitat Construction Committee. He believes in Habitat’s mission to provide families with the beneficial and stabilizing opportunity of homeownership while bringing neighbors together to build a stronger community.
- Nick Crompton - Vice-President
- Nick Crompton is the Executive Director of Facility Planning and Construction at Carle. His team manages all of the construction projects for Carle. He has been at Carle since 2013. Prior to joining the board, Nick has volunteered on many Habitat build sites including one in South Africa. He understands the importance of having stable housing and believes in Habitat’s mission to be able to make a difference in the lives they serve.
- Toni Delporte -Past President
- Toni Delporte works for Hickory Point Bank in the Commercial Lending Division where she has managed the Credit Department for more than 10 years. In addition to her involvement with Habitat, Toni enjoys volunteering for various charitable organizations and working with her church, the Champaign Church of Christ, on its various endeavors. Toni is passionate about people’s needs being met and is grateful that this passion can be realized through Habitat.
- Jenell Hardy - President
- Jenell Hardy is a Certified Research Administrator in Sponsored Programs Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has managed grant and contracts for 15 years, ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations. In addition to being on the Habitat Board, Jenell has served in many capacities in Champaign-Urbana related to housing and low income families. Jenell is a member of The Church of The Living God in Champaign and is very active in several ministries internal and external to the church.
- Mark Holderbaugh
- Mark C Holderbaugh is a VP of Engineering at Aviatrix a Multi Cloud Networking Company with an office in the University of Illinois Research park and headquartered in Santa Clara California.. Mark has been leading engineering teams in the Champaign area for 30+ years and has been volunteering at Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County for just over a decade. He joined the Board to get involved in a deeper level at CU Habitat and do whatever he can to help in CU Habitats efforts to help our neighbors and communities.
- Andrey Nesbitt
- Andrey Nesbitt has been employed at Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District for over three years and servers as a supervisor. Andrey became a Habitat for Humanity homeowner in 2019 which was a dream come true for her and her daughter, Jaliyah Nesbitt, who will graduate from Central High School in 2021. Andrey is a people person and loves listening to different walks of life. Her goal is to pass things forward to people in the community since they have been so helpful and kind to her. Her board service to Habitat is one way that she is doing that currently.
- Colin Ramage - Treasurer
- Colin Ramage is a Commercial Credit Underwriter at Busey Bank, where he has worked since graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Master’s in Economics. This is his first foray into non-profit work, and he is looking forward to the opportunity to give back to his community. He particularly appreciates Habitat’s goal of being “A hand up, not a hand out”, and truly believes that setting people up for lasting success through stable housing is a great way to build a better future for everyone.
- Kyle Sturm
- Kyle Sturm is a Senior Award Management Coordinator at the Sponsored Programs Administration unit at the University of Illinois. Kyle has a passion for helping others and giving back to the community, particularly our community of Champaign-Urbana and surrounding local areas. Kyle is a recent graduate of the United Way of Champaign County Emerging Community Leaders program and has served on the ECL committee for two years since he graduated from the program. Kyle became involved with Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County through mutual friends and a passion for the Habitat cause.
Other than his service for Habitat and United Way, he coaches year-round for the Champaign County TNT Firecrackers, a local Special Olympics organization. In addition to the time Kyle spends volunteering within the community, he is a committed dog dad and husband to his wonderful family.
- Paul Taylor
- Paul Taylor is President of ESS Clean, Inc. in Urbana. He has lived in the Champaign/Urbana area since attending the University of Illinois in the 90’s. Paul and his wife, Andrea, are members of the Savoy United Methodist church. Paul was a volunteer for Habitat in the 90’s and recently felt the call to help lead a Habitat build sponsored by his church. He loves working with people in the community, getting his hands dirty and building relationships.
- Shalunda Weatherall
- I am an Anesthesia Support Specialist at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center. I have been employed there since June of 2007. I was previously employed at Provena from 1994-2005 before OSF took over. My job is to make sure that the Anesthesia Dept. has everything needed for each surgical case. I’m a mother of 2, but my 1st born son Rashaud’s life was taken at the age of 25 on Oct. 4, 2022, by the senseless gun violence that’s happening in our communities. My babygirl is a sophomore in college. I have 9 siblings and I fall in at #5. I was born and raised in the Champaign area. I’m a member of Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church of Champaign where I’ve served as the choir president for 6+ years. In November of 2019, my journey of becoming a Habitat Homeowner began, and I moved into my new home in April of 2020. I am very excited for what I may be able to bring to the table and mostly for what I will be able to learn from others by becoming a Habitat Board Member.