Meet the Executive Team


 

 

Kevin Hunter

Kevin Hunter

Executive Director

Kevin recently joined the Construction for Change team this fall of 2016 as Executive Director. Kevin has committed his entire professional life to working on behalf of disadvantaged and marginalized populations by providing servant leadership, mobilizing strategic relationships and generating financial and social capital. Kevin began his professional career in construction but soon transitioned to Young Life, a global youth development organization.  In 1996 Kevin accepted a role with World Vision United States, one of the world’s largest non-profit organizations, where he continued to serve for 12 years, the last 8 years as the Vice President of U.S. Programs. In 2008, Kevin was named Executive Director of Olive Crest – Pacific Northwest and led the expansion of their child welfare services from one to four offices across the State of Washington, while growing revenues and case management. In 2012, Kevin joined Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County as a consultant to provide leadership during a pending merger.  After serving as Vice President of Development and Community Engagement for 3 years,  Mr. Hunter was named Acting CEO of Habitat for Humanity in 2015. Kevin is passionate about the mission of Construction for Change and is readily equipped to lead the organization and manifest profound impact locally and around the globe.

Tim Hickory

Tim Hickory

Director of Operations

Tim first joined Construction for Change in 2011 as a volunteer Project Manager in Liberia. Here he experienced firsthand the life-changing impact of CfC’s mission empowering developing communities by partnering to build critical infrastructure that promotes education, healthcare and economic empowerment. He joined the executive team in 2015 as Director of Operations and recently as Acting Executive Director providing strategic leadership through a critical organizational transition. Tim has a proven track record successfully implementing complex infrastructure development projects across three continents by bringing together vast networks of untapped professional volunteer expertise and collaborating with nonprofit, government and private sectors to achieve sustainable impact.

Prior to life at CfC, Tim built his career in Construction Management overseeing large scale infrastructure projects while learning the art of building dynamic alliances and attracting key partners to achieve maximum efficiencies and cost value. Tim is committed to the collective power of individuals and organizations working together to reconcile the broken social and structural framework that exists within our societies. He believes the fundamental role CfC has in this effort is to build accessible, lasting, sustainable and healthy environments which allow all members of our partner communities to thrive. Tim holds a B.S. in Construction Management from Colorado State University.

Teresa Hillis

Teresa Hillis

Director, 30/30 Project

Teresa joined CfC in August 2015, with nearly ten years of professional non-profit experience from around the globe. She formerly worked with the senior leadership and project management teams at Swedish Health Services, the government relations and advocacy team at International Justice Mission and on the ground in Pretoria, South Africa as a project manager for the Tshwane Leadership Foundation.  Teresa has long been an advocate for providing healthcare to communities in need around the world and believes that sustainable infrastructure can impact the health of a community for years to come. Her passion for human rights, health care equality, and poverty alleviation led her around the world over the past fifteen years as she worked and studied in Africa, Europe, SE Asia and Latin America. Teresa holds a BA from the University of Washington in International Studies with a minor in African Studies.
Julie Lewis

Julie Lewis

Founder, 30/30 Project | Global Partnership Development

Julie believes in the power of educating, encouraging action, volunteerism and compassion to further the quality of life and health options for all individuals.  With this passion and dedication, she joined CfC in 2011.  As Co-Director of Global Partnership Development, a volunteer position, she coordinates the application process and recommends partnering organizations to the construction operations team.  Julie is the founder of the 30/30 Project, a CfC initiative dedicated to providing opportunity to HIV+ women and their families. A former Science teacher, Julie has over 15 years of experience in the public service sector, working with the Spokane Regional Health District and the Spokane AIDS Network.  She has a B.A. in Biology Education and Earth Sciences from the University of Washington and conducted her graduate coursework at Western Washington University.
Jenny Koenig

Jenny Koenig

Consultant

Jenny became involved with Construction for Change in 2008, initially as a photographer.  She has visited project sites and photographed communities in Zambia, Cambodia, Kenya and Malawi.  This work provides Jenny with the opportunity to combine her passion for photography with her desire to bring awareness and change to global poverty.  Jenny is the co-owner of JKoe photography and continues to act as a strategic consultant for CfC across multiple levels. Jenny holds a B.A. from the University of Washington in Comparative History of Ideas and a minor in African Studies.

Nancy Stratton

Nancy Stratton

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Nancy oversees all CfC accounting operations, from maintaining data to strategic budget reviews and recommendations.  In her day job as Vice President, Controller and Treasurer, Nancy is responsible for Sellen’s daily accounting operations. Her hard work, requiring flexibility in a fast-paced environment, keeps the company’s operations moving smoothly and efficiently. Nancy is recognized by her coworkers for her willingness to help, her advanced knowledge of complicated industry regulations and laws, and her positive approach to the task at hand.

 

Erich Steyaert

Erich Steyaert

Fundraising and Development Coordinator

Erich started at CfC in July 2016 as the Fundraising and Development Coordinator. He is responsible for direct donor development, supporter and partner acquisition as well as strategic fundraising and peer-to-peer development. Erich previously worked for the Irish Cancer Society as a Fundraising Administrator. In this role, he cemented his desire to be apart of a non-profit. Erich studied at Dublin City University, graduating in 2015 with a B.A. in International Relations, focusing specifically on International Development.


 

Meet Our Project Managers currently on the ground

For information about becoming a CfC Project Manager or Change Fellow, click here.


 

Adrienne Johnson

Adrienne Johnson

Change Fellow, Parkwood Technology Center; Bottomup | Cape Town, South Africa

 Mike McCausland

Mike McCausland

Project Manager, Hetauda House; Women's Protection Center Nepal | Hetauda, Nepal

Morgan Abbett

Morgan Abbett

Change Fellow, Parkwood Technology Center; Bottomup | Cape Town, South Africa

Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller

Project Manager, Hetauda House; Women's Protection Center Nepal | Hetauda, Nepal

Christina Antonelli

Christina Antonelli

Volunteer Project Manager, Optimize Health | India

Carolyn McGunagle

Carolyn McGunagle

Change Fellow, Adabawere Clinic Maternity Ward; Hope Through Health | Kara Region, Togo

Ryan Hunter

Ryan Hunter

Volunteer Project Manager, Optimize Health | India

Matt Renninger

Matt Renninger

Project Manager, Adabaware Clinic Maternity Ward; Hope Through Health | Kara Region, Togo


 

Meet Our Student Interns

For information about internship opportunities, click here.


 

Natalie Davis

Natalie Davis

Volunteer Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist