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Meet the Board

                        Board Retreat 11-2013

Neighbor to Neighbor Board of Directors and Management


Neighbor to Neighbor is led by a board of directors comprised of passionate volunteers who are dedicated to the mission and guide agency vision, policies and programs.

Brian Leone, The Leone Law Firm

Home is our place of refuge. Home is the setting for some of the best life experiences - a baby's first steps, a child's discovery of the magic of curling up under a blanket with a good book, a teen singing pop songs into a hairbrush in front of a mirror.   Home is not the building, it's really about the people, but without the physical place, those people cannot really be together.

Janese Younger, FirstBank

Home matters to me because having a safe and stable place to rest one’s head gives a great sense of security and enables one to focus on their family and aspirations. 



Jake Hallauer, Chrisland Companies

Home matters to me, as I believe a stable home is the foundation and single most important factor, for individuals and families to be successful.

Scott Sliski, CBI Real Estate Holdings

Home is a significant driver to the financial health of the family, employment, & improved educational circumstances. Having a home reduces stress & other adverse health outcomes.

 Zach Penland, Fort Collins Housing Authority

Home is a place of safety and peace. No matter what is going on, I have a place where I can find peace and quiet and can just relax. Everything simply seems better once I walk into my house and see my wife and cats.



Tom Milligan, Colorado State University

Home matters because it is where it all starts. When a family has a home, a place to sleep and be safe, they have a head start on challenges they will face. Without that base, things are so much harder and the focus turns to simply surviving. If we can work to give everyone a safe home, every kid, every mother and every father, think of the human potential we could then unleash, and the great solutions to problems we can together create. 

 Becca Huggard, Tree Huggard Designs

Home matters to me because it's the safe corner of the world where my family and I can laugh, play, bond and grow.  And when we have a safe place to call home, anything is possible.

Andrea Schaefer, The Group, Inc.

Home to me is my sanctuary.  It is filled with love, it energizes me to always be the best, and it is my most peaceful place.  It is my environment to be myself and grow.  Home is the safest place on earth!

Jim Larsen, Bank of the West

Home Matters to me as I have experienced a family member in the situation of not having a stable home. 
The results can be devastating to a person’s ability to maintain stable mental health, and the ability to hold a steady job and earn a living to allow them to reach a more stable situation.  To be able to help individuals and families reach a stable housing situation is crucial for them and our community as a whole.

Jackie Owens, Nestle Waters

Home is where I love, laugh, cry, relax, spend time with my loved ones and feel safe.  It is my corner of the world where I can be myself without judgement or intrusions.  Everyone deserves their own private place to call home.   It is the foundation for health and well-being and is an essential building block for an individual or family to thrive.


Nate Budd, Colorado State University

Home is the unyielding place where my sense of
self and community can grow stronger everyday.

Rebekah Wheeler, OtterBox 

Home provides a feeling that truly warms your soul. It can't be duplicated anywhere else but your home.  It's a safe, comfortable place where you can let your hair down and truly be yourself.

Pete Iengo, City of Fort Collins Utilities

Home to me is a safe place where my family can grow together. This is important for my young daughter, who is learning what it means to be a respectful human being, as much as it is for my wife and I, who work hard to support each other through life’s obstacles on a regular basis. Furthermore, our home is so often an energizing, eventful and hilarious place! We love sharing it with our friends and family, and feel so fortunate for the physical and emotional shelter it provides.

Vanessa Fenley, Coordinated Assessment &
Housing Placement System

Home matters because it's a space that's 100% your own. Home is where I take refuge after a hard day or celebrate with friends and family. It's a place that can be whatever you need it to be for you that day, and there's virtually nowhere else like that.