Executive Staff

President & CEO

Michael Valentine

With over a decade of service on the board and two years as Board Chair, Michael’s dedication to our cause is unwavering.

Michael’s roots in real estate run deep with more than 40 years’ experience. Michael began his career with his own construction company and merging with a company and achieving a ranking as 62 out of the top contractors in California. He’s spent seventeen years as the EVP of Construction Management overseeing the management of more than $650 million in construction projects.  giving him the expertise to tackle the housing challenges facing Orange County. But it’s not just about the buildings for Michael; it’s about the families inside them.

Beyond Habitat, he’s devoted eighteen years to the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of Orange County, demonstrating his commitment to the community.

As President and CEO, Michael’s mission is clear: safe and affordable housing for Orange County families. With his leadership, we’re building a brighter future, one home at a time. Michael Valentine is not just leading the way; he’s building the way to a better Orange County.

Executive Team

Chris O'Connor

Chief Financial Officer

Chris Georgieff

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Velma de la Rosa

VP Housing Development

To Be Announced

Chief Fund Development Officer

Mike Speck

Vice President of Construction

Board of Directors

Marcy Tieger

Board Chair & Managing Director
Symphony Advisors, LLC

Aram Chahbazian, AIA

President & CEO
TCA Architects

Charles Antis

President
Antis Roofing and Waterproofing, Inc.

Robert Barker

President (retired)
Parker Aerospace

John Cunningham

Retired
Mazda North American Operations

Francisca Gonzalez Baxa

Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Francisca Gonzalez Baxa

Fred Chambers

Engagement Leader, Pacific Southwest Region
Thrivent

Mark Hoover

Founder
ActivCare Living

Frank Ferrara

EVP, Customer Satisfaction Div. (retired)
Hyundai Motor America USA

Drew Hatcher

Sr. Director, Contract Mgt., Risk Mgt., EH&S
Behr Paint Company

Ken Lickel

VP and General Manager (retired)
Alcon

F. Scott Jackson

Attorney at Law
Jackson Tidus, A Law Corporation

Chad Brown

VP of Planning & Development
Melia Homes

Brett Mansfield

National Segment Leader, Client Management
Citibank Business Banking

James R. Light

President
C. J. Light Associates

Brad Morton

President (Retired)
Eaton Corporation

Anna Lisa Lukes

Founder & CEO
The Lukes Network

Gregg Martin

Founder & CEO
System Solutions LLC

Rev. Dr. Stanley D. Smith

Pastor (retired)
First Christian Church of Orange

Hugo Nuño

Senior Vice President
First Foundation Bank

Kim Shepherd

Chairwoman (retired)
Engage 2 Excel

Jamie Gwen

Chef, Radio Host & Sommelier
KTLA - NBC - HSN

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