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Board of Directors

Kevin Schmidt

Vice President/Treasurer

John Burkhardt


Stacy Snively


Natalee Baker 

Jane Burgess

Melanie Cochran 

Brian Douglas

Steve Furste

Glen Jourdan

Mike Thompson





Executive Office

Liz Qua           
Executive Director




McKeel Bowden
Construction Superintendent



Sonny Ourai
Assistant Construction Manager






Amy Harwig

Volunteer Coordinator/Development Director




Jodi Gietl

Chief Financial Officer












Habitat For Humanity Board of Directors

Habitat for Humanity of Boone County is led by a volunteer Board of Directors that makes strategic and long-term decisions for our affiliate in order to realize our vision of a Boone County without substandard housing.

Our Executive Director, Liz Qua,  worked with the Habitat for Humanity Boone County Family Services team before accepting the Executive Director position. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management and flew for the airlines for several years before choosing to stay home with her children. Liz has a heart for volunteering and has a variety of experience, serving both within HBHBC and additional service and charitable organizations in the greater Indianapolis area for the last nine years. She and her husband, Doug, live in Zionsville and have 3 grown children.,

Alan Townsend is the President of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Boone County. Alan lives near Zionsville with his wife, Ruth Ann. Alan is a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, a law firm based in Indianapolis. He has worked there since 1992 and focuses his law practice on civil litigation. Alan was raised on a grain and livestock farm in Blackford County, Indiana. He graduated with highest distinction from Purdue University with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics in 1987. He received his J.D. (cum laude) from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana in 1992. Alan and Ruth Ann have three children, Aja, Jay, and Jack.

Bryan English, the Secretary of the Board of Directors, is a new board member in 2013. After working in a sales and clinical capacity in the medical device industry for 17 years, he recently returned to the construction trades in the area of electrical distribution. Bryan hails from Northwest Indiana where he received his B.S. at Purdue University in Supervision Technology. He originally joined Habitat as a volunteer and found the people, process and impact on people's lives irresistible. He enjoys participating on the builds with his son and seeking out new weekend travels with his family.

Kevin Schmidt has been an active member of the financial industry for 37 years, having performed roles in advisory services, training and senior leadership. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, cum laude, from Greenville College, and has received additional leadership training at the Wharton School Institute. In addition to his work serving clients at City Securities Corporation and the professional community, Kevin is also on the board of directors of The Villages of Indiana - a statewide organization focused on children’s needs and foster care and the past chairman and current board member of the Indiana Council for Economic Education. Kevin is an active member of the Zionsville Presbyterian Church.

Mike Thompson, a new board member in 2012, is working with the Construction Committee in material logistics. Mike is a 1993 graduate of Ball State University with a major in Industrial Engineering and Management. He has worked as a project/design engineer in the automotive safety industry as well as heat transfer, noise, and vibration systems. His employers have been Delphi Automotive, Autoliv, Dana Corporation, and 3M. Originally from Spiceland, Indiana, Mike is married to wife Julie with two sons, Cole and Reece. He attends St. Joseph Catholic Church and is also the Unit Commissioner for Boy Scout Pack and Troop 350. Asked why Mike volunteers with Habitat, he stated, "I do it in memory of my mother, a person who believed everyone should have the opportunity to own a home."

Natalee Baker,  a lifelong Hoosier, lives in Lebanon, IN with her husband, Dustin, daughter Brooklyn and dog son Rambo. She grew up in Anderson, IN (Madison County) and graduated from Indiana University. Meeting her husband through friends, Natalee moved to Lebanon upon their engagement in 2010. Natalee is currently enjoying the duties of a stay at home mom with their young daughter and enjoys the small town amenities of living in Lebanon. She began work with Habitat for Humanity of Boone County in the fall of 2010, beginning as a member of the Family Selection Committee. She currently chairs the Family Nurturing Committee, enjoys being a mentor to qualified families, and serves on the Board of Trustees. She loves assisting the potential homeowners through the process from encouraging them in completing sweat equity hours to the enjoyment on their face when they are handed the keys on dedication day. There is a sense of accomplishment and pride from the homeowner as they start an exciting new chapter!

Jeri Veach represents the Habitat homeowners for our board and is also a member of the Family Selection committee.  She became a Habitat homeowner herself in 2008, and has been an ideal Habitat partner. Jeri is graduate of Lebanon High School. After high school she attended Professional Careers Institute to begin her career in the medical field. Jeri has been employed with American Health Network for the last 13 years and is currently attending Ivy Tech Community College to further her education and career in the medical field.

Jane Burgess grew up in Covington, Indiana and received a B.A. from Purdue University in Elementary Education and Masters in Education from West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She is now a full-time mother, homemaker and volunteer. In addition to serving on the Habitat for Humanity Board, Jane serves as a deacon at Zionsville Presbyterian Church, and serves on the Zionsville School Board. Jane and her husband Claude have two children, Kristin and Thomas. Jane first began her work with Habitat for Humanity in Greenville, South Carolina over 15 years ago. She helped lead ZPC’s Habitat for Humanity team for 4 years. Jane also served on the Fuller Center for Housing of Central Indiana Board of Directors for 5 years when they did a blitz build in downtown Indianapolis of 10 homes in one week with hundreds of volunteers both locally and from around the country. Jane is looking forward to being a part of Boone County Habitat for Humanity.

The Rev. Terri Thorn has been the Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Lebanon since February 2011. With Reverend Thorn’s stewardship First Presbyterian has focused on being a good neighbor, actively spreading the good news and grace of Christ, and serving the needs of the Lebanon community and surrounding areas. Rev. Thorn is a second-career pastor, graduating with an Industrial Engineering degree from Purdue. She received her Masters of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary and was ordained in 2010 as Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA). She and her husband Rob are loyal Boilermaker fans. The Thorns also have 2 children. The Thorns have been residents of Boone County for nearly 20 years during which time Terri has served in several pastoral and community leadership roles including terms on the Board of Directors of Love, INC and the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity. She is also a trained Law Enforcement Chaplain currently serving the Lebanon Police Department. She has worked as a chaplain for other agencies as well, including Boone County Sheriff's Office and the Whitestown Police Department

In addition to our Board of Directors, our Family Services Committee also plays an important role. The Family Services Committee is comprised of the Family Selection Committee and the Family Nurturing Committee. The Family Selection Committee is responsible for new applicant orientation meetings, reviewing applications, and selected a family to be presented to the Board of Directors for final approval for partnership. The Family Nurturing Committee is responsible for helping partner families through the home ownership process, addressing any questions, and making sure these families meet all partnership requirements, including sweat equity hours.


Mailing address : P. O. Box 5015 Zionsville, IN 46077
Office Location: 1555 W. Oak St. Suite 100 Zionsville, IN 46077
Phone number: 765-483-5134