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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.,

Kevin Schmidt is the President of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Boone County. Kevin 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.

John Burkhardt is the Vice President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Boone County.  John has been an active member of HFHBC since 2011 and has been a volunteer mentor and budget coach on our Family Selection committee all that time.

Stacy Snively, the Secretary of the Board of Directors, is a new board member in 2018. Stacy grew up in Wabash, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Industrial Management and Manufacturing. After college, she started her career at Eli Lilly & Company, in Finance and Pharmaceutical Sales. After meeting her now husband, Scott, Stacy moved to Chicago and worked as a National Development Manager for Paul Hemmer Companies, a commercial construction and real estate company. Stacy took some time off to raise her young family while also working for Habitat for Humanity of Boone County along side then Executive Director, Steve Furste. Stacy worked with Steve from 2010 to 2015. She is now a full time real estate broker at Century 21 Scheetz and joined the Habitat for Humanity Boone County Board in January 2018.

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!

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.

Brian Douglas became a Hoosier after graduating from Butler University in 1980. He has been a staff anesthesiologist at St. Vincent Hospital since 1988. Brian did his first Habitat blitz build in Americus Georgia in 2000, the resultant ZPC house was blessed by Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter. He recently joined Habitat Board, currently serves on The House That Beer Built team. He has a special interest in installation of hurricane clips, his clips were tested in a recent tornado in Lebanon, and passed. He and his wife Leigh Ann have three children, currently living in Michigan, Oregon and Texas. Brian hopes to engage in other Habitat missions as retirement arrives.

Glen Jourdan is a graduate of the University of Evansville and worked as an agricultural research chemist for Eli Lilly and Co. and then a laboratory manager for Dow AgroSciences. He is married to Susan and they have 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren. As members of Central Christian Church, Lebanon, they participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge for 9 years with Central Christian young adults. These summer work trips were in collaboration with Habitat affiliates in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee. As a family, they have volunteered with Boone Co. Habitat for Humanity [HFHBC] since moving here in 1993. Joining the HFHBC board in the fall of 2017, Glen will champion the Repair/Age in Place program.

Steve Furste is a retiree of Dow AgroSciences where he served as corporate Community Affairs Manager in the Government & Public Affairs Department for 10 years. Furste began his career with Elanco Products, a division of    Eli Lilly and Company in 1980 where he held sales and marketing positions. . In 1984, he accepted a position as a clinical research associate in the clinical trials area of Eli Lilly and Company, where he remained until 1990. In 1990 he joined the Lilly-Dow joint venture, DowElanco, and held various management positions until his retirement in August of 2004. Furste has been the Executive Director of the Boone County Habitat for Humanity affiliate since 2005.  A native of Fort Wayne Indiana, Furste received a B.S. degree in agronomy from Purdue University in 1967, and received his MBA from the University of Utah in 1972. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 until 1972, during the Viet Nam conflict and was discharged withthe rank of Captain.

Melanie Cochran joined the board in 2018 after moving to Whitestown Indiana with her spouse in 2016. She grew up in the suburbs of Washington DC and graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Sociology and a Master’s in Business Administration. Melanie works in the financial industry and has been managing call centers for over 10 years. Through her career she has managed multiple offices taking her to Oklahoma City, Houston and finally Indianapolis. In each of these locations Habitat for Humanity has been an organization that she enjoyed volunteering with, eventually leading her to our Boone County chapter. In addition to her volunteer work with Habitat, Melanie is also a licensed foster parent that has had six children in her care (not at once!). Melanie is excited to find new ways to give back to her newfound, and beloved, community through HFHBC.

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