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Habitat for Humanity Administrative Office

9438 W. Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID 83704
PO Box 6571
Boise, ID 83707

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Phone: (208) 331-2916
Fax: (208) 344-1276

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm


Janessa Chastain, Execu​tive Director

As Executive Director, Janessa is committed to expanding Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity’s partnerships and focusing on local advocacy efforts so Ada County families can best be served. Before joining Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, Janessa worked to strengthen her local communities by partnering with churches and community outreach organizations, helping them connect to serve more effectively. She also worked in international advocacy, creating educational opportunities in partnership with United Nations Task Forces, hosting international dignitaries, and helping activists prepare to testify before United Nations committees. She graduated from Willamette University with a degree in politics. She received her master’s from Drew University.

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Sue Helin, Office Administrator

Originally from Long Island, New York, Sue moved to Boise in 1982 to be closer to her family in Idaho. Spending much of her spare time with her 9-year-old twin grandchildren, Noah and Cora, Habitat’s family-focused mission was her largest draw to working in affordable housing. Sue’s three other grandchildren live in New York – Arianna will be attending University of Rhode Island and 12-year-old twins, Luke and Riley, enjoy playing soccer. Sue’s caring nature is displayed through spending time off gardening and walking her dog, Sophie.

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Kenzie Lauritzen, Development & Communications Coordinator

A native Idahoan, Kenzie fell in love with nonprofits when she was only a teenager. Inspired by her work as an intern for Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations’ educational arm, Kenzie quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work. This resolve stuck with her through college, leading her to get her BS in public relations with a minor in marketing from the University of Idaho. Kenzie enjoys rock climbing, swimming, and taking advantage of nearly any outdoor opportunity Boise has to offer.

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Jake Crist, General Manager

A Boise native and BSU alumnus, Jake has been involved with Habitat for Humanity ReStore since he began in an internship program in 2012 while finishing his BS in social science. After graduating, Jake fell in love with Habitat’s hometown cause and family focus, soon after accepting a part-time truck driver position. Jake helped open the Collister ReStore and immediately became the store manager, which lead to his promotion to General Manager in 2018. In his spare time, Jake enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

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Elisha Horrocks, Operations Director

Born and raised in Idaho, Elisha is passionate about making a local difference in people’s lives. Elisha draws inspiration in her position from the impact local non-profits can have on individuals, originally motivating her to enter this sector. In her spare time, Elisha enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, adventuring together with her dogs, being a huge Harry Potter fan, and going to theme parks.

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Jim Phelps, Development Director

Jim is a seasoned storyteller with three decades of nonprofit leadership experience. Serving since 2018, Jim is inspired by the Habitat for Humanity mission and loves crafting effective stories that compel others to help their neighbors in need. In his role as Development Director, Jim is inspired every day by the families served by Habitat, and the community that comes together to help them achieve their American Dream. A published author, Jim has completed a novel and is in the finishing stages of a nonfiction book. In his free time, he and his wife Debbie love the outdoors and enjoy exploring new trails. A baseball junkie, Jim played ball in college and is a devoted fan of the San Francisco Giants.

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James Clovis, Repairs Program Manager

James was raised in Boise and graduated from BSU. He has a background in sustainable construction and material reclamation, previously operating Boise’s first dedicated deconstruction business. James was drawn to Habitat’s affordable housing mission, and is excited to further develop the Home Repairs Program to provide safe housing and prevent displacement. In his free time, James enjoys hiking, fishing, and camping with his wife and son.

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