Staff Contact Information

Donation Hot Line 219-972-3000

Main Phone Number: 219-923-7265
(Extensions are listed below names)


Daniel M. Klein, Executive Director
*Email: ED@NWIHabitat.org
*Phone: Ext – 306



 Dawn Michaels, Director of Development and Community Relations
*Email: DirDev@NWIHabitat.org
*Phone: Ext – 304



Bridgette Simmons, Volunteer Coordinator
*Email: Volunteer@NWIHabitat.org
*Phone: Ext – 316


Penny Triezenberg, Family Services Coordinator
*Email: FamilyServices@NWIHabitat.org
*Phone: Ext – 305



Kris Wilkens- Accounting
*Email:  Accounting@NWIHabitat.org
*Phone: Ext – 307



Kim DeRisi, ReStore Manager – Griffith
*Email: Manager@NWIHabitat.org
*Phone: Ext – 302



Dan Walsh, Receiving  Manager, ReStore – Griffith
*Email: Receiving@NWIHabitat.org
*Phone: Ext – 318



ReStore Manager – Merrillville
*Email: Managermevl@NWIHabitat.org
*Phone: 219-940-3216



Rick Johnson, Receiving  Manager, Merrillville
*Email: Receivingmevl@NWIHabitat.org
*Phone: 219-940-3225


Jim Babusiak, ReStore Procurement Director
*Email: Procurement@NWIHabitat.org
*Phone: Ext – 314



Mike Poe, Construction Manager
*Email: Construction@NWIHabitat.org
*Phone: Ext – 313


Kristin Marlow-Kellemen, A Brush with Kindness Coordinator
*Email: ABWK@NWIHabitat.org
*Phone: Ext – 317


Les Osborne, IT
*Email: IT@NWIHabitat.org




From the Desk of:

DanKDan Klein, Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity needs donations to continue our mission.

Many people don’t really know what Habitat for Humanity is or what we do. The answer is, we are a non-profit organization that helps people help themselves. Habitat for Humanity helps people by building homes and providing zero interest loans for their mortgage. The new home owners also...Read More »


Dawn Michaels, Director of Development

Wall Panel Builds & What can my donation do?

Wall Panel builds are great for a team donation. Details are just a click away.

Have you ever wondered how your donation is used? Just scroll down to see.


What can my donations fund?


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Penny Triezenburg, Family Services Coordinator

Congratulations to our 4 new partner families

Congratulations to our 4 new partner families that have successfully completed the 9 week Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace course! Another step closer to homeownership.  And sincere thanks to Matt and Noelle Kietzman, members of  Suncrest Christian Church for giving of their time and talents in leading this...Read More »


Bridgette Simmons, Volunteer Coordinator

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