Neighbor to Neighbor is led by a board of directors comprised of passionate volunteers who are dedicated to the mission and guide agency vision, policies, and programs.

Why does home matter to our board members?

President Janese Younger, FirstBank

Home matters to me because having a sage and stable place to rest one’s head gives a great sense of security and enables one to focus on their family and aspirations.

Vice President Nate Budd, Colorado State University

Home is the unyealding place where my sense of self and community can grow stronger everyday.

Secretary Jackie Owens, Nestle Waters

Home is where I love, laugh, cry, relax, spend time with my loved ones, and feel safe.  It is my corner of the world where I can be myself without judgement or intrusions.  Everyone deserves their own private place to call home.  It is the foundation for health and well-being and is an essential building block for an individual or family to thrive.

Treasurer Scott Sliski, CBI Real Estate Holdings

Home is a significant driver to the financial health of the family, employment, and improved educational circumstances.  Having a home reduces stress and other adverse health outcomes.

Andrea Schaefer, The Group, Inc.

Home to me is my sanctuary.  It is filled with love, it energizes me to always be the best, and it is my most peaceful place.  It is my environment to be myself and grow.  Home is the safest place on earth!

Tom Milligan, Colorado State University

Home matters because it is where it all starts. When a family has a home, a place to sleep and be safe, they have a head start on challenges they will face. Without that base, things are so much harder and the focus turns to simply surviving. If we can work to give everyone a safe home, every kid, every mother and every father, think of the human potential we could then unleash, and the great solutions to problems we can together create. 

Pete Iengo, City of Fort Collins Utilities

Home to me is a safe place where my family can grow together. This is important for my young daughter, who is learning what it means to be a respectful human being, as much as it is for my wife and I, who work hard to support each other through life’s obstacles on a regular basis. Furthermore, our home is so often an energizing, eventful and hilarious place! We love sharing it with our friends and family, and feel so fortunate for the physical and emotional shelter it provides.

Jake Hallauer, Chrisland Companies

Home matters to me, as I believe a stable home is the foundation and single most important factor, for individuals and families to be successful.

Vanessa Fenley, Coordinated Assessment &
Housing Placement System

Home matters because it’s a space that’s 100% your own. Home is where I take refuge after a hard day or celebrate with friends and family. It’s a place that can be whatever you need it to be for you that day, and there’s virtually nowhere else like that.

Rebekah Wheeler, OtterBox 

Home provides a feeling that truly warms your soul. It can’t be duplicated anywhere else but your home.  It’s a safe, comfortable place where you can let your hair down and truly be yourself.

Megan Ferguson, Funding Partners

Home represents my refuge from the world.  Home is where my children rest their heads at night, where my husband and I tackle life’s challenges and together celebrate its gifts.  Our home is filled with joy and love, and is essential in building a healthy foundation that will prepare us for the world!


Kyle Basnar, Windermere Real Estate

The most obvious meaning is a physical location: where you live.  But home is so much more than a warm bed and a comfy couch.  It’s love, security and connection.  Home isn’t a place as much as it is a feeling.