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 Chris Lidstone, Wenck

Home is more than a place to stay. It is where your family grows up. It is where you can rest your head and it remains a place of pride. A stable and safe home not only keeps a family together, but more importantly serves as their family base from which they can blossom and contribute. A stable home is the fundamental footing that will support an individual or a family and lead to success and further development.

Secretary 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 we feel so fortunate for the physical and emotional shelter it provides.

Secretary Megan Ferguson, Impact Development Fund

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 it is essential in building a healthy foundation that will prepare us for the world!

Treasurer 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.

Sue Ballou, Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities

Home makes the world full of possibilities. Home is where I can create a life for my family and me, where I can take on the world, and retreat when I need a break from the pressures of life. It’s an anchor and launch pad.

Imran Bhimani, LC Real Estate Group

Gillian Bliss, Evergreen Property Management

They say home is where the heart is, but in 2020 home, is where we work, educate our children, feed our children, and even isolate or quarantine to protect ourselves and others. Without stable living conditions, our ability to earn, educate, and keep ourselves safe will quickly fall apart. Home is now more important than ever.

Nina Bodenhamer, City of Fort Collins

Home can be many different things to different people:  refuge, peace, routine, safety, joyfulness, permanence. But the absence of a home is a universal vulnerability. To me, this gap is what defines my home: gratitude for our good fortune, and compassion for those without a doorway of their own to cross each and every day.

Marla Empfield, Genesis Fitness

Amanda Huston, Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC

Home is rootedness; home is the wellspring of warm memories and relationships from which we fashion ourselves; and home is the springboard from which we launch confidently out into the world. Home is our foundation.

Brian Mannlein, Cushman & Wakefield

Stability, comfort, security, solace. Home provides us the ability to plan for the future and focus on what matters most. Home is our foundation.

Rev. Joseph Moore, Presbyterian Foundation

Home is a safe and stable place. A real place where our need for connection is met. Home is a place where there can be space to dream of endless possibility.

Sari Oberndorf, Larimer County

‘Home is where the cat is!’ But seriously, home is everything. Having grown up in a broken home and a survivor of childhood trauma, home is my safe space, and my place to recharge my spirit so I can rise each day and give it back to those in need. Home is where I get to take off my “work hat,” focus on me, and foster my creative self.

Mark Teplitsky, Krische Construction

Home is where our family thrives. The peace our home provides sets us up for success in everything else we do.