Who We Are
Melissa Songco joined Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County as CEO in April 2021. Her first exposure to Habitat was over 20 years ago while attending Marquette University. She volunteered locally through the campus chapter and traveled on a Global Village trip with Habitat to Zambia during the summer. She jokes that on that trip she caught the “Habititus,” and the mission of affordable housing has become an essential part of her life ever since. Melissa has worked in nonprofits and community development her entire career. She has previously worked for Milwaukee Habitat, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, and Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.
Director of Development
Brett graduated from Marquette University with a BA in Writing and was commissioned as an active-duty Army officer in 2013. He served as an infantry officer with the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado, before being medically retired in 2018 at the rank of Captain. Brett transitioned to the Non-Profit sector and has previously worked for Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.
Director of Family Services
Avelina graduated with a BA from Alverno College and shortly after began her career in lending. She is dedicated to helping families achieve homeownership while having the best experience possible. In her previous role, she had the opportunity to help many families throughout the process and is excited to continue doing so at Habitat for Humanity!
Erin M. Balderas
Marketing and Volunteer Manager
Erin has a bachelor's degree from Cardinal Stritch University, and has worked in marketing and outreach for nonprofits in Milwaukee such as Present Music and Progressive Community Health Centers.
Angela Fullerton began her career in accounting and later segued into the Commercial Real Estate Industry, working for MLG Capital, Colliers Inc. and Transwestern. Angela specialized in finance, budgeting, cash flow, and return on investment. She was also responsible for managing construction build-outs for small tenants and major renovations in the millions. As part of her construction management work, she supervised the bidding process and managed the change orders, draw requests, and final construction accounting.
Angela is so excited to join the Habitat team. She has recently been spending her extra time volunteering at the Waukesha ReStore. She enjoys gardening, travel, home remodeling and spending time with her grandson, Oliver.
Scott has been in the residential home building and remodeling industry for over 25 years. In that time he has been in the roles of carpenter, leadman, estimator, salesperson, project manager and production manager. He has led small companies and large organizations down the path to success.
Scott feels lucky and blessed to be part of the team at Habitat for Humanity Waukesha County.
Board of Directors
President: Lisa Fenske, Luminare Health
Vice President: Steve Greiff, Johnson Financial Group
Past President: Warren Widicus, WWidicus Consulting, LLC
Treasurer: Jonathan Mosca, Bank of England Mortgage
Secretary: Nickolas Wagner, MPE-INC
Richard Barnhouse, Waukesha County Technical College
Kristin Ferge, Capri Communities
Aaron Melnarik, U.S. Bank
Jennifer Walmer, Wisconsin Title, Closing and Credit Services
Maria Watts, Wisconsin Housing Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)
Deb Reinbold, Thrive Economic Development
Bridget Clementi, Children's Wisconsin
Chris Siepmann, Siepmann Realty Corporation