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.
Erin M. Woehlke
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.
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: Warren Widicus, WWidicus Consulting, LLC
Vice President: Lisa Fenske
Past President: Aaron Melnarik, U.S. Bank
Treasurer: Steve Greiff, Johnson Financial Group
Secretary: Nickolas Wagner, Racine Metal-Fab
Richard Barnhouse, Waukesha County Technical College
Kristen Ferge, Capri Communities
Greg Gapinski, Thought Dynamics & Shorewest Realtors
Jake Manne, Thrivent Financial
Jonathan Mosca, Bank of England Mortgage
Michael Stover, Horicon Bank
Jennifer Walmer, Wisconsin Title, Closing, and Credit Services
Maria Watts, Wisconsin Housing Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)