Our Staff

Leadership Team

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Heather Lafferty: CEO & Executive Director

Email: heather@habitatmetrodenver.org
Phone: 720-496-2710

Heather Lafferty held many local and national roles with Habitat for Humanity for nine years before joining Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver as its CEO and executive director in 2008. Under her leadership, Habitat Metro Denver has quadrupled its housing production compared to previous decades. Heather's commitment to community service extends to her roles as a board member of the Neighborhood Development Collaborative and of the social enterprise Prodigy Ventures. Among her accolades are being named a Livingston Fellow; a 9NEWS Leader of the Year finalist; one of the 2019 Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce's Top 25 Most Powerful Women; and a Colorado Biz Magazine 2019 CEO of the Year finalist. Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Heather earned her bachelor's degree from The George Washington University and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver.

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John Hall: Chief Operating Officer

Email: jhall@habitatmetrodenver.org 
Phone: 720-402-0128

John Hall has 30+ years of experience in community economic development, planning, land use consulting, and municipal administration and development – which he leverages as he leads our real estate, construction and operations teams.
 John’s work in economic development led him to see the power and impact of affordable housing, which inspired him and compelled him to join Habitat’s mission. 

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Dana Griffin, Senior Vice President, People & Culture

Email: dgriffin@habitatmetrodenver.org

Dana Griffin joined the Human Resources Department of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver in April 2015, after nearly 20 years of operations and people management experience in the for-profit education sector. Dana has served as the human resources manager for the Habitat Denver ReStores, the director of retail operations, and the director of human resources and risk management prior to being promoted to the role of vice president. As the vice president of people and culture, Dana oversees the organization’s equity work, volunteer and employee engagement, and the human resources and safety functions. Dana graduated from the University of Rochester, New York, with a degree in psychology and secondary education teaching certification.

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Lori Pidick: Chief Development Officer

Email: lpidick@habitatmetrodenver.org
Phone: 720-496-2711

Lori Pidick joined Habitat Metro Denver as the chief development officer in 2016. She oversees the organization's fundraising and communications. Lori has over 20 years of experience in development and marketing communications roles in both for-profit and nonprofit industries. Previously, she worked in development at the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), Central City Opera, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and in various marketing roles for Verizon Wireless. Lori holds an MBA from Georgetown University, and graduated from Brown University with a double major in economics and international relations.

Victor Hernandez, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration

Email: vhernandez@habitatmetrodenver.org 

Angel Casillas, SVP of Community and Government Partnerships

Email: acasias@habitatmetrodenver.org

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