Meet our Leadership Team
Karraine Moody, Chief Executive Officer
As the Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity of North Central Connecticut, Karraine Moody is passionate about making a major difference in her community. She believes that through adequate housing, other accomplishments can be made including education attainment, career growth, civic engagement and family stability. Karraine graduated from Trinity College with a self-designed degree in Community Development from Trinity College in 2001. Karraine has held positions with Hartford Public Schools, United Technologies and managed her own consulting firm for a number of years. Karraine has received several awards and accolades, but what is dear to her heart, is the opportunity to create homeownership for families and build sustainable communities.
Jim Beland, Chief Operating Officer
Jim Beland comes to Habitat for Humanity of North Central Connecticut with the passion to make our neighborhoods and communities stronger and more fully engaged, knowing even one small act can make a difference not only for today, but for generations to come. Jim brings a wealth of senior leadership and community outreach experience as he most recently led the community engagement and philanthropic member efforts throughout the northeast for Thrivent Financial, the world’s largest Fraternal Benefits Organization. Equally important is the experience gained as a long-time corporate partner with Habitat for Humanity, participating in multiple international and local builds, as well as overseeing numerous regional partnership programs.
Matthew Boyne, Director of ReStore Operations
Matt Boyne is an old guy with useful knowledge who has been around construction his entire life. Having attended college for building construction, civil engineering and management, Matt has managed millwork shops, been a manufactures representative for the kitchen cabinet industry, as well as working with contractors selling trim, kitchens, lumber, siding and roofing. He is here because someone saw something in him that he did not, and through persistence, he is a part of Hartford Habitat.
Tracy Thomas, Director of Family Services
Tracy has been with the organization since 2008 supporting operations and transitioned to Family Services in 2011. Tracy loves working with our families as they begin their journey to homeownership. Tracy manages all aspects of family services including recruitment, selection, support and mortgage servicing. In addition, her team manages the repair programs as well as our Financial Freedom Center.
April Hansley, Operations Manager
April joined Habitat for Humanity in 2017 as our operations manager. April manages all special events and ensures communication between our various departments flows smoothly. Her duties include human resources, tech and board support.
Kris McKelvie, Director of Construction
Kris has worked over a dozen years with Habitat for Humanity, starting his career through the AmeriCorps program in 2007. He became a licensed contractor and expanded his management skills to step into the role of Director of Construction here at Hartford Habitat in 2017. Kris combines his desire to build affordable and environmentally friendly homes with his passion for creating a work atmosphere of collaboration, learning, and fun.”
Suzanne Feola, Director of Development
Suzanne Feola joined Team Habitat in 2020 as our Director of Development. Suzanne is responsible for all of our development efforts including corporate, major gifts, faith and civic relations.
Ryan Gorecki, Director of Volunteer and Engagement
Ryan Gorecki joined Team Habitat in 2016 as our volunteer manager and expanded our program to support every aspect of operations. Ryan interacts with all of our 4,000+ volunteers to ensure a great Habitat experience. In addition to volunteer training and engagement, Ryan also manages our youth advocacy conference and works closely with the next generation of Habitat builders.