|lend & homeownership|
|real estate development|
Stephanie Ball (email@example.com), Director of Home Ownership
Stephanie works with families to purchase new and rehabilitated SBHF homes and to retain homes during the threat of foreclosure. She offers group and one-on-one counseling sessions, homeownership and budgeting workshops and partner with local agencies to help families build assets through homeownership. Stephanie joined SBHF in October 2011 bringing vast knowledge in community resources, self-sufficiency programs and property management. Stephanie is a lifelong resident of South Bend and currently resides with her family in the northwest corridor where she actively engages in community service.
Stephanie earned her
Masters of Public Administration degree from Indiana University South Bend
and her undergraduate degree in Sociology from The Johns Hopkins University.
She also holds an Accredited Residential Managerģ designation from the
Institute of Real Estate Management and a Certificate in Executive
Management from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.
Brad is responsible for construction project management oversight and team coordination of all projects including training for project management operations. Bradís responsibilities include negotiating and contracting all lower level contractors, establishing critical path schedules, reviewing submittals and shop drawings, establishing schedules of values/budget and coordinating field and office responsibilities. Brad has over 35 years of extensive experience in project management including overseeing $70+million in project development over the course of his career. Brad is a LEED accredited professional and a Licensed Lead Abatement Supervisor.
Jeff Gibney (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Real Estate Development
Jeff plans and develops SBHF's residential and commercial real estate projects taking them through the entire predevelopment stage and overseeing the construction/rehab and sale. He is also responsible for SBHF's contractual initiative with the Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Organization. Born in South Bend, Jeff was Executive Director of South Bend Heritage Foundation for over 30 years and also served as Director Community and Economic Development for the City of South Bend.
Jessica Kitchens (email@example.com) Director of Communications/Program Development
Jessica coordinates public relations, marketing and communications for South Bend Heritage Foundation activities. Jessica also works with department heads in coordinating fund and program development. Jessica joined SBHF in 2005 through an internship program and throughout her employment has worked in many diverse areas of SBHF including residential property management. Previously, Jessica directed The Salvation Army Kroc Campaign which raised over $10 million towards the Kroc Center Community Match Campaign, bringing over $64 million in investment into the South Bend community. Jessica received her Masters of Public Administration degree in 2007 from IU-South Bend and her B.A in Political Science from IU-Bloomington in 2003.
Marco Mariani (firstname.lastname@example.org), Executive Director
Marco joined South Bend Heritage Foundation as Executive Director in January 2011. Marco brings over 17 years of experience in community and economic development to SBHF. As Executive Director he manages all financial performance within a $5.8 million dollar budget, directs a staff of 16 (FT & PT) and is responsible for all operations.
Prior to joining South Bend Heritage Foundation, Marco served as the Executive Director of Downtown South Bend, Inc. (DTSB). In his capacity as Executive Director, he managed the organizationís day to day operations (hospitality, safety and beautification). He also provided fiscal management and discharged all marketing, public relations and business assistance activities. For many years, Marco was the Assistant Director for the City of South Bend Division of Community Development and managed a wide variety of projects and programs ranging from annexation, housing development and commercial corridor revitalization.
A native of Bloomington, Illinois, Marco received a masterís degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is an alumnus of the South Bend/Mishawaka Leadership Program. He enjoys playing racquetball, fishing and kayaking. He and his wife, Eileen, live in South Bend with their two children.
Suzanne Z. Miller (email@example.com), Development/Grant Writer Consultant
Suzanne joined SBHF to assist with grant writing and program development for The Salvation Army Kroc Center in 2007. In January of 2008, her responsibilities were expanded to include strategic planning for fund development, researching and writing grants, and providing assistance in preparing proposals and reports for SBHF and the NNRO.
She has provided training and research services to
government, business, health-care, educational institutions and
not-for-profits throughout the Midwest. She also serves as an associate
faculty member at Indiana University South Bend, teaching writing and
business communications for the Departments of English and Women's Studies.
For more than 28 years she held various administrative positions at Indiana
University South Bend where she managed a self-supporting outreach program
with a staff of 15 full-time and more than 150 part-time employees.
Suzanne holds a B.A. From Gustavus Adolphus College (Minnesota) and an M.S.
from Indiana University South Bend.