Staff

Gina Leckron
STATE DIRECTOR

Gina began her work with Habitat’s ministry 14 years ago. She served asExecutive Director of a small rural affiliate at St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity in Missouri from 1997-2004 and then as Executive Director of a larger urban affiliate with Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity from 2004-2010. Gina specializes in government grants and government relations, and was able to establish the first Habitat affiliate CHDO in the state of Missouri. Under her leadership, her affiliate also received the largest private nonprofit NSP grant in the state. Gina has proven capacity-building experience in the field, transitioning each of her previous affiliates from building one house annually to build six or more annually.She has experience, both nationally and regionally, facilitating strategic planning retreats, board development and fundraising trainings. Gina currently serves on HFHI’s US Council Policy Committee and HFHI’s Peer Review Panel.During the last year with Habitat Indiana, Gina has raised over $1.4 million dollars for affiliates through government partnerships and helped pass a state law to exempt Habitat from the SAFE Act.Gina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from Graceland University and a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Duke University.

Beth Resler
Director of Affiliate Programs

Beth's career with Habitat began with a summer internship at Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County, Indiana in 2010. She then went on to graduate from Ball State University in 2012 with a degree in urban planning and development and a specialty in political science. After graduation, she went straight into Indiana HabiCorps serving a quarter term and a half term with Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County. During that time, she assisted Habitat Indiana with the Henryville Blitz Build. Beth then became a member of the Indiana HabiCorps A-Team and traveled around the state providing construction assistance to several Habitat affiliates around Indiana. Throughout her two years of service, she assisted Habitat Indiana on three state conferences, allowing her to form relationships with Habitats all across the state. She formally joined the Habitat Indiana team in April of 2015 as the Director of Affiliate Programs. She now focuses on maintaining the AmeriCorps program she was once a member of. Beth also administers the Home Investment Fund, a partnership with IHCDA in support of affiliate operations. She also works on the marketing and document design for all Habitat Indiana events.

Melissa Buller
State collaboration consultant

Melissa first became associated with Habitat for Humanity as a youth group advisor. She accompanied her church’s youth group on two week-long Habitat builds. She continued to stay in touch through volunteer and professional activities. Melissa brings fundraising and nonprofit marketing experience and knowledge of the philanthropic sector from her tenure as associate director of The Fund Raising School, a program of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She served on nonprofit boards and as a volunteer fundraiser for the St. Louis Junior Chamber of Commerce, the St. Louis Effort for Aids, Edgewood Children’s Home, College Mentors for Kids, and her church.

Melissa has a master’s degree in Human Resources Management with a focus on organizational dynamics from Washington University in St. Louis, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Evansville, and the Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Melissa enjoys Zumba, exploring a variety of music genres, and the outdoors.