Staff

Gina Leckron
STATE DIRECTOR

With over twenty-five years’ experience in construction, government relations, and nonprofit management, Gina Leckron has spent the past 8 years serving as the State Director for Habitat for Humanity of Indiana and supporting the efforts of 58 local Habitat affiliates. After earning her bachelor’s degree, Gina received a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Duke University, and recently earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential. Gina has served in Habitat for Humanity’s ministry for almost twenty years as an executive director in both rural and urban affiliates across the country. She understands the critical role housing plays in economic and community development. At her current position, Gina works closely with state government to advocate for housing issues and resources and provides training and technical assistance to affiliates in the field. In the course of her career, Gina has managed large-scale development ventures, disaster recovery projects, and has raised over $40M. She has served in leadership positions with Habitat for Humanity International as Chair of the State Organization Alliance and a member of the US policy and mortgage regulatory committees. Even with her vast experience, her passion for affordable housing and love of Habitat’s ministry still grows daily.

Iris Dooling
Deputy director

Iris Dooling is a Northwest Indiana native and has lived, worked, and gone to school in the state for nearly three decades. Iris has been passionate about Habitat since picking up a hammer on a college fall break trip in 2003 and has been involved in Habitat’s mission ever since. She has volunteered at numerous affiliates, participated in global builds as a team member and leader, and served as an ambassador, board member, and board committee member at affiliates across the US. In addition to her volunteer affiliate service, she has also worked at Habitat for Humanity International for 9 years: first supporting affiliates in post-Katrina Louisiana with the AmeriCorps program, then serving as an Organizational Development Consultant with the Thrivent Builds and Neighborhood Revitalization programs, and most recently as the Senior Specialist for U.S. Affiliate Policy working in partnership with the Policy Committee of the U.S. Council to establish and revise affiliate policy. Prior to working at HFHI, Iris worked at the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps programs, now called AmeriCorps (formerly CNCS). She holds an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management from NYU’s Wagner School and a BA in English Literature and French from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. A proud AmeriCorps Alum, Iris has served in Indiana Reading Corps, Teach for America, and Breakthrough Collaborative. Iris currently lives in Lexington, KY with her partner, Dan, and their dog and cat, Ruby and Miso.

Beth Resler
Director of operations

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 Indiana. She formally joined the Habitat Indiana team in April of 2015 as the Director of Affiliate Programs. She focused on maintaining the AmeriCorps program she was once a member of. In 2022, Beth transitioned to Director of Operations with a focus on MPAR. She now administers the Home Investment Fund, a partnership with IHCDA in support of affiliate operations, prepares mortgage documents for affiliates, designs event marketing, and handles day-to-day operations. She happily lives with her partner Duke in the Garfield Park area of Indianapolis.