Kelle Dvorak Vandenberg has spent most of her professional career combining business development, economic growth and non-profit work with volunteerism. As a former Vice President of a multi-million-dollar corporation, this marketing and development executive has had the privilege for the last 16+ years to work for a company where her leadership was able to drive change. She also created an environment of shared success and vision, with fiscal responsibility, open communication and targeted growth.
While balancing her corporate career, she was afforded the opportunity to serve on an international non-profit organization. As Executive Vice President of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance, Global, she led the development branch whose goal was to recruit and sustain donors; give a platform for women to voice their specific needs and help build a community of people willing to share their skills and teach others. She has traveled the world, speaking publicly and meeting people within the global coffee community who, despite their daily struggles for clean water or the devastating effects of climate change, manage to laugh infectiously in the face of adversity.
An active CWU graduate, she moved her family from Ellensburg to the Bothell, WA area in 2003 but had always planned to return, as both she and her husband have strong family ties to the region. Since coming home in July of 2019, Kelle volunteers on the Ellensburg Community Radio board, the Economic Vitality Committee for the EDA, the Valley Musical Theatre board and has participated in the Our Voices of Kittitas County, an organization developed to plan and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote. She is eager to join the Habitat for Humanity organization and bring her passion and commitment for helping people to the valley she calls home.
“What I find most compelling about the Habitat for Humanity organization, is that it breaks down social-economic barriers, bringing people together to strengthen, invest in and rebuild their communities. In today’s world, we need the hope that Habitat represents; we need to find reasons to come together and rebuild our communities.”