Cristen Incitti, President and CEO
As a Habitat Minnesota team member since January 2020, Cristen Incitti leads the Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota team in achieving our mission of serving, advocating for and advancing the work for Minnesota’s Habitat for Humanity affiliates so we can create and preserve more affordable homeownership opportunities for families and communities.
Prior to joining Habitat Minnesota, Cristen spent more than a decade working in the fields of nonprofit management and higher education. She held leadership positions with the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council as Chief Operating Officer and the Senior Director of Programs and Services at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. During her time at Twin Cities Habitat, she played a key role in developing new programs designed to help families access homeownership and build assets including developing and implementing a new affordable mortgage product, growing strategic partnerships in the Twin Cities to reach new demographics and communities, and launching an internal effort to create a more culturally competent and equitable organization. She spent several years leading community service and student leadership development at The Ohio State University and New Student Orientation programs at Northern Kentucky University.
In addition to her work, Cristen has served on various nonprofit and community boards, including serving as a Board member with Minnesota Housing Partnership and the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Education Foundation, and participated in leadership development programs, completing Leadership Greater Madison, Leadership Twin Cities, and the YWCA Racial Justice Training & Certificate Program. Cristen holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education from The Ohio State University and has led Habitat Global Village trips to Ethiopia, Costa Rica, and Mozambique.
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