Board & Advisory Council


Board of Directors

Atlanta Habitat’s board members are volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds with the resources, wisdom, and passion to lead in constructive, effective, and meaningful ways. The board of directors operates independently of Habitat for Humanity International and in accordance with its own set of bylaws.

The Atlanta Habitat board is charged with long-term planning and governance, as well as overseeing the organization’s interests and well-being. Within these broad areas, the board develops policy, sets strategic priorities, governs, oversees finances, and raises funds, among other activities.

The standing committees of the board are Executive, Development, Finance and Audit, Human Resources, and Nominating. Board members take the lead in fund-raising efforts and in conducting home dedications to recognize and thank sponsors and congratulate new homebuyers.

 

Lisa Y. Gordon, President and CEO

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
 

Darryl A. Hicks, Chair

MassMutual Financial Group/Capstone Financial
    

Cindy Ethridge, Vice Chair

Warren Averett LLC    
 

Chris Waits, Secretary

The Home Depot
 

Danielle Cheung, Treasurer

Merrill Lynch Bank of America, N.A
 
Susan Bixler
Bixler Consulting Group
 
Susan Boyd
S. Boyd Holdings, LLC
 
Phil Bradley
Dentons
 
Sloane Evans
Georgia Power Company
 
John Goff
Da Vinci Development Collaborative, LLC
 
Brent Gilfedder
King & Spalding LLP
 
Melissa Hall
National Commercial Services Fidelity
 
Jerrold R. Hill
Southern Company Gas
 
H. Eric Hilton
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
 
Andy Kantor
Novelis Inc.
 
Bryson Koehler
Equifax
 
John Laughter
Delta Air Lines
 
Darryl E. Lesure
Chick-fil-A

Jeff Pierce
Berkeley Capital Partners
 
Gary L. Price
Georgia-Pacific LLC
 
Kevin Ruhl
Deloitte Consulting LLP
 
Ameet Shetty
SunTrust
 
Kristina Kopf Thomas
Eversheds Sutherland LLP
 
Kenneth Thrasher
Bennett Thrasher
 
Karen A. Tracy
CRH Americas, Inc.
 
Judy Train
Cox Communications
 

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is composed of supporters and community leaders who serve as advocates for Atlanta Habitat’s mission. This group of experienced volunteers is a resource for advice and assistance to the board and executive director on issues such as construction, funding, and community relations.
 

Alan Arnold, Chair
Delta Air Lines, Inc.    
 
Tami Maxwell Barron
Southern Company
 
Brantley Barrow
Community Volunteer
 
Mary Benton
Alston & Bird LLP
 
Dan Boone, III
Community Volunteer
 
Matt Cartin
Community Volunteer
 
Jenny Cross
Community Volunteer
 
William M. Earnest
Community Volunteer
 
Adrienne Findley
Community Volunteer
 
Bill Godwin
IGR Consulting
 
Dana H. Halberg
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
 
Kathy Harber
Community Volunteer
 
Charlie McDonald
Strategic Crisis Advisors
 
Lynn Merrill
Community Volunteer
 
Linda A. Parrish
King & Spalding
 
Dan Pattillo, Jr.
Rooker Real Estate LLP
 
Mark Pighini
Deloitte & Touche LLP
 
Melanie Platt
Community Volunteer
 
Barbara Reid
Non Profit Accouting Consultant
 
Jeremy Silverman
Alston & Bird LLP
 
Polly Simpson
Community Volunteer
 
Karen Stickney
Community Volunteer
 
Sue Wieland
Chattahoochee Enterprises, LLC