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.

M. Brantley Barrow, Chair
Darryl Hicks, Vice Chair
MassMutual Financial Group/Capstone
Kevin Salwen, Secretary
Writer, Speaker, and Community Activist
Ameet Shetty, Treasurer
Phillip A. Bradley, General Counsel
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Lisa Y. Gordon, President and CEO
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity CEO
Susan Bixler
Bixler Consulting Group
Brian Bradford
Debra Page Coleman
Macy’s Law Office
Cindy Ethridge
Warren Averett LLC
Sloane Evans
Georgia Power Company
Bill Godwin
iGlobal Retail Consulting
John Goff
Da Vinci Development Collaborative, LLC
Dana Halberg
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Bryson Koehler
The Weather Channel
Jeff Pierce
Melanie Platt
AGL Resources Foundation
Gary Price
Georgia-Pacific LLC
Kevin Ruhl
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Joanne Smith
Delta Air Lines Inc.
Kristina Thomas
King & Spalding
Ken Thrasher
Bennett Thrasher
Judy Train
Cox Communications
Chris Waits
The Home Depot
Natasha L. Wilson
Greenberg Traurig, LLP



Advisory Council List

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
Mary Benton
Alston & Bird, LLP
Dan Boone, III
Community Volunteer
Jenny Cross
Mohawk Industries
William M. Earnest
Community Volunteer
Adrienne Findley
Community Volunteer
Kathy Harber
Community Volunteer
Katharine Kelley
Green Street Properties
Charlie McDonald
Strategic Crisis Advisors
Lynn Merrill
Community Volunteer
Linda Parrish
King & Spalding
Dan Pattillo Jr.
Rooker Real Estate, LLP
Mark Pighini
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Barbara Reid
Non Profit Accounting Consultant
Polly Simpson
Community Volunteer
Karen Stickney
Community Volunteer
Sue Wieland
Chattahoochee Enterprises, LLC