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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
DPR Hardin Construction Company
Tami Maxwell Barron
Georgia Power Company
Mark Pighini, Chair Emeritus
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Brian Bradford
Software Solutions, GE Energy Management - Digital Energy
Phillip A. Bradley, General Counsel
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Debra P. Coleman
Macy’s Law Office
Bill Godwin
Innovative Global Retailing LLC
John Goff
Cousins Properties
Dana Halberg,
Treasurer
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Darryl Hicks, Vice Chair
MassMutual Financial Group/Capstone
Bryson Koehler
The Weather Company 
Linda Parrish
King & Spalding
Brent Paugh
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC
Jeff Pierce
IntercontinentalExchange/ICE
Melanie Platt
AGL Resources
Kevin Salwen
Writer
 Ameet Shetty
SunTrust
Jeremy Silverman, Secretary
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Joanne Smith
Delta Air Lines Inc.
Judy Train
Cox Communications
Chris Waits
The Home Depot


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 president/CEO on issues such as construction, funding, and community relations.

Alan Arnold, Chair
Delta Air Lines Inc.
Mr. Shawn Anderson
First Data Corporation
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
Career Keys to Open Doors
Katharine Kelley
Jamestown Development & Construction
Charlie McDonald
Crisis Management International
Lynn Merrill
Community Volunteer
Dan Patillo Jr.
Rooker Real Estate LLP
Bill Pendleton
Primary Capital Advisors
Barbara Reid
Nonprofit Accounting Consultant
Polly Simpson
Community Volunteer
Karen Stickney
Community Volunteer
J. Ron Terwilliger
Trammell Crow Residential
Sue Wieland
John Wieland Homes & Neighborhoods

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