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
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
John Laughter
Delta Air Lines
Darryl E. Lesure

Jeff Pierce
Berkeley Capital Partners
Gary L. Price
Georgia-Pacific LLC
Kevin Ruhl
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Ameet Shetty
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