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 CEO
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.
M. Brantley Barrow
Susan Bixler
Bixler Consulting Group
Susan Boyd
S. Boyd Holdings LLC
Phil A. Bradley
Sloane Evans
Georgia Power Company
John Goff
Da Vinci Development Collaborative, LLC
Dana Halberg
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Melissa Hall
National Commercial Services Fidelity
Jerrold Hill
Southern Company Gas
H. Eric Hilton
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
Andrew Kantor
Novelis, Inc.
Bryson Koehler
IBM Watson and Cloud Platform
John Laughter
Delta Air Lines
Darryl E. Lesure
Jeff Pierce
Gary Price
Georgia-Pacific LLC
Kevin Ruhl
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Ameet Shetty
Kristina Kopf Thomas
Eversheds Sutherland LLP
Kenneth Thrasher
Bennett Thrasher
Karen A. Tracy
Oldcastle, Inc. CRH Americas
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
Mary Benton
Alston & Bird LLP
Dan Boone, III
Community Volunteer
Matt Cartin
Community Volunteer
Jenny Cross
Floor Coverings International
William M. Earnest
Community Volunteer
Adrienne Findley
Community Volunteer
Bill Godwin
IGR Consulting
Kathy Harber
Community Volunteer
Katherine Kelley
Green Street Properties
Charlie McDonald
Strategic Crisis Advisors
Lynn Merrill
Community Volunteer
Linda A. Parrish
King & Spalding
Dan Pattillo, Jr.
Rooker Real Estate LLP
Mark Pighini
Melanie Platt
Community Volunteer
Barbara Reid
Non Profit Accounting Consultant
Polly Simpson
Community Volunteer
Karen Stickney
Community Volunteer
Sue Wieland
Chattahoochee Enterprises LLC