Meet The Team

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We Serve Local Habitat for Humanity Affiliates

Habitat Texas was formed by and for local affiliates in Texas. Our role is to “help the helpers” in doing what they do best which is building more homes for more families, engaging volunteers, and building stronger communities all across Texas. Through a network of connections and expert consultants, the staff of Habitat Texas brings resource development, training and technical assistance, disaster preparedness and legislative advocacy to each of the state’s 72 affiliates.

Shakespeare said of Helena what may be said of our staff, “And though she be but little, she is fierce.”

How we spend the time

Legislative Advocacy 95
Training and Technical Assistance 90
Resource Development 30
Disaster Preparedness 15

Meet The Team

Amy Ledbetter Parham
Amy Ledbetter ParhamExecutive Director
With twenty years’ experience in construction, Texas government and nonprofit management, Amy Ledbetter Parham serves the 72 Habitat affiliates as Executive Director of Habitat Texas. Amy was a political campaign manager and a design professional for an architectural firm that specialized in public buildings and school districts. She has worked with more than 100 nonprofit organizations as a consultant in private practice, including Habitats, before coming to Habitat Texas. Amy holds a Master’s degree in Public Leadership from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and B.A. in Government from the University of Texas and a B.A. in Design from Texas State University – San Marcos.
Michele Seymour Burns
Michele Seymour BurnsConsumer Finance Officer
Michele Burns comes to Habitat Texas with 15 years of affiliate experience with Midland Habitat for Humanity. Michele has over 40 years of experience in mortgage loan originations and servicing. She serves on the MPAR (Mortgage Procedures and Regulations) statewide team, is a Certified Homebuyer Counselor, a Certified Relocation Professional, has achieved a certificate in Non Profit Executive Leadership, and is a past recipient of Habitat Texas’ Mary Ruth Rodenbaugh Staff Excellence Award. Michele is experienced in Bootstrap loan processing plus various grants for down payment assistance. She holds a B.S. degree in Communication Sciences with specialization in teaching the deaf from Texas Women’s University.
Andrea Earl
Andrea EarlCommunity Outreach Officer
Andrea Earl serves as Habitat Texas’ Community Outreach Officer, focused on planning and establishing Habitat’s statewide VISTA Program and developing key partnerships with faith and business. Prior to joining Habitat Texas, Andrea worked as a policy analyst and advocacy coordinator with Texas Impact, with a focus on poverty, disaster, homelessness, and mental health policy areas. Andrea is a two-time AmeriCorps alum and native of North Carolina where she earned her bachelors degree and a Master in Public Administration and a B.A. in Communication from Appalachian State University.
Amy Vargas
Amy VargasOffice Administrator
Amy Vargas comes to Habitat Texas from the public education sector where she served as a Secretary and Bookkeeper for a local school district. Originally from Greenville, Texas Amy now resides in Kyle with her husband and son. Currently, she is pursuing a degree in American Sign Language Interpreting with a focus on Deaf Advocacy from Austin Community College. Amy is a strong believer that what you put into the world always comes back to you, therefore she strives to do good by others every day.
Roshni Nair
Roshni NairVISTA Data Analyst
Roshni Nair serves as the AmeriCorps Vista Data Analyst for Habitat Texas. She assists with strategic planning and capacity building through affiliate research and data analysis. She is a recent graduate of George Washington University, where she earned her Master’s in Political Management and a Bachelor’s in Political Science. Roshni is originally from Northern California and hopes to pursue a career in public policy and legislative advocacy.
Kimberly Shaheen
Kimberly ShaheenVISTA Resource Development Specialist
Kimberly Shaheen is the Resource Development VISTA at Habitat for Humanity Texas working to build capacity and resources offered. Previously, Kimberly has worked for an international nonprofit; African Sisters Education Collaborative in Scranton, PA and interned for Pennsylvania State Senator John P. Blake. Native to Binghamton, NY Kimberly received her Masters of Public Administration and Social Work from Marywood University, and is a LMSW in the State of Pennsylvania.

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.