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 83 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

Training and Technical Assistance 90
Legislative Advocacy 95
Resource Development 85
Disaster Preparedness 60

Our Valuable Team Members

Amy Ledbetter Parham
Amy Ledbetter ParhamExecutive Director
With twenty years’ experience in construction, Texas government and nonprofit management, Amy Ledbetter Parham works with the 83 Habitat for Humanity affiliates as executive director of Habitat Texas. After graduating the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in government and from Texas State University – San Marcos with a degree in design, Amy was a political campaign manager and as a design professional for an architectural firm that specialized in public buildings and school districts. Her first foray into nonprofit management began when she was hired to launch a new nonprofit which brought together multiple nonprofits to provide wrap-around services to people in need on a single campus. This project brought a vision together that needed someone with experience in land development and had the wherewithal to navigate a complex political environment….much like Habitat Texas.
Recently, Amy was appointed to the Texas Nonprofit Council, created by 2013 Texas Legislature, to help direct the work of the Interagency Coordinating Group and provides guidance on faith-based and community-based initiatives.
Andrea Earl
Andrea EarlVeterans Engagement Officer
Andrea Earl serves as Habitat Texas’ Veterans Engagement Officer, focused on planning and establishing Habitat’s statewide Veterans Engagement AmeriCorps Program. Prior to joining Habitat Texas Andrea spent four and a half years working with Texas Impact, the Texas Hunger Initiative and the state’s Health and Human Service Commission directing a statewide AmeriCorps VISTA program engaging faith/community based organizations to partner together to provide need public services for low-income Texans. Before her role as Director 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, serving first as an AmeriCorps Campus Compact member at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where she worked with an at risk youth non-profit; and then as an AmeriCorps VISTA working with a disaster recovery organization in Austin, Texas. Andrea is a graduate of Appalachian State University, having earned a Master in Public Administration and a B.A. in Communication.
Deanna Ackerman
Deanna AckermanConference Sponsor Consultant
Deanna Ackerman is the founder of Advanced Development Executives a consulting firm that provides expert advice and development services to support charities in reaching their fundraising goals. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive, an AFP Certified Master Trainer, and has presented at national conferences around the country. Through her consulting work, Deanna has raised more than $52 million for her clients, who have included Habitat for Humanity, Paralyzed Veterans of America, United Way, Ronald McDonald House Charities®, and many others. Deanna is an Air Force veteran and a graduate of the University of Texas San Antonio.

Our Wonderful Partners