Habitat for Humanity Texas Staff

Amy Ledbetter Parham
Amy Ledbetter ParhamCEO
Donna Poston Williams
Donna Poston WilliamsResource Development Officer
Michele Seymour Burns
Michele Seymour BurnsExecutive Director, HabTex Mortgage
Rita Walker
Rita Walker Mortgage Services Coordinator
David O'Hara
David O'HaraMortgage Services Coordinator
Jesse Rodriguez
Jesse RodriguezMortgage Services Coordinator
Sharon Watts
Sharon WattsBookkeeper
Gabriela Barberena
Gabriela BarberenaMarketing and Communications Officer
Vinisha Monroy
Vinisha MonroyOffice Manager

Board of Directors

Effective July 1, 2021

Miha Vindis
Miha Vindis Board President
Founding Partner at Engage Leadership Consulting, Miha Vindis comes to our board with an array of experiences. He teaches leadership and management strategy at the University of Texas at Austin; and offers related strategic and marketing consulting to senior leadership through Vindis International LLC. His research projects include the development of digital social capital models and their ability to influence engagement.
Craig Chick
Craig ChickVP - Strategy & Alliances
As the Director of Public Affairs at Foley & Lardner LLP, Chick brings over 24 years of experience in legislative and governmental affairs as a senior advisory in the Texas Legislature. His renowned expertise focuses on a variety of topics ranging from economic development, employment, environmental regulation, electric generation & transmission, housing, immigration, workforce, property rights, real estate, and transportation.
David McGuire
David McGuireVP - Finance & Audit/Treasurer
David M. McGuire is the President and Chief Lending Officer of the Spirit of Texas Bank and has served in those positions since 2009. Mr. McGuire received his Bachelor of Business Administration—Finance degree from Texas A&M University in 1987. With over 37 years of banking experience, Mr. McGuire’s extensive business and banking experience and his perspective, knowledge and extensive community relationships we are thrilled to have him on our board.
Phillip Schmandt
Phillip SchmandtVP of Governance
Partner at McGinnis Lochridge and head of its real estate (Land & Water) practice group, Schmandt has practiced real estate and corporate law in Texas for over twenty years representing developers, governments, and nonprofit entities. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate development process, from entity formation and financing to acquisition, due diligence, and entitlements.
Shahreen Abedin
Shahreen AbedinBoard Secretary
With her well-respected work in public relations and communications Shahreen Abedin brings her knowledge and talent to our board. Her background in nonprofit fundraising, marketing and media with companies such as CNN are some of her many accomplishments. Shahreen also has applied knowledge of the First Amendment and media law making her a well-rounded individual for her current role as Director of Communications for the Dell Medical School of UT Austin.
Andy York
Andy YorkVP Affiliate Affairs
With seven years of experience with Habitat for Humanity, Andy York currently serves as the Executive Director of Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity.
LaJuan Gordon
LaJuan GordonAffiliate Board Member
Her leadership in various areas of nonprofit development symbolizes her work in the community and as the Executive Director for the Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity. As an affiliate board member, LaJuan Gordon brings her criteria and quality insight to our board.
Joey Hopkins
Joey HopkinsAffiliate Board Member
Hopkins currently serves as Executive Director of Midland Habitat for Humanity where, since 2018, he has helped families and communities through new construction and home rehabilitation programs. He also brings years of experience in real estate and working with a mineral fund to the board.
Philip Stacy
Philip StacyAffiliate Board Member
Stacy taught in Kerrville schools for ten years before beginning a career in banking in 1999. He served as Senior Vice-President for Union State Bank and Guadalupe National Bank before joining Habitat in 2015. As a 2001 graduate of the Kerr County Leadership program, Stacy enjoys being involved in a variety of community groups. Currently he serves as Executive Director for Kerr County Habitat for Humanity.

Many Thanks to Our Board.

Board Members Give Time, Talent and Treasure to help us make see everyone has a safe, decent place to live. For any nonprofit organization, board members should meet basic legal obligations including Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty and Duty of Obedience, but great board members do even more, offering servant leadership to their organization and community. Habitat Texas is blessed with such leaders from Habitat affiliates and community members.