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.
Chris Liechty
Chris LiechtyGrants and Mortgage Servicing Coordinator
Chris serves as the Grants and Mortgage Servicing Coordinator for Habitat Texas. He graduated from Indiana University – Fort Wayne with degrees in Business Marketing and Managment. He also served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Maine Afterschool Network where he performed sustainability research for the federally funded afterschool programs.

Sarah White
Sarah WhiteCommunity Outreach Officer
Sarah White serves as Habitat Texas’ Community Outreach Officer. Prior to joining Habitat Texas, she partnered with Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis. She is passionate about serving the communities she lives in and helping individuals gain higher quality of life. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and she hopes to continue her academic education in the future.
Danae Johnson
Danae JohnsonCommunications Specialist VISTA
With a passion for the community, Danae Johnson serves as a Communications Specialist VISTA for Habitat Texas. With experience interning in communications & public relations for prior nonprofits, she is committed to serving the community. Danae earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies with a minor English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Glen Williams
Glen WilliamsPolicy Analyst VISTA
Glen serves as Habitat Texas’ VISTA Policy Analyst. Driven by a passion for enabling others to launch their own pursuit of happiness, Glen got his start at the College Advising Corps where he worked to bolster the college-going rates of undeserved students. Glen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Texas Christian University, and is currently completing a Master’s degree of Liberal Arts from the same university. Glen’s work at Habitat Texas is his next step in a lifelong goal of empowering others to achieve their goals.

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