Habitat for Humanity – DeKalb’s board members are volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds. Our small staff depends on our board members for support and oversight in all areas of the organization. Their passion, strategic planning, financial expertise, technical skills, and fund raising dedication are among the many invaluable gifts we receive from our volunteer board members.

The board of directors operate independently of Habitat for Humanity International and in accordance with its own set of bylaws. The standing committees of the board are Executive, Resource Development, Finance and Audit, Site Selection, Construction, Family Support, Family Selection, Community Outreach, and Nominating.

Board Of Directors

Mark Waligore
Mark WaligorePresident
Managing Editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Cassandra Prescott
Cassandra PrescottVice-President
Director of Business Operations-Human Resources at APD Solutions.
Kristy Pennington
Kristy PenningtonSecretary
Director of Professional Development for Realty Associates of Atlanta.
Todd Hermon
Todd HermonTreasurer
Vice President of Development at Tech Bridge.
Mark Abrams
Mark AbramsCommittee Chair
Owner of Aspen Information Systems, Inc.
Angela Soyemi
Angela SoyemiCommittee Chair
Content Manager with Emory Healthcare.
Claudine Vaughn
Claudine VaughnCommittee Chair
Elementary school Teacher with DeKalb County Schools.
Thomas Billups
Thomas BillupsCommittee Chair
Construction Manager of New Homes with David Weekley Homes and an instructor at Atlanta Technical College.
Eric Larson
Eric LarsonBoard Member
Vice President – SBA Lending at Paragon Bank & Paragon Financial Solutions. Eric is a past Board President and is currently on the Executive Committee.
Peter Rumsey
Peter Rumsey Board Member
Director of Thrivent Builds at Habitat for Humanity International.
Jon David Huffman
Jon David HuffmanBoard Member
Attorney practicing at the Poole-Huffman Law Group in Decatur.
Kate Murphy
Kate MurphyBoard Member
Psychotherapist with a private practice in Chamblee.

Our Valuable Team Members

Sharon Steele
Sharon SteeleExecutive Director
Sharon Steele is a development executive with a visionary spirit. She is an inspirational leader with a proven track record spanning both nonprofit and corporate worlds.
Daniella Singleton
Daniella SingletonResource Development Coordinator
Daniella Singleton has been with HFHD since March 2014. Daniella manages grant writing, house sponsorship, AmeriCorps, and special events.
Jasmine Moore
Jasmine MooreOffice Manager & Family Services Coordinator
Jasmine Moore has been with HFHD since May 2016. Jasmine manages family services, mortgage services, and accounts payable.