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. Mark has been on the board since 2016.
Cassandra Prescott
Cassandra PrescottVice-President
Cassandra Prescott is Director of Business Operations-Human Resources at APD Solutions. She has worked in affordable housing for over 12 years. She is on the Family Support and Family Selection committees. She has served on the board since 2014.
Kristy Pennington
Kristy PenningtonSecretary
Director of Professional Development for Realty Associates of Atlanta. She has been on the board since 2017.
Todd Hermon
Todd HermonTreasurer
Vice President of Development at Tech Bridge. Todd has been on the board since 2016.
Mark Abrams
Mark AbramsCommittee Chair
Mark Abrams is owner of Aspen Information Systems, Inc. He initially joined the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors in 2009 and re-joined in 2013. He currently serves as President.
Angela Soyemi
Angela SoyemiCommittee Chair
Angela Soyemi is a Public Health Surveillance Support Specialist with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. She has served as a volunteer for over a decade and on Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors since 2013. She is the chair of the Family Selection Committee.
Claudine Vaughn
Claudine VaughnCommittee Chair
Claudine Vaughan is a teacher with the DeKalb County Schools. Claudine serves on both the Family Selection and Family Support Committee.
Thomas Billups
Thomas BillupsCommittee Chair
Thomas Billups works with David Weekley Homes and as an instructor at Atlanta Technical College. He joined Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors in 2013, and serves as Chair of the Construction Committee.
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
Acting Vice-President Volunteer and Institutional Engagement at Habitat for Humanity International. Peter has been on the board since 2015.
Jon David Huffman
Jon David HuffmanBoard Member
Jon David Huffman is an attorney currently practicing at the Poole-Huffman Law Group in Decatur, Georgia. He has served on Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors since June, 2014.
Kate Murphy
Kate MurphyBoard Member
A clinical social worker in private practice at the Pathway Center for Psychotherapy. She has been on the board since 2016.

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.