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Release Date: 02.05.2019 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Atlanta 2019 Board Appointments

Atlanta Leaders join Atlanta Habitat's Board of Directors

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity welcomes a new chairperson and executives from Cox Automotive Inc., Elavon Inc., Exide Technologies and Spanx to its board of directors this year.

Cindy Ethridge, partner at Warren Averett LLC, is the new Atlanta Habitat chairperson. She has served as a member of the board for two terms in various roles including treasurer and vice chairperson.

 New to the board are Wendy Henderson, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Exide Technologies and Fredrick Standfield, senior vice president of Assurance and Reconditioning Cox Automotive, Inc. They will lend their expertise to the board’s Finance/Audit committee. Also joining the board are Racy Morgan, chief administrative officer at Elavon, Inc., and Caitlin Shetter, vice president of people, Spanx, Inc. They will share their competencies as members of the Resource Development committee. The new directors began their terms at the Atlanta Habitat board retreat on January 26, 2019.

 “It is an honor to serve as a member of, and now lead, the Atlanta Habitat Board of Directors. Our board members are all dedicated and talented people who believe in helping families achieve their homeownership goals and helping neighborhoods become thriving communities,” says Ethridge.  “It is an exciting time to be part of the board as the organization expands its reach to impact more families and communities.”

Atlanta Habitat board members serve three-year terms and are volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds with the resources, wisdom, and passion for leading in constructive, effective, and meaningful ways. The board is responsible for setting the overall direction of the organization including strategic goals, finances and governance policies.

“Our new board appointments support Atlanta Habitat’s trajectory to expand our reach in neighborhoods on the Westside and to build affordable, innovative developments that will help us to change the economic mobility of low-income families in Atlanta and South Fulton,” says Lisa Y. Gordon, Atlanta Habitat president and CEO. “I am honored and thrilled to have a powerful board to affirm  our mission to serve families.”

In 2019, Atlanta Habitat is on target to help more than 160 new families through its first-time homebuyer and critical home repair programs, neighborhood revitalization efforts, and homeowner empowerment opportunities.  For the past four years, the organization has made an annual $6 million economic investment in Atlanta’s affordable housing.

 About Atlanta Habitat
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity transforms communities through neighborhood revitalization, education, innovative development and partnerships. As one of the largest affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta Habitat impacts the lives of 6,000 family members in 100 neighborhoods. In addition to constructing affordable, energy-efficient, quality homes, the nonprofit homebuilder renovates blighted properties and completes critical repairs for qualifying homeowners. Houses are sold to first-time homebuyers through zero-interest mortgages in Atlanta and South Fulton County. Visit




Contact Info

Contact Name: Jill Strickland Luse

Company: Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

Phone: 404.822.0145