building homes and hope

about us

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge is a non-profit, ecumenical housing ministry that works in partnership with qualified, low-income families and the community to eliminate poverty housing through building simple, decent homes. We help build community by involving diverse religious, social and business groups in the construction of homes and neighborhoods.

Throughout our 34-year history, we have renovated or built and sold over 400 homes in the Baton Rouge area, empowering local families and the community to build a lasting legacy. The helping hands of volunteers and the generosity of private and public donations fuel our mission to transform lives and break the cycle of poverty.

our team

Board of Directors 2023

Matt Zagotti

President

Tim McGregor

Vice President

Brandon Lagarde

Treasurer

Elizabeth Dyer Spedale

Secretary

Bridget Kaigler

Past President

Trey Monsour

Member

Bryant Moore

Member

Louise Hines Myers

Member

Nedra payne

Member

Kizzy Payton

Member

Robert Shadoin

Member

Calvert Stone

Member

Ashley Wellons

Member

Jim Ellis

Legal Counsel

Andrée Cullens

Member

Barbara Anne Eaton

Member

Angel Hanchett

Member

Bridgette Hardy

Member

Parker Kilgore

Member

Members are elected to serve on the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors for terms of two years.
Members can be re-elected to two additional years for a maximum service of six years on the Board.

administrative staff

Incoming Executive Director

Danika Dekker

Human Resources Manager

Suzanne Tessier

Finance Director

Jennifer Lightfoot

Development Director

Terilyn Scott

Family Services Director

Tuky Felix

Family Selection Coordinator

Daviyn Williams

Family Support Coordinator

Nicole Braxton

Critical Home Repair
Support Coordinator

Ikesha Russell

Mortgage Coordinator

Katie Tessier

Communications/
Outreach Coordinator

Terri Myshrall

Bookkeeper

Kate Cibilich

Receptionist/Finance Asst.

construction staff

Jack Connor

Construction Director

Kristen Lee

Construction & Volunteer Coordinator

Kathryn Welty

Volunteer Services Assistant

Hunter Breland

Construction Site Supervisor

Lambert "Butch" Saale

Construction Coordinator

Aaron Caldwell

Construction Coordinator

Sam Wells

Construction Coordinator

ReStore southeast staff

Brad Gross

ReStore Southeast Manager

Karin Steinberg

Front Store Coordinator

Lameka Fells

Cashier

Jake Dekker

Inventory Coordinator

Courtney Hart

Inventory Coordinator

Odell Hendrix

Inventory Coordinator

ReStore north staff

Percy Joseph

ReStore Senior Manager

Tracey Ducre

ReStore North Manager

Crystal Lopez

ReStore Procurement Coordinator

Marion Lavalais Jr.

ReStore North Assistant Manager

Jeremy Williams

Donations

Oscar Lynch

Floor Manager

Kathern Green

Inventory/Driver

Ronald Usea

Inventory Coordinator

Trent Frances

Inventory/Driver

Chiquita Cotton

Cashier

habitat for humanity international

Since its start in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has built affordable housing in 70 countries and 1,400 U.S. communities, sheltering more than 1 million families.

our mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

our vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Principles

  • Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ
  • Focus on shelter
  • Advocate for affordable housing
  • Promote dignity and hope
  • Support sustainable and transformative development

non-proselytizing policy

Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

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