Speakers

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    • Jay Love

      Jay Love CEO and Co-FounderBloomerang

      Jay B. Love is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bloomerang. He has served this sector for 34 years and is considered the most well known senior statesman whose advice is sought constantly. He is a graduate of Butler University. Over the years he has given more than 2,500 speeches around the world for the charity sector and is often the voice of new technology for fundraisers. He is current Member of the AFP Ethics Committee and former member of the AFP International Board. He was the Founding Chairman of NPower Indiana, Founding Member of Tech Point Foundation and Founding Member of th...

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    • Elisabeth Gehl

      Elisabeth Gehl Associate Director of Federal RelationsHabitat for Humanity International

      Elisabeth Gehl leads Habitat’s federal policy and government relations efforts, advocating for our priority domestic policies and helping to build the advocacy capacity of Habitat affiliates nationwide. Before joining Habitat, Elisabeth was the director of governmental relations for the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations in New Orleans and the director of public policy for Business and Professional Women/USA in Washington, D.C. She also served as a staff assistant to former Sen. Joseph R. Biden of Delaware on Capitol Hill. Elisabeth has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rand...

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    • exhibitor - Sonia Lee

      Sonia Lee 

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    • Joe Gatlin

      Joe Gatlin Director of Field Operations Habitat For Humanity International

      Joe Gatlin has worked in support of Habitat for Humanity’s ministry since 1986 as a founding affiliate executive director, regional director, and currently as Director of Field Operations for the U.S. Area Office. He has lived and worked in low-income neighborhoods in Chicago and Waco, serving as the director of a neighborhood-based, low-income housing producer, associate director of an inner-city dispute resolution center, and member, pastor, and founder of several Christian communities. He has degrees in theology and law.

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    • Wayne Lowry

      Wayne Lowry Executive Director Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley

      Wayne Lowry leads of a dynamic team of highly skilled individuals at an emerging Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the Rio Grande Valley.  Mr. Lowry joined the organization as the Executive Director in December of 2014 and oversees the program across a four county region. Over the last two years, the program has seen tremendous growth.  The affiliate increased from 3.5 to 11 new homes a year.  In October of 2015 HfHRGV launched a second ReStore.  HfHRGV started an Aging in Place program in the summer of 2016 that has served over 60 families to date. Mr. Lowry is active in the community a...

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    • Schuyler Lehman

      Schuyler Lehman Founder and CEOMission Advancement Professionals

      Serving as a fundraising consultant since 1983, Schuyler has helped raise more than $5 billion for a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. He has personally conducted over 50 major capital and endowment campaigns on a local, statewide, regional, national and international level. Schuyler has provided consultation and advice to more than 1,000 other nonprofits throughout the U.S. and Canada for major campaigns, annual funds and general advancement activities. He has assisted with private and public grants, solicited major gifts from corporations, foundations and individu...

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    • Lauren Calzada

      Lauren Calzada Sponsor Relations ManagerTrinity Habitat for Humanity

      Lauren Calzada is currently the Sponsor Relations Manager for Faith and Medical Organizations at Trinity Habitat for Humanity in Fort Worth, TX.  She fell in love with the nonprofit world in 2006 while working with Cook Children’s Health Foundation, a subsidiary of Cook Children’s Health Systems, first as a Gift Processing Coordinator and then a Prospect Researcher.  After a short break from full time work to teach pre-k, Lauren felt the call to move back into the nonprofit sector with Trinity Habitat for Humanity.  Since December of 2013, she has served as Development Coordinator, BuildStrong...

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    • Rebecca Morris

      Rebecca Morris Project Manager TightLines Design

      Rebecca graduated from North Carolina State University, receiving her degree in Environmental Design in Architecture in 2011, and her Bachelor of Architecture in 2012. In the fall of 2010, she studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. Her semester-long project focused on the redevelopment of a communist-era neighborhood, which sparked her interest in both community development and affordable housing. At TightLines, Rebecca focuses on affordable senior and multi-family community projects, as well as single-family homes for Habitat for Humanity chapters and CDC’s throughout the southeast. She is...

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    • Craig Bethel

      Craig Bethel Project Manager TightLines Design

      After his undergraduate studies at UNC-Charlotte, Craig interned with a Raleigh based architecture firm for over two years where he managed a variety of residential, commercial and municipal projects. During this time, he developed a growing interest in residential design and decided to attend NC State’s graduate architecture program to focus his studies on affordable housing and its potential for creating healthy and safe communities. His final thesis was an investigation of the various elements of affordable housing including regional and adaptable design, construction methods and sustainabi...

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    • Frank Gorman

      Frank Gorman Field Operations Manager, State Support Organizations Habitat for Humanity International

      From October 2006 through October 2009, Frank served as an Organizational Development Consultant with HFHI’s US Office. In this capacity Frank provided consulting services that included a wide range of affiliate operations: board development, resource development, strategic planning, human resources, and ...

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    • Nancy Gatlin

      Nancy Gatlin Volunteer Habitat for Humanity

      Nancy Gatlin, raised in Montevideo, Uruguay, has used her bilingual/ bicultural life experience as well her elementary education certificate and her passion for the body of Christ to help found church communities in Chicago and Waco, TX, as well as educate children in both cities.  She and her husband Joe moved to Waco, Texas, in 1986 to help start Waco Habitat for Humanity.  Nancy served on Waco HFH’s family selection and support committees for 23 years, as well as a stint on the board of directors.

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    • Barbara Bridgewater

      Barbara Bridgewater Volunteer Habitat for Humanity

      Barbara Bridgewater is a case manager for the local homeless shelter called Compassion Ministries in Waco, Texas as well as a teacher of English to immigrant adults (with Mclennan Community College). She comes from Waco where she has been involved in volunteer work with Habitat for many years. She continues to work with homeless families at a local shelter and immigrant families as a teacher of English in her work in Waco.  Barbara is married to Phillip Bridgewater, who is on staff with HFHI, and has 2 children.

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    • Brenda Shuttlesworth

      Brenda Shuttlesworth Executive Director Waco Habitat for Humanity

      Brenda Shuttlesworth serves as Executive Director with Waco Habitat for Humanity and she first caught “Habititus” in 2004 at a fundraising breakfast. A compelling homeowner story compelled Brenda to assure that her church got involved with Habitat, and their sponsorship continues today. Brenda now strives to equip and motivate Board Members, Staff and Volunteers to passionately advocate, fundraise, and serve people with little to no voice. Brenda has served exclusively in not-for- profit and church organizations, including community mental health and mental retardation cente...

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    • Tjada McKenna

      Tjada McKenna Chief Operating OfficerHabitat for Humanity International

      Tjada D’Oyen McKenna: Atlanta, Georgia.  Chief Operating Officer.  As Chief Operating Officer, McKenna leads the operational execution of Habitat for Humanity’s strategic plan to advance its mission, grow capacity and increase global impact. To foster overall growth and development opportunities within the organization, McKenna is bringing together global program, operational strategies and delivery across Habitat’s network of 1,400 U.S. affiliates and more than 70 country programs in Canada; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Asia-Pacific. Prior to joi...

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    • exhibitor - Amy Ledbetter Parham

      Amy Ledbetter Parham Executive DirectorHabitat for Humanity Texas

      With twenty years’ experience in construction, Texas government and nonprofit management, Amy Ledbetter Parham works with and on behalf of the 81 Habitat for Humanity affiliates as executive director of Habitat Texas. After graduating the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in government and from Texas State University – San Marcos with a degree in design, Amy was a political campaign manager and as a design professional for an architectural firm that specialized in public buildings and school districts. Her first foray into nonprofit management began when she was hired to launch a ne...

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    • Kevin Gobble

      Kevin Gobble Weatherization and Sustainable Building SpecialistHabitat For Humanity International

      Kevin Gobble, CR, CGP, LEED AP, Green Rater, BPI Building Analyst, has a diverse background and education at Virginia Tech with an emphasize in Engineering and Design and includes time spent abroad studying in Switzerland with the College of Architecture.  As a third generation builder, Kevin has gathered applied knowledge in the fields of residential building science. He has furthered his education to include many industry certifications including Earthcraft, NAHB certified green professional, NARI certified remodeler and continues to work closely with green building programs, Energy Star, an...

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    • Lorie Brock

      Lorie Brock Customer Engagement Specialist 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty

      Lorie Brock is a Customer Engagement Specialist with 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) where she specializes in developing and executing programs to enhance customer service. Her 10+ years of experience in the home warranty industry includes extensive experience resolving warranty complaints through alternative dispute resolution as outlined via the arbitration provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act. Her most recent contributions to 2-10 HBW include the development and growth of an industry-first warranty service program called Frontline Warranty Service, where she grew the number of par...

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    • Natalie Griffith

      Natalie Griffith President and CEOHabitat for Humanity of San Antonio

      Natalie Griffith, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio (HFHSA) – Natalie has more than 30 years of non-profit management and accounting experience. She has been employed by HFHSA for 23 years. Her management philosophy is to make hard work and smart work coincide as much as possible. At the time Natalie started with HFHSA, it was a small, mostly-all- volunteer organization trying to get by in one of the poorest urban cities in the country. It had a paid staff of 2½ people, a challenging budget deficit, and a build history of 57 homes built in its entire lifetime. Natalie has ...

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