Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville builds new, quality, affordable homes for hardworking men and women in a five county area: Davidson, Wilson, Cheatham, Dickson and Robertson counties.

Habitat Homeowners
Future Habitat for Humanity homeowners qualify for Habitat's homeownership program, meet income qualifications, attend education classes and work with their sponsor(s) and volunteers to build their homes. Habitat homes are not free. Habitat homeowners pay an affordable mortgage made possible because of our funding partners.

Habitat relies on government, corporate, faith and individual partnerships to strengthen lives through the opportunity to purchase affordable homes. Homeownership builds thriving communities and makes it possible for people to live in the communities where they work. In December of 2022, Habitat welcomed its 1,000 homeowner, serving 3,482 family members, including 2,183 children since its inception in 1985. This includes all counties. Through Habitat's tithe funds to Habitat International, we have helped an additional 420 families around the globe find housing solutions.

Habitat of Greater Nashville has received numerous awards for neighborhood revitalization, green building practices, and sustainability, earning the 14th consecutive Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® Award for Sustained Excellence in Affordable Housing from the EPA. Habitat is a 100% ENERGY STAR certified builder and has built more than 600 ENERGY STAR homes.

Social Enterprise | ReStore
Habitat for Humanity helps fund its mission through its social enterprise, the ReStore. The ReStore sells new and gently used office and household items at a fraction of the cost. Habitat of Greater Nashville operates ReStores in Davidson and Dickson counties. The Wilson ReStore is currently under construction.



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Danny Herron
President and Chief Executive Office


Lucile Houseworth
Chief Administrative Officer


Yvette Doran
Chief Operating Officer

Shelly Dillow, CPA
SVP of Accounting & Finance


Torin Dobson, CAPM
Information Technology Director


Dana Sweis
Human Resources Director


Jeff Bennett
Director of Regional Operations


Casey Campbell Hawkins
Director of Homeowner Services


Jennifer Keaton
Director of ReStores


Lauren Lane Payne
Senior Vice President of Philanthropy


Sherry Stinson
SVP of Public Affairs and Communication


Paul Harvey
Director of Construction






Board of Directors

Cristina Oakeley, Chair
Caliente Consulting, LLC

Steve Cates, At-Large
Cates Builders

Laura Smith, Vice Chair
Vice President General Counsel
Nashville Electric Service

Kristy Hairston, At Large
Regional Vice President
Compass RE

Sam McAllester, Treasurer
Of Counsel
Spencer Fane Bone McAllester

Dan Rogers, At Large
Vice President Executive Producer
Grand Ole Opry

J. Scott Gupton, Secretary
Executive Vice President, COO

Chemeka Wachtler, At Large
Marketing Strategy Manager
HCA Healthcare



Board Members  

Kasar Abdulla 
Valor Collegiate Academies 

Tyler Allen 
Business Banker 
Bank of Tennessee 

Michelle Balsley
Office Managing Director
Blankenship CPA Group, PLLC

Steve Cates 
Cates Builders

Glen Chambers
LoJac Minority Owner

Daniel Clark 
VP of Power Systems 
Thompson Power 

Kristen Covey
Caterpillar Financial Services Corp.

J. Scott Gupton
Executive Vice President, COO

Monica Hayes
Managing Director & Partner

Kristy Hairston 
Regional Vice President
Compass RE

Mike Honious
President and CEO

Ted Klee 
Schneider Electric 

Ken Kulaga 
Director of Construction 
HCA Healthcare 

Michael Lindseth
Senior Vice President
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Patrick Lowry 
VP, IT Strategy & Analytics 
HealthTrust Performance Group 

Lethia Mann 
Vice President 
Community Development Manager 
Regions Bank 

Sam McAllester 
Of Counsel 
Spencer Fane Bone McAllester 

David McGowan
Regent Homes


Scott McWilliams 
Royal Range USA

Lee Molette
Molette Investment Services

Matthew Nicholson 
Director of Construction & Operations 
The Clear Blue Company

Jennifer Noe 
Balthrop, Perry, & Noe 

Cristina Oakeley 
Caliente Consulting, LLC 

Jordan Osborne 
Robertson County Chamber of Commerce 

Maribel Paree
Regional Vice President
Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Tom Parnin
Business Banking Regional Executive
U.S. Bank

Dan Rogers 
VP, Executive Producer 
Grand Ole Opry

Jessica D. Scouten 
Managing Director 
Healthcare Management Partners

Laura Smith 
Vice President – General Counsel 
Nashville Electric Service 

Charles Starks 
President & CEO 
Music City Center 

Jorge Tarajano 
Collaborating Consultant 
SSA Consultants 

Tina Tuggle
Vice President of Community Impact
Tennessee Titans

Robert Turner 
VP, Area Lending Manager 
Bank of America 

Chemeka Wachtler 
Marketing Strategy Manager
HCA Healthcare

Jay Williams 

Board Interns: 
Weston Hall 

Austin Edelen

All members of the Board of Directors are are independent, voting members with terms current through December 31, 2023.       

Advisory Council

Kevin Bohman 
Vice President 
M2 Group, LLC 

Anna Boon 
Boon Consulting Group 

Shannon Bryant 
Executive Vice President 
First Horizon Bank 

Overton Colton
Chief Administrative Officer and Risk Officer
Truxton Trust

Kebbyn Connell 
Compliance Coordinator 
Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority 

Joel Cooper 
Information Technology Services 

Nathan Crossett 
Home Mortgage Branch Manager State of TN 
Wells Fargo 

Troy Davis
Land Development Project Manager
Regent Homes, LLC

Adam English
General Manager & Chief Operating Officer
Nashville Sounds Baseball Club

Nicholas Fischer 
Network Deployment and Operations Lead 
Google Fiber 

Lucia Folk 
President and CEO 
The Change Agent∙cy 

Dennis Georgatos 
Executive Vice President, General Manager

Sammie Griffin 
Treasury Management Sales Analyst 
Pinnacle Financial Partners 

Rodney Harris
Construction Manager 
HCA Healthcare 

Thomas Hunter
Community Engagement Director
Davidson County Sheriff's Office

Kevin Kessinger 
Technology Advisor

David Mangum 
Law Office of David G. Mangum 

Alan Mazer 
General Counsel 
Urban Housing Solutions 

Mendy Mazzo 
Corporate Senior Vice President, 
National Business Development 

Philip McCutchan 
Senior Vice President 
Hancock Whitney 

Chuck Merritt 
Marketing Consultant 
White Post Media 

Debra Moore 
Community Lending and Relationship Director 
Renasant Bank 

April Murray 
Executive Finance Consultant
Blue Ink Consulting Group

Rami Nofal 
Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis 
Promises Behavioral Center 

Pam Pfeffer 
President and CEO 
Treemont Capital Inc. 

Katie Prevost 
Vice President of Business Development 

Will Puckett 
Senior Vice President, Area Manager

Anne Rolman
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Doug Sloan 
Spencer Fane Bone McAllester 

Lucy Smith 
Fridrich & Clark Realty 

Benton Smothers 
Vice President of Development 
Holladay Properties 

Jarron Springer 
Greater Nashville REALTORS 

Bryan Thacker 
Senior Vice President & Regional Sales Manager 
Wells Fargo Commercial Banking 

Gregory Tidwell 
Smith Gee Studio 

Chris Tietz 
Chief Credit Policy Officer & EVP
Specialty Banking, CapStar Bank 

Brian Tolbert 
Benefits Practice Leader 
Bernard Health 

Mark Weber 
Corporate Controller 
Nashville Electric Service 

Christie Wilson
Managing Partner/Broker
The Wilson Group Real Estate Services

Alan Young
Chariman & Chief Protection Officer
Armor Concepts, LLC




2023 Emeritus Members

Fabian Bedne 
Planner, Neighborhood Development, Infrastructure 
Metropolitan Government, Nashville and Davidson County 

Dan Bedore
Custom Builder
Southern Square Homes 

Lee Blank 
Market Executive 
Regions Bank 

Kent Cleaver 
Senior Loan Officer 
Pinnacle Financial Partners 

Rob Crichton 

Tom Curl 
Market Executive 
Simmons Bank 

Kurt Denny 
Avenue 11 Development, LLC 

Jack Fleischer 
Hermitage Design Center 

Gil Fuqua 
Senior Partner 
FINN Partners 

Ken Gerdesmeier 

Patrick Gilbert 
Quality Assurance Director
EOA Architects, PLLC 

John Gillespie
Gillespie Land Development

Carla Jarrell
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Jack King 
Butler Snow 

Don Klein 
Don Klein Consulting 

Paul Kleine-Kracht 
President & CEO

Steve Lainhart 
General Manager 
Thompson Machinery 

Dan Martin 
Ingram Barge 

Mekesha Montgomery 
Frost Brown Todd 

Larry Morton 

Carson Salyer 
Westminster Presbyterian Church 

Mandy Wachtler 
Pilkerton Realtors 

Ward Wilson 
Regional President 
U.S. Bank 

Nancy Zoretic 
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Financials and policies

Affordable homeownership continues to challenge our vibrant city with more than 200,000 residents unable to afford housing. Habitat’s homeownership program is one pathway to more empowered, stable and secure financial futures. Currently, 85 cents of every dollar donated to Habitat of Greater Nashville goes toward providing a Habitat family the life-changing opportunity to purchase and own a home.


990 for 2020
Financial Statement for 2021
2021 Annual Report

990 for 2021
Financial Statement for 2022
2022 Annual Report

990 for 2022
Financial Statement for 2023
2023 Annual Report



Donor Privacy Policy


About Habitat for Humanity International


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide. 

In Tennessee, Habitat for Humanity affiliates generate a total annual economic impact equivalent to more than 1,500 full-time full-year jobs. Habitat’s total annual earnings impact in Tennessee is estimated to be approximately $55.7 million.

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

Mission principles
Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ
We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.

Focus on shelter
We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.

Advocate for affordable housing
In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.

Promote dignity and hope
We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.

Support sustainable and transformational development
We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.

Non-proselytizing policy
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH 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.

For more information about Habitat International's vision and mission, click here


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