Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors volunteer their time and expertise to further our mission to eliminate substandard housing in Dallas. The Board of Directors operates independently of Habitat for Humanity International and in accordance with its own set of bylaws.
2014 Board Officers:
Rev. Bryan Carter
Betsy del Monte
2014 Board Members:
Sara Abbott McEown
Dallas Neighborhood Homes supports and benefits Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity by increasing the supply of affordable housing units in Dallas County, Texas. Its primary purpose is to provide decent and affordable housing to low-income and moderate-income individuals and families.
2014 Board Members:
Steve Goldmann, President
Chip Embrey, Secretary
2014 Board of Directors
Mike Wallis became a core volunteer with Dallas Habitat in 2004 and joined the board in 2009. After growing up in Dallas, Mike attended college and graduate school in Kansas. In 1983, he started with RepublicBank and has worked in the real estate and finance business in Dallas ever since. He is currently the President of a local real estate company.
Al Childs is currently North Texas Regional Manager for Wealth Management at Comerica Bank. He was with US Trust for 20 years previously. He was born in Waco, Texas and earned a B.B.A.in Finance from Baylor University. Al is a past Chairman of the North Texas Chapter of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and Deacon and former Trustee at Park Cities Baptist Church. He is currently a National Trustee and Treasurer of the March of Dimes.
Zach is a founding partner at Elm Creek Partners, a Dallas based private equity firm. Prior to that he spent four years with Red River Ventures executing a similar investment strategy. Current investments include MHM Urgent Care, FreeFlight Systems, and TGE Industrial Services. In addition to holding board positions related to the management of Elm Creek Partners and Red River Ventures, Zach previously served as a founding director of Professional Bank, which was sold in 2009. He currently serves as a director of the Episcopal School of Dallas and Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. He actively supports the Church of the Incarnation and Community Partners of Dallas. Zach is married with three children and earned an MBA from SMU and a degree in accounting from Washington & Lee University.
Chief Executive Officer
Bill Hall, Chief Executive Officer at Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, is responsible for the executive leadership of the organization and oversees the efficient, effective function of all divisions of the organization. Mr. Hall’s vision for Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity is to work with community partners, City leaders, and neighborhood stakeholders to create opportunities bigger than collecting bricks and mortar, opportunities that transform neighborhoods and bridge the gap between southern Dallas and northern Dallas.
Mr. Hall’s passion for Habitat came from his initial days of being a volunteer before he joined the staff in 2004. Seeing the change in neighborhoods and lives through the rare ownership opportunity that Habitat for Humanity’s program offers is something that continues his passion to make Dallas a better place to live for all. Mr. Hall holds a Bachelor’s degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida. Prior to Habitat, he built industrial food processing facilities for APV Crepaco and worked in finance at American Airlines after obtaining his M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina.
Chief Operating Officer
Sara Brooks is an experienced leader, highly skilled at working with both virtual and traditional teams to translate strategic goals into actionable plans that deliver sustainable growth.
Executive Vice President of Development
Melissa Cameron is the Vice President of Development for Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. She leads the volunteer and staff leadership in executing the agency’s vision of improving the quality of life for Dallas families through fundraising activities; managing the Dream Dallas campaign Advisory Council.
Vice President of Neighborhood Investment
Cyndy Lutz is the Vice President of Neighborhood Investment for Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. Cyndy has been a Habitat volunteer since 1989 and formally joined the staff in 2010 after serving several years as a contractor. She was Senior Siding Crew chief for thirteen years, on the Board of Directors from 1994 to 1997, and served a term on the initial Neighborhood Alliance for Habitat Board, through 2004. She has received Habitat’s Construction Volunteer Award, Master Builder Award, Veteran Builder designation, and Mary Brock Award. She has been a Habitat International volunteer and served on several HFHI committees. In 2008, she was The Real Estate Council’s (TREC) Unsung Hero.
Vice President of ReStores
Ron Collins is the Vice President of ReStores for Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. Ron provides leadership to ensure the ReStore strategies align with and integrate Dallas Habitat's mission.