Board Members

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:

Mike Wallis

Al Childs

Zach Wooldridge
Audit and Finance Chair

Board Members:

Rev. Bryan Carter

Bill "Bulldog" Cunningham 

Betsy del Monte

Steve Doyle

Tracy Fulton

Kerry Garrison

Gilbert Gerst

Anthony Green

Susan Gregson

Mark Gurney

Anne Haskel

Holly Hassmann

Aisha Johnson

Eric Kosmin

Richard Lofgren

David Michel

Dan Morgan

Andy Post

Judy Schmidt

Jason Shanks

Dena DeNooyer Stroh

Scott Wallace

Ed Wilson


The Dallas Neighborhood Alliance for Habitat is a certified CHDO with the Dallas County.  The DNAfH  works in partnership with Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity to acquire and build affordable homes in several Dallas County communities. 

2014 Board Members:

Rich Kelly

Aisha Johnson

Clyde McClendon

Catherine Rhodes

Anthony Edwards

Zemerian Brooks

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

Charlie Bissell


2014 Board of Directors


Al Childs.jpg 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.

Mike has a Bachelor’s degree in English education from Bethany College and a MBA in finance from Kansas University. Mike has also served on the boards of the Cambridge School of Dallas and the Dallas Rowing Club. He greatly enjoys spending time with his wife, Julie, and daughter, Julie Ann (21), in addition to reading, photography, rowing and his involvement with Dallas Habitat.


Al Childs.jpgAl 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 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.




Secretary / Audit and Finance Chair

Al Childs.jpgZach 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.

Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer

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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

Bill Headshot.JPGSara 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.

Sara will assume responsibility for the Operations of Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity including Construction, Family Services and Volunteer Services. She will also assist the leadership team with strategic planning and budgeting. 

Prior to joining Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, Sara conceived, built and launched White Space, Dallas' first conference facility dedicated to hosting productive and engaging corporate off-site meetings and events.  As its Chief Experience Officer and Owner, she led the company through its incubation, managing all aspects of its strategy and operations.

Prior to starting White Space, Sara spent 18 years helping Fortune 500 companies build and evolve their businesses, culminating in her role as Chief Strategy Officer for a $475 million dollar division of IT financial services giant Fiserv Inc.

Sara holds a BBA in Organizational Behavior and Business Policy from Southern Methodist University. And she is a dedicated Core Volunteer with Dallas Area Habitat of more than 5 years!


Executive Vice President of Development

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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.

Melissa has participated with Dallas charities for more than 18 years, serving as a volunteer, board member, and professional fundraiser.  In 2008, Melissa was appointed to participate in Bank of America’s national non-profit “Emerging Leaders” program. Additional affiliations include; membership in the largest single fundraiser for American Cancer Society - Cattle Baron’s Ball, Sustainer of the Junior League of Dallas, member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a graduate of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s 2010 Leadership Dallas class. 

Melissa graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.F.A. in Theater, but her passion is serving the community - giving a voice to the voiceless.

Vice President of Neighborhood Investment

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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

Cyndy received a BS in Journalism from the University of Texas, Austin and holds a Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University.


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.
Ron Retired from JCPenney after a 34 year career where he managed 3 stores including the Stonebriar Center store in Frisco, Texas.  He also ran a district with stores in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Ron graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BS degree in Business Administration.  His wife Susan is an Interior Designer.  They have two sons, Hunter who is currently serving in the U.S. Army and Elliot who is a student at the University of Arkansas.