Board of Directors
Newnan-Coweta Habitat's board is comprised of a diverse group of volunteers from various backgrounds and resources. These individuals help guide and shape the organization with their knowledge, expertise and passion. The board of directors operates independently of Habitat for Humanity International and in accordance with its own set of bylaws.
The Newnan-Coweta Habitat board is charged with long-term planning and governance, as well as overseeing the organization’s interests and well-being. Within these broad areas, the board develops policy, sets strategic priorities, governs, oversees finances, and raises funds, among other activities.
The standing committees of the board are Executive, Development, Finance and Nominating/Governance. Board members take the lead in fundraising efforts and in conducting home dedications to recognize and thank sponsors and congratulate new homebuyers.
Officers & Executive Committee
Denise Moye Presley, Board President
A Coweta County resident since 1998, Denise Payton is a born-and-raised Georgia girl. She is the Vice President and Branch Manager of Heritage Bank, with 25 years of experience in the financial services industry for consumer and commercial. Denise started her relationship with NCHFH in 2014 as a volunteer and has been a valuable partner ever since.
Denver Payton, Board Vice-President
Cross Country Mortgage
Denver Payton is a Branch Manager at Cross Country Mortgage with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry.
Denver is a Georgia fan and family man who enjoys spending time with his wife, Melissa, and his son Hudson.
Emily Webb, Board Secretary
Lawson & Beck, LLC
Emily Webb works as an attorney with Lawson, Beck, & Sandlin, LLC and is a member of the firm’s real
estate closing department, focusing primarily on the areas of residential real estate closings, contracts, and title clearance at the firm’s Newnan location.
Emily is a native of Douglas County, however, Coweta County has become her home during the seven
years she has lived in here. She has always had a heart for giving back and helping in her community as
much as possible by being involved in other philanthropist organizations, such as the Newnan Junior
Emily lives in Moreland with her husband, Jonathan, and their four rescued cats and one rescued pup.
Anthony Fields, Board Treasurer
Anthony Fields became involved with NCHFH after graduating from Georgia Tech with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He works for McKenney's, Inc. as a Senior Project Manager on commercial HVAC and Plumbing construction projects.
Anthony has always valued what Habitat does for the community and has participated in Habitat builds since college. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys traveling, off-roading, camping, hunting, and spending
time with his wife and kids.
Bernard Knox is a Sales and Marketing Professional at Coweta-Fayette EMC who joined the NCHFH Board of Directors in 2019. He has served in leadership on many other local boards, including Fayette & Newnan YMCA, Southern Conservation Trust Land for Life, and Palmetto Youth.
Bernard is a strong communicator and problem-solver who provides an invaluable insight to the NCHFH Board of Directors.
Yetta Richardson works for United Bank as a Vice President of Commercial Lending with a specialty in
Residential Real Estate. She has worked in the banking industry for over 35 years, financing construction and development loans to local builders and developers in Coweta County and surrounding counties.
Yetta loves the mission of NCHFH because it gives members of our community the opportunity for the American Dream, homeownership, for which there is a great need locally.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Josh Shiver is the Corporate Finance Planning and Analysis Manager at a national healthcare facility. As a lifelong resident of Coweta County, he feels inspired to do his part in bettering our community. Josh could not be more proud to help the organization serve the needs of our community.
In his spare time, Josh enjoys spending time with his family and friends, exercising, playing golf, and watching the Braves/Falcons/Bulldogs.
City of Newnan
Ashley Copeland is a Communications Manager with more than ten years of experience leading communications, media relations, and marketing strategies for various industries at the community, regional, and system levels. More than half of her career was spent working for Piedmont Healthcare, a not-for-profit community health system located in Atlanta, Georgia. Ashley joined the City of Newnan in 2018, where she leads all internal and external communication and marketing strategies for the city.
While most of her career’s mission has been to share and tell the stories of others, the mission of Newnan-Coweta Habitat speaks to her soul because she finds joy in helping and serving others, especially when it’s in her local community that she’s been grateful to call home for years.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her Shih Tzu, Kennedy, paper crafting, and enjoys cheering on her New England Patriots and UGA Bulldogs!
Marc Darrow has been a corporate finance professional for 24 years and currently works as an Operations Finance Director at Cooper Lighting Solutions.
Marc believes that providing affordable housing is important for building a strong community. He has witnessed firsthand that our home owners are invested both physically, with their labor in helping build their home, and financially, as this is not a hand-out but an avenue for them to afford a house. Marc feels honored to be part of an organization that carries out the love of Jesus Christ in this manner.
In his spare time, Marc enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, camping, and working on home improvement projects.