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
Denver Payton, Board 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 Vice President
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 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 Service League.
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.
Ashley Copeland, Board Secretary
West Georgia Technical College
Ashley Copeland is a communications professional with more than 10 years of experience leading communications, media relations, and marketing strategies for various industries at the community, regional, and system levels. She works as the Enterprise Communications Director for Clinical Health Network for Transformation.
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 is 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, going on adventurous hikes and walks, paper crafting, and cheering on her New England Patriots and UGA Bulldogs!
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Josh Shiver is the Director of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis 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.
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 homeowners 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.
After receiving his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School, Rudy began his professional career implementing safety and compliance infrastructure at a boutique renovations company servicing Boston and greater New England. In 2015, Rudy moved to Atlanta and began working at Romanoff Renovations taking on a key role in the implementation of processes surrounding compliance with OSHA, the EPA, and state Construction Boards; as well as making sure the company follows all Federal, State, and Local laws and guidelines. Rudy works alongside Operations to ensure that claims and legal issues are resolved efficiently and effectively helping resolve situations in a way beneficial to both the company and the customer. He has been a member of the Romanoff Foundation since 2015, and Vice-Chairman since 2018.
Personally, Rudy has a passion for travel having visited 58 countries and is an avid practitioner of Martial Arts training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (purple belt), Judo (brown belt), and Muay Thai. Rudy is from New Orleans but has lived in Seattle, Boston, and Los Angeles. Currently, Rudy lives in Newnan with his wife, Andrea, and three kids Nola (7), Jax (5), and Levee (2) and their two dogs, Portland and Reno, and cat, Mufasa.
Casey Adan Phillips is a local State Farm agent with more than five years of experience in the insurance business and five years in retail management. She began her career as a team member for a local insurance agency specializing in commercial insurance products. After three short years of growing the business and showing her love for caring for others, she seized the opportunity to open her own agency.
Born and raised in Newnan, Georgia, Casey's deep love for her community has given her a desire to set down permanent roots and invest in her hometown. Always striving to make a difference, Casey is an active member of the Newnan Junior Service League, a group of women dedicated to service and volunteerism in Coweta County. When she's not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Alex; her stepson, Ashton; and her rescue dog, Peach.