Meet our Board Members

Fort Hood Area Habitat's board members are volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds bringing different resources, and passion to lead in meaningful ways. Our Board of Directors operates independently of Habitat for Humanity International and in accordance with its own set of bylaws. The Board of Directors develops policy, sets strategic priorities, governs, oversees finances, and raises funds, among other activities.



Board Officers

President, Matt McKinney: First Texas Bank

Vice President, Allen Strickland: Southstar Bank

Secretary, Gina Pence: Director Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO 

Affiliations: Festival Director at Harker Heights Food, Wine & Brew Festival, Congressional Veteran Commendation Board at U.S. Representative John Carter


Treasurer, Charles Blount: Centex Veterans Affairs


Board of Directors

Laura Segarra, Director: Homevets Realty

David Williams, Director: City of Kempner, City Manager

     Affiliations: Mayor Pro-Tem City of Nolanville, City of Nolanville City Councilmember, Development District of Central Texas Board or Directors


Teri Champlin, Director: Bancorp South, Community Bank President 


Francisco "Paco" Valentine, Director: Retired, USDA 

La Vonda Loney, Director: Principal, Ellison High School, KISD 


Kara Escajeda, Director: City of Nolanville, City Manager

     Affiliations: Registered Environmental Health Specialist

Kenneth Cates, Executive Director: CEO Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity