SCHFH Staff

The SCHFH staff is comprised of members who possess years of experience in both the non-profit and business sectors, outstanding educational backgrounds and are passionate about serving families and impacting our community with excellence.

Cathy Cochran

Cathy Cochran

Family Services Program Manager

What are a couple things you enjoy doing in your free time? Work in my yard, spend time at my mom’s lake house and hanging out with my husband and boys.

What are a couple of books we might find on your nightstand or end table? Becoming a Vessel God Can Use, Heaven Changes Everything, the Bible.

What attracted you to Habitat in the first place? To work with a non-profit to help connect low-income households with resources. To leverage skills learned in my past career for the benefit of someone else.

What do you enjoy most about working with Habitat for Humanity? Seeing people who feel they are at the bottom point in their life realize hope.

Kiera Dunn

Kiera Dunn

Volunteer Coordinator

What are a couple things you enjoy doing in your free time? In my free time, I enjoy reading and drawing whatever comes to mind.

What are a couple of books we might find on your nightstand or end table? You might find some mystery novels scattered next to my textbooks for class. I am also a huge fan of all works by Edgar Allen Poe.

What attracted you to Habitat in the first place?
I was attracted to Habitat because I‘ve always wanted to serve my community in some way. Through Habitat, I know that I’m making a difference in someone’s life one house at a time.

What do you enjoy most about working with Habitat for Humanity? I enjoy the sense of family and belonging. When you walk into Habitat, it’s like you’re coming home.

Megan Hepker

Megan Hepker

Family Services and Outreach Coordinator

What are a couple things you enjoy doing in your free time? I love the outdoors and doing anything active. I love bike riding, running, swimming, rollerblading, and tennis. I also enjoy spending quality time with friends and loved ones.

What are a couple of books we might find on your nightstand or end table?The Bible, The Gospel for Real Life by Jerry Bridges and Growing Kingdom Character by Tom Yeakley. I love reading books that help me to deepen my relationship with the Lord.

What attracted you to Habitat in the first place?The mission to provide safe, comfortable, and affordable housing to individuals who are in need. I have always had a passion for helping others receive the necessary housing accommodations to have a higher quality of life.

What do you enjoy most about working with Habitat for Humanity? Seeing the staff, partners, and volunteers so passionate about the mission and their pure willingness to give their resources and time to better the lives of the partner families. They all go above and beyond in everything they do.

Paul Huber

Paul Huber

Finance Manager

What are a couple things you enjoy doing in your free time? I enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes, especially when I can do it for small groups. Some people say I must have been a chef in a past life... Love to see my grandkids as much as I can, but unfortunately they’re all out in the Midwest, so that takes some planning to do.

What are a couple of books we might find on your nightstand or end table? Along with the Bible, the latest edition of Log Home Living (I really want one of those!) and Reader’s Digest.

What attracted you to Habitat in the first place?
What it stands for - Giving a hand up, not a hand out. Helping and serving not just the person but the community as well.

What do you enjoy most about working with Habitat for Humanity?The chance to use someone else‘s tools and not worry if I break them....seriously, it’s great to see a project go from hopeless to home like I’ve seen with some of the houses. Great people doing great work for the right reason.

Cynthia E. Jenkins

Cynthia E. Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer

What are a couple things you enjoy doing in your free time? When I’m not working at SCHFH, doing City of Newnan business or community work, I like to squeeze in film and tv work, sporting clays with my .410 pump, and I still love watching gymnastics and cheerleading. I used to compete in both.

What are a couple of books we might find on your nightstand or end table? Lately most of my reading has been the Bible and leadership books. I use my Overdrive app to borrow e-books from the library.

What attracted you to Habitat in the first place?I have been an advocate of affordable housing since my senior architecture studio at Georgia Tech toured neighborhoods in Downtown Atlanta with Olympics officials. I realized on that tour that displacement was going to happen. That’s when I learned about gentrification. Habitat was one of the organizations that I saw along the way that dealt with affordable housing head on. Over time, the housing product and model have made a lasting impact in neighborhoods across the country.

What do you enjoy most about working with Habitat for Humanity? I love the model. I‘ve worked with other organizations that meet a higher income threshold for affordability. There is a greater level of mentorship, personal investment from the families, training from Habitat and a long-term commitment to assisting families. The partnership is very real. This isn’t a simple one-time transaction. We swim the race together with hopes that everyone swims to the finish line.

Jenifer Klippel

Jenifer Klippel

Construction Director

What are a couple things you enjoy doing in your free time? I enjoy being outdoors hiking, kayaking, running and any other excuse I can come up with to get outside. I also enjoy carpentry projects.

What are a couple of books we might find on your nightstand or end table? The Power of One, Wherever You Go There You Are, Stokes Field Guide to Birds

What attracted you to Habitat in the first place? As an Education major, I had an interest in service learning and joined AmeriCorps, serving two years with a Habitat affiliate in Orange County, NC. Habitat is such a great organization, I couldn’t stay away.

What do you enjoy most about working with Habitat for Humanity? The transformation that takes place for both the homeowner and volunteers on the work site—it’s amazing how “sticks and bricks” become so much more meaningful.

Robin Malone

Robin Malone

Development & Grants Manager

What are a couple things you enjoy doing in your free time? Reading, attending sporting events, concerts, and most importantly spending time with my son..

What are a couple of books we might find on your nightstand or end table? The Bible, The Purpose Driven life, Game Change, The Divine Defense

What attracted you to Habitat in the first place? The idea of working with an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for others within our community.

What do you enjoy most about working with Habitat for Humanity? The energy and dedication of our staff and volunteer partners. As well as the satisfaction of knowing my contributions are part of Habitat’s mission of building people and communities.

Trisha Pintavorn

Trisha Pintavorn

Marketing & Communications Manager

What are a couple things you enjoy doing in your free time? I do some freelance filmmaking, and I love exploring and supporting the Atlanta arts and music scene. You’ll also find me feeding my caffeine addiction at local coffee shops, reading anything and everything by John Steinbeck, learning other languages, dancing really badly, sharing a bottle of wine around a backyard campfire with friends, traveling, and rock-climbing.

What are a couple of books we might find on your nightstand or end table? East of Eden is the most beautiful book I have ever read, but some other literary works that have profoundly impacted me include Blue Like Jazz, To Kill A Mockingbird, W.B. Yeats‘ poetry, Samantha Power’s A Problem from Hell and the photojournalist Dan Eldon’s various journals.

What attracted you to Habitat in the first place? I studied International Relations in college, motivated by an earnest desire to impact the world, but I’ve come to consider Atlanta home and I have lately felt the need to give back locally before I work to contribute globally. Having the chance to understand the inequalities of the Greater Atlanta Area more in depth and working to literally and figuratively build a better life for so many families has been everything I hoped it would be.

What do you enjoy most about working with Habitat for Humanity? Using my talent and creativity to gather and document stories in order to contribute to an amazing organization dedicated towards making my community a better place to live in--it‘s the dream, isn’t it?