Words From Our Leaders

Staff Leadership

  • Natalie Griffith, President & CEO

    “HFHSA is such an amazing organization.  We are very mission focused while being careful stewards of all our resources – our donor’s funds as well as our volunteer’s and staff’s time.  We continue to strive for better ways to do our work and to ensure that we efficiently and effectively manage our blessings and resources.  Our bottom line is to serve our hardworking families who have a great need for simple, decent and affordable homes.”
  • Don L. Griffith, Executive Vice President

    “I love HFHSA’s mission of helping families help themselves.  That’s why I thoroughly enjoy leading our stores and figuring out ways to add resources to our program.  Many people don’t realize that proceeds from our three building material thrift stores covers our General and Administrative expenses.  This enables 100% of donations from the public to go directly toward homebuilding.”   

  • Stephanie C. Wiese, Vice President of Development and Communications

    “HFHSA’s supporters are extraordinarily diverse.  One of my greatest joys is working with our devoted donors and volunteers every day.  I love the variety of folks that we work with – businesses, faith organizations, foundations, governmental agencies and people just like you and me.”

  • Susan Ablaya, Chief Financial Officer

    “What inspires me the most is working with our hardworking families.  By working hard on their sweat equity hours you truly get the sense of how much they want to better their lives for themselves and their children.  At the end of the day I know we have done our part by keeping our organization strong and staying focused on our mission of serving families in need.”

Board of Directors

  • Judge Rene Diaz

  • Teresa S. James

    Vice Chair
  • Phil Sagebiel

  • Karen E. Chase

  • David M. Evans

    Board Member
  • Molly Neck

    Board Member
  • Timothy W. Payne

    Board Member
  • Rebecca Walter, PhD

    Board Member 

Past Board Chairs

  • David M. Evans

  • Eugene Garcia

  • Henry B. Gonzalez III

  • Weir Labatt II

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  • Guide Star Exchange Silver Participant
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