Staff and Directors


Neighborhood Concepts is governed by a volunteer board of directors who bring expertise in the areas of real estate development, finance & banking, law, architecture and engineering, social service, community development and civic responsibility. Due to the composition of our board, NCI is recognized as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) by the City of Huntsville and the State of Alabama.

  • Shawn Hicks, Chairman of the Board
  • Stephen Norris, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Bill McDowell, Secretary
  • Jason Baldwin, Treasurer
  • Tommie Batts, Member
  • Ronald Childress, Member
  • Nora Hickman, Member
  • Jordan Kull, Member
  • Kimberly Rucker, Member
  • Daniel Tait, Member
  • Gary Turner, Member
  • Joanna Broad White, Member


Mary Ellen Judah
Executive Director
Kristina Elliott
Operations Manager
John Thornton
Business Development
Ashlee Areostatico
Asset Manager & Administrator
Tasha Reed
Loan Coordinator
Tannisha Orr
Loan Officer