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.

  • Tommie Batts, Chairman of the Board
  • Al Jimmerson, Vice Chairman
  • Bill McDowell, Secretary
  • John Cook, Treasurer
  • Phil Dotts, Immediate Past Chairman
  • Joe Fuqua, Member
  • Enorris Johnson, Member
  • Jordan Kull, Member
  • Stephen Norris, Member
  • Joanna Broad White, Member


With 55+ combined years of experience in affordable housing and economic development, our staff has the necessary background and expertise to ensure the successful implementation of programs and services designed to further our mission.

Mary Ellen Judah
Executive Director
John Thornton
Loan Fund Manager
Shawnette Myers
Asset Manager
Babatunde Sanusi
Loan Fund Assistant