Each year, members of our community give selflessly to Habitat by sharing their business knowledge and expertise as members of our Board of Directors. This group guides HFHOJC through strategic planning, budgeting and financial forecasting, and most of all–fundraising. We could not function without the time donated by these valuable board members. They not only serve on the Board, they also chair and serve on several committees that help Habitat thrive in SETX.
Board President, Joe Evans, Jr.
Joe is the General Manager of Beaumont Occupational Services which provides fast, accurate employee screening and testing services for employers in Southeast Texas and Louisiana. They provide a comprehensive resource for drug testing, occupational testing, DNA testing and much more. Joe’s extensive experience managing a fast paced, employee-focused company is a true asset to the Habitat Board.
His charming nature and stellar people skills make him a compelling advocate for Habitat. He shows his mad carpentry skills on the build sites and often volunteers to help around the ReStore. His commitment and vision allow him to see where Habitat could be, and help us focus on a plan to get there one day.
Joe is the father of three beautiful daughters, and an avid follower of local politics.
Board Vice President, Kirk Smith
Kirk is a Senior Vice President at CommunityBank of Texas. His years of experience in finance have been a blessing to Habitat. He is enthusiastic in his desire to see this non-profit prosper. His conservative guidance has helped shape the future of the organization and we are so fortunate to have his help. He is a past president of the Board, and has held many committee positions. His networking and relationships help him to make possibilities a reality for Habitat. Kirk is more than willing to step in and help in any way he can. We depend on him and his thoughtful, consistent leadership.
Board Treasurer, Clint Linscomb
Clint is a local branch manager for Wells Fargo bank. His financial expertise is tested every month as he diligently reviews financial statements and ensures that Habitat is making sound fiscal decisions. His accounting background and attention to detail are invaluable to the smooth running of our finances. He works hand in hand with the Executive Director helping to advise the Board on all investment matters.
Clint’s easy going attitude and sincere devotion to improving the Golden Triangle for everyone makes him the perfect Board officer. All his decisions are focused on community and how Habitat can build that with every home.
Board Member, Jane Burns
Jane is a Certified Public Accountant with Wathen, DeShong & Juncker, LLP. She brings a vast amount of accounting expertise to our Board. Her thoughtful and level-headed advice is always appreciated. She is conservative and thinks long term, which is vital for strategic planning.
Her willingness to reach out to others in support of Habitat has been crucial in ensuring success for many ventures. Her optimistic backing has helped Habitat navigate some stressful times. Jane’s ability to parse data into understandable portions highlights her analytical skills, which are invaluable to Habitat.
Board Member, Heather Champion
Heather is the Director of Business Development & Quality Assurance for Spindletop Center, a local provider of
MHMR services. Her thoughtful judgement and wise counsel about human nature and the population we serve
has been helpful in decision making. She brings enthusiasm and perception to all decision making.
She is very tied into the community and knowledgeable about other agencies and their offerings. When Habitat can’t help, Heather is very good about finding someone who can. She has been a staunch supporter of our efforts to help residents rebuild after Hurricane Harvey, as she felt the storm’s impact first hand.
Habitat is fortunate to have such a devoted and professional advocate. She takes the time necessary to make thoughtful and thorough decision.
Board Member, Kal Kincaid
Kal is company president of Gulf Coast, an Oldcastle Materials Company since 2005. He has held various industry related association board positions at the state and national level. He is a current appointee of Governor Abbott to serve on board of Lower Neches Valley Authority (LNVA). Kal is also active in Beaumont Rotary Club, Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, and Lamar Construction Management Advisory Board. He is a graduate of Leadership Southeast Texas and Leadership Beaumont, a Lamar University graduate, and lives with wife Lisa in Beaumont.
His experience on large commercial projects has been very helpful to Habitat. His calm demeanor and analytical nature allow him to ‘drill down’ to important facts and refocus energies along a structured path. He is passionate about the Habitat mission and knows the need in the Golden Triangle area. His thoughtful leadership is paramount to Habitat’s success.
Kal’s ability to look at the overall value of any investment helps shape our strategy for the future. We are fortunate to have Kal advising us.
Board Member, Michael Perez
Michael is a new member of the Habitat Board. He is the Business Development Manager for Gateway Mortgage and brings a great deal of experience to the Board. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of federal lending law to the Board. In the past, Mike was the Executive Director of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in Beaumont. Because of his work with this non-profit, he has an in-depth knowledge of the needs of the community, and especially the youth in the area.
Mike is an active Rotarian and is very engaged with the Chamber of Commerce. He takes an active role in all the causes he supports and we are looking forward to having that enthusiasm focused on Habitat.