Building a Better Community Through Affordable Home Ownership

Habitat Staff

Executive Team

Rev.  Dr.  Jonathan  (Jon) F. Smoot
Executive Director
703-521-9890 x106

Pheobe Brown
Deputy Director
703-521-9890 x102


Cassidy Weitman
Programs Coordinator
703-521-9890 x100
Coordinates the affiliate’s interfaith, family selection and volunteer programs. 


Romana Sanchez
Director of Construction
703-521-9890 x112
Responsible for administering the construction program.

Christopher Orkwis
Assistant Director of Construction
703-521-9890 x109
Assists in administering the construction program.

Noemi Riveira
Director of Real Estate Development
703-521-9890 x101
Coordinates all real estate development activities from acquisition to construction.

Kelly Renaud
Construction Crew Leader, AmeriCorps National Direct
703-521-9890 x107
Leads volunteers on construction sites, and assists in tool and materials management.

Development & Marketing

Heather Phibbs
Director of Development (part-time)

Peter Larson
Development & Campaign Manager (part-time)
703-521-9890 x103
Responsible for general development activities including annual appeals, corporate partnerships and sponsors.

Nathan Petrillo
Marketing & Communications Manager
703-521-9890 x105
Responsible for managing marketing, communications and media relations activities.

Erica Painter
Special Events & Outreach Manager
703-521-9890 x111
Manages special events focused on fundraising, outreach and community advocacy. 

Josie Zeman
Office & Marketing Coordinator
703-521-9890 x100
Support the day to day running of the office affiliate and assist the Marketing & Communications Manager with media outreach and event/fundraising promotions.

Accounting & Operations

Linda Ramiza
Finance Manager
703-521-9890 ext 108
Manages all donations, accounting and budgets for Habitat NOVA and serves as the staff support for all administrative assistance.


Colin Campbell
Manager, ReStore Alexandria
Manages day-to-day operations at the ReStore Alexandria.

James Snowden
Manager, ReStore Chantilly
Manages the day-to-day operations of ReStore Chantilly.

Terrance Ruffin
Assistant Manager, ReStore Chantilly
Assists in managing the day-to-day operations of ReStore Chantilly.

Cedric Thomas
Assistant Manager, ReStore Alexandria
Assists in managing the day-to-day operations of ReStore Alexandria.

Chuck Darden
Donations and Volunteer Manager – ReStore Alexandria
Manages all donation pick ups for ReStore Alexandria; responsible for customer service inquiries regarding donations; and coordinates volunteers.

Tammy Torok
Donations Manager/Volunteer Coordinator – ReStore Chantilly
Manages all donation pick ups for ReStore Chantilly; responsible for customer service inquiries regarding donations; and coordinates volunteers.