Stewards of Permanently Affordable Housing

The work of the Atlanta Land Trust would not be possible without the tireless efforts of a dedicated team that is committed to fulfilling the mission of providing permanently affordable housing in the city.

Amanda Rhein

Executive Director

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Amanda Rhein is a seasoned real estate professional with extensive experience facilitating public private partnerships and community development. She most recently served as the Senior Director of TOD and Real Estate with MARTA where she worked to create transit-oriented communities that connect people to opportunities, drive sustainable community development and promote regional prosperity. Previously she spent ten years at Invest Atlanta attracting investment to Atlanta’s most underserved communities.

Karen Babino

Stewardship Manager

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Karen Babino has more than ten years combined experience in real estate. She is a licensed broker who has focused on working directly with low and moderate income households, encouraging homebuyer education, financial literacy and the use of down payment assistance programs. She is very active in her community having served in leadership roles in both her neighborhood organization and Neighborhood Planning Unit S. She previously worked in corporate marketing and communications for an acute-care, specialty hospital within a non-profit healthcare system.

Christopher Norman

Board Chairperson

Executive Director
Fulton-Atlanta Land Bank Authority, Inc.

As Executive Director of the Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority, Inc., Chris has been instrumental in leading the restructuring of the LBA, expanding its programmatic initiatives and significantly increasing its funding. Chris also serves as the President of the Georgia Association of Land Bank Authorities (GALBA).

Rob Brawner

Board Vice-Chairperson

Executive Director
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

Rob Brawner leads the Partnership in its broad-based, collaborative focus on ensuring the promise of stronger communities and equitable, sustainable benefit to the 45 Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods and beyond. His responsibilities include the development and implementation of the Partnership’s strategic plan, as well as capital and operational fundraising – and stewardship of the private and philanthropic funds that support of the construction of the project.

Sue Henderson

Board Secretary

Habitat for Humanity International

As Vice President of U.S. Operations for Habitat for Humanity International, Sue provides leadership for HFHI teams that support Habitat for Humanity’s network of more than 1,200 U.S. affiliated organizations. Sue also serves as Chair of the Affordable Housing Advisory Council of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta.

Cass Brewer

Board Member

Assistant Professor
Georgia State University College of Law

Kyle Lamont

Board Member

Oakland City Community Organization

Kate Little

Board Member

Special Projects Director
Georgia Stand-Up

Dawn Luke

Board Member

Executive Vice-President/COO
Invest Atlanta

Trish O’Connell

Board Member

Vice-President of Real Estate Development & Acquisitions
Atlanta Housing Authority

Meaghan Shannon-Vlkovic

Board Member

Vice-President & Market Leader
Southeast Enterprise Community Partners

Jim Schroder

Board Member

Partner and CFO
TriBridge Residential

Jalal Slade

Board Member

Senior Policy Advisor for Real Estate
Office of the Mayor