The following are some of the individuals who currently make up NAHRO's active and dynamic faculty. NAHRO faculty members are selected based on their demonstrated expertise in the public housing and community development fields, program development, facilitation, and training skills.
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Katie Anderson is a Past President of the Southwest Regional Chapter of NAHRO and a past member of the Board of Governors and currently serves on the Community Revitalization & Development Committee for NAHRO at all three levels. She has over 28 years of experience in the affordable housing industry, including three years of service as a Commissioner on the Louisiana Housing and Finance Agency where she served on the Multi-Family and Energy Committees. Ms. Anderson has a wide range of experience as a trainer and a leader in NAHRO. She has served as an Executive Director of a small agency, a medium size agency under HUD’s receivership, and most recently as the Director of a Regional Housing Authority administering an HCV Regional Program. As a peer trainer Ms. Anderson has taught on a wide variety of topics including leadership fundamentals, public housing occupancy, voucher occupancy, management and operations, and many more. As a part of NAHRO faculty she has specialized in Commissioners Certification topics including Fundamentals, Ethics, and Executive and Board Relationships. During her faculty tenure Ms. Anderson has also delivered trainings in a variety of other specialist certifications including both Public Housing and Voucher Occupancy, Eligibility, Income and Rent Calculation.
Mr. Banna has worked directly with the low-income community for more than 15 years. He began as a student in law school working in the Rental Housing Clinic and continued after law school becoming the Rental Housing Clinic’s Adjunct Clinical Instructor. In Mr. Banna’s private law practice, he represented clients in all aspects of real estate transactions from the purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties to landlord/tenant disputes over evictions and security deposits. Mr. Banna was Vice-President of the Ingham County Housing Commission providing oversight and input on the County’s home rehabilitation, Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs. After hurricane Katrina and Wilma, he worked with residents of the gulf coast by facilitating and processing home and business loans through the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program. Mr. Banna was a Senior Analyst and Project Manager for FirstPic, Inc. and provided training, outreach and TA to PHAs on HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs in the areas of PHA operations, planning, homeownership, admission and occupancy, HUD REO programs, Section 8 administration, and Section 8(y) and Section 32 homeownership. In addition, he has provided outreach and TA to local PHAs and non-profit organizations on purchasing HUD owned homes that are currently occupied by families affected by hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. Mr. Banna also served as Director of HUD’s Public and Indian Housing Information Resource Center which provides guidance on HUD’s rental assistance programs and Grant Management Center. Mr. Banna is currently NAHRO's Director of Policy and Program Development and conducts public policy analysis, formulates regulatory recommendations, and interacts with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on behalf of NAHRO's members.
Eric C. Brown is currently the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for Prince George’s County, Maryland. DHCD is comprised of three governmental agencies: the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Housing Authority (HA) and the Redevelopment Authority (RA). The Department of Housing and Community Development is primarily responsible for the administration, monitoring and evaluation of the Federal entitlement programs. The Housing Authority manages the Federal rental assistance programs and public housing. The Redevelopment Authority handles acquisition and development of properties in Prince George’s County.
Mr. Brown has over 30 years of experience working with various government entities. He has over 25 years of senior level administrative and supervisory experience in the affordable multi-family housing arena. Mr. Brown has served as Executive Director of the Meridian (Mississippi) Housing Authority and Annapolis (Maryland) Housing Authority. As Executive Director of the Annapolis Housing Authority he implemented the agency’s first major redevelopment of public housing properties using the public-private partnership model. He also implemented the first housing partnership with Habitat for Humanity that enabled public housing residents to become home owners.
He has served as Deputy Executive Director of housing agencies in New Orleans, Philadelphia and Baltimore. In his positions as Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Brown has supervised staffs up to 1,600 and managed budgets up to $250 million.
Eric Brown has served as a panelist and presenter at affordable housing workshops and conventions throughout Maryland and the United States. He has served as an advisor to boards of commissioners in Havre de Grace, Maryland, and Hartford, Connecticut. He also served as a resource and technical reviewer for the HUD publication, “Private Management of Public Housing.” Mr. Brown was a member of The Public Housing Administrative Reform Initiative in 2007. Currently, he is a trustee for the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust; a member of the MD Governor’s Foreclosure Task Force and was selected as the 2015 Housing Person of the Year by the MD Affordable Housing Coalition.
Mr. Brown earned his Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and his Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Mississippi. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Miles Law School in Birmingham, AL. Mr. Brown is a Baltimore Leadership alumnus and has served on the board of directors of several professional and civic organizations.
Naomi W. Byrne is the Principal for Stinger Consulting, LLC and has over twenty years in the multi-family housing industry. Prior to becoming a consultant, the majority of her career was spent primarily in an executive role for PHAs both small and large, including serving as the President/ CEO/ Executive Director for the Fort Worth, Texarkana (TX) and Georgetown (TX) Housing Authorities as well as the COO for the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh. She has a comprehensive background in managing and operating Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, LIHTC and RAD programs, mixed finance acquisitions and development, program compliance and grant management. In addition, Ms. Byrne has successfully redeveloped hundreds of public housing units using HOPE VI, 9% LIHTC and private activity bonds, and has closed several complex RAD/LIHTC transactions utilizing various sources of gap financing. She is extremely knowledgeable about federal and state regulations as they impact PHAs and their development subsidiaries, holds numerous certifications, and currently serves on many industry boards including as the Community Revitalization and Development Committee Chair for SWNAHRO. As a consultant, Ms. Byrne works with clients through her practice and also as a member of nationally recognized consulting firms such as Nan McKay and Associates and EJP Consulting Group, LLC. In addition, she is also a trainer for the Texas Housing Association, focusing on topic areas such as Affordable Housing Development, RAD, Fair Housing, and Capital Fund Program administration. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Analysis from Texas A&M University – College Station, and a Masters in Business Administration through Texas A&M University–Texarkana
Veronica Bukowski is a Senior Partner, Bukowski-Stanton Associates. She holds an MS in Organization Development from The American University, Washington, D.C., and a PHM. She is a Certified Professional Behavior and Values Analyst with Target Training International, Scottsdale, AZ. Veronica served on NAHRO’s staff as Conference Coordinator and Director of Training. During that time she researched, designed, and developed NAHRO’s initial PHM training, and a Training of Trainers for the NAHRO PHM, In addition to review and enhancements to the PHM, over the years she has worked closely with NAHRO in the design, development, and delivery of numerous professional training programs, conference presentations, and e-Learning programs. With her partner and husband, Richard H. Stanton they co-founded an international Executive Coaching and Strategic Performance Systems Enhancement practice. They studied with Dr. W. Edwards Deming in his Quality Management Intensive Seminar. Veronica served as Program Developer and Section Chair of the Princeton, NJ American Society of Quality. She was selected by ASQ’s Leadership and Management sub-group to present a management model on the impact of communication on employee motivation and performance at their Chicago, IL conference in 2000. In addition to her knowledge and experience with NAHRO in the Public Housing Occupancy Function and Asset Management, she and Richard have developed interactive, experiential management and leadership training for NAHRO. They also served the Professional Development Committee and sub-committee in the design and implementation of NAHRO’s NPDS. She and Richard have worked internationally in Canada and Europe with non-profit and business organizations, and with local governments. As Bukowski-Stanton Associates, she and Richard have served NAHRO as both faculty and designers of technical, regulatory, management and leadership training, ranging from the HUD Comprehensive Improvement Assistance Program through the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act. They have also served NAHRO’s Technical Assistance Service by providing customized training proposals and product delivery to NAHRO clients. Results have included increased productivity, implementation of viable change strategies focused on performance goals, and enhanced employee technical, regulatory, and management performance.
Sharon began her career in housing in 1982, and has served as Executive Director for Belding Housing Commission in Michigan since 1995. She serves as Chair of the Small Agency Task Force (SATF) at the national and regional level, board member of the Board of Ethics and Credentialing Trustees (BECT), and board member for the Legislative Network. Past service includes President for Michigan NAHRO, Vice-Chair of the BECT, and Vice-President for Member Services for NCRC NAHRO. At the state level Sharon is a board member for Michigan NAHRO, Michigan Housing Directors Association (MHDA) and a member of the Upper Peninsula Housing Organization (UPHO). As NAHRO faculty, Sharon delivers training in Public Housing Occupancy, Eligibility, Income and Rent Calculation, Commissioners’ Fundamentals, Ethics for the Housing and Community Development Official, and The Commissioner’s Guide to Understanding and Monitoring Agency Operations and Programs. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is a NAHRO Certified Management Executive (CME), Senior Professional Housing Manager (SPHM), Public Housing Manager (PHM) and Section 8 Housing Manager (SHM).
Lisa Coleman is the program manager with Baltimore County Housing in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a former housing program director with the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County, Maryland and has 20 years of experience in the housing industry. She has administered the Housing Choice Voucher Program, as well as, Mainstream, Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, Rental Allowance Program, Permanent Housing for Homeless Persons with Disabilities and Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership. In addition to Housing Choice Voucher Program Administration, she supervised the Admissions and Occupancy for all programs including Public Housing. Mrs. Coleman serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies (Maryland NAHRO). Mrs. Coleman is a NAHRO faculty member currently teaching Eligibility, Income and Rent Calculation for Public Housing/Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing/Housing Choice Voucher Occupancy and Section 8 (HCV) Housing Management, Earned Income Disallowance and Family Self-Sufficiency.
Keith Coleman has more than 25 years of housing experience with a specialization in inspections. Mr.Coleman began his career in inspections with the Atlanta Housing Authority in 1990 and continued his success with other major housing authorities including; Chicago Housing, Gary Housing and Dekalb County in Decatur Ga.
Currently Mr. Coleman is Director of Quality Assurance for McCright & Associates. One of his major accomplishments was completing a massive inspection project for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Mr. Coleman recruited and managed a team of inspectors while working alongside (NYCHA) to inspect 36,000 units.
Throughout his career, Mr. Coleman has been credited with developing on-site field training sessions and has received many accolades and awards for his work. Keith Coleman is also a member of the International Association
Bobby R. Collins has more than 25 years in the housing industry and is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport (HACS). Under his direction, the Authority’s PHAS status from “Sub-Standard Management” to “High Performer” in two years. Before joining HACS he was the Executive Director of Alexandria Housing. In two years he helped the Housing Authority go from “troubled” status to a “Standard performer”. The Housing Authority had been troubled for over 5 years. In that two-year time the Authority’s net income increased by $3,000,000 dollars per year. He also successfully mitigated a $2,500,000 financing gap inherited for a new construction project in less than 90 days after joining the agency.
Bobby has earned many certifications which include; Accredited Residential Manager and Certified Property Manager from The Institute of Real Estate Management (Division of the Board of Realtors); Certified Commissioner Trainer, Certified Management Executive, Certified Public Housing Manager and Certified Manager of Property Operations, all awarded by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.He is also the Senior Vice President of Louisiana NAHRO (LHC). He serves as the Vice Chair of the SW NAHRO Housing Committee and serves on the SW NAHRO Legislative Committee. He also serves on the National NAHRO Housing and Leg-Net Committees.He holds a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Organizational Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Management and a minor in Finance.
Ms. Davis has more than 15 years of experience in the housing field including Family Self-Sufficiency, Housing Choice Voucher, homeownership and transitional housing programs. She served as Chair of the Regional Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator Roundtable from 2016 to 2018 and served as Co-Chair from 2014 to 2016. She holds certifications in the Housing Choice Voucher program for Housing Specialist, Family Self-Sufficiency Specialist and Advanced Rent Calculation; and a certification in Post-Purchase Homeownership Education. Ms. Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations from Trinity Washington University located in Washington, D.C. She is also an advanced Toastmaster through Toastmasters International.
Certified Inspector, California Real Estate Inspectors Association (CREIA).
Certified Professional Inspector, International Association of Home Inspectors’ (InterNACHI).
FHA Compliance Inspector.
Licensed General Contractor.
Professional Certifications: Lead Paint Renovation Contractor (RRP), Mold Assessor, Green Point Real Estate Professional, Energy Upgrade Contractor (1st Level); Certified Level 1 Infrared Thermographer; and, Certified Tile Roof Installer.
Certified expert witness on market valuations in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
Certified expert witness on Title 25 Building Inspections in Imperial County.
Chairman of the Board of the San Diego Housing Commission (2010 to present).
Member of the Board of Directors of Housing Development Partners, a non-profit community development company in San Diego.
Finance Chairman, Past Board Chairman, Meals-On-Wheels, San Diego.
Managed the Trust Real Estate Division of what is now Union Bank and oversaw more than $120 million in properties located in five states.
Managed residential joint ventures and development for Great American First Bank.
In 1996, associated with Alan Nevin, real estate economist, to provide economic studies and expert witness assistance on development feasibility and market valuations.
Created his own building and development companies in the late 1990’s, in the Imperial Valley.
Developed and built approximately 200 single family homes.
Development consultant. Projects represented more than 6,000 homes.
Retired Senior Reserve Legal Administrator (CWO5) and Advisor to the Judge Advocate General, United States Army.
Past President, Home Builders Council, Building Industry Association of San Diego.
Jon is a consultant on leadership and affordable housing strategies. He is a faculty member of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), an executive coach and meeting facilitator. Hehas had a distinguished career or more than 45 years in the field of affordable housing and community development. Jon was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the Regional Administrator of the Region 9 Office of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in San Francisco in September 2016. He served in that capacity through the completion of the Obama Administration. Jon served as the executive director of the Oakland Housing Authority from 1999 to 2010. Under his leadership, the Oakland Housing Authority gained national and international recognition for its innovative affordable housing strategies. Jon has been a presenter and panelist contributing to international conferences on affordable housing in Great Britain and Taiwan. He has also been a panelist and moderator at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s National Conferences.
Jon has served in leadership roles for a number of local and national non-profit organizations and he remains active in leadership roles for the Rotary Club of Oakland where he served as president 2010-2011. He has lead several successful efforts to arrange funding for international community development grants with Rotary International to benefit communities in Guatemala and El Salvador. He is a professional ski instructor and outdoor enthusiast, hiking, cycling, sailing, and traveling.
Jon has a B.A. degree from DePauw University and an Executive MBA with honors from St. Mary’s College of California.
Mr. Inglis is the Executive Director of the Livonia, Michigan Housing Commission. He assumed this position in November 1977. Prior to serving the Housing Commission Mr. Inglis served as an Administrative Assistant to the Mayor of Livonia and as the Community Development Coordinator overseeing neighborhood revitalization initiatives. Mr. Inglis has served on a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Troubled Housing Recovery Team and has assisted other housing agencies with agency and strategic planning.
The Livonia Housing Commission is a combined housing and community development agency serving over 1,500 families through conventional low rent public housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Section 8 New Construction, municipal bond financed housing, homeownership initiatives and the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Partnership program. Jim also administers the HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program and Energy Efficiency Block Grant for the City of Livonia.
Mr. Inglis is a past President of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and a current member of the NAHRO Board of Governors, Past Chair of the NAHRO Budget and Administration Committee, Past Chair of the NAHRO Legislative Network, Past President of the North Central Regional Council and Michigan Chapter of NAHRO. Mr. Inglis possesses a Bachelors of Science degree in Public Administration from Ferris State College and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University.
Deborah Jackson is employed by the DC Housing Authority working as a Community Navigator for several Public Housing Communities. She worked at the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County for five years as the Manager of the Housing Choice Voucher, Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS) as well as the Homeownership Program. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Social Welfare. Before working with the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County, Deborah worked with various organizations including: HIV/AIDS Volunteer Enrichment Network (HAVEN), and Sarah’s House; a local Homeless shelter. Deborah has served as Vice Chair of the FSS Round table from 2012- 2014 and is on the Board of Directors for The Maryland Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies (MAHRA).
Darlene Kelly is the Property Management Division Director at Homes for Good in Lane County, Oregon, managing both Public, Multi-Family and non-subsidized housing units. Ms. Kelly oversees the management of 954 Public and Multi-family housing units in Lane County, located in 7 cities and manages a Division of approximately 50 employees.Ms. Kelly has worked in public and human services field for 20 years; working with Public Housing, Section 8 New Construction, 236, Project Based Section 8; military family housing; as well as for the Oregon Department of Human Services.
As part of her passion for serving others, she serves on the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of NAHRO’s Board and on the Executive Committee for the National Staff Development and Training Association. Ms. Kelly has worked as a Trainer, Facilitator, Keynote Speaker, Training Unit Manager and as the Project Director for the Training System Redesign for the Oregon Department of Human Services. Darlene grew up in the Lane County (Eugene) area and has lived in Oregon most of her life. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Certificate in Public Management. She is an avid University of Oregon (U of O) Duck fan and a former U of O gymnast. She enjoys the out of doors and spending time with her family.
Mr. Love is currently the Rental Assistance Field Operations Program Manager, for the Oklahoma State Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), which administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program throughout all 77 counties in Oklahoma. In his current position at OHFA, Ken is responsible for overseeing the initial certification and inspections processes for nearly 10,800 Housing Choice Voucher Program units. Ken has 23 years of public housing experience, which includes five years as an Assistant Director of Housing being responsible for the management of nearly 3300 public housing units and six years as a Director of Facilities Maintenance supervising a 30 member maintenance team. He has been a Certified Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Program Inspector for 22 years. He has been a National Association of Housing Officials (NAHRO) Faculty member for nearly than 19 years conducting training sessions in Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspections and UPCS. Ken wrote the original UPCS training program for NAHRO and for 17 years has delivered the Public Housing Assessment System, and Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) Inspection protocol training to housing authority staff members and private contractors across the nation. Mr. Love has more than 37 years of government, public and private sector training experience. His career spans from quality control, construction management, facilities management and energy conservation. He has in-depth knowledge of training development, maintenance management, as well as, procurement policy and procedure. He understands the dynamics involved in the operation and management of the PHA (including Asset Management), the important role of inspections in the occupancy cycle, how inspections affect an agency's SEMAP and PHAS scores.
Clifton Martin is the Executive Director of the Anne Arundel County Housing Commission in Maryland. He has been working at the Commission since 1993, with a focus on Management, Operations, and the Housing Choice Voucher Program. He supervises over 40 staff persons and oversees the daily operations of four departments. Mr. Martin was a Property Manager for Oxford Realty Services and American Property Management prior to his tenure at the Housing Commission.He is a NAHRO faculty member currently teaching Public Housing Occupancy, Section 8 Occupancy, Sharpening Your Skills: A Housing Manager's Workshop, Workshop for Executive Directors, Eligibility, Income and Rent Calculation, and Earned Income Disallowance. Additionally, he has assisted NAHRO with on-site technical assistance and developed personalized training for housing agencies in Bradenton, FL, Covington, KY and for various state chapter conferences throughout the U.S.
Dennis Morgan is a Senior Associate at D L Morgan & Associates. He provides technical assistance and training on SEMAP, Housing Quality Standards (HQS), Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS), Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS), Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Eligibility, Income and Rent, Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Occupancy, Fair Housing, Admission and Occupancy, Section 8 Administration, Public Housing Administration, Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership, Family Self-Sufficiency, Asset Management, Managing Maintenance, Property Management Essentials, Moving to Work, Consortia, Relocation, and the PHA Plan. Mr. Morgan also teamed with other senior members to co-author the Public Housing Admission and Occupancy Guidebook, Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Guidebook, Conversion from Public Housing to the Voucher Guidebook, Consortia articles and many NAHRO, LISC, and NeighborWork America publications.Mr. Morgan has more than 39 years experience in the public housing industry, including six years as Executive Director of Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority in Toledo, Ohio, and serving in executive positions in two Florida PHAs for 23 years - including 16 years at the Orlando Housing Authority and seven years as Executive Director of the Deland Housing Authority. He conducts both PH and HCV Eligibility, Income and Rent Calculation, PH and HCV Occupancy, HQS, UPCS, Property Management Essentials, Managing Maintenance, FSS, and HCV Program Management Seminars for NAHRO. He authored numerous publications for NAHRO and other national organizations. Additionally, Mr. Morgan works with NAHRO, HUD, and local PHAs in providing technical assistance to individual agencies across the country.
Marsha is the Executive Director of Baltimore County of Housing since 2012. Her previous housing experience was with the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County, serving as their Director of Finance for 4 years. She has more than 17 years experience working with not for profit organizations in a financial or operations capacity. Marsha served as the Treasurer for MAHRA from 2009-2014. Ms Parham holds NAHRO Certifications in Public Housing Management, HQS, HCV Management and is a candidate for Executive Management certification. She holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Non Profit Management and a Masters Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from The Notre Dame University of Maryland. Marsha is also the current Executive Director for the Human Relations Commission for Baltimore County.
DeeAnna recently retired as the Executive Director for the Jackson Housing & Redevelopment Authority located in Jackson, Minnesota, for 17 years, where she managed a small public housing agency. She was also the Executive Director for the Windom HRA for five years of those years and managed both the Mountain Lake and Fairmont HRA’s for a temporary transitional period. She’s been an active member with the EDA (Economic Development Authority) in each community and sat on the EDA Board of Directors in Jackson.
She was on the Minnesota NAHRO professional development committee for 12 years, is a Past President of Minnesota NAHRO, was the MN NAHRO Legislative Chair and the Chair for the MN NAHRO Emerging Leaders sub-committee.
She served as the President of the North Central Regional Council and was recently the Senior Vice President, Vice President with Portfolio of Member Services within NCRC as well as the Chair for the NCRC Emerging Leaders sub-committee. As such, she is in her 4th term on the NCRC Board of Governors. She received the first “Rising Star Recognition” in 2008, which was the early version of the NCRC Emerging Leaders Rising Star Award.
In addition, she was the National NAHRO Chair of the Budget & Administration committee (B&A) for two terms and serves on the National NAHRO Board of Governors, was on the NAHRO Steering Committee and served on the NAHRO CEO Evaluation Committee.
She began training within the State Conference atmosphere and has written numerous trainings based on the needs of the organization. She began doing training at the regional level within her region as well as 2 other regions and enjoyed the opportunity to fine tune trainings for the needs of each audience. She was President of the Jackson Horizon’s Community Leadership Team where a small subcommittee (including herself) created their own leadership curriculum based on the needs of the businesses in the community and performed it multiple times within a few years. She has been awarded the Rural Futures Leadership for Women Award and continues to be active in the affordable housing community.
Quy joined the NAHRO Professional Development faculty in 2010 following a 35-year career with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This included service in the latter part of his federal career as the Acting Regional Director for the HUD Kansas City Regional Office and the State Director for the Nebraska HUD Office. Upon retirement in 2007, he became an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Metropolitan Community College, teaching graduate level courses in public administration and nonprofit management and undergraduate classes in business administration. He has been a contributor to consulting work completed by the UNO Center for Organizational Research and Evaluation. He also became the Principal in The Organizational Leadership Edge consulting firm, which provides training and technical assistance in strategic planning, capacity building, board leadership, policy formulation, marketing, and human resources management. Stan is designing three NAHRO courses that will be launched in 2010 in the areas of marketing, customer responsiveness, and advanced strategic planning and management.
Reflecting his interest in life-long learning and professional development, he is currently completing his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Business with a specialization in nonprofit organization and management. Earlier Masters’ degrees were completed in Urban Planning and in Leadership. He also studied several summers at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. Stan is on the Board of Commissioners for the Douglas County (NE) Housing Authority and is Chair of the DCHA Board Policies and Strategic Planning Committee. He is also a member of the NAHRO National Committee on Professional Development and is a member of the NAHRO North Central Executive Board. Stan has professional affiliations with the American Society for Training and Development, the American Society of Public Administrators, and Toastmasters International. In 2007, the Nebraska NAHRO Chapter recognized Stan with an appreciation award for his many years of outstanding dedication and service to affordable housing in Nebraska.
Named in October 2010 as one of Affordable Housing Finance’s five “Young Leader” award recipients, Mr. Stacy L. Spann was appointed as the second Director of the Howard County Department of Housing & Community Development and Executive Director of the Housing Commission on December 12, 2006. Prior to working for Howard County government, Mr. Spann was appointed to the position of Assistant Commissioner for Development Finance at Baltimore City’s Department of Housing and Community Development in March of 2004. He was responsible for oversight and management of five distinct offices, including Project Finance, Community Development Block Grant, Rehabilitation, Home Ownership, and Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program with 38 employees. Mr. Spann was responsible for the development, structuring and implementation of alternative methods of project finance to leverage public sector funds with private sector investment.
Mr. Spann was also a Social Investment Officer at the F.B. Heron Foundation, a $250 million foundation focused on wealth creation for low-income people, based in New York. As Social Investment Officer, Mr. Spann managed a $4.3 million market-rate portfolio of insured and uninsured deposits in community development banks and credit unions. In 1999, he began working for the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a Boston-based research and advisory firm, providing inner city focused research and strategy for clients in St. Louis, MO, Louisville, KY and Atlanta, GA. Mr. Spann began economic development work as an Associate Investment Officer in the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone’s Business Investment Group in 1997. Mr. Spann worked in the private sector as well as an investment-banking analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Toronto Dominion. In 1995, he graduated cum laude from Morehouse College with a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Corporate Finance. Mr. Spann was honored as a Morehouse Academic Scholar and Goldman, Sachs & Company Scholar. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Beth Turner recently retired as the Executive Director of the Lycoming County Housing Authority after 17 years of service with the agency. During her tenure at the housing authority, she managed a staff of 33 employees specializing in the maintenance and property management of 649 public and privately held housing units and management of a 675 rental voucher program. Her responsibilities included fiscal management, personnel management, property oversight, housing rental voucher program administration, capital needs planning, construction contract oversight, physical needs assessments, preventative maintenance program development, safety and quality control, and overall management of an organization owning and operating more than $53 million in property assets.In related experience, she has worked in planning and development of new housing properties, acquisition and rehabilitation of multi-unit sites, tax credit housing development and Section 8 project based administration. Previous to her housing authority experience, her career included nearly 10 years of management in the operation of mortgage brokerage companies specializing in FHA/VA new construction.Her certifications include PHM and SPHM and she served as a member of the NAHRO National Housing Committee from 2000-2003. Her agency has been the recipient of several NAHRO Awards of Excellence and NAHRO Awards of Merit for innovation in the management of affordable housing.
Jane Vincent has a long career in public and community service, serving in municipal, county, and federal government, as well as in the nonprofit industry and as a private consultant. Throughout her career she has been a big believer in ongoing learning opportunities for our industry.
In 2010, Jane joined the Obama Administration as Regional Administrator for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, overseeing all activities within Region III: the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginina, and West Virginia. She was responsible for oversight of a nearly $50 billion dollar portfolio of programs and services and more than 600 employees. During her tenure she led initiatives related to placebased and cross-federal agency sustainability programs; ending homelessness - particularly in support of veterans; housing mobility; and practitioner-engagement for the US Government related to UN Habitat III on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Jane also focused on significant change management issues across HUD.
Previously, Jane was with the Delaware Community Foundation, and as a private consultant, focused on urban development and market analysis in cities around the region, as well as strategic planning, governance and training nonprofits and other agencies affiliated with the industry. Jane also worked with the City of Wilmington (Del.) and started her career with New Castle County (Del.).
Jane received her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the Univesity of Delaware: now serving as Senior Fellow with the School of Public Policy/Center for Community Research and Service.
Jane has been active with NAHRO for many years, at the local, regiional, and national levels. She was elected President of the Delaware Chapter, as officer and at-large member of MARC NAHRO, and Vice President for the International Committee. She has received numerous recognitions, including the 2013 M. Justin Herman Memorial Award, given by NAHRO annually to one individual for outstanding contributions to bettering lives through service in the field of housing or community development.
Richard has been employed in the affordable housing industry since 1993. Currently Richard is the Executive Director of the Town of Islip Housing Authority , in Long Island, N.Y., serving more than 1,350 families in the public housing and section 8 programs. Richard has also served as Executive Director for the Town of Huntington Housing Authority, after having been hired to lead that agency from troubled status, which was accomplished in four years earning a HUD award for the effort. Richard has served as a management consultant and as Special Counsel to the Board of Commissioners of another agency. He has served as a five time past President of the Assoc. of L.I. Housing Agencies, a Section 8 group, Board member for NYSAHRO and recently founded the Long Island Association of Housing and Renewal Officials Inc., LIAHRO, serving as it’s inaugural President, the group seeks to combine all types of affordable housing initiatives into a single minded effort.Richard’s experiences combine all facets of public housing, section 8, affordable housing creation and oversight, new development, mixed use finance housing (2004 NAHRO Award of Merit), organizational structuring, administrative efficiency, policy development, etc. Richard serves on the Board of two not for profit’s involved in the affordable housing industry. He is also a member of the NYS, Suffolk County and Washington D.C. bar associations. Richard has served on the NAHRO Professional Development Committee since 2011.
Larry Williams has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Housing Authority of the City Of Freeport (HACF) since 2009. HACF manages 446 public housing units. Under his leadership, he has effectively changed the local perception of public housing, increased resident services by collaborating with over 50 partners, and transformed the physical appearance of the housing properties. His philosophy is "to provide a hand up, not a hand out" which is exemplified through his daily living. Within the housing industry, Dr. Williams currently serves on the PHADA Board of Trustees, NAHRO Board of Governors, the regional NCRC NAHRO as Senior Vice-President and Ilinois NAHRO Board.
Larry Williams graduated from Rutgers University Executive Director Education Program. He received an Honoray Doctorate Degree in 2015. Dr. Williams created the Empowerment Center, a state-of-the-art technology training center home to ongoing educational and empowerment activities. Dr. Williams founded the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), an eight week course teaching soft skills and a Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to local low-income individuals for eduation and career development. He is also the creator and owner of the initiative and website ThosePeople.Us with a mission to empower individuals who desire to overcome life's hardships and provide a platform to share their stories to help break negative stereotypes surrounding impoverished families.
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