About

NAHRO Leadership

The NAHRO Board of Governors has a distinguished record of public and professional service that represents the broad diversity of the affordable housing and community development industry. It is the policy-making body of NAHRO and is responsible for all major decisions of the association. 

For information about the national standing committees, the national advisory committees, and other NAHRO leadership bodies, please see their respective pages:

Board of Governors

National President

Sunny Shaw

Sunny Shaw, C-PHM, CME

Executive Director
Housing Alliance and Community Partnerships Pocatello, ID
Sunny Shaw was sworn in as President of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) in San Antonio, Tex. on October 11, 2019, and will serve in that […]

Senior Vice President

Patricia S. Wells

Patricia S. Wells, CME

Executive Director
Oakland Housing Authority Oakland, CA
Patricia S. Wells was sworn in as Senior Vice President of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) in San Antonio, Tex. on October 11, 2019, and will […]

Vice President Budget and Administration

Clif Martin

Clif Martin, CME, CMPO, SPHM, PHM, NAHRO-Fellow

Chief Executive Officer
Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County Glen Burnie, MD

Vice President Commissioners

Karina Mason Rorris

Karina Mason Rorris, NCC

Chair
Housing Alliance and Community Partnerships Pocatello, ID

Vice President Community Revitalization and Development

Stacy Spann

Stacy L. Spann

Executive Director
Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County Kensington, MD

Vice President Housing

Lisa Garcia

Lisa Ann Garcia, CME, CMVO

VP of Assisted Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Austin Austin, TX

Vice President
International Research and Global Exchange

Alan Zais

Alan Zais, SPHM, PHM

Executive Director
Winnebago County Housing Authority, Rockford, IL

Vice President
Member Services

Denita Johnson

Denita Johnson

HCVP Director
Housing Authority of the City of Durham Durham, NC

Vice President
Professional Development

Sally Stang

Sally Stang, CMVO

Director
City of Wichita Housing and Community Services

Secretary/
Treasurer and CEO

Adrianne Todman

Adrianne Todman

Chief Executive Officer
NAHRO
Adrianne Todman is the CEO of NAHRO, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. NAHRO, established in 1933, is a Washington, D.C.-based membership organization of almost 20,000 housing and […]

Parliamentarian

G. Matthew Pike

Executive Director/CEO
Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority

Past Presidents

Stephen W. Merritt, PHM

Executive Director
Norwood Housing Authority

Preston Prince, CME

CEO
Fresno Housing Authority

Carl S. Richie, Jr., NCC, NAHRO-Fellow

Chairman
Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Chair: Board of Ethics and Credentialing Trustees

Mark Thiele, CS-PHM, CME, CMVO, NCC

Interim CEO/President
Houston Housing Authority

Chairs of Advisory Committees

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Adv. Committee

Elizabeth Scott Glenn

Principal
Sustainable Community Development

Housing America Advisory Committee

Richard Herrington Jr., CME, CMPO, NCC, PHM, NAHRO-Fellow

Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Hot Springs

Legislative Network Advisory Committee

Jennifer Keogh

Deputy Executive Director
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

Small Agency Advisory Committee

Andrew Rodriguez

Executive Director
Nampa Housing Authority

Strategic Planning Advisory Committee

Senghor Manns

President and CEO
Harrisburg Housing Authority

New England Regional Council

Regional President

Anthony Vasiliou, PHM, SHM, SPHM

Executive Director
Milford Redevelopment and Housing Partnership

Randy Waters

Executive Director
Natick Housing Authority

Diane L. Cohen

Deputy Director
Chelsea Housing Authority

Joseph D’Ascoli, PHM

Executive Director
Housing Authority of the Town of Manchester

Middle Atlantic Regional Council

Regional President

John T. Mahon, PHM

Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Bayonne

Vernon Lawrence, PHM

Executive Director/CEO/CFO
Pleasantville Housing Authority

Diane Haislip, SPHM, CMMO, CMVO, CMPO

Deputy CEO
Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County

Kathryn L. Walter

Deputy Executive Director/Comptroller
Housing Authority of the County of Beaver

Marsha J. Parham-Green, CME, MA, MNPM

Executive Director
Baltimore County Office of Housing

North Central Regional Council

Regional President

George Guy

CEO/Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne

Jennifer Keogh

Deputy Executive Director
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

Alan Zais, SPHM, PHM

Executive Director
Winnebago County Housing Authority

Jackie L. Newman, PHM, CME

Executive Director
Springfield Housing Authority

Southeastern Regional Council

Regional President

Mark E. Taylor, CPA, SPHM

Chief Executive Officer
Charleston Kanawha Housing Authority

Michael Wong

Executive Director
Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

C. Sean Gilbert, PHM, SPHM

Senior Vice President, Housing
Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation

Shaundra Clark, PHM, SPHM, NAHRO-Fellow

Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Tifton

Susan Johnson-Velez

Office of the City Attorney

Southwest Regional Council

Regional President

Tonya Mabry, SHM, PHM

SW President/Executive Director
Tangipahoa Parish Section 8

David S. Gates, CS-PHM, CSO-PH, CME, CMPO

Executive Director
Housing Authority of the County of Lonoke

David P. Lange, PHM

Executive Director
Paragould Housing Authority

Mark Thiele, CS-PHM, CME, CMVO, NCC

Interim CEO/President
Houston Housing Authority

Michael Gerber

President & CEO
Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Pacific Southwest Regional Council

Regional President

Barbara S. Kauss, PHM

Executive Director
Stanislaus Regional Housing Authority

Suket Dayal

Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations and Policy
San Diego Housing Commission

Rob Fredericks

Executive Director/CEO
Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara

Richard C. Gentry, NAHRO-Fellow

President and CEO
San Diego Housing Commission

Pacific Northwest Regional Council

Regional President

Cupid Alexander

Senior Policy Advisor – Housing
Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler City of Portland

Jillian Patterson

Housing Programs Director
Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority

Saeed Hajarizadeh

Deputy Director
Vancouver Housing Authority

Lisa Stevens, CMVO

Director of Rental Assistance
Idaho Housing and Finance Association

Mountain Plains Regional Council

Regional President

Peter F. Lifari

Executive Director
Maiker Housing Partners

Julie Brewen, PHM

CEO
Housing Catalyst

Duane Hopkins, CME

Chief Financial Officer/Deputy Director
Housing Catalyst

Joan Smith, NCC

Commissioner
Metro West Housing Solutions

Housing and Development Law Inst. Rep

Vivian Bryant, Esquire

President/CEO
Orlando Housing Authority

Business Partners Council Leader

Cynde Smith

HD Supply
Manager, Business Development

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