About

NAHRO Leadership

The NAHRO leadership is comprised of the Board of Governors, the Board of Ethics and Credentialling Trustees (BECT), standing committees, advisory committees and additional leadership groups.

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

Patricia S. Wells

Patricia S. Wells, MPA, CME

Executive Director
Oakland Housing Authority Oakland, CA
Patricia S. Wells was sworn in as President of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) in October 2021, and will serve in that position for the next […]

Senior Vice President

George Guy

CEO/Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne
Industry Experience: CEO/Executive Director, Fort Wayne Housing Authority (2014-current) Deputy Director, Fort Wayne Housing Authority (2012-2014) PH, S8HCV, VASH, S236 Multi-family, Market Rate, Permanent Supportive Housing, LIHTC, and MTW Director […]

Vice President Budget and Administration

Duane Hopkins

Chief Officer of Program and Finance Administration
Oakland Housing Authority

Vice President Commissioners

Lucille Boss

Commissioner
Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara

Vice President Community Revitalization and Development

Peter F. Lifari

Executive Director
Maiker Housing Partners

Vice President Housing

Wayne Pollard Jr.

Executive Director
Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office

Vice President
International Research and Global Exchange

Irma Gorham, PHM

Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Paterson

Vice President
Member Services

Milet Hopping, PHM

President/CEO
Housing Authority of the City of Waco

Vice President
Professional Development

Sharon L. Carlson, CME, SPHM, PHM, CRPBRA,CSO-PH, CSEC-PH

Executive Director
Belding Housing Commission

NAHRO CEO

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

Chief Executive Officer
Mark Thiele is a houser who stands in awe of his colleagues.  “Safe, stable, affordable housing is the foundation on which we build healthy, happy and productive lives,” he says. […]

Parliamentarian

G. Matthew Pike

Director – Policy and Program Development
NAHRO Massachusetts Chapter

Past Presidents

Stephen W. Merritt, PHM – NAHRO-Fellow

Needham, MA

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

Chairman
Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Sunny Shaw, CME, C-PHM, NAHRO-Fellow

Executive Director
Twin Falls and Jerome Housing Authorities

Chair: Board of Ethics and Credentialing Trustees

Bobby Collins Sr., CME, CMPO

Chief Executive Officer
Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport

Chairs of Advisory Committees

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Adv. Committee

Elizabeth Scott Glenn

Principal
Sustainable Community Development

Housing America Advisory Committee

Anna M. Judge, PHM

Director of Property Management
Dakota County Community Development Agency

Legislative Network Advisory Committee

Jennifer Keogh

Deputy Executive Director
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

Small Agency Advisory Committee

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

Executive Director
Housing Authority of the County of Lonoke

Strategic Planning Advisory Committee

Sunny Shaw, CME, C-PHM, NAHRO-Fellow

Executive Director
Twin Falls and Jerome Housing Authorities

Business Partners Council

Stacy L. Spann

President/Chief Executive Officer
MIDCITY Bethesda, MD

New England Regional Council

Regional President

Randy Waters

Executive Director
Natick Housing Authority

Anthony J. Vasiliou, PHM, SHM, SPHM

Executive Director
Milford Redevelopment and Housing Partnership

Joseph D’Ascoli, PHM

Executive Director
Housing Authority of the Town of Manchester

Rhonda Mitchell, M.S

Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Newport

Middle Atlantic Regional Council

Regional President

Kathryn L. Walter

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

John T. Mahon, PHM

Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Bayonne

Vernon Lawrence, PHM

Executive Director/CEO/CFO
Pleasantville Housing Authority

Gina Gibson, CME, TCS,CAM

Director of Asset Management
Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County

Senghor Manns

President and CEO
Harrisburg Housing Authority

North Central Regional Council

Regional President

Alan Zais, SPHM, PHM

Executive Director
Northern Illinois Regional Affordable Community Housing, Rockford, IL

Jennifer Keogh

Deputy Executive Director
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

Jackie L. Newman, PHM, CME

Executive Director
Springfield Housing Authority

James Dewey

Executive Director
Port Huron Housing Commission

Southeastern Regional Council

Regional President

Shaundra Clark, PHM, SPHM, NAHRO-Fellow

Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Tifton

Mark E. Taylor, CPA, SPHM

Chief Executive Officer
Charleston Kanawha Housing Authority

Anthony Goodson Jr.

Chief Executive Officer
Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro

Michael Wong

Executive Director
Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Southwest Regional Council

Regional President

Tonya Mabry, SHM, PHM

SW President/Executive Director
Tangipahoa Parish Section 8

David P. Lange, PHM

Executive Director
Paragould Housing Authority

Bobby Collins Sr., CME, CMPO

Chief Executive Officer
Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport

Michael Gerber

President & CEO
Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Pacific Southwest Regional Council

Regional President

Suket Dayal

Executive Vice President – Business Administration
San Diego Housing Commission

Don Swift

Assistant Director
Los Angeles County Development Authority

Richard C. Gentry, NAHRO-Fellow

San Diego, CA

Elizabeth Morales

(Presidential Appointee) Director
City of Tucson Housing and Community Development

Preston Prince, CME

CEO
Santa Clara Housing Authority

Pacific Northwest Regional Council

Regional President

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

Andrew Rodriguez

Executive Director
Nampa Housing Authority

Mountain Plains Regional Council

Regional President

Lori Rosendahl

Executive Director/CEO
Foothills Regional Housing

Janice J. Kimball

CEO
Housing Connect

Jill Elliott, PHM

Executive Director
Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Julie Brewen, PHM

CEO
Housing Catalyst

Housing and Development Law Inst. Rep

Ricardo Gilmore

Attorney
Saxon Gilmore

Business Partners Council Leader

Stacy L. Spann

President/Chief Executive Officer
MIDCITY Bethesda, MD

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