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Board of Directors


Our Leadership

The National Rural Housing Coalition’s Board of Directors is comprised of rural housing experts and community leaders from across the nation. Find the 2014 Board of Directors Contact List.

2014 Executive Committee

Tom Carew, President
Federation of Appalachian Enterprises
Morehead, Kentucky 

Karen Speakman, 1st Vice President
NCALL Research, Inc.
Dover, Delaware

Greg Sparks, 2nd Vice President
West Sacramento, California

Kathleen Tyler, Treasurer
MET, Inc.
Austin, Texas

Marty Miller, Secretary
Office of Rural & Farmworker Housing
Yakima, Washington

Lee Beaulac, Officer
Beaulac Associates LLC
Rochester, New York

Hope Cupit, Officer
Southeast RCAP
Roanoke, Virginia

2014 Board of Directors

Suzanne Anarde
Rural LISC
Fowler, Colorado

Pat Atkinson
Universal Housing Development Corporation
Russelville, AR

Mitzi Barker
RurAL CAP
Anchorage, AK

Clanton Beamon
Delta Housing Development Corporation
Indianola, MS

Joe Belden
Housing Assistance Council
Washington, DC

Nancy Berkowitz
New York State Rural Advocates
Blue Mt. Lake, New York

Brad Bishop
Rural Housing Development Corporation
Provo, Utah

Sue Boss
PathStone
Rochester, New York

Barbara Burnham
LISC
Washington, DC

Laura Buxbaum
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Portland, Maine

Peter Carey
Self-Help Enterprises
Visalia, California

Michael Carroll
Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, California

Tom Collishaw
Self-Help Enterprises
Visalia, California

Wilfred N. Cooper
WNC & Associates
Irvine, California

David Dangler
NeighborWorks America
Boston, Massachusetts

Kim Datwyler
Neighborhood Non-Profit
Logan, Utah

Jeanette Duncan
Peoples’ Self-Help Housing
San Luis Obispo, California

Joan Edge
Little Dixie Community Action Agency
Hugo, Oklahoma

Stacey Epperson
Next Step
Morehead, Kentucky

Sherry Farley
Frontier Housing
Morehead, Kentucky

Dave Ferrier
Community Housing Improvement Program
Chico, California

Raymond Finney
Finney Consulting Group
Pagosa Spring, Colorado

Eileen Fitzgerald
NeighborWorks America
Washington, DC

E.G. Fowler, Jr.
NW Regional Housing Authority
Boone, North Carolina

John Frisk
Housing Assistance Council
Washington, DC

Rose Garcia
Tierra Del Sol Housing
Anthony, New Mexico

Karen Garritson
National Development Council
New York, New York

Peter Hainley
CASA of Oregon
Newburg, Oregon

David Haney
Wyoming Community Development Authority
Casper, Wyoming

Kim Herman
Washington State Housing Finance Commission
Seattle, Washington

Elise Hoben
Rural LISC
Washington, DC

Linda Hugo
Community Frameworks
Bremerton, Washington

Russ Huxtable
Milford Housing
Milford, Delaware

Karen Jacobson
Randolph County Housing Authority
Elkins, West Virginia

Stan Keasling
Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, California

H. Lewis Kellom
Homes In Partnership
Apopka, Florida

Jim King
Federation of Appalachian Enterprises
Berea, Kentucky

Dennis Lalor
South County Housing
Gilroy, California

Dave Lollis
Appalbanc, Inc.
Lexington, Kentucky

Moises Loza
Housing Assistance Council
Washington, DC

Tom Manning-Beavin
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation
London, Kentucky

Selvin McGahee
Florida Non-Profit Housing
Sebring, Florida

Norm McLoughlin
McLoughlin & Associates
Gig Harbor, Washington

Scott McReynolds
Housing Development Alliance
Hazard, Kentucky

John Mealey
Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
Indio, California

Martha Mendez
Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
Indio, California

Nick Mitchell-Bennett
CDC of Brownsville
Brownsville, Texas

David Moore
Milford Housing Development Corporation
Milford, Delaware

Joe Myer
NCALL Research, Inc.
Dover, Delaware

Irma Myers
Housing America Corporation
Somerton, Arizona

Roger Nadrchal
NeighborWorks Northeast Nebraska
Norfolk, Nebraska

John Niederman
Pathfinder Services
Huntington, Indiana

Retha Patton
Eastern Eight CDC
Jackson City, Tennessee

Earl Pfeiffer
Florida Home Partnership, Inc.
Ruskin, Florida

Chris Ptomey
Habitat for Humanity
Washington, DC

Lee Reno
Reno & Cavanaugh
Washington, DC

Andy Saavedra
Rural LISC
Washington, DC

Claudia Shay
Self-Help Housing Corp. of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii

Bill Simpson
National Rural Water Association
Washington, DC

Robert Stewart
RCAP, Inc.
Washington, DC

Leslie Strauss
Housing Assistance Council
Washington, DC

Paul Turney
Brazos Valley Affordable Housing
Bryan, TX

Rob Wiener
California Coalition for Rural Housing
Sacramento, California