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.

2023 Executive Committee

Brad Bishop, PresidentSelf-Help Homes, Provo, UT

Mary Ann Ybarra, 1st Vice PresidentCoachella Valley Housing Coalition, Indio, CA,

Tom Collishaw, 2nd Vice President, Self-Help Enterprises, Visalia, CA,

Jill Lordan, Treasurer, Neighborgood Partners, Dover, DE

Seana O’Shaughnessy, Secretary,Community Housing Improvement Program, Chico, CA

Laura Buxbaum, OfficerCEI, Brunswick, ME,

Andy Saavedra, Officer – , Bowie, MD

Robert Rapoza, Executive Secretary,Rapoza Associates ,Washington DC

Board of Directors

Suzanne AnardeDevenport,  Rural Community Assistance Corp, West Sacramento, CA

Rosie Andalon, Casa of Oregon, Sherwood, OR

Susan Anderson, Enterprise Community Partners, Austin, TX

Greta Armijo, Jemez Housing Authority Jemez Pueblo, NM

Lee Beaulac, Beaulac Associates, Naples, NY

Stephen Brown, Florida Non-Profit Housing, Sebring, FL

Caitlin Cain, Rural LISC, Sacramento, CA

Peter Carey, Visalia, CA

Michael Carroll,  Rural Community Assistance Corp, West Sacramento, CA

Robin Danner, Homestead Housing Authority, Anahola, HI

Zoriama Diaz-Pineda, Come Dream Come Build, Brownsville, TX

Jeanette Duncan, San Luis Obispo, CA

James Dunn, Tunica County Community Development, Indianola, MS

Colleen Dushkin, Alaskan Association of Housing Authorities, Anchorage, AK

Will Eckstein, Greystone Affordable Housing Initiatives LLC, Raleigh, NC

Michael Feinberg, Housing Assistance Council, Washington, DC

Dave Ferrier, Community Housing Improvement Program, Chico, CA

E.G. Fowler, Jr., NW Regional Housing Authority, Boone, NC

Owyne Gardner, LIFT Community Action Agency, Hugo, OK

Rose Garcia, Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation, Anthony, NM

Neal Gibson, Northwest Regional Housing Authority, Anthony, NM

Kim Herman, Seattle, WA

Jonathan Harwitz, Housing Assistance Council, Washington, DC

David L. Jackson, Delta Housing Development vCorporation, Indianola, MS

Audrey Johnston, Habitat for Humanity International , Washington, DC

Stan Keasling, Sacramento, CA

Sarah Kackar, NeighborWorks America, Washington, DC

Patricia Kelleher, Neighborgood Partners, Dover, DE,

Bryan Ketcham, Catholic Charities Housing Services, Yakima WA

Jim King, Fahe, Berea, KY

Tim Klont, Rural LISC, Chicago, IL

Mark Kudlowitz, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Washington, DC

David Lipsetz, Housing Assistance Council, Washington, DC

Diana Lopez, Guadelupe Economic Services Corp, Lubbock, TX

Tom Manning-Beavin, Frontier Housing, Morehead, KY

Anne Mavity, Minnesota Housing Partnership, St. Paul, MN

Natalie Maxwell, National Housing Law Project, Ocala, FL

Norm McLoughlin, McLoughlin & Associates, Gig Harbor, WA

Scott McReynolds, Housing Development Alliance, Hazard, KY

Laura Meadows, Fahe, Berea, KY

Nick Mitchell-Bennett, CDC of Brownsville, Brownsville, TX

Marty Miller, Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing, Yakima, WA

Erica Mills, Neighborworks Umpqua, Roseburg, OR

David Moore, Milford Housing Development Corporation, Milford, DE

Michael Morina, Florida Home Partnership, Ruskin, FL

Joe Myer, Dover, DE

Roger Nadrchal, NeighborWorks Northeast Nebraska, Norfolk, NE

John Niederman, Huntington, IN

Earl Pfeiffer, Cotopaxi, CO

Laura Pounders, AFGE Local, 13354, Ada, OK

Beth Pusha, SERCAP, Roanoke, VA

Lee Reno, Washington, DC

Jacob Rogers, Southeast Nonprofit Housing, Raleigh, NC

Pedro Rodriguez, Coachella Valley Housing Coalition, Indio, CA

Sara Saaidan, National Low Income Housing Coalition, Washington, DC 

Blair Sebastian, New York State Rural Advocates, Blue Mt. Lake, NY

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

Bill Simpson, National Rural Water Association, Washington, DC

Greg Sparks, Rural LISC, Davis, CA

Karen Speakman, Neighborgood Partners, Dover, DE 

Vickey Stratton, Housing Assistance Council, Washington DC

Leslie Strauss, Housing Assistance Council, Washington, DC

Ken Trigueiro, People’s Self-Help Housing, San Luis Obispo, CA

Kathleen Tyler, Austin, TX

Rob Wiener, California Coalition for Rural Housing, Sacramento, CA

John Wiltse, PathStone, Rochester, NY

Robin Wolf, Enterprise Community, Denver, CO

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