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.

2022 Executive Committee

Laura Buxbaum, PresidentCEI, Brunswick, ME,

Andy Saavedra, 1st Vice PresidentRural LISC , Bowie, MD

Brad Bishop, 2nd Vice PresidentSelf-Help Homes, Provo, UT

Mary Ann Ybarra, SecretaryCoachella Valley Housing Coalition, Indio, CA,

Tom Collishaw, Treasurer, Self-Help Enterprises, Visalia, CA,

Stan Keasling, Officer, Sacramento, CA

Jill Lordan, Officer, NCALL Research , Inc. Dover, DE,

Robert Rapoza, Executive Secretary,Rapoza Associates ,Washington DC

Board of Directors

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

Susan Anderson, Enterprise Community Partners, Austin, TX

Greta Armijo, Jemez Housing Authority Jemez Pueblo, NM

Lee Beaulac, Beaulac Associates, Naples, NY

Brad Bishop, Self-Help Homes, Provo, UT

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

Caitlin Cain, Rural LISC, Sacramento, CA

Peter Carey, Visalia, CA

Michael Carroll, Rural LISC, 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

Russ Huxtable, Milford Housing, Milford, DE

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

Audrey Johnston, Habitat for Humanity International , Washington, DC

Sarah Kackar, NeighborWorks America, Washington, DC

Bryan Ketcham, Catholic Charities Housing Services, Yakima WA

Jim King, Fahe, Berea, KY

Mark Kudlowitz, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Washington, DC

David Lipsetz, Housing Assistance Council, Washington, DC

Scott Loomis, Mountainlands Community Trust, Park City, UT

Tom Manning-Beavin, Frontier Housing, Morehead, KY

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

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

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

Nathan Ohle, RCAP, Inc., Washington, DC

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

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, NCALL Research, Inc., 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

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