HACsters

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The most valuable asset of the Housing Assistance Council has always been our staff – or, as we call ourselves, ‘HACsters.’ Some HACsters have been working in housing for more than four decades, while others have been at the organization for just a few weeks. Regardless of tenure, our passion for rural people and their communities feeds a determination to fight to improve living conditions for all Americans, no matter where they live.

President & CEO

David Lipsetz

David Lipsetz

President & CEO

Senior Management Team

Eileen Neely

Eileen Neely

Director of Lending
Jonathan Harwitz

Jonathan Harwitz

Director of Public Policy
Lance George

Lance George

Director of Research & Information
Shonterria Charleston

Shonterria Charleston

Director of Training & Technical Assistance
Simon Peter Kobogoza

Simon Peter Kobogoza

Director of Finance & Administration (Interim)

HACsters

Ainsworth Thompson

Ainsworth Thompson

Loan Officer
Alison Duncan

Alison Duncan

Loan Officer

Anselmo Telles

Anselmo Telles

Senior Housing Specialist
Art Marrujo

Art Marrujo

Housing Specialist
Brianna Howard

Brianna Howard

Impact Specialist
Carla Fowler

Carla Fowler

Community Development Specialist
Cheneè Young

Cheneè Young

Housing Specialist
Christina Davila

Christina Davila

Capacity Building Products Specialist
Dan Stern

Dan Stern

Communications and Outreach Manager
Daniela Apolito

Daniela Apolito

Senior Asset Manager
Diane Hunter

Diane Hunter

Training Coordinator
Hillary  Presecan

Hillary Presecan

Community Placemaking Program Manager
Jennifer Lam

Jennifer Lam

Senior Portfolio Manager
Jennifer McAllister

Jennifer McAllister

Development Manager
Jorge Diaz

Jorge Diaz

RHS Portfolio Manager and IT Manager
Keith Wiley

Keith Wiley

Senior Research Associate
Kelly Cooney

Kelly Cooney

Housing Specialist
Kristin Blum

Kristin Blum

Senior Loan Officer
Leslie Strauss

Leslie Strauss

Senior Policy Analyst
Louie Sheridan, Jr.

Louie Sheridan, Jr.

Housing Specialist – Native American Communities
Mackenzie Webb

Mackenzie Webb

External Affairs Associate

Manda LaPorte

Manda LaPorte

Research Associate
Matthew Haynes

Matthew Haynes

Portfolio Manager – Self-Help Housing
Natasha Moodie

Natasha Moodie

Research Associate
Nicolas Derimais

Nicolas Derimais

Portfolio Management Senior Associate
Octavia Thompson

Octavia Thompson

Executive Assistant to the CEO and President
Pearson Gottschalk

Pearson Gottschalk

Senior Accountant
Raishawn Ford

Raishawn Ford

Accounting Administrative Assistant
Samantha Booth

Samantha Booth

Government Relations Manager
Shane Anthony Floyd

Shane Anthony Floyd

Asset Management Associate
Stephanie Nichols

Stephanie Nichols

Senior Housing Specialist
Stephen Sugg

Stephen Sugg

Special Projects Manager
Tatenda Dzvimbo

Tatenda Dzvimbo

Special Assistant to the CEO
Vickey Stratton

Vickey Stratton

Housing Specialist