Our Board of Directors


2011 AHCMC Board Members

AHCMC Board of Directors (2012 Photo)

 

Honorary Chairs

U.S. Senator
Former U.S. Senator
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Board of Directors

Founder and Co-Chair

Ms. Goldberg Goldman is the founder of the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County and has served as Chair since its inception in 1991. She is a Partner with Quorum, LLC, a land-use consulting firm specializing in mixed use and mixed income developments. She served on County Executive Ike Leggett’s Transition Team’s Housing Task Force and Governor O’Malley’s Transition Team’s Workforce Housing Task Force. She also co-chaired The Affordable Housing Task Force of Montgomery County. Ms. Goldberg Goldman served on the Housing and Economic Development Subcommittee on Governor Ehrlich’s Commission on Housing Policy.

A graduate of Leadership Montgomery, Ms. Goldberg Goldman was a Commissioner on the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County from 1987 to 1998. She served in President Carter’s Administration at the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development, where she worked with Congress on housing policies and programs including UDAG, CBDG and the 312 Rehabilitation Loan Program. Prior to HUD, she was with the National League of Cities and U.S. Conference of Mayors as the Director of the Washington, DC offices for San Jose, California, Lincoln, Nebraska and the Metropolitan Toledo Consortium. She served as Special Assistant and Speech Writer for Houston, Texas Congresswoman Barbara C. Jordan and Legislative Aide to Oakland, California’s Congressman Ron Dellums. Ms. Goldberg Goldman has served on many affordable housing and related panels and forums throughout the United States.

Ms. Goldberg Goldman is a member of numerous non-profit Boards of Director including Strathmore Hall Foundation, Save A Child’s Heart, AJC Washington, NJDC (Executive Committee) and Chair of the NJDC’s Women’s Leadership Network. She is the 2011 recipient of Montgomery County’s Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Humanitarian Award. She holds a Masters Degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Maryland.

Co-Chair

Mr. Dreyfuss is EVP and Chief Operating Officer, of IDI Group Companies. He completed the successful development of Leisure World of Maryland, a multifamily condominium community for residents over 55 in Silver Spring, MD. He is also responsible for the development of Leisure World of Virginia, a 2,400-unit condominium community for active adults at Landsdowne near Leesburg, VA. Under Dreyfuss’s leadership, IDI undertook the successful redevelopment of The Ambassador Apartments in Wheaton, MD from an aging Best Western Hotel into 162 attractive and efficient single-room-occupancy apart-
ments, working in partnership with Montgomery County and the State of Maryland.

Dreyfuss was the 1996 President of the Suburban Maryland Building Industry Association. He is a former member of the Montgomery County Task Force for Moderate Priced Rentals, the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Condominiums, the Cooperative Homeowners Association and the Montgomery County Committee for More Efficient Use of Existing Housing Stock. He served as a Commissioner of the Housing Opportunities Commission from 2007 to 2010. The Montgomery County Council appointed Mr. Dreyfuss as a Commissioner of the Montgomery County Planning Board in 2010. Mr. Dreyfuss has been Co-Chair of the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County since 2000.

Vice-Chair

Ralph Bennett is a Principal with Bennett, Frank McCarthy Architects and a Partner with Quorum, LLC, a land-use consulting firm. Bennett is Professor Emeritus of Architecture from the University of Maryland. He was appointed to the Housing Opportunities Commission in 1992 and served as Chair from 1998 to 2002. He is a past President of the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. In 2015 he was elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. Bennett was guest co-curator of a National Building Museum exhibition entitled “Affordable Housing ~ Designing an American Asset”.

The Bozzuto Group

Mr. Bozzuto co-founded The Bozzuto Group in 1988 has overseen the creation of nearly 50,000 residential units with a conservatively-estimated value of nearly $7 billon. He is active in a wide number of community and civic organizations, including Vice Chairman of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Board of Trustees, Vice President of The Walters Art Museum Board of Trustees, Board member of the Baltimore Community Foundation and Greater Baltimore Committee. Mr. Bozzuto was also a Congressional Appointee to the National Millennial Housing Commission, Chairman of the Board of the National Multi Housing Council, Chairman of the Board of the Maryland Science Center, Chairman of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association, and twice a gubernatorial appointee to the Maryland Housing Commission.

Mr. Bozzuto is a graduate of Hobart College. Mr. Bozzuto has Master’s Degree in Metropolitan Studies from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Montgomery County DHCA

Lawrence Cager, Jr. is the Manager of Multi-Family Housing at the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs. In this capacity, he is involved with administering the County’s Housing Initiative Fund (HIF), monitoring HIF-funded communities, providing loans to developers of affordable multi-family housing developments, and managing the County’s housing loan portfolio.

He has been part of the affordable housing and development communities for most of his life. As the former Director of Enterprise in Baltimore, MD, and Deputy Director for Finance at the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development, Mr. Cager was responsible for the development of numerous successful communities throughout the D.C./Maryland region. His background and experience contributed to his great success
as a private developer.

He devotes his free time to community service that is not limited to Montgomery County. He has served the state in numerous capacities, including being appointed by former Maryland Governor Parris Glendening to serve on his Task Force to formulate a strategic plan to create more business venture opportunities for African Americans in Baltimore. Most recently, he was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to be a member of the Baltimore City Board of Elections where he currently serves as Vice President.

PNC Bank

Kathryn R. Clay, a native of Atlanta, Ga., has 39 years of commercial banking experience, 21 spent in community development. In her current capacity with PNC Bank, Kathryn is responsible for managing the Banks’ Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) service initiatives. This includes managing/initiating community and public/private partnerships such as those with area housing authorities, area “Bank On” initiatives, Community Development Corporations (CDC’s), area nonprofit organizations and faith based organizations. Additionally Kathryn manages/oversees the market’s CRA related charitable giving.

During her banking career Kathryn has provided training and technical assistance on a variety of impactful issues and has served as a guest speaker and panelist for a number of organizations, including American University’s Washington School of Law, The DC Chamber of Commerce Business Resource Center and various community and church-based organizations. Additionally, Kathryn serves the Greater Washington community via her service on various non-profit boards and working groups including; The Women’s Community Development Corporation, Family Matters Inc., DC, the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County, Bank on DC, FSC First, Inc. and the Financial Services Roundtable.

Montgomery County Planning Dept

Pamela Dunn has worked at the Planning Department since 2006. She began her tenure as a Planning Researcher in the Research and Technology Division where she worked extensively on the Transferable Development Rights, and Building Lot Termination programs. She has coordinated and drafted several editions of the Subdivision Staging Policy, while also maintaining current information on school adequacy and infrastructure. For the past few years Ms. Dunn led the rewrite of the County’s zoning ordinance. Updating the 40+ year old code is a major accomplishment for the Planning Department.

Prior to joining the Planning Department, Ms. Dunn worked on land use and agricultural policy for the Economic Research Service, the University of Maryland, and Mathematica Policy Research. Ms. Dunn received both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently a commissioner for the Montgomery County Commission on Child Care.

CPDC

Chairman Emeritus of the Community Preservation Development Corporation, a robust nonprofit developer and owner and manager of over 5,000 affordable rental homes in the Mid-Atlantic region. He also serves on the Boards of the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance and the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County.

Previously he was the Chairman of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the CEO of the National Housing Conference, and the Executive Director of the congressionally appointed Millennial Housing Commission. He also served proudly for 20 years as an executive in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

He also serves on the Board of AHOME, previously served on the Board of Fairfax County’s Initiative to Prevent and Eliminate Homelessness, and was the Co-Chairman of the Fairfax County Affordable Housing Action Council and the Fairfax County Affordable Housing Ad-
visory Council. Conrad serves on the Board of Housing Virginia which powerfully informs and drives support for affordable homes in the Commonwealth of Virginia

He also served for seven years as an Executive Vice President of the National Corporation for Housing Partnership for Housing which operated under a Congressional mandate and was the largest owner and manager of affordable rental homes in the Nation.

His involvement with affordable homes began in the Detroit area with the West Central Organization, the University of Detroit Urban Law Program, and the Highland Park Model Cities Program.

SunTrust Bank

Muriel Garr is the Vice President and Regional Community Development Manager of SunTrust Bank. In this capacity she is responsible for overseeing the Bank’s community development programs for the greater Washington market, managing the implementation of the strategic direction of the Bank’s initiatives focusing on lending, investment and services for low-to-moderate income persons and communities. Muriel serves as the Bank’s primary liaison within the company regarding community development issues, communicating with influential leaders and groups, then interprets and evaluates market needs and determines SunTrust’s role in servicing those needs.

Ms. Garr has over 29 years of experience in the financial services industry. She serves on numerous boards and committees of organizations focused on financial empowerment, homeownership, community and economic development. Her current board and committee service includes: District of Columbia Veterans Affairs Medical Center Steering Committee; FSC First Bankers Task Force; LISC – Washington, DC Advisory Committee. From January 2003 through December 2004, Ms. Garr was the President of the Metropolitan Washington Bankers Group, a membership organization comprised of community development officers from financial institutions in the Washington metropolitan area

A 2007 graduate of the Harvard Senior Executives in State and Local Government program, Ms. Garr is the mother of two children.

Montgomery County Planning Dept

Lisa Govoni is the Housing Research Planner at the Montgomery County Planning Department. In this role, she provides housing research and analysis for master plans and special projects, including serving as the project manager for the Rental Housing Study. Prior to starting this position in January 2016, Lisa served as a Planner for the Delaware State Housing Authority, where she was responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis of qualitative and statistical data to support key initiatives. She also previously worked for the Calvert County Department of Community Planning and Building assisting with the update of master plans and zoning ordinances.

Lisa completed her BA in Government and Politics in 2008, her MCP in Community Planning in 2011 and her MPS in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in 2013, all from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Bozzuto Construction

As Senior Vice President of Bozzuto Construction Company, Josh is responsible for the oversight of all construction projects in Maryland. He has managed the development and construction of projects totaling over $700 million dollars and 5 million square feet.

Prior to joining Bozzuto, Josh was the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for Star Development Group. He has also served as Vice President for Daytner Construction Group and as a Project Manager for both Toll Brothers and James G Davis Construction Corporation. Josh acquired a dual Master’s degree in Business Administration and Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California and holds a Bachelor degree in Architectural Engineering, Construction Management from The Pennsylvania State University.

Maier & Warner Public Relations

Charles Maier is a versatile communications professional with more than 25 years of hands-on experience in public relations, marketing and reputation management. Charlie brings expertise in all aspects of public relations, including strategic planning, crisis communications, media relations, community relations and project management. He has established a network of lasting relationships and is highly respected by decision-makers at all levels of the political spectrum and with the media. Charlie has been highly successful in generating major media coverage for many clients in local, regional and national press.

Housing Opportunities Commission

Richard Y. Nelson, Jr. has returned to HOC as a Commissioner for a second time. Mr. Nelson initially served from 1991 until 2007 and served as chair from 2003 until 2007. Commissioner Nelson was reappointed to the Board of Commissioners in February 2015.

Commissioner Nelson has considerable experience in housing and community development. In 2007, he was appointed by County Executive Isaiah Leggett to serve as Director of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs of Montgomery County with responsibilities for the County’s MPDU program, the affordable housing trust fund, community development activities, housing code enforcement and landlord tenant affairs. Most of Commissioner Nelson’s professional career was spent at the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) where, after holding several different positions, he became the executive Director, a position he held from 1987-2001.

Mr. Nelson earned an A.B. degree from San Francisco State University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Temple University School of Law.

Housing Opportunities Commission

Sally Roman is the immediate past Chair of the Housing Opportunities Commission, and a co-chair of the League of Women Voters Rental Housing study. She served as a consultant member of a County Council staff team that undertook a major review of the MPDU program in 2004. She is a member of the Affordable Housing Conference Board of Directors and a former president of the Montgomery County League of Women Voters. Mrs. Roman holds a BA in economics from Vassar College.

Capital One

Ramatolie Saho sits on Capital One’s Community Development Banking team with responsibility for managing Capital One’s affordable housing and asset building non-profit partnerships in the Mid-Atlantic including grant making, loans and pro-bono support.

Prior to joining Capital One in August 2016, Ramatolie had over 5 years of experience in community development and financial inclusion. As a Senior Associate with Women’s World Banking, she provided technical assistance to financial institutions to design innovative women focused savings products for commercial banks entering the low-income market in Malawi, Nigeria and Tanzania.

Ramatolie holds a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University and a M.S. in Global Affairs from New York University.

Edgewood Management

Cindy is responsible for directing the overall strategic vision of the companies and for managing a diverse portfolio of affordable and conventional multi-family properties. She oversees the corporation’s financial assets, leads the team responsible for acquiring new business, and ensures that the organization is achieving the goals and expectations of the Board of Directors. Cindy began her career at Edgewood Management in 1997, and was promoted to her current position in 2012, after her 16-year tenure as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining Edgewood, Cindy had over 15 years of financial and business management experience. She was the Chief Financial Officer for Dreyfuss Brothers, Inc., a Bethesda, Md.-based Management Company overseeing as many as 35,000 residential units. Cindy was also the corporate Controller of Capital Realty Investments, Inc., a Rockville, MD based real estate management firm.

Montgomery County DHCA

Clarence Snuggs brings 20-plus years of community development experience to the position of Director, Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs. The Department serves Maryland’s largest county with a population of over one million citizens by providing housing, code enforcement, tenant-landlord services as well as a host of community development supports.

Prior to joining Montgomery County government in January 2015, Mr. Snuggs served the state of Maryland as Deputy Secretary and then Acting Secretary for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, from March 2007 until January 2015. Starting in 2003, Mr. Snuggs served as Director of Enterprise Community Partner’s Baltimore office. There he operated the office and its programs, which focused on affordable housing production, capacity building for local community leaders and community-based organizations, public education system reforms and other community development initiatives. Between 1998 and 2003, Mr. Snuggs was Deputy Executive Director and Corporate Treasurer for the congressionally chartered Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Snuggs has been active in affordable housing and community development for more than 20 years through his leadership and involvement in a host of regional and local community and civic organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Winston–Salem State University and a MBA degree from Howard University. He was also awarded a certificate of completion for the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education. He also is a graduate of the Leadership Maryland class of 2013.

Housing Opportunities Commission

Stacy L. Spann, a recipient of the Colvin Institute’s Maryland Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Award, is the Executive Director of the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County. Mr. Spann was also selected for the 2016-2017 class of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Family Fellows. The Fellowship is an intensive executive leadership program designed to equip experts across the country with the tools necessary to lead major systems reforms and results-oriented community change initiatives. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Spann was the Director of the Howard County Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Executive Director of the Howard County Housing Commission.

Mr. Spann holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Morehouse College and a Masters of Public Administration in Advanced Management and Finance from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

Housing Opportunities Commission

Shauna M. Sorrells is the Director of Legislative and Public Affairs for the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC). She joined the Commission in January 2016. In this role, she leads overarching federal, state and local legislative issues, public affairs, community partnerships and special initiatives including the agency’s non-profit organization, the Housing Opportunities Community Partners.

Prior to joining HOC, she served as the Director of the Office of Public Housing Programs with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Overseeing the nation’s oldest subsidized housing program, providing nearly $5 billion for the day-to-day operations of 1.1 million public housing units across the country. Ms. Sorrells provided leadership for HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, converting nearly 85,000 public housing units to project-based Section 8 contracts.

Ms. Sorrells has a Masters in Public Policy from the George Washington University and has completed all requirements towards a doctoral degree (ABD). She earned her B.S. Sociology from the University of Missouri.

Maryland DHCD

Ms. Vaughn is responsible for managing the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Office of Community Outreach. In that role, she develops and facilitates the implementation of the department’s community relations outreach activities. She also serves as the agency’s advocate in its service to communities, including providing close coordination and communication with key industry stakeholders. Through her work with representatives of various communities, organizations, and neighborhoods, Ms. Vaughn strengthens and forges new and existing relationships to maximize the department’s partnership opportunities and awareness building efforts statewide.

Previously, she worked at Fannie Mae, where she was responsible for managing the development and implementation of new business strategies that expanded Fannie Mae’s minority low and moderate-income book of business, with a focus on national partnerships serving these communities.

Ms. Vaughn has been in the finance and mortgage banking industry for over thirty years. She attended the College of San Mateo, in Northern, CA and Howard University, in Washington, DC. She is an alumnus of Leadership Prince George’s and has received several awards and recognition for her work in the housing industry.

Wiencek + Associates

Mr. Wiencek is the President of Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners, which he founded in 1986. With a passion for social justice, Mr. Wiencek created a new perspective, bringing award winning, quality design to areas of traditional economic disadvantage, formerly marginalized by society.

His philosophy of “Design Empowering People” has been the focus of all of his projects. The firm has designed over 80,000 units of Multi-Family/Mixed-Use projects from Luxury to Affordable, with an emphasis on Green, Sustainable, and Healthy solutions, serving as catalysts for change in their neighborhoods, earning over 150 national and regional design awards.

He is very active in within the local, national, and international community, serving on numerous boards and committees including; The Housing Opportunity Commission of Montgomery County, MD Commissioner; The Affordable Housing Conference Board; Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland Board; Open Door Housing Fund Board; CNA/Shinnerer Insurance Architectural Advisory Panel; ULI Affordable Housing Council Member; and Maryland Board of Historic District Commissions.

Mr. Wiencek holds Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies from the University of Maryland and was elected into the AIA College of Fellows in 2017.