|Diane Dressler||Diane L. Dressler has worked throughout her 35-year career providing direct services, supports coordination, quality and program management, training, and technical assistance to create and implement systems supporting community inclusion for persons with disabilities. Her areas of expertise include supportive housing, transitions, workforce development, and person-centered supports and services. Ms. Dressler is currently a Senior Associate with Community Life Resources (CLR), a consulting firm that provides technical assistance, training and consultation to governments, service providers, community organizations and consumers regarding the development and provision of supportive services and affordable housing for people with disabilities. As a Senior Associate, Ms. Dressler provides leadership in best and promising practices, working with human service and housing organizations to create supportive housing opportunities. Ms. Dressler currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies (MAHRA), a chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Ms. Dressler also serves on the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force.|
|Diane Haislip||Diane Haislip is the Chief Operations Officer at the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County and has been employed there since 1997. Mrs. Haislip has been involved in the housing industry, both managing private and affordable housing programs, for the past 18 years. During her time with the Housing Commission she has been responsible for the supervision of over 30 staff persons, the Management Operations of the Admissions and Eligibility Department, overseeing the Capital Funds Program; as well as the management of over 1000 Public Housing units in seven communities, a tax credit property, a commercial building and two Housing Choice Voucher properties. Diane is a CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER (CPM) with the Institute of Real Estate Management and holds the following certifications with NAHRO: Senior Professional Housing Manager (SPHM), Public Housing Manager (PHM), Certified Manager of Property Operations (CMPO), Certified Manager of Maintenance Operations (CMMO), Certified Manager of Voucher Operations (CMVO), Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and Tax Credit Compliance. Mrs. Haislip has consulted for the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and assisted in the daily operations for the Troubled Agency Recovery Center (TARC) for Housing and Urban Development.|
Gregory Hare leads the State of Maryland’s Department of Rental Services Programs. He is a longtime resident of Baltimore and has worked to advance affordable housing in the region for over a decade. Gregory received a degree in Management Science, and is a certified Tax Credit Specialist, Financial Specialist, and holds a certification in Housing Choice Voucher Executive Management. Gregory has an unmatched passion to make every neighborhood desirable through responsible development. He believes that public-private partnerships are essential to economic development and effectively work to improve the quality of life for low-to moderate-income families.
|Mandy Heagy||Mandy Heagy is a Senior Manager at the accounting firm of Clifton Larson Allen. LLP, in Timonium, MD.|
|Lanita Hillen||Lanita Hillen has worked for the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County (HCAAC) since 2004 and, is the currently the Director of Housing Services; overseeing the administration of 1944 vouchers. Mrs. Hillen’s background includes over 28 years of customer service with 20 years being directly associated with the housing industry. Throughout her employment history with the Housing Commission she has also been responsible for the oversight of 26 employees, seven Public Housing communities, two Partnership Housing communities, one tax credit property and one commercial building. Lanita has received certifications for Public Housing Manager (PHM), Certified Manager of Property Operations (CMPO), Tax Credit Specialist (TCS) and Housing Quality Standards (HQS).|
Deborah Jackson works at the DC Housing Authority as a Community Navigator for several Public Housing Communities. Prior, she spent five years at the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County as the Manager of the Housing Choice Voucher, Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS) and the Homeownership Program. Ms. Jackson served as Vice Chair of the FSS Round table from 2012-2014. Ms. Jackson draws on her degree in Sociology and minor in Social Welfare from University of Maryland Baltimore County to also work with several other organizations including: HIV/AIDS Volunteer Enrichment Network (HAVEN) and Sarah’s House; a local Homeless shelter.
|David Kump||David Kump has worked in the Affordable Housing Industry for 20 years focusing on USDA Rural Development, HUD, and LIHTC property regulation and management. Mr. Kump is a NAHRO Certified Manager of Property Operations (CMPO) and Certified Management Executive (CME).|
|Sharon Land||Sharon Land joined the Housing Authority of Prince George’s County (HAPGC) March, 2013 and presently serves as the Deputy Director. Sharon is responsible for managing and directing the Housing Authority’s Financial and Administrative Services, Housing Operations, the Capital Fund and Housing Choice Voucher divisions. She oversees a consolidated budget of approximately $80 million in federal funds. Her vision is to provide guidance to HAPGC’s continuing efforts to enhance its economic growth and to maintain a solid financial position.
Ms. Land began her career in public housing in 1986 at the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, holding progressively responsible positions including that of Director of Finance and Accounting. Prior to joining the HAPGC team, she held various financial positions at the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis, where her last appointment was Deputy Director of Finance. Sharon is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) and a member of the Association of Government Accountants. She received her MBA degree from the University of Phoenix (Columbia Campus), and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Baltimore.
Cynthia Osborne is a member of MAHRA’s Board of Directors and the Executive Director at the Elkton Housing Authority (EHA). She joined EHA in August 1998.
Cynthia holds numerous certifications, including the National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officers’ (NAHRO) senior professional housing manager, public housing manager, certified housing quality standards & uniform physical conditions standards inspector. She is also certified by the National Center for Housing Management (NCHM) as a tax credit specialist and by Quadel Consulting as a tax credit compliance specialist. She served on NAHRO’s Housing Committee & Public Housing Subcommittee from 2013 to 2015 and was appointed in October of 2018 to serve on the Mid-Atlantic Region Council representing Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Cynthia previously served as Vice President for Public Housing At MAHRA.Cynthia is a graduate of the Public Housing Authority Director’s Association and Rutgers University’s Executive Director Education Program. She has a Microsoft software specialist certification from Cecil College along with being a notary public in the State of Maryland
David Schultz owns Neighborhood Solutions LLC, a small housing and community development consulting firm. He has more than 30 years of experience in working with local governments, non-profit organizations, and downtown development associations. For several years at Maryland DHCD, he managed a multi-disciplinary staff that provided technical assistance in the areas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, and community facilities. Currently, Dave serves MAHRA and some local non-profit organizations. He is a member of MAHRA’s Legislative Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Arundel Community Development Services, and is Secretary of the Anne Arundel Affordable Housing Coalition.
His educational background is in economics with Masters degrees from Purdue and Cornell Universities. He is also a Distinguished Toastmaster.
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|Stacy Spann||Stacy Spann is the Executive Director of Montgomery County’s Housing Opportunities Commission. Previously, he was the Executive Director of Howard County Housing, an agency that includes the housing commission and the county’s community development programs. Currently, he teaches masters level courses at the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and is a member of NAHRO’s Professional Development Faculty. In October 2010, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine presented Mr. Spann with the “Young Leader” award.|
Amy Wilkinson is a member of MAHRA’s Board of Directors and the Chief of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity at the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC). She has been with HABC since 2001. In her position, she supervises the agency’s compliance with Fair Housing laws and regulations, including affirmatively furthering fair housing and addressing reasonable accommodation requests made by persons with disabilities. She also supervises compliance with minority business enterprise goals, oversees Fair Housing initiatives and collaborates with Baltimore metropolitan area jurisdictions in addressing regional Fair Housing issues.
Before joining HABC, she served at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development from July 1999 through January 2001, first as the Deputy General Counsel for Equal Opportunity and Administrative Law and then as the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity. Ms. Wilkinson also worked at the City of Philadelphia Law Department, first as a Chief Deputy City Solicitor and then as the First Deputy City Solicitor, and as an associate and then partner with the law firm, Duane Morris & Heckscher.
Ms. Wilkinson received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College.