Executive Board

 

Nikki Biggs
President

Nicki Biggs is the Acting Executive Director of the Havre de Grace Housing Authority (HDGHA).  In this capacity, she works to fulfill the agency's mission to provide and develop safe, quality affordable housing opportunities for individuals and families while promoting self-sufficiency, empowerment and neighborhood revitalization.  She holds the NAHRO-CME and PHM certifications.  With 13 years of public housing experience, Nicki participates on a variety of boards in her local community proudly advocating for the population she serves. 

 

 

Gregory Hare
Senior Vice-President

 

 

 

Beryle Downs
Vice-President Commissioners

Beryle serves as legislative coordinator for Maryland State Delegate Shaneka Henson.  She is responsible for coordinating, planning and managing all legislative activities in support of the Delegate’s vision.  She leads the office’s community affairs and oversees constituent services.

Prior to being appointed to the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County in 2015, she has a long career in the legislative arena as a registered lobbyist and supervisor of information with the Department of Legislative Reference, one of the two staffing agencies to the Maryland General Assembly.

A community stakeholder,  she serves as senior advisor to the Greater Parole Community Association and is a recent graduate of Leadership Anne Arundel - Neighborhood Leadership Academy.  She also serves as Site Coordinator for the STAIR (Start the Adventure In Reading) program at the historic Stanton Community Center.  The literacy program is designed to help striving second graders improve basic reading skills.  A advocate for the youth, education and seniors she donates countless hours to programs in  Anne Arundel County.  She credits her grandmother with planting the seed of service. 

A proud Mom of four sons and two beautiful granddaughters, she feels they are her most important accomplishment and the foundation for all she does.

David Kump
Vice-President Community Development

 
 

Elizabeth Glenn 
Vice-President International Research and Global Exchange

 
 

Gina Dyer
Vice-President Public Housing

Gina Dyer is the Director of Property Management for the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County.  She started working in housing in the private leasing industry 17 years ago with no sense of fulfillment before finding a job opportunity in affordable housing; where she knew she could make a difference.

During Gina’s 9 year employment with the Housing Commission, she worked on building a strong foundation, as an on-site Property Manager, for several years prior to obtaining her current position. Gina’s background with the agency has given her greater insight to the intricacies of managing both their assets and the residents they serve and; has enabled her to be a more effective liaison between staff, residents, contractors and other agencies.  As the Director of Property Management, Gina is responsible for overseeing 21 employees and the overall management of and maintenance of eight communities containing: 826 Public Housing units, 24 Partnership Program condominiums, 15 Project Based Voucher units and 200 tax credit units. Gina enhanced her career development by successfully completing 9 NAHRO courses and has received the CMPO (Certified Manager of Property Operations) Certification, and CSI-UPCS (Certified Specialist of Inspection- Uniform Physical Conditions Standards).

 

Michelle Johnson
Vice-President  Rental Assistance


Michelle Johnson currently serves as the Rental Assistance Division Manager for the Housing Authority of Prince George's County where she is responsible for the administration of a program with 5800 vouchers and Public Housing Intake. Michelle has extensive experience in Property Management and Housing Choice Voucher administration. She has work as extensive knowledge of Low Income Housing Tax Credits as well as the Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership and Project Based programs. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Tennessee State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Strayer University Nashville. She holds Housing Choice Voucher Program Executive Management certification, Accredited Residential Manager Certification and Certified Professional of Occupancy Designation.

Marsha J. Parham-Green
Treasurer
Past President

Marsha Parham is a member of the Executive Board of MAHRA’s Board of Directors. Marsha has served as the Executive Director of the Baltimore County Office of Housing since June 2012. Her previous housing experience was with the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County, serving as their Director of Finance for 4 years. She has more than 15 years of experience working with not-for-profit organizations in a financial or operations capacity. Marsha served on the Executive Board of the Maryland Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies (MAHRA) as the Treasurer from 2009 to 2014, and President from 2014 to 2017.

Marsha currently serves as the President of the Middle Atlantic Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (MARC NAHRO), and as Vice President of Professional Development for NAHRO. She is also the current Executive Director for the Human Relations Commission for Baltimore County and Co-Chair of the Regional Affordable Housing Preservation Task Force.

Marsha holds the following NAHRO certifications: Certified Management Executive (CME), Public Housing Management (PHM), HQS and HCV Management. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in  Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Non Profit Management and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from The Notre Dame University of Maryland.

 

 

  Diane Haislip
Secretary
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.