Executive Board



Gregory Hare

Gregory Hare was appointed as the Director for Multifamily Housing in June 2017; he also serves as the Deputy Director for the Community Development Administration. He is a longtime resident of Baltimore and has worked to advance affordable housing in the region for over a decade. Prior to this post, Gregory served as the Deputy Director for the Multifamily Rental Service Programs. Before joining the Department, Gregory served as the Administrator for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City in the Rental and Assisted Housing division. He holds a degree in Management Science, is a Certified Tax Credit Specialist, Financial Specialist, and holds a Housing Choice Voucher Executive Management certification. 



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


Vice-President International Research and Global Exchange


Vice-President Public Housing


Lisa Coleman
Vice-President  Rental Assistance


My interest in serving on the MAHRA Board is so I can work with like-minded industry professionals to deal with issues that impact housing opportunities.

With over 27 years of experience in the housing industry, I have administered an extensive portfolio of housing programs such as the HCV Program, Mainstream, HOPWA, RAP, FUP, Bridge Subsidy, VASH, NED, Housing for Homeless Persons with Disabilities, PBV, FSS and HCV Homeownership. Additionally, I have been a NAHRO faculty member for 21 years educating housing professionals and providing peer support and technical assistance.

I believe with my experience and commitment to the efforts of creating and preserving sustainable housing, I am able to serve as a competent advocate to the MAHRA membership. If provided the opportunity of serving on the MAHRA Board, I would be readily available to the MAHRA membership in focusing on the changes in our industry, as well as assisting in communicating and discussing new regulations that affect the day-to-day operations of the housing industry. I would use my experience to assist in developing and providing quality education to enhance the skills and knowledge of housing professionals. I would be vested in sharing the responsibility of the MAHRA Board in promoting the mission of the organization.

Marsha J. Parham-Green
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.