Board of Managers
President and CEO - POAH Communities
Patricia Belden is President of POAH Communities and has been part of the POAH organization since its founding in 2001, rising from project manager to managing director and chief operating officer. Over the years she has played a lead role in the acquisition, preservation and creation of nearly 8,500 affordable housing units nationally. She oversaw strategic development and implementation of the Choice Neighborhood Initiative grant, a revitalization centered on the redevelopment of five city blocks in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood near the University of Chicago. Patricia possesses a broad knowledge of complex deal structuring and layered finance and has employed most of the available federal, state, local, private and tax credit equity funding programs to preserve at-risk affordable housing. Prior to joining POAH, she worked at Boston Financial Group and MassHousing.
COO - The Housing Partnership Network
Chuck Wehrwein has joined Housing Partnership Network as President of Member Engagement and Business Collaboration. In his new role, Chuck will lead and oversee membership, policy, governance, and the International Housing Partnership. He will serve as a member of HPN’s Executive Leadership Team and play a key role in managing collaboration among HPN programs and member-driven social enterprises.
This appointment marks Chuck’s return to HPN following four years at NeighborWorks America, where he served as Chief Operating Officer from 2012 until 2016. During his tenure, he led field operations, national initiatives, applied research, training, organizational assessment, and information management. He also served as acting chief executive officer in 2014 before resuming his role as COO.
Previously, Chuck was a member of HPN’s executive team from 2007 to 2012, where he was instrumental in managing growth and development of the award-winning business collaboratives.
A recognized leader in the housing and community development sector, Chuck has held a number of senior-level roles throughout his career, including seven years as Senior Vice President for Real Estate Investment and Strategic Investment at HPN member organization Mercy Housing, Inc. In addition, Chuck served as Chief Operating Officer of the National Equity Fund, Chief Financial Officer of Thrush Development Company, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Deputy Administrator for Multifamily Housing at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service. Chuck is also a certified public accountant.
Chief Operating Officer - National Church Residences
Steve Bodkin is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for National Church Residences’ Housing Division. He oversees the day-to-day operations and management of more than 340 senior and family affordable housing communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico.
He assumed the job in 2012 after serving asthe division’s Vice President; Engineering, Energy, and Procurement Services. Steve joined National Church Residences in 2007.
Prior to joining National Church Residences, Steve served 23 years at American Electric Power as a Director for engineering, energy management, and strategic planning.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio Northern University (Ada, OH) and an MBA with a Finance focus from Franklin University (Columbus, OH). He is also a Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, and Certified Energy Procurement Professional by the Association of Energy Engineers.
VP of Asset Management - Jamboree Housing Corporation
As Vice President of Asset Management, Jose oversees the operation and management of the company’s portfolio of properties throughout California. Currently, that portfolio – valued at more than $1 billion – consists of more than 64 properties and 6,400 apartment homes for more than 18,750+ residents.
Jose brings with him a strong understanding of both California’s real estate market and the necessity of creating and maintaining affordable/workforce housing for Californians. A harsh reality for residents of the Golden State is that many contribute so much to our communities, yet struggle to make ends meet in a State with some of the highest real estate prices in the country. “It’s not about what we do on a daily basis but the lives we affect and change forever.”
Since coming to Jamboree, Jose has implemented initiatives to manage Jamboree’s growing pipeline with enhancements to its robust reporting and is developing additional metrics to measure performance and adopt emerging cost-saving measures for the existing portfolio. This includes the design of a new asset management database that will provide utmost flexibility in collecting and analyzing data and will meet the growing needs for generating portfolio analytics and data warehousing that gives Jamboree an edge to deliver on its fiduciary responsibilities to investors.
Senior Vice President, Property Management - MidPen Housing Corporation
Marvin leads a staff of 250+ and has oversight of a housing portfolio of more than 7,200 affordable rental homes across 10 San Francisco Bay Area counties. He’s responsible for all aspects of property operations including lease-ups, facility maintenance, compliance, resident satisfaction, staff development and each property’s financial performance.
Vice President of Portfolio Management - Homes for America
Frank has over fifteen years of experience in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining HFA, Frank served in a variety of asset and property management capacities at Enterprise Community Investment, Bank of America and Habitat America.
EVP and CFO - Abode Communities
Rick Saperstein is executive vice president and chief financial officer responsible for the oversight of Abode Communities’ long-term financial solvency, including budgeting, reporting, treasury management and risk management.
Saperstein has more than 30 years of experience in organizational finance and accounting management; internal and external financial reporting; budgeting and forecasting; cash flow reporting and department management. He is regularly called upon by organizations such as Enterprise Community Partners and the Southern California Association for Nonprofit Housing to discuss topics such as Low Income Housing Tax Credits and implementing efficient techniques for cross-divisional communications between asset management, housing development and finance departments, amongst more.
He is a Certified Public Accountant #44683 from the California Board of Accountancy and a licensed Real Estate Officer #01866181 from the California Board of Real Estate. He received his bachelor degree in accounting from California State University, Northridge.
Director, Strategic Facilities Programs - The Community Builders
Bio coming soon.
D. Kemp Valentine
EVP and CFO - BRIDGE Housing
Mr. Valentine oversees the finance, accounting, human resources and information technology activities for all BRIDGE-related companies. He joined BRIDGE in 2005 and has over 20 years of finance and corporate administration experience. He is Chairman of the Board of the Housing Partnership Insurance Exchange and serves on their Audit and Investments Committees. Prior to joining BRIDGE he worked for 3Com and Lehman Brothers as well as a number of smaller companies. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University.
Senior Vice President of Property Operations - Eden Housing
As Senior Vice President of Property Operations, Kasey is responsible for directing, administering and coordinating the operational activities of Eden Housing, Inc.’s two operating affiliates – Eden Housing Management Inc. (EHMI) and Eden Housing Resident Services, Inc. (EHRSI). Ms. Archey will have overall responsibility for ensuring that projects developed by Eden Housing, Inc. remain fiscally sound, affordable and well-maintained, and that they feature a comprehensive resident services component.
Kasey brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the operation and management of multi-family housing to Eden. Prior to joining Eden she was at Jerusalem House where, as Program Manager for Scattered Sites, she oversaw the largest supportive, permanent housing program in the metro Atlanta area for homeless, low-income people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Prior to this role, she was the Grants & Compliance Manager, responsible for the oversight and management of governmental grants for all housing units. She has also held leadership roles in Property Management at Abode Communities and Goldrich and Kest. In addition, she has served on the Board of the Affordable Housing Management Association-Pacific Southwest and is an active and contributing member of the National Affordable Housing Management Association.
Director at NeighborWorks America
Harold Nassau is NeighborWorks®America’s Senior Director of Asset Management Programs. For the past nineteen years Mr. Nassau has overseen asset management training and technical assistance for one hundred thirty five local NeighborWorks organizations that develop multifamily housing. He supervises and reviews the performance data collection for the 135,000 multifamily units owned by NeighborWorks®America members. In 2005 Mr. Nassau designed and launched Neighborhood Risk Management Corp. As NeighborWorks®America representative, Mr. Nassau is President of the Consortium of Housing and Asset Management (CHAM®) and heads the Curriculum Development Committee and, of course, holds the CHAM® designation as a professional asset manager of affordable housing.
During the five years prior to joining NeighborWorks®America, Mr. Nassau was the Asset Manager for a Boston based regional non profit that developed 2000 units of affordable in partnership with 12 different CDCs. In this capacity he also developed a loan program for 5-20 unit buildings and an insurance program for affordable housing.
Before entering the world of non-profits and intermediaries, Mr. Nassau had fifteen years experience in the for-profit world as a property manager, Director of Property Management and as the owner of a management company. Portfolios included rental housing, condominiums, co-ops and commercial real estate. Additionally, he has developed rental housing.
Mr. Nassau currently serves on Board committees for asset management of two Boston CDCs.“Asset Management and the Survival of Non Profit Owners” was published in Affordable Housing Finance in May, 2015.
Tracy J. Gargaro
Chief Financial & Operating Officer - Rocky Mountain Communities
Tracy Gargaro joined Rocky Mountain Communities as its Chief Financial Officer in November 2012 and added the title of Chief Operating Officer in June 2013. Tracy brings more than 30 years of experience in real estate, finance and banking. His experience ranges from ownership and management of entrepreneurial start-up companies to senior financial positions at large national enterprises. He also brings valuable experience from financial and operational positions with a national non-profit owner/developer of affordable housing.
Mr. Gargaro’s primary role at RMC is to lead the operational aspects of the organization, including property management and asset management. He also manages the accounting and finance division and has focused his efforts on the evaluation of potential opportunities to refinance and/or recapitalize the organization’s real estate portfolio, improving the quality and timeliness of financial reporting and recognizing the value of RMC’s human capital through leadership in the areas of human resources and benefits management.
Previously, he was the Treasurer of two national real estate development firms, where he successfully negotiated more than $200 million of corporate debt facilities and managed cash investments in excess of $100 million. He has worked extensively with bankers to implement automated cash receipt and disbursement systems while improving cash flow and decreasing borrowing costs.
In addition to accounting and finance, Tracy has also been a banker. His experience includes underwriting and managing investments. But, more significantly, he was the leader of a team that resolved problem loans totaling more than $500 million. Through his diligence and perseverance, the bank was able to recover a substantially greater amount than anticipated in an accelerated rapid time frame.
Tracy has broad experience developing strategic plans, cash flow forecasts and budgets. His experience includes risk management – the identification of financial and operational risks and the development of plans to eliminate or mitigate those risks.
Tracy has served on numerous metropolitan district boards, homeowner association boards and committees. He is currently Treasurer of the RW Spirit of Joy Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting literacy to children who are hospitalized or in other stressful situations.