Joseph Jones joined Cinnaire in October 2017 as the Vice President, Equity Capital Raising. In this role he focuses on the Mid-Atlantic Equity Fund investor outreach and coordination, in addition to other responsibilities within the Capital Group. He was formerly the Director of Equity Funds for the Virginia Community Development Corporation (VCDC), a Virginia based nonprofit tax credit syndicator. In this role Joseph oversaw all aspects of managing VCDC’s $600 Million portfolio of LIHTC, Federal and State Historic, New Markets and Energy credit investment equity funds, as well as its CDFI affiliate, the Virginia Community Development Fund. He currently serves as the President for the Board of Directors of the Virginia Housing Alliance (VHA), Virginia’s leading affordable housing and homelessness policy, training and advocacy organization. Additionally he is a member of the Habitat for Humanity Hanover County Board of Directors. He has served as a member of the housing workgroup of the Capital Region Collaborative and is a member of the 2017 class of Leadership Metro Richmond. Joseph is a 2017 graduate of the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute’s Political Leadership Training program, a non-partisan program with the mission to strengthen and enhance the quality of government at all levels throughout Virginia by focusing on ethics in public service, the power of bipartisanship and a concentrated study of public policy issues. In 2013 Joseph was selected as a member of the Virginia Housing Coalition’s Top 40 Network, having been recognized as one of Virginia’s rising young leaders in the affordable housing community. Joseph holds a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and MBA from Radford University.
Allison Bogdanović is the Executive Director of Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) and was previously VSH’s Director of Housing Development. As Virginia’s largest supportive housing organization, VSH’s mission is to end homelessness by combining affordable housing with case management services to help thousands of individuals reclaim their lives. Allison was recognized by the Virginia Housing Development Authority and the Virginia Housing Coalition as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in Housing. She holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Richmond and is a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.
Joshua Gemerek has worked for Bay Aging, headquartered in Urbanna, Virginia, since April 1999 and is Senior Vice President, Housing for Bay Family Housing, a division of Bay Aging. He oversees the operation of 317 multifamily units ($1.9 million annual operating budget) existing in ten age- and income-restricted apartment properties, the production of new multifamily housing and administration of a six-county Housing Choice Voucher Program. Bay Family Housing administers the local Weatherization Assistance, Indoor Plumbing Rehabilitation and Emergency Home Repair Programs and partners with local governments on Community Development Block Grants. Mr. Gemerek serves on the board of directors for the American Association of Service Coordinators and for the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board and Chairs the 10-county Northern Neck / Middle Peninsula Housing Coalition, which serves as the Local Planning Group under the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Balance of State HUD Continuum of Care. Mr. Gemerek holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Emory & Henry College.
Michael Wong is the Executive Director of the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) and has been in this position since 2001. The Authority, which has been operating in Harrisonburg since 1958, currently operates a 60 unit elderly and persons with disabilities section eight new construction apartment complex, a 60 unit elderly and persons with disabilities low income housing tax credit property, 843 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance program, and 129 agency owned project based housing units. HRHA is the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County’s lead agency for its Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness and the Western CoC HMIS and VHSP Lead agency.
Andy Kegley has served as Executive Director of Helping Overcome Poverty’s Existence, Inc. (HOPE) since its merger with Mountain Shelter, Inc. in 2007. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of Mountain Shelter since 1994. Mr. Kegley serves as the chairman of the board of Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises (Fahe) and the Wythe County Public Schools Foundation for Excellence. He served a term on the Wythe County Board of Supervisors, and as chair in 1992. He is a native of Roanoke and a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee with a major in Natural Resources.
Bryan Ailey is the Multi-Family Development Program Coordinator for People Incorporated of Virginia, a non-profit community action agency that serves more than 13 counties spread from Southwest Virginia to the Northern Shenandoah Valley. For more than 10 years he has worked primarily in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program where he has been involved in the development of more than 550 affordable dwelling units with total development costs exceeding $51,000,000. In addition to working with the LIHTC program, Bryan is a HERS rater and was responsible for the implementation and administration of funds granted through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, installing renewable energy technologies in low-income communities serving more than 104 residents. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is an active player and participant in the old-time string band traditions of rural Virginia.
Orlando C. Artze
Orlando C. Artze is the President and CEO of Orlando Artze Consulting LLC, a consulting group providing services to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, government agencies and for-profit companies in the fields of affordable housing and community development. Orlando has over thirty-five years of experience, having previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Community Housing Partners (CHP), a nonprofit regional affordable housing developer. Before joining CHP, Orlando was the Vice President of the Southeast Region and Minnesota for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) where he served as Chief Credit Officer for the region. Orlando holds an MBA from Baruch College and an MA in American History from Stony Brook University.
William Barrett, Jr.
William Barrett, Jr. is a retired Medical Service Corps officer who served 25 years in the United States Army. He recently was the Vice-President for Military Affairs for Bon Secours Virginia Health System and currently is an active board member of the Governor’s Joint Leadership Council, Military Officers of America Association Board, and several other military organizations statewide. He has served in a variety of military assignments throughout his career. Mr. Barrett is the founder of Heroes Helping Heroes. He holds a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy.
Melissa Bondi is an expert on public policy and nonprofit advocacy, focused on the needs of vulnerable and low-income populations in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She serves currently as mid-Atlantic State and Local Policy Director to Enterprise Community Partners, where she analyzes housing affordability policy initiatives, promotes best practices, and directs coalitions and campaigns to achieve context-sensitive solutions. Previously, Melissa led public policy, budget, and planning campaigns at the local, state, and regional level for the Nonprofit Roundtable and Coalition for Smarter Growth. She serves on the board of the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, and co-chairs Arlington’s Continuum of Care to prevent and end homelessness.
Kelly Evans is the Long Term Supportive Services (LTSS) Housing Outreach Specialist at Anthem, where she build’s strategic partnerships across the state to develop and access affordable housing services for members receiving LTSS. Kelly believes that if she can give a voice to the voiceless, she will be able to influence a grassroots form of advocacy. Kelly created a program in partnership with the Richmond City Health district, Institute for Public Health Innovations and the city of Richmond entitled Being a Good Neighbor. Kelly holds certifications in grant writing and public housing management. Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Averett University and will complete her Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2019.
Lisa FaJohn is Supervisor of Credit Services for Dominion Energy Virginia and North Carolina. She provides overall leadership for energy assistance programs that support the most vulnerable customers with education and direct customer outreach. Lisa’s responsibilities include development and implementation of the company’s energy assistance marketing strategy which embraces a constant focus on raising public awareness about available bill payment assistance programs along with educating customers about how to make wise energy decisions. Under her leadership, her team provides a year-round service of hosting a variety of job fairs, festivals, and events to educate residents. In this capacity, Lisa supervises a team of administrators who provide specialized support and resources to social workers, public service agencies, and organizations throughout the Commonwealth.
Erik Hoffman is an attorney with Klein Hornig LLP, whose practice is focused exclusively on representing developers who both preserve existing and develop new affordable housing projects. Those developers include nonprofits and for-profits committed to the mission. These projects are often mixed use and include equity from Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Preservation Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, and other equity participations. Erik has committed himself to engage within our affordable housing community and beyond, advocating for resources and program improvements, as well as sharing best practices. Erik is involved with regional, state, and local advocacy organizations and has served as a resource to the nonprofit and governmental community where his input can be impactful. Erik is fully vested in the goals and achievements of his clients and our shared mission.
Lane Pearson is an attorney with Mark Fleckenstein & Associates, P.C. in Richmond. For nearly a decade, his practice has included the representation of non-profit affordable housing developers and public housing agencies in all aspects of their operations. Mr. Pearson is a founding director of the Maggie Walker Community Land Trust and serves a gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Housing Commission. Mr. Pearson received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his J.D. from the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law, and his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Policy.
Madelyn Peay is the Deputy Executive Director of the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA). In her role, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Capital Fund Program as well as for coordinating the authority’s redevelopment operational transition activities. She also serves as the VP of Public Affairs and Membership for the Virginia Association of Housing and Community Development Officials (VAHCDO). She holds a B.S. from Virginia State University and is currently pursuing her MBA in Real Estate from Marylhurst University.
Derrick Perkins is a Senior Client Manger in Community Development Lending at Bank of America. In his role with the Bank he covers, Virginia, Washington DC and Suburban MD, delivering debt and equity and other banking products to affordable housing developers. Prior to his role as a client manager, Derrick was a Senior Credit Products Officer, structuring and underwriting debt products. Derrick has spent over 17 years with Bank of America in multiple departments to include; Commercial Banking, covering government contractors, Business Banking and consumer Banking. Derrick also serves on the boards of Transitional Housing Corporation and Housing Initiative Partnership. Derrick is a graduate of Hampton University and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Charnitta D. Waters is the Vice President of Homeless Intervention and Support at STOP Incorporated in Hampton Roads, where she leads a plethora of housing initiatives, services, and programs for veterans, families, and individuals experiencing housing instability and crisis. She provides oversight, support, guidance, and management to Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), Housing Counseling, Veteran Energy Share, Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP)-Rapid ReHousing for Vets, and other state programs initiated through partnership. Ms. Waters, an honors graduate of Norfolk State University, holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Sociology and English.
Kerrie Wilson is CEO of Cornerstones, a community based, nonprofit human service agency in Northern Virginia that provides support and advocacy for people in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare and other human services. Kerrie has nearly 30 years of experience in health and human services advocacy, public health policy, and nonprofit management. Prior to joining Cornerstones in 2001, she was the National Vice President for Government Relations for the American Cancer Society, working on issues relating to women, minorities and the medically underserved. She is co-chair of the Fairfax County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and served on the executive committee overseeing the design of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Plan to End Homelessness by 2018.