Brian Koziol

Executive Director

Brian Koziol has worked for 9 years in the housing world, having spent most of that time as the Director of Research for Housing Opportunities Made Equal of VA, Inc. Brian has worked on a variety of housing-related topics including access to opportunity, affordability, mortgage lending, foreclosures, employment, health, and transportation. He has served as a consultant to local governments across the country helping them to advance equitable housing policy.

Brian holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University and resides in the Northside of Richmond.

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Hannah Moore

AmeriCorps VISTA Program Manager

Hannah Moore is the Virginia Housing Alliance’s VISTA Program Manager. She holds a Bachelors of International Relations from North Carolina State University and has an extensive service background; having served as an Americorps NCCC member throughout the Midwest region as well as a Youth and Community Development Specialist for the Peace Corps in Ecuador. Most recently, Hannah acted as the Volunteer and Partnership Manager for a parks organization in Washington, D.C. Through these experiences, she’s recognized the power of service as a conduit for social change at the grassroots level and uses these experiences to assist VISTA members throughout their service year.

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Molly jacobson

Senior Policy Analyst

Molly Jacobson joined the Virginia Housing Alliance as Senior Policy Analyst in May 2020. Prior to VHA she coordinated the Campaign for Housing and Civic Engagement (CHACE), a statewide coalition spearheaded by the Virginia Housing Alliance and the Virginia Poverty Law Center in 2017, and worked as communications and policy associate for the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance. Molly earned a B.A. in Psychology from George Mason University and a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Policy Practice from the University of Denver. Her interests in housing affordability and homelessness alleviation were initially sparked through her work in the mental health field.

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Allison Brown

Policy and Advocacy Associate

Allison joined the Virginia Housing Alliance as a Policy and Advocacy Associate in August 2022. Prior to VHA, Allison worked as a Policy Fellow for the Atlanta City Council, with an emphasis on issues related to housing affordability, wealth disparity, and local economics. She holds a B.A. in Government and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Virginia. Her passion for affordable housing first began after managing a research project to examine the housing crisis in Charlottesville, VA.

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Abdul Qayumi

Office Manager

Abdul Qayumi joined the Virginia Housing Alliance as Office Manager in January 2019. Prior to VHA, Abdul served as the Office Manager for Kabul Khurasan (KKG) Construction Company. Abdul has many years of experience in hospitality management and sales and holds his degree in business from the University of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Lois Wallenhorst

Admistrative Assistant

Lois Wallenhorst joined the Virginia Housing Alliance as Administrative Assistant in July 2022. She has worked in a variety of non-profit settings, with focused expertise in database creation and maintenance, grants management and membership and major giving programs.

A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lois received her bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota.

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