At its meeting on March 23 in Washington, DC, the Board of Directors said farewell to three long time members who rotated off the board. George Moses, who held a state coalition position representing the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, completed his fourth three-year term on the board and his sixth one-year term as Chairman. Donald Chamberlain of Seattle, WA, who served as First Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Housing Plus Services Policy Committee, reached the end of the new term limit rule of three three-year terms, as did Chuck Elsesser. Chuck works for Florida Legal Services in Miami and served as Chairman of the Resident Issues Policy Committee, as well as Chairman of the Personnel Committee.
Five new members were elected to the board. Elected as at-large members were Christine Allamanno, Affordable Housing Project Staff Attorney, Gulf Coast Legal Services, St. Petersburg, FL; Emma Clifford, Executive Director, Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership for Housing, Pine Ridge, SD; and Ann O’Hara, Associate Director, Technical Assistance Collaborative, Boston, MA. Filling vacant state coalition positions are Rachael Myers, Executive Director, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, Seattle, WA; and Marla Newman, Executive Director, Louisiana Housing Alliance, Baton Rouge, LA.
Mark Allison and Maria Cabildo were elected to third three-year terms. Marcie Cohen, Matt Gerard, Greg Payne, Tara Rollins, and Leonard Williams were elected to second three-year terms.
Mark Allison of Albuquerque, NM was elected Chairman of the Board. Brenda Clement of Providence, RI was elected First Vice Chair and Leonard Williams of Buffalo, NY is the new Second Vice Chair. Greg Payne of Portland, ME and Moises Loza of Washington, D.C. were elected to serve again as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. Lisa Hasegawa of Washington, D.C. will serve another year in an at-large position on the Executive Committee, joined by Linda Leaks of Washington, D.C. who was elected to an at-large position for the first time.