HUD Announces Additions to Senior Team

Sheila Greenwood, chief of staff to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, announced a number additions to the HUD senior management team.

Dana Wade is the general deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Housing. Ms. Wade has worked on the Senate Banking and Appropriations Committees and the House Budget Committee. 

Gisele Roget is the deputy assistant secretary for single family at the Federal Housing Administration. Ms. Roget formerly was assistant vice president at MetLife, and she worked for the House Financial Services Committee. 

David Woll is the principle deputy general counsel for enforcement in the Office of General Counsel (OGC). Mr. Woll was senior counsel for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in New York, and was an assistant U.S. attorney. 

Christina Brown is a senior counsel in OGC. Ms. Brown was in private practice, focusing on real estate law.

Seth Appleton is the general deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations (CIR). Mr. Appleton was chief of staff for Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO). 

Michael Kelley is the deputy assistant secretary at CIR. Mr. Kelley was deputy chief of staff and legislative director for Representative Marlin Stutzman (R-IN). 

Ashley Ludlow, previously an associate for the telecommunications law firm Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC, is now an advisor at CIR.

Ralph Gaines is the principle deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). Prior to CPD, Mr. Gaines was president and CEO of BeBetter Health, Inc.

Chris Bourne, a retired colonel in the U.S. Marine Corp., joins the Office of Policy Development and Research as a senior advisor to CPD.

Matthew Hunter is the assistant deputy secretary for field policy and management. Mr. Hunter was the director of political affairs with Cambridge Analytica. Prior to that he worked at HUD for 25 years in data science and audience engagement.

Richard Youngblood is the acting director of HUD’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Mr. Youngblood is a former realtor, mortgage loan officer, and director for Concerned Veterans for America.

Three new HUD regional administrators are now in place:

  • Joseph (Joe) J. DeFelice is the Region Three regional administrator. Prior to HUD, Mr. DeFelice was an attorney in Philadelphia.
  • Lynne Patton is the regional administrator for Region Two. Previously, Ms. Patton was senior advisor in the Office of the Secretary. 
  • Denise Cleveland-Leggett is the Region Four regional administrator. Ms. Cleveland-Leggett has more than 30 years of legal experience in the public and private sectors. 

Michael Bright is the executive vice president and chief operations officer at Ginnie Mae. Prior to HUD Mr. Bright was director of financial markets for the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets.

Maren Kasper is Ginnie Mae’s executive vice president, having previously served as senior advisor in the Office of the Secretary.