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Board of Directors

Board Executive Committee

Robert Burns
Chair
Senior VP of Community Development
Citibank
Washington, DC
Akilah Watkins-Butler
Vice Chair
President and CEO
Center for Community Progress
Washington, DC
Robert Dowling
Treasurer
Executive Director
Community Home Trust
Chapel Hill, NC
Jaimie Ross
Secretary
President & CEO
Florida Housing Coalition
Tallahassee, FL

Board Members

Maria Benjamin
Director of Homeownership & BMR Housing
San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development
San Francisco, CA
Lauren Counts
Sr. Director of Strategy
Capital Impact Partners
Washington, DC
Peter Elkowitz
President/CEO
Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.
Hauppauge, NY
Sandy Fernandez
Senior Director, The Americas,
MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth
New York, NY
Diane Linn
Executive Director
Proud Ground
Portland, OR
Mardie Oakes
Executive Director
Hello Housing
San Francisco, CA
Melinda Pollack
Vice President
Enterprise Community Partners
Denver, CO
Christopher Ptomey
Urban Land Institute
Washington, DC
Brenda Torpy
CEO
Champlain Housing Trust
Burlington, VT
Sarita Turner
Director of Inclusive Communities
Institute for Sustainable Communities
Oakland, CA
Jeff Yegian
Housing Division Manager
City of Boulder
Boulder, CO
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