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Meet The Team

Francis Balandi

Francis Balandi

Portfolio Manager


Francis joined Homes for America Team in 2015 as Portfolio Management Coordinator with great intercultural initiatives. In 2023, he was promoted to Portfolio Manager overseeing the operational success of HFA properties.

Nick Beard

Nick Beard

Systems Analyst


Nick started with the company in 2005 and since that time has successfully assisted in the development of 35 affordable housing communities consisting of 2,700 units and over $500,000,000 in total development costs.

Kyle Beliczky

Kyle Beliczky

Regional Manager of Resident Services


Kyle ensures the programs and activities in our communities are resident-driven, enriching, and fun! He has over 15 years of non-profit experience connecting individuals and families with the resources they need to thrive.

Jenni Brown

Jenni Brown

Finance & HR Coordinator


Jenni works in the Finance Department and oversees Human Resources. She came to Homes for America in 2007 after many years of nonprofit work in Washington DC. Jenni is a graduate of Salisbury University and a dedicated supporter of nonprofit organizations.

Jolly Burks

Jolly Burks

Chief Financial Officer


Jolly leads the financial operations for HFA with her dedicated Finance team. She has been with HFA since 2015 and provides financial expertise to HFA through experience gained in various roles in the non-profit and government, and private sectors.

Kenyatta Bush

Kenyatta Bush

Marketing & Administrative Coordinator


Kenyatta joined HFA in 2014. She promotes the organization through events, social media coordination and manages office operations. She is adept at thinking of things before people know they need them.

Diane Clyde

Diane Clyde

Portfolio Manager


Diane has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Her experience includes the development of complex and challenging multi-family communities and is now managing investor exits and refinancings of the HFA portfolio.

Danielle England

Danielle England

Vice President of Portfolio Management


Danielle joined HFA in June 2018 as a Portfolio Manager and is deeply committed to our mission to provide high quality housing. Danielle spent several years previously working for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

Denise Fazio

Denise Fazio

Development Director


Denise is responsible for the management of projects from conception through stabilization. She has extensive real estate experience in equity investment, financing, and development of a variety of multifamily, residential, and commercial property types.

LaAsia Gardner

LaAsia Gardner

Resident Service Coordinator


LaAsia brings her expertise to Bay Forest from working as a Certified Community Health Advocate in senior care. Her passion is providing programing, events, and education that allows senior residents to age in place gracefully.

Vicky Grim

Vicky Grim

Development & Construction Coordinator


Vicky provides support to members of the Development Team from project inception to completion. She has been with the company since 2016.

Andrew Hanson

Andrew Hanson

Vice-President of Development


Andrew leads Homes for America’s development team. He began working in real estate in 1997 and submitted his first tax credit application in 2006.

Deepthi Jain

Deepthi Jain

Development Director


Deepthi is a Development Director; she is responsible for project acquisition through construction completion. She has nearly 20 years of experience in affordable housing as a consultant, underwriter and project manager. Deepthi joined HFA in 2023.

Jackpot Johnson

Jackpot Johnson

Head of Tail Wagging Operations


Jackpot brings years of experience to his role as office dog. His responsibilities include alerting staff to strangers in the parking lot, consuming a variety of treats and getting lots of pets.

Dana Johnson

Dana Johnson

President & CEO


Dana brings over 25 years of experience in the affordable housing and community development field to her role leading Homes for America. She is responsible for the strategic direction of HFA and leading a strong team to deliver on HFA’s mission.

Lily McCabe

Lily McCabe

Team Lead, Treat Inspection


Lily joined HFA in 2015 as the Official Greeter but quickly worked up the ranks to Lead Treat Manager. She is devoted to the mission and loves working with people.

Matthew Linehan

Matthew Linehan

Portfolio Analyst


Matthew joined the HFA Asset Management team in the spring of 2024 as a Portfolio Analyst. With a strong background in wealth management and non-profit accounting, Matthew will put his skills to work by using data analytics to drive portfolio performance.

Julie McCabe

Julie McCabe

Vice President Of Service Enhanced Housing


Julie joined HFA in 2004 and has grown the organization’s resident services and now leads the Service Enhanced Housing Division. Julie serves an instrumental role in ensuring residents’ lives are being positively impacted across the portfolio.

Liam Mercer

Liam Mercer

Development Analyst


Liam assists the Development Directors in submitting funding applications and identifying potential development and acquisition opportunities. Liam joined Homes for America after three years in real estate feasibility consulting.

Nicole Perez

Nicole Perez

Portfolio Manager


Nicole joined the HFA team in the early part of 2024 as a Portfolio Manager. With 30 years of experience in the Property Management Industry, holding multiple positions in the field and at the corporate level, Nicole brings on-site experience to her role.

Mary Smith

Mary Smith

Controller


Mary has been with Homes for America since November 2017. She has extensive accounting and tax experience for both private and not for profit companies.

Lindsay Thompson

Lindsay Thompson

Director Of Design and Construction


Lindsay has over 20 years of experience managing design and construction of multi-family, office, education, and healthcare new and renovation projects. Lindsay also has building maintenance management expertise and is a LEED O&M accredited professional.

Cathy Wallick

Cathy Wallick

Regional Manager of Resident Services


Cathy joined HFA in 2004. She now serves as Regional Manager of Resident Services, certified in both Family and Elder Service Coordination through PHFA. Cathy’s focus is providing resources and opportunities to enhance the lives of HFA residents.

Ellie Willett

Ellie Willett

Community Enhancement and Resident Relations Manager


Ellie joined HFA as Portfolio Manager in 2019 and seamlessly transitioned to her current role. She uses her unique design perspective to elevate community initiatives and create living spaces where residents don’t just live—they thrive.

Doug Smith

Doug Smith

Special Projects Manager


Doug has extensive knowledge and expertise in the fields of construction, development, asset management and operations. Doug joined HFA in 2002 as Chief Asset Manager/Chief Financial Officer. He moved into the role of Special Projects Manager in 2019.

HFA Board

Homes for America is fortunate to have a group of accomplished affordable housing leaders serving as its Board of Directors, who are dedicated to our mission. Each director brings a tremendous amount of experience that intersect many segments of the affordable housing industry. The vision, commitment and thought leadership of our Board of Directors guides and inspires HFA’s strategic vision, programs, policies, and activities and supports HFA’s commitment to developing affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities.

Officers

Jeffrey R. Stern
Founder, Riverside Advisors, LLC
Board Chairman

Shelley Murphy
Retired, President/CEO, Wesley Housing
Board Vice President

Saul Gilstein
Of Counsel, Gallagher, Evelius & Jones
Board Treasurer

Chickie Grayson
Retired, President and CEO, Enterprise Homes, Inc.
Board Secretary

Directors

Eric C. Brown
Public Housing Consultant and Trainer

Lessie Evans
Retired, Chief Community Affairs, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Susan Frank
Executive Vice President, Business Development, Cinnaire

Kimberly Fry
President, Kimberly Fry Consulting Services, LLC.

Elizabeth Scott Glenn
Retired, Deputy Director, Baltimore County Dept. of Planning

James I. Humphrey, Jr.
Retired, Founder and Chairman, The Humphrey Companies

Patrick Sheridan
Principal, Sheridan Consulting, LLC

Graylin “Gray” Smith
Managing Member, SB & Company
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