Meet our Team

Policy Leadership Council

CHAPA's Policy Leadership Council (PLC) is comprised of leading strategic-thinkers in the affordable housing and community development field. Members are selected by CHAPA's Board of Directors and represent a diverse cross-section of stakeholders.

The PLC considers affordable housing policy issues and makes recommendations regarding CHAPA's legislative agenda. The PLC meets at least 3 times a year and establishes ad hoc committees on specific policy areas.

La-Brina Almeida
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Leonardi Aray
Leonardi Aray Architects LLC
Gregory Bialecki
Juan Bonilla
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
Sarah Bouchard
Town of Norwood
David Bryant
Josh Cohen
Beacon Communities
David Colton
Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management
Chris Cotter
City of Cambridge, Community Dev. Dept.
Keri-Nicole Dillman
Marc Dohan
NewVue Communities
Emilio Dorcely
Urban Edge
Nicole Eigbrett
Community Action Agency of Somerville, Inc.
Ellen Feingold
Maureen Fitzgerald
Neighborworks Housing Solutions
Brad Gordon
Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority
Aaron Gornstein
Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc. (POAH)
Soni Gupta
The Boston Foundation
Kristen Harol
The Life Initiative
Marie Herb
Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.
Felicia Jacques
Maloney Properties, Inc.
Kim Janey
Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath)
Jarred Johnson
Transit Matters
Colin Killick
Disability Policy Consortium
Tamar Kotelchuck
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Gloria Leipzig
Belmont Housing Authority
David Linhart
Goulston & Storrs
Colleen Loveless
Revitalize CDC
Lydia Lowe
Chinatown Community Land Trust
Dave Madan
Boston Investments
Rafael Mares
The Neighborhood Developers
Erin McAleer
Project Bread
Cathy Mercado
Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership
Chris Norris
Metro Housing|Boston
Rosa Ordaz
Harborlight Homes
Lynn Peterson
NeighborWorks America
Gordon Pulsifer
First Resource Development Company
Lueteshia Raymond
Boston Housing Authority
Jeffrey Sanchez
Sanchez Strategies and Rasky Partners
Dr. Megan Sandel
Children’s HealthWatch, Boston Medical Center
Amy Schectman
2Life Communities
Rebecca Schofield
Sadie Simone
Mass. Independent Living Council
Professor Preston Smith
Mount Holyoke College
Taisha Sturdivant
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Naomi Sweitzer
Bob Terrell
Roxbury Neighborhood Council
Gladys Vega
La Colaborativa
Donald Wright
City of Boston, Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion