NEAHMA Committees

How do I become more involved with NEAHMA ?

If you are interested in becoming more involved with NEAHMA or volunteer, please contact the office at 781-380-4344.

Who are NEAHMA volunteers?

The NEAHMA Board and the Planning Committees consist of volunteers from our Regular Members and Associate Members. NEAHMA relies strongly on participation from our membership. Without their commitment to volunteer time and efforts, we would not be able to provide the level of training and membership services that we offer.

How much time is involved in being a volunteer?

The amount of time needed to become a volunteer or board member depends on the board position you accept or the committee you join. The Board meets once a month for about 3 hours. The planning committees usually meet for about 1 hour a month and  most of the communication can be accomplished through email.

What can I do to help?

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Below is a listing of the committees that you can become involved with through a nominating process.

Committee Lists

Affiliates Committee
Chairperson- James Cooley, Sherwin Williams

Sarah Kaufmann, NEAHMA
Carter Roman, SmartCoats
Matt Silvernail, Emerson Swan

Annual Conference
Chairperson- Julie Wall, Cornerstone Corporation
Conference planning and coordinating.

Irma Chez, Harbor Management
Michelle Dalton, Corcoran Management
Kerry Dervil, First Realty Management
Catherine Downing, Catherine Downing and Associates
Eileen Green, Vesta Corporation
Dina Jeffrey, Imagineers, LLC.
Ashley McLaughlin, Vesta Corporation
Liz More, Beacon Communities, LLC.
Sarah Kaufmann, NEAHMA
Michelle Mitchell, NEAHMA
Fern Mullen, Corcoran Management
Carter Roman, SmartCoats
Lynne Sales, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Sarah Clark, First Realty Management
Jillian Pinola, Beacon Communities

Career Outreach and Professional Development Committee
Chairperson: David Joyner, The Caleb Group 

Stephen Chabot, Real Page
Hector Cruz, Winn Residential
Eileen Green, Vesta Corporation
Nancy Hogan, Beacon Communities
Joseph Hughes, MassHousing
Morgan McDonagh, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Fern Mullen, Corcoran Management
Kimberly Quint, The Schochet Company 
Jean Marie O’Brien, Corcoran Management

Charity Committee
Chairperson: Lynne Sales, Peabody Properties, Inc.

Volunteering at local food bank, and coordinating Donation Drives for Team NEAHMA charities.

Jennifer Conlon, Humboldt Moving & Storage
Nancy Cooper, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Peter Guertsen, Norfolk Companies
Sarah Kaufmann, NEAHMA
Carter Roman, SmartCoats
Matt Silvernail, Emerson Swan
Deidre Wyman, Trinity Management
Irma Chez, Harbor Management
Maribel Concepcion, Trinity Management
Robin Joubert, First Realty Management
Alison Morneault, Cornerstone Corporation
Kristen Fowler, Peabody Properties, Inc.

Communities of Quality Committee
Chairperson: Maria Oymaian, Peabody Properties, Inc.
The Committee is tasked with communicating COQ initiatives via NAHMA to NEAHMA, promoting the designation within the NEAHMA membership, and evaluating and selecting COQ award winners in each of the designated categories for the annual NEAHMA COQ awards. 

Sarah Kaufmann, NEAHMA

 

Credentialing & Designations
Chairperson: Toya Irish, Beacon Communities

This committee reviews all NAHP, NAHP-e, NAHMS, NAHMT and CGPM designation applications for completeness.  The committee sends these applications to the NAHMA Committee for the final approval.

Michelle Mitchell, NEAHMA

 

Energy and Sustainability (Green) Committee
Chairperson: Nancy Gaudet, Corcoran Management

This committee shall be the catalyst for working with NEAHMA member firms on the myriad of energy, sustainability and “green” initiatives.  These include but are not limited to providing guidance on how to apply for energy upgrade grants, rebate or other incentive programs; develop and recommend to the board, programs to support this mission and to craft the organizations energy reduction position statement.   The committee will also establish best practices guidelines with an emphasis on sustainability principles and energy conservation that can be shared with all NEAHMA member firms. 

As the leaders in the affordable housing industry, we are all responsible to help reduce energy usage at our properties and so do so with fiscal prudence. The committee will also work with other committees (i.e. Grassroots Advocacy, Career Outreach & Professional Development, Training and Education or the Maintenance Sub-Committee) on collaborative programs and initiatives like the annual Maintenance Training Day, currently held at Gillette Stadium or for energy related legislation at local, state or the federal level.

David Flynn, Burgess Pest Control
Matt Holden, Sparhawk Group
Joe Hughes, MassHousing
Ilene Mason, Rethinking Power Management
Elizabeth Merzigian, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Scott Pinyard, Sparhawk Group
Bill Scherer, Clean Green Solutions
Josh Zera, Housing Management Resources
Jonathan Owens, Corcoran Management

Finance Committee
Chairperson: Joe Thifault, WinnResidential

Securing the finances of NEAHMA.

Joe Hughes, MassHousing
Fern Mullen, Corcoran Management

Grass Roots/Advocacy Committee
Chairperson: David Joyner, The Caleb Group

This committee advocates on behalf of NEAHMA member firms to raise the level of awareness regarding the preservation of affordable housing programs and other issues related to ownership, financing, management and compliance, at the local, state, and/or federal level. 

The purpose of these efforts is so that we can help to influence public perception, regulations, or public policy such as pending legislation that affects our sector / industry.  Unlike “direct lobbying,” grassroots advocacy relies nearly totally on the general public and organizations like ours “not professional lobbyists” to connect with legislators and other government officials regarding pertinent issues. 

Ongoing grassroots issues include but are not limited to full-funding and timely payment of project-based Section 8 contracts; insuring strong budgets for Federal multifamily housing programs and the preservation and enhancement of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). 

Dave Morgan, JCHE
Christine Murphy, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Bomani Sundai, Winn Residential

 

Kid’s Day Committee
Chairperson:  Lynne Sales, Peabody Properties, Inc.

Coordinating and planning NEAHMA Annual Kid’s Day event and Drug-Free Poster Contest.

Irma Chez, Harbor Management
Maribel Concepcion, Trinity Management
Jennifer Conlon, Humboldt Moving & Storage
Nancy Cooper, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Robin Joubert, First Realty Management
Peter Guertsen, Norfolk Companies
Sarah Kaufmann, NEAHMA
Carter Roman, SmartCoats
Matt Silvernail, Emerson Swan
Deidre Wyman, Trinity Management
Bart Poulin, Greener Horizon
Kristen Fowler, Peabody Properties, Inc.

Marketing, Public Relations and Membership Committee
Chairperson: Nancy Reno, Housing Management Resources, Inc.

Bobbi Deming, Carabetta
Sarah Kaufmann, NEAHMA
Michelle Mitchell, NEAHMA
Fern Mullen, Corcoran Management
Lynne Sales, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Bridget York, Preservation Housing Management

Maintenance Sub-Committee (report to T&E Committee)
Co-Chairs: Michael Vacchio, Wingate Companies and Michael Worrick, Wingate Companies

Jim Cooley, Sherwin Williams
David Flynn, Burgess Pest Control
Peter Geurtsen, Norfolk Companies
Matt Holden, Sparhawk Group
Sarah Kaufmann, NEAHMA
Michelle Mitchell, NEAHMA
Bob Morelli, First Realty Management
Joe Moscariello, Wingate Companies
Bonnie Pantalone, ARS Restoration Specialists
Scott Pinyard, Sparhawk Group
Steve Sorkin, ARS Restoration Specialists
Carter Roman, SmartCoats
Josh Zera, Housing Management Resources

Nominating Committee
Chairperson:
Julie Wall, Cornerstone Corporation

The Nominating Committee is chaired by either a Past President or Director Emeritus, and comprised of four (4) other voting members from participating member companies. 
All voting members must be from different member companies. The current President also has a seat on this committee, but is a non-voting member in accordance with the current Bylaw
s.


Fern Mullen, Corcoran Management
Bob Morelli, First Realty Management
Joe Thifault, Winn Residential
Josh Zera, Housing Management Resources

RSC Training Sub-Committee (Reports to T&E Committee)
Chairperson: Lynne Sales, Peabody Properties, Inc.

Michelle Mitchell, NEAHMA
Helena Padellaro, MassHousing
Debbie Piltch, Maloney Properties
Julie Wall, Cornerstone Corporation
Kristen Fowler, Peabody Properties, Inc.

Strategic Planning Committee
Chairperson: Maria Oymaian, Peabody Properties, Inc.

Fern Mullen, Corcoran Management
Nancy Hogan, Beacon Communities
Julie Wall,  Cornerstone Corporation

Training & Education Committee
Chairperson:  Nancy Reno, Housing Management Resources, Inc.

Nancy Hogan, Beacon Communities
Sarah Kaufmann, NEAHMA
Morgan McDonagh, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Michelle Mitchell, NEAHMA
Bob Morelli, First Realty Management
Fern Mullen, Corcoran Management
Nicole Scott
Deb Piltch, Piltch Associates
Julie Wall, Cornerstone Corporation
Alison Morneault, Cornerstone Corporation
Cynthia Howe, Barkan Management
Jeanmarie O’Brien, Corcoran Management