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- Carter Roman, SmartCoats

James Cooley, Sherwin Williams
Sarah Kaufmann, NEAHMA
Peter Geurtsen, Norfolk Companies
Matt Silvernail, Emerson Swan
Bonnie Pantalone, ARS 
Jennifer Vega, Flynn Law Group

Annual Conference
Chairperson- Julie Wall, Cornerstone Corporation
Conference planning and coordinating.Michelle Dalton, Corcoran Management
Kerry Dervil, First Realty Management
Catherine Downing Downing Van Dyke
Eileen Green, Vesta Corporation
Ashley McLaughlin, Vesta Corporation
Sarah Kaufmann, NEAHMA
Michelle Mitchell, NEAHMA
Leslie Scales, NEAHMA
Fern Mullen, Corcoran Management
Carter Roman, SmartCoats
Lynne Sales, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Sarah Clark, First Realty Management
Jillian Pinola, Beacon Communities
Alison Morneault , Cornerstone Corp.
Kristen Fowler, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Igor Vinokurov, Barkan Management Company

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
Igor Vinokurov, Barkan Management Company

Charity Committee
Chairperson: Kristen Fowler, 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
Deirdre Wyman, Trinity Management
Maribel Concepcion, Trinity Management
Robin Joubert, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Lynne Sales, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Alison Morneault, Cornerstone Corporation

Communities of Quality Committee
Chairperson: 
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: Deirdre Wyman, Trinity Management 

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
Leslie Scales, NEAHMA

Grass Roots/Advocacy Committee
Chairperson: David Joyner, Trinity Management

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:  Kristen Fowler, Peabody Properties, Inc.

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

Maribel Concepcion, Trinity Management
Jennifer Conlon, Humboldt Moving & Storage
Nancy Cooper, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Peter Guertsen, Norfolk Companies
Sarah Kaufmann, NEAHMA
Carter Roman, SmartCoats
Deirdre Wyman, Trinity Management
Bart Poulin, Greener Horizon
Robin Joubert, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Lynne Sales, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Daphne Binder, First Realty Management

Marketing, Public Relations and Membership Committee
Chairperson: Kerry Dervil, First Realty Management

Bobbi Deming, Carabetta
Sarah Kaufmann, NEAHMA
Michelle Mitchell, NEAHMA
Leslie Scales, NEAHMA
Carter Roman, SmartCoats
David Joyner, Trinity Management
Fern Mullen, Corcoran Management
Bridget York, Preservation Housing Management
Paula Solemina, Pro-Care, Inc.

Maintenance Sub-Committee (report to T&E Committee)
Chairperson: Josh Zera, Housing Management Resources

Jim Cooley, Sherwin Williams
David Flynn, Burgess Pest Control
Peter Geurtsen, Norfolk Companies
Sarah Kaufmann, NEAHMA
Michelle Mitchell, NEAHMA
Leslie Scales, NEAHMA
Bob Morelli, First Realty Management
Joe Moscariello, Wingate Companies
Bonnie Pantalone, ARS Restoration Specialists
Steve Sorkin, ARS Restoration Specialists
Carter Roman, SmartCoats
Mike Worwick, Wingate Companies
Scott Lawes, 2Life Communities
Kerry Dervil, First Realty Management
Craig Phillips, Beacon Communities

Nominating Committee
Chairperson: Fern Mullen, Corcoran Management

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.

Joe Thifault, Winn Residential
Josh Zera, Housing Management Resources

 

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

Michelle Mitchell, NEAHMA
Helena Padellaro, MassHousing
Debbie Piltch, Maloney Properties
Julie Wall, Cornerstone Corporation
Marguerite D’Angelo, CSI Support & Development Services
Daphne Binder, First Realty Management

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

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

Training & Education Committee
Chairperson:  Julie Wall, Cornerstone Corporation

Nancy Hogan, Beacon Communities
Morgan McDonagh, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Sarah Kaufmann, NEAHMA
Michelle Mitchell, NEAHMA
Leslie Scales, NEAHMA
Fern Mullen, Corcoran Management
Nicole Scott
Deb Piltch, Piltch Associates
Alison Morneault, Cornerstone Corporation
Cynthia Howe, Barkan Management
Jeanmarie O’Brien, Corcoran Management
Carter Roman, SmartCoats
Julie Fawcett, Winn Residential