Board of Directors

Jan M. Bergeson
Ally Bank
Sandy, UT

Stuart J. Boesky
Pembrook Capital Management, LLC
New York, NY

Sarah Brundage
NAAHL
Washington, DC

Erin Burns-Maine
The Community Preservation Corporation
New York, NY

Catherine A. Cawthon
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Columbus, OH

Mark Curtiss
Membership Committee Chair
Massachusetts Housing Partnership
Boston, MA

Jennifer Ernst
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Seattle, WA

William J. Fenton
At-Large

Bank of America
Boston, MA

Jada S. Grandy-Mock
At-Large

Fifth Third Bank
Charlotte, NC

Lisa Gutierrez
U.S. Bank
Sacramento, CA

Jonathan Harwitz
Housing Assistance Council
Washington, DC

Joy Hoffmann
Morgan Stanley
New York, NY

Nikki Holsopple
Secretary
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Washington, DC

Andrews Jakabovics
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Washington, DC

Carl A. Jenkins
BMO Bank
Chicago, IL

Beatrice Kelly
Comerica Bank
Dallas, TX

Michael H. Martinez
Assistant Treasurer & Audit Committee Chair
American Express National Bank
Sandy, UT

James V. Matthews
At-Large

Capital One
McLean, VA

Melissa McDonald
Raza Development Fund
Phoenix, AZ

Steven J. Nielsen
Rocky Mountain Community Reinvestment Corporation
Salt Lake City, UT

Daniel A. Nissenbaum
Second Vice-Chair
Low Income Investment Fund
New York, NY

John Olson
Conference Planning Committee Chair
Goldman Sachs
New York, NY

Joseph Ott
Bank of New York Mellon
Pittsburgh, PA

Tia Boatman Patterson
California Community Reinvestment Corporation
Glendale, CA

Matt Reilein
National Equity Fund
Chicago, IL

Craig Robinson
Western Alliance Bank
Phoenix, AZ

Shannon Ross
Legislative and Regulatory Policy Committee Chair
Housing Partnership Network
Washington, DC

Merilyn Rovira
Chair
The Community Development Trust
New York, NY

Bobbie Salgado
First Citizens Bank
Santa Clara, CA

Doug Schaeffer
Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair
Woodforest National Bank
The Woodlands, TX

Celia D. Smoot
KeyBank
Philadelphia, PA

Wendy Takahisa
Wells Fargo
New York, NY

Moddie Turay
Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation
Boston, MA

Anthony L. Weekly
Truist Bank
Charlotte, NC

Dafina Williams
Opportunity Finance Network
Washington, DC

Stacie Young
Community Investment Corporation
Chicago, IL

Jan M. Bergeson
Ally Bank
Sandy, UT

Yvonne L. Blumenthal
U.S. Bank
Bothell, WA

Stuart J. Boesky
Pembrook Capital Management, LLC
New York, NY

Lloyd W. Brown, II
Racial Equity Committee Chair

Citi
New York, NY

Erin Burns-Maine
The Community Preservation Corporation
New York, NY

Catherine A. Cawthon
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Columbus, OH

Mark Curtiss
Membership Committee Chair
Massachusetts Housing Partnership
Boston, MA

Jennifer Ernst
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Seattle, WA

William J. Fenton
At-Large

Bank of America
Boston, MA

Jada S. Grandy-Mock
At-Large

Fifth Third Bank
Charlotte, NC

Jonathan Harwitz
Housing Assistance Council
Washington, DC

Joy Hoffmann
Morgan Stanley
New York, NY

Nikki Holsopple
Secretary

JPMorgan Chase
Washington, DC

Andrews Jakabovics
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Washington, DC

Carl A. Jenkins
BMO Harris Bank
Chicago, IL

Matt Josephs
LISC/National Equity Fund
Washington, DC

Deborah Kasemeyer
Northern Trust
Chicago, IL

Beatrice Kelly
Comerica Bank
Dallas, TX

Robert L. Likes
KeyBank
Salt Lake City, UT

Michael H. Martinez
Assistant Treasurer & Audit Committee Chair

American Express National Bank
Sandy, UT

James V. Matthews
At-Large

Capital One
McLean, VA

Melissa McDonald
Raza Development Fund
Phoenix, AZ

Steven J. Nielsen
Rocky Mountain Community Reinvestment Corporation
Salt Lake City, UT

Daniel A. Nissenbaum
Second Vice-Chair
Low Income Investment Fund
New York, NY


John Olson
Conference Planning Committee Chair
Goldman Sachs
New York, NY

Benson F. Roberts
NAAHL
Washington, DC

Shannon Ross
Housing Partnership Network
Washington, DC

Merilyn Rovira
Chair

The Community Development Trust
New York, NY

Bobbie Salgado
Silicon Valley Bank
Sacramento, CA

Doug Schaeffer
Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair
Woodforest National Bank
The Woodlands, TX

Wendy Takahisa
First Vice-Chair

Wells Fargo
New York, NY

Moddie Turay
Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation
Boston, MA

Jennifer A. Vasiloff
At-Large
Opportunity Finance Network
Washington, DC

Anthony L. Weekly
Truist Bank
Charlotte, NC

Stacie Young
Community Investment Corporation
Chicago, IL

Staff

Sarah Brundage

Sarah Brundage

PRESIDENT / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Sarah Brundage is the President and CEO of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders (NAAHL).

Sarah served as the Senior Advisor for Housing Supply and Infrastructure in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She also previously served as General Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations at HUD. Sarah led the Department’s efforts to enhance HUD programs that increase the production and supply of housing, including the execution of the Administration’s Housing Supply Action Plan. Sarah played a lead role in the implementation of the Interagency Taskforce on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) Action Plan. She also served as a senior policy advisor on the White House Domestic Policy Council.

Prior to HUD, Sarah was the Senior Policy Director at Enterprise Community Partners, where she co-led the national ACTION Campaign to strengthen and expand the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. She also led Enterprise’s state and local policy work in California and managed the state’s fair housing taskforce and the successful implementation of California Opportunity Maps.

Sarah holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Cherri Sinclair

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Cherri Sinclair is the Communications Director at the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders (NAAHL).

Cherri was a Senior Account Executive at Octane Public Relations & Advertising where she managed and implemented strategic communications and social marketing campaigns. Prior to Octane, Cherri worked in crisis communications at Levick, LLC, conducting media outreach and producing social media content. She was also responsible for executing corporate social responsibility programs, events, and grassroots initiatives for clients.

Cherri holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Master of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Howard University.

Sara (Olson) Spofford

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Sara (Olson) Spofford is the Operations Director at the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders (NAAHL).

Sara was the Communications Director for U.S. Representative Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.). Prior to that role, she also served as the Press Assistant and Campaign Assistant.

Sara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Manchester University.