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Media inquiry or public records request? Contact Director of Public Affairs Rus Lodi at or 857-317-8523.

The executive/legal team oversees all aspects of MHP.

Clark Ziegler, Executive Director

Clark Ziegler

Executive Director

Email | 857-317-8585

Clark Ziegler is Executive Director of the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, a quasi-public state agency that finances affordable rental housing, provides mortgage financing for first-time home buyers, provides technical assistance for housing and neighborhood development, and is a major contributor to state housing policy. He has been with MHP since its inception in 1985 and has been chief executive since 1990. During his tenure MHP has delivered financing or technical assistance in nearly every city and town in the Commonwealth, including financing for more than 23,000 units of affordable rental housing and more than 20,000 affordable homes for low-income first-time buyers. In total MHP has delivered $4.9 billion in below-market financing either directly or through participating banks.

Between 1976 and 1981, Mr. Ziegler was in Washington, DC as an LBJ Intern, legislative assistant and then administrative assistant (chief of staff) to Massachusetts Congressman Robert Drinan, where he specialized in energy, environmental, budget and tax policy and staffed the House Subcommittee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources. From 1983 to 1985 he was Deputy Director of Development and Public Affairs at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

Mr. Ziegler serves as a governor's appointee on the board of the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation, which provides financing and technical assistance to community-based nonprofits across Massachusetts. He chairs the board of the Housing Partnership Fund, a federally-certified community development financial institution and a lending affiliate of the Housing Partnership Network, an organization that brings together the nation's leading housing and community development nonprofits. He also serves as a director of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, which represents leading banks and nonprofit loan funds across the U.S. engaged in community development lending.

As an Ipswich resident Mr. Ziegler served as chairman and as a 15-year member of the town’s Finance Committee, overseeing local spending on municipal government and public education and making recommendations on zoning and all other matters before town meeting. In 2006 he received the Community Service Award from Citizens Housing and Planning Association and in 2011 the Boston Globe named him one of the top ten innovators in Massachusetts.

He has a bachelor's degree from Hampshire College and a master's degree in public policy from the Kennedy School at Harvard University.

Danielle Kinkel, General Counsel

Danielle Kinkel

General Counsel

Email | 857-317-8530

Danielle Kinkel is MHP's general counsel and a member of MHP's executive team. She is responsible for guiding MHP's legal affairs in all internal and external matters as well as participating in strategic planning and goal-setting for MHP, a self-supporting, non-profit quasi-public agency that creates and preserves affordable housing.

Prior to MHP, Danielle was a real estate attorney at Nolan Sheehan Patten (NSP) in Boston from 2009 to 2018. She began as associate and was named partner in 2016.

At NSP, Danielle was responsible for managing and supervising legal teams through the structuring and closing of complex affordable housing finance transactions. She also advised governmental, quasi-governmental, non-profit and institutional lenders on a variety of housing and real estate development subjects, including zoning and permitting matters, housing subsidy statutes and regulations, tax credit structures and compliance, leasing and condominium regimes, real estate conveyancing issues, corporate entity formation and 501 (c)(3) applications.

She is past co-chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee of Commercial Real Estate Women of Boston (CREW Boston) and is an active member of the Affordable Housing Committee of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association, the Young Professionals Group of Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), and the American Bar Association’s Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development.

Her community service activities include pro bono representation of 3L Place, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to providing lifelong educational opportunities and ongoing support for adults with autism. She also provides ongoing pro bono representation of clients through Lawyers Clearinghouse and has provided pro bono legal representation to victims of Hurricane Katrina on matters such as clearing title to “heirs’ property” and filing grant applications for funding to rehabilitate and reconstruct damaged homes

She has a bachelor of arts degree in history and philosophy from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in education policy from Boston College and a law degree from Northeastern University.

Vanessa Okonkwo, Counsel

Vanessa Okonkwo


Email | 857-317-8534

Denis Leger, Loan Closing Specialist

Denis Leger

Loan Closing Specialist

Email | 857-317-8522

Mahtowin Munro, Executive Assistant

Mahtowin Munro

Executive Assistant

Email | 857-317-8527

Public Affairs

This team deals with all internal and external MHP communication and marketing efforts and houses MHP's Center for Housing Data. All media requests for information go through the Director of Public Affairs.

Ruston Lodi, Director of Public Affairs

Ruston Lodi

Director of Public Affairs

Email | 857-317-8523

Ruston Lodi joined MHP in 2001. He is responsible for producing and delivering housing information and resource materials to local officials, for-profit and non-profit developers, lending partners, the general public and the media.

Prior to joining MHP, he worked for Community Newspaper Company as editor-in-chief of four daily and 22 weekly newspapers that he helped integrate into single news operation under the flagship MetroWest Daily News. After graduating from Colby College he began his career in 1979 as a news reporter at the MetroWest Daily News (then the Middlesex News). In 22 years at the paper, he worked as a news writer, sports writer, sports editor, news editor, managing editor and editor-in-chief.

Calandra Clark, Director of Policy

Calandra Clark

Director of Policy

Email | 857-317-8524

Calandra (Callie) Clark joined MHP’s public affairs staff in 2008 and worked in policy analysis, research, messaging and communication strategy. In early 2017 she became Co-Director of MHP’s newly created Center for Housing Data and in 2019 became the Director of Policy.

Callie has extensive experience in policy analysis and web strategy and in crafting presentations for legislators, local public officials and other public audiences. She has a bachelor’s degree in international development from Clark University and a master’s degree in urban and regional policy from Northeastern University.

Tom Hopper, Director of Research & Analytics

Tom Hopper

Director of Research & Analytics

Email | 857-317-8561

Tom Hopper joined MHP in 2006 and worked in risk management, operations and analytical development over the next decade. In early 2017 he became Co-Director of MHP’s newly created Center for Housing Data and in 2019 became Director of Research & Analytics.

Tom has developed database systems, designed metrics, and created data tools and analytical reports that provide insight into project financial performance, credit quality, and risk management. He has led public policy research efforts on topics such as transit-oriented development, housing production, land use, gentrification and housing costs. Tom has a bachelor’s degree in economics, a master’s degree in city planning from Boston University, and a master’s degree in urban informatics from Northeastern University.

Lucas Munson, Data & Communications Analyst

Lucas Munson

Data & Communications Analyst

Email | 857-317-8528

Community Assistance

This team supports communities, local housing authorities, and nonprofit organizations in their efforts to create affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families.

Susan Connelly, Director of Community Assistance and Strategic Partnerships

Susan Connelly

Director of Community Assistance and Strategic Partnerships

Email | 857-317-8580

Susan Connelly joined MHP in 2004 after 17 years in real estate development and management. As the Director of Community Housing and Strategic Partnerships, she is responsible for overseeing MHP's support of municipalities, non-profits, public housing authorities and community groups in their efforts to promote community-based affordable housing.

Her responsibilities include managing MHP's technical assistance to communities as well as trainings and workshops that address current issues in the affordable housing field. She also works collaboratively with other stakeholders on state level housing policies.

Ms. Connelly is a Cambridge Housing Authority commissioner. She has also served in various leadership roles at the Mel King Institute for Community Building (MKI), including as a member of its steering, curriculum and real estate committees. In 2019, MKI recognized Connelly with a Champion Award for her support of training programs for people in the community development field. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont.

Laura Shufelt, Assistant Director of Community Assistance

Laura Shufelt

Assistant Director of Community Assistance

Email | 857-317-8582

Katharine Lacy, Senior Planner

Katharine Lacy

Senior Planner

Email | 857-317-8514

Shelly Goehring, Senior Program Manager

Shelly Goehring

Senior Program Manager

Email | 857-317-8525

Katie Bosse, Program Coordinator

Katie Bosse

Program Coordinator

Email | 857-317-8517

Rental Financing

This team uses lines of credit from banks and other sources to make long-term, fixed-rate loans for affordable rental housing. Since 1990, MHP has provided over $1.2 billion in loans and commitments for the financing of more than 25,000 units of rental housing.

Mark Curtiss, Managing Director

Mark Curtiss

Managing Director

Email | 857-317-8570

Mark Curtiss joined MHP's staff in 1991 and was named Managing Director in 2003. In this role, he is responsible for managing MHP's $1.2 billion loan fund, including oversight of loan underwriting, loan origination, portfolio management, loan workouts, and program development. He is the architect of MHP's rental housing loan programs including permanent financing, tax credit bridge financing, lines of credit, and credit enhancement for tax-exempt bonds, and he is directly responsible for the growth of the loan fund from its inception to over 19,000 units financed with no loan losses in the history of the portfolio.

Curtiss previously worked at Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, where he researched national housing trends for the "State of the Nation's Housing" report and analyzed innovative mortgage products for Nobel laureate Franco Modigliani and Denise DiPasquale. Prior to that, he worked on the Secretary's staff at the state's Executive Office of Communities and Development. Curtiss was recognized by the Boston Business Journal in 2002 as one of the 40 outstanding professionals in Massachusetts under the age of 40. He received his master's degree in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School and his bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

David Rockwell, Director of Lending

David Rockwell

Director of Lending

Email | 857-317-8550

David Rockwell has more than 30 years of community development and lending experience and joined MHP's staff in 1996. He was named director of lending in 2003 after previously serving as assistant director of lending. Prior to MHP, he had been a Vice President for Commercial Real Estate at Fleet Bank and before that at Shawmut Bank, where he had been recruited in 1991 to establish the bank's Real Estate Community Investment Unit.

He previously served as Development Director for the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Roxbury and began his banking and lending career at the former Bank of New England, where he had eight years' experience in real estate lending. He was recently appointed to the Housing Advisory Board and Housing Opportunities Task Force for the Town of Brookline and also serves on the Boston Advisory Board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. He is a Yale graduate and earned a master's degree in city and regional planning at Harvard University.

Nancy McCafferty, Senior Relationship Manager

Nancy McCafferty

Senior Relationship Manager

Email | 857-317-8556

Nancy McCafferty joined MHP’s staff in 2003 as a loan officer, in 2008 she was promoted to senior loan officer and in 2015 to senior relationship manager. As senior relationship manager, she is responsible for the strategic oversight of new and existing client relationships, identifying/analyzing financing opportunities that meet client business objectives, and maintaining detailed knowledge of MHP’s financing programs.

Prior to joining MHP Nancy specialized in the underwriting, acquisition and management of affordable multifamily properties participating in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. Nancy’s career began in the late 1980’s in commercial real estate where she held both property management and development positions at Trammell Crow Company, Spaulding & Slye (known today as Jones Lang LaSalle) and Winthrop Financial Company.

Nancy earned a bachelor's degree in business finance at UMass-Lowell and received certification as a real property administrator at Bentley College. She currently serves on the boards of Fidelity House and Human Services and Local Initiative Support Corporation. In the past, she has served on the board of the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development as well as CREW Boston (previously known as New England Women in Real Estate) and has chaired several committees within each organization.

Megan Mulcahy, Chief Credit Officer

Megan Mulcahy

Chief Credit Officer

Email | 857-317-8557

Megan Mulcahy joined MHP's Lending Team in June of 2000, and is responsible for ensuring the credit quality of all MHP loans, managing MHP's capital sources, and maintaining MHP's loan policies and procedures.

She has extensive experience working with non-profit community based housing developers and large for-profit national housing developers. She has worked with various projects and housing types including 40B-permitted housing, taxable debt, tax-exempt bond financing, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, working capital credit lines, mixed-use developments and sustainable housing. She is experienced at underwriting affordable developments with all MHP's capital sources - bank funds, FHA, and Fannie Mae.

Mulcahy came to MHP after graduate studies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, she was the project manager for Buchanan & Associates, an environmental and land use law firm located in Boston. She earned her undergraduate degree in politics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women of Boston (CREW Boston), where she participates in the working group for housing and community development.

Amanda Roe, Senior Loan Officer

Amanda Roe

Senior Loan Officer

Email | 857-317-8559

Amanda Roe came to MHP in 2005 and is responsible for marketing MHP's lending programs to prospective borrowers, and underwriting and closing permanent affordable housing loans throughout Massachusetts. Prior to joining MHP she worked for 15 years at the City of Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development on a range of affordable housing programs including homeowner and rental rehabilitation initiatives, supportive service housing development and contract management, neighborhood planning for city-owned vacant land, and financial analysis and project management of approximately 1,000 units of rental and homeownership units developed across the neighborhoods of Boston.

She also managed several important grant programs such as the Housing Counseling Program, Tenants At Risk Program, and the HOME Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Program. Prior to that, she worked at the Bromley Heath Public Housing Development conducting a land use survey, and writing and administering grants. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from McDaniel College, and earned her Master's Degree in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University in 1989.

David Hanifin, Senior Loan Officer

David Hanifin

Senior Loan Officer

Email | 857-317-8552

David Hanifin has been a senior loan officer at MHP since 2012. He specializes in providing permanent financing for the development and preservation of affordable and mixed income rental housing. Prior to joining MHP, he served as a development officer with Rhode Island Housing (RIH), which is Rhode Island’s housing finance agency as well as its allocating agency for low income housing tax credits. He worked as a construction and permanent lender at RIH for eight years, specializing in the debt financing of tax credit projects.

Prior to his work in RI, Hanifin lived and worked in the Boston area for 18 years, working most recently as a senior project manager for the Boston Redevelopment Authority. He is also an attorney who worked as assistant corporation counsel for the Boston Public Schools and as senior staff counsel at the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission before he became involved in planning and affordable housing finance.

David has a law degree from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in industrial economics from Union College. He has also been very involved as a board member and volunteer in a number of non-profit organizations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He currently serves as a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Housing and Economic Development District Council.

Alice Wong, Senior Loan Officer

Alice Wong

Senior Loan Officer

Email | 857-317-8575

Alice Wong re-joined MHP's Lending Team in February 2016 and is responsible for the origination, underwriting, and closing of multi-family affordable housing loans. In her earlier position at MHP, she was Deputy Director of Lending as well as Senior Project Manager, Community Housing Initiatives.

Wong has more than 25 years of experience in affordable housing and development in Massachusetts and New York. Prior to joining MHP, she worked for Urban Edge Housing Corporation, a Boston community development corporation, closing their first New Market deal combined with Low Income Housing tax credits and public and private debt, as well as helping oversee a portfolio of over 1,300 units. For the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD, she was the project manager of the roll-out of HomeBASE, a program to serve formerly homeless and at-risk families. Alice earned a BA in Sociology at Yale and a Master’s in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Steve Gandt, Loan Officer

Steve Gandt

Loan Officer

Email | 857-317-8551

Steve most recently worked as a Vice President at Berkeley Point Capital, one of the largest multifamily lenders in the US, where he managed a $10 billion real estate loan portfolio with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA financing. Over his 20 years at Berkeley Point (and its predecessors Deutsche Bank Mortgage and Berkshire Mortgage), Steve was involved in the management of a complex $500 million Fannie Mae credit facility, he helped manage the growth of the asset management business from $5 billion to $58 billion, and he was involved in the underwriting of multifamily loans. Steve has also worked at Winthrop Financial Associates as a real estate financial analyst and at State Street Corporation as an information analyst and fund accountant.

He has a Master’s degree in Economics from Boston College and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Holy Cross.

Anne Lewis, Senior Lending Analyst

Anne Lewis

Senior Lending Analyst

Email | 857-317-8554

Shawna O'Neil, Lending Analyst

Shawna O'Neil

Lending Analyst

Email | 857-317-8543

Zach Chatot, Lending Assistant

Zach Chatot

Lending Assistant

Email | 857-317-8553

Deepti Kamma, Lending Assistant

Deepti Kamma

Lending Assistant

Email | 857-317-8532

Portfolio Management

This team provides support for the life of our permanent mortgages.

Cynthia Mohammed, Director of Portfolio Management

Cynthia Mohammed

Director of Portfolio Management

Email | 857-317-8563

Cynthia Mohammed joined MHP's staff in 1998. She had previously been an associate in the audit group at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, where she worked for a variety of public, private and nonprofit clients. Cynthia earned a bachelor's degree in public policy at Brown University and has also done graduate work in accounting at USC. She was named deputy director of portfolio management in 2016 and director in August, 2018.

Kathryn Riley, Deputy Director of Portfolio Management

Kathryn Riley

Deputy Director of Portfolio Management

Email | 857-317-8581

Kathryn Riley joined MHP in 2017 as a senior portfolio manager and was named deputy director of the PM team in 2018. Prior to MHP, she worked for 16 years at John Hancock Realty Advisors, where she managed a diverse portfolio of affordable housing real estate investments. Prior to that, she held similar positions at First Partners and Boston Capital. She received her bachelor's degree from Boston College and a master's in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business.

Geoff MacAdie, Senior Advisor/Senior Portfolio Mgr.

Geoff MacAdie

Senior Advisor/Senior Portfolio Mgr.

Email | 857-317-8560

Geoff MacAdie has more than 25 years of experience in real estate and affordable housing. He joined MHP's staff in 1998 and was Director of Portfolio Management from 2004 to 2018. He had previously managed a large affordable housing portfolio in Maine for the Insignia Residential Group and worked as an asset manager for residential properties at Fleet/Recoll. He has also managed his own real estate management consulting firm. He has an MS in Urban Affairs/City Planning from Boston University and a bachelor's degree in urban affairs from the University of Connecticut.

Peter Fraser, Senior Portfolio Manager

Peter Fraser

Senior Portfolio Manager

Email | 857-317-8565

Peter Fraser's career has traversed the private, public and non-profit sectors. He has over 15 years of finance and asset management experience in real estate debt and equity investments in addition to public policy/finance experience gained from working in state government. He joined MHP's Portfolio Management Group in 2004 and as a Senior Portfolio Manager is responsible for managing a portfolio of multi-family/mixed use permanent and participating loans.

Fraser has extensive experience underwriting and managing commercial real sate loan portfolios as a real estate lender in the Boston and Washington, D.C. markets. He has served as an asset manager with MetLife Real Estate Investments and KB Realty Advisors, a CA based pension fund advisor where he managed a diversified 3.6 million sf office, retail and multi-family portfolio. Peter is involved in the Greater Boston Real Estate Finance Association and an active participant in Habitat for Humanity. He received his bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Scott Goldstone, Senior Portfolio Manager

Scott Goldstone

Senior Portfolio Manager

Email | 857-317-8566

Carla Cabral, Portfolio & Compliance Manager

Carla Cabral

Portfolio & Compliance Manager

Email | 857-317-8568

Jayne Touchet, Loan Servicing Coordinator

Jayne Touchet

Loan Servicing Coordinator

Email | 857-317-8529

Caitlin Fortin, Portfolio Operations Associate

Caitlin Fortin

Portfolio Operations Associate

Email | 857-317-8567

Merida Kepnes, Portfolio Analyst

Merida Kepnes

Portfolio Analyst

Email | 857-317-8583


This team manages the ONE Mortgage Program which, combined with our previous SoftSecond Mortgage Program, has helped over 21,000 low- and moderate-income families purchase their first home.

Elliot Schmiedl, Director of Homeownership

Elliot Schmiedl

Director of Homeownership

Email | 857-317-8516

Elliot Schmiedl re-joined MHP in March 2016 as the Program Manager for the Homeownership Department and was promoted to Director of Homeownership in August 2016. He is responsible for advancing homeownership priorities and goals, including marketing the ONE Mortgage Program and managing the homeownership team. In his earlier position at MHP, he was a Senior Program Associate, working with lenders and non-profit community partners to administer the SoftSecond and ONE Mortgage Programs.

In addition, Schmiedl served as the Division Director for Family Services at the South Middlesex Opportunity Council, a community-based social service non-profit organization. In this role he oversaw all facets of their Emergency Assistance (EA) shelter program, HomeBASE, and the Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC), including its homelessness prevention, first-time homebuyer and foreclosure prevention programs.

Schmiedl is also involved in Framingham town government as a former Town Meeting member and current Democratic Town Committee member. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Northeastern and a Master’s in Public Administration from Suffolk.

David Worsham, Operations Manager

David Worsham

Operations Manager

Email | 857-317-8519

Isabel Cruz, Project Manager

Isabel Cruz

Project Manager

Email | 857-317-8526

Moriah Cummings, Senior Program Associate

Moriah Cummings

Senior Program Associate

Email | 857-317-8545

LaQuisa Burke, Program Associate

LaQuisa Burke

Program Associate

Email | 857-317-8515

Benjamin Gaytan Rios, Program Administrator

Benjamin Gaytan Rios

Program Administrator

Email | 857-317-8542

Administration and Finance

This team combines to run the day-to day-operations and track MHP’s overall financial performance.

Charleen Tyson, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Charleen Tyson

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Email | 857-317-8510

Charleen Tyson brings a wealth of experience to MHP as a finance executive in both the non-profit and public sectors. Prior to joining MHP, she served for three years as executive vice president and CFO for MassDevelopment. In this role, she managed finance and accounting, human resources, administration and technology for this quasi-public economic development agency with $600 million in total assets.

Before MassDevelopment, she had been director of finance at the New England Aquarium, controller at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/Angell Memorial Hospital, and held various positions with the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

In her spare time, Tyson serves as treasurer of the Elizabeth Stone House in Jamaica Plain, which provides shelter and transitional housing for battered women. She also serves on the South Shore Charter School Board of Trustees, and on the finance committee for the Town of Hull. She received her MBA from Simmons College School of Management and did her undergraduate work in business management and science at Bridgewater State.

Karen English, Director of Financial Planning & Reporting

Karen English

Director of Financial Planning & Reporting

Email | 857-317-8513

Karen English joined MHP as Controller in August 2005 and is responsible for managing financial operations, processes and internal controls. She brings 15 years of accounting and operations management experience. Prior to coming to MHP, Karen served as interim CFO and as an Accounting Manager for two non-profit organizations. As a consultant, she developed systems which provided the management tools necessary to provide detailed financial reporting on a $200 million office/residential/retail project.

Her experience also includes forensic accounting, start-up infrastructure development, and creating financial models used in acquisition analyses and budgeting. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration at University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her CPA while at KPMG Peat Marwick.

Dave Oteri, Chief Accountant & Treasury Manager

Dave Oteri

Chief Accountant & Treasury Manager

Email | 857-317-8512

Ivette Timberlake, Administration & HR Manager

Ivette Timberlake

Administration & HR Manager

Email | 857-317-8511

Feng Situ, Staff Accountant/Budget Assistant

Feng Situ

Staff Accountant/Budget Assistant

Email | 857-317-8562

Toi Neely, Executive Assistant

Toi Neely

Executive Assistant

Email | 857-317-8531

Charmaine Hollins, Receptionist

Charmaine Hollins


Email | 617-330-9955

Scott MacIntyre, Information Technology Manager

Scott MacIntyre

Information Technology Manager

Email | 857-317-8573

Anton Kavulu, Information Technology Coordinator

Anton Kavulu

Information Technology Coordinator

Email | 857-317-8574