Jim joined the NRMC Board of Directors in September 2012 and became President of NRMC July 1, 2014.
Jim has been the Executive Director of NeighborWorks Capital since 2007. As the leader of the NeighborWorks Capital team, a national CDFI providing capital for affordable housing projects of NeighborWorks affiliates, he has overall responsibility for implementing its business plan, raising debt and equity and customer outreach and relations.
Jim has 30 years of senior management experience in both private and nonprofit real estate development organizations with business line expertise in real estate finance, project and property management, and financial management. He has extensive experience in affordable housing finance, strategic planning, and asset management. Jim participates in various industry advisory committees focused on affordable housing finance and lending, including NeighborWorks’ CHAM, Multifamily and Strength Matters initiatives, MacArthur Foundation’s Window of Opportunityand CARS™Data Platform Advisory Committee.
Jeanne Pinado, Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, Director
NRMC Committees: Loss Control, Audit
President and Executive Director, Madison Park Development Corp.
Jeanne Pinado has been a member of the NRMC Board of Directors since 2005 and has been the Vice President and Assistant Treasurer of NRMC since 2005.
In 1998, Jeanne Pinado became the Chief Executive Officer of Madison Park Development Corporation (Madison Park), a non-profit community development corporation in Roxbury, MA. Established in 1966, Madison Park developed and owns 1,250 units of multi-family housing. In the past ten years, the organization has embarked upon a strategy to develop owner-occupied housing, producing 113 affordable homeownership units, including the 60-unit Davenport Commons project that won the 2003 Fannie Mae Foundation Maxwell Award of Excellence due to its innovative partnership with Northeastern University.
Madison Park owns two commercial buildings in Roxbury’s Dudley Square Business District totaling 74,000 square feet and pursues a cultural economic development agenda through its programming at Hibernian Hall. In addition, its community organizers work with residents and merchants on a variety of initiatives including violence prevention and voter turnout and education. Madison Park has an annual budget of $2.8 million and employs a staff of 20.
Prior to joining Madison Park, Ms. Pinado served as a Senior Equity Investment Officer at Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC) for four years, where she financed low-income housing tax credits projects throughout Massachusetts and provided technical assistance to non-profit organizations developing housing and mixed-use projects. Prior to MHIC, she served as a Project Manager for Metropolitan Structures for six years, working on development of commercial office buildings in downtown Boston and in Roxbury.
Ms. Pinado holds a BA degree in economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA in finance from Columbia University. She serves as the treasurer of Massachusetts Association of CDCs (MACDC) and a member of the Executive Committee of Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA). Jeanne is a board member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Foley Hoag Foundation, Charlesbank Homes Foundation, Franklin Square Housing Foundation, Zoo New England and chairs the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency Multi-family Advisory Committee. She also serves as board member of Washington, DC-based NeighborWorks Capital Corporation, a CDFI.
In 2003, Jeanne received the African-American Achievement Award for Community Service from The City of Boston and in 2005 received Suzanne King Public Service Award from New England Women In Real Estate. In 2006, she received a fellowship from the Barr Foundation and has traveled as a Barr Fellow to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mexico, and Haiti.
Ken Mutter, Treasurer, Director
NRMC Committees: Audit, Finance & Investment.
Chief Operations Officer of NeighborWorks(R) Orange County
Ken Mutter has been a member of the NRMC Board of Directors since 2006. Ken is a member of the Investment, Finance and Audit Committees of NRMC.
Ken Mutter, Sr. Vice President of NeighborWorks Orange County, previously Neighborhood Housing Services of Orange County has been on the management team since 1997. In his current role, Ken is responsible for organizational governance and external communications which includes marketing, raising operating and capital funds, funder relations and building partnerships within the community. He previously served as COO, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization including: budgeting, program development, asset management, financial development, loan servicing, marketing and compliance. He was instrumental in creating the Orange County Housing Trust which was designed to find creative solutions to develop and finance affordable workforce housing in Orange County.
Ken also serves as an Executive Board Member of the Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing (SCANPH), a Board Member and Officer of Glenkirk Church. Prior to working for NHS OC, Ken worked for Children's Hospital of Orange County Foundation, the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center Foundation, the San Gabriel Valley YMCA and was a partner in a fund development and non-profit management consulting firm.
Fred Lazare, Secretary, Director
NRMC Committees: Audit
Finance Director at Avenue CDC
Fred Lazare has been a member of the NRMC Board of Directors since 2011. He is also a member of the Audit Committee of NRMC.
Fred is the Finance Director at Avenue CDC, a position he has held since 2002. At Avenue CDC, Fred is responsible for the organization’s accounting and financial reporting, manages Avenue’s banking, insurance and technology programs, and serves as its asset manager. Fred joined Avenue CDC in October 2002 after working at First United Methodist Church of Houston for four years. Prior to that, Fred worked for over eight years as an auditor with the CPA firm of Melton & Melton, LLP in Houston.
Fred is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Master of Accounting degree from Rice University. He has served on the boards of several local environmental groups.
Michael Claflin, Director Chief Executive Officer of AHEAD, Inc.
Michael Claflin is the Chief Executive Officer of AHEAD, Inc. As the organization’s CEO, Mr. Claflin oversees an organization which has developed, owns and operates 330 units of affordable housing for families, seniors, and people with disabilities in nine northern New Hampshire communities. Additionally he consistently takes leadership roles in community organizations that improve and build collaborative partnerships to sustain AHEAD’s role as one of the premier community development organizations in the region.
In addition to his work with AHEAD, Mr. Claflin co-created Profile Capital LLC, a regional real estate investment firm for accredited investors. The firm additionally provides consulting services for “startup” as well as seasoned corporate clients, and provides assistance with the structuring of financial proposals, debt restructuring, and refinancing packages.
Prior to joining AHEAD, Mr. Claflin worked for 19 years in the banking industry, most recently as Regional Vice President of Connecticut River Bank. He currently serves on the board of Neighborhood Risk Management Corp., FHLB Boston, Advisory Council; and on the board of HOMEteam Education and Resources.
Sandi Levine, Director Asset Manager, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (TNDC)
Sandi joined Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (“TNDC”), and the affordable housing professional community, in 2010. Sandi shares management of over 32 historic and recently constructed multi-family buildings in San Francisco, providing nearly 3,000 residents with affordable housing in a supportive environment. Sandi leads the insurance and litigation management functions at TNDC. A major building fire in 2011 – before TNDC joined the NRMC program – provided hands on experience in risk management, emergency response, and the insurance claims process.
Prior to joining TNDC Sandi practiced transactional law in San Francisco, provided financial management and contract negotiation at UC San Francisco, and worked in residential real estate.
Sandi has a Bachelor of Science in economics from The University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, and a J.D. from The University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She also was a policy research intern focusing in California’s reinsurance industry for Consumers Union, and served as a judicial extern for The Honorable Vaughn Walker of the California Northern District Federal Court.
Patrick Madden, Director
Executive Director, Troy Rehabilitation & Improvement Program (TRIP)
Patrick Madden has been a member of the NRMC Board of Directors since 2006 and served as the President of the Board from 2007 to 2014.
Patrick is the Executive Director of Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, Inc. (“TRIP”), a position he has held since 1987. His association with TRIP began two years prior when he was hired to lead their development efforts.
TRIP is a 45 year old Community Development Corporation serving Rensselaer County in upstate New York that is engaged in Home Ownership Promotion and Preservation, Real Estate Development and Management as well as Resident Leadership Development.
Patrick has undergraduate degrees in Photography, Political Science and Philosophy. He has a Law Degree from Union University and is admitted to practice law in New York State as well as the US District Court in Northern New York.
Patrick serves as a board member on a number of community organizations involved in the arts, homelessness and disability services as well as the Institute Review Board at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Judith Patrick, Director
Associate Director of Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation and Colorado Housing Enterprises
Judith Patrick rejoined the NRMC Board of Directors in October 2013, having served on the first NRMC Board.
Judi has over 25 years of experience in community development and financial management. She has worked for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and has worked both sides of the “funding fence”, having served as both “funder” and “fundee”.
Judi’s first involvement with affordable housing began in 1968 in Cleveland, Ohio, with the HUD 235/236 single-family development program. Since then Judi’s career has taken several directions, but always returning to the nonprofit community.
During her employment with NeighborWorks America (“NWA”), Judi evaluated grant requests and provided training and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations. In February 2005, Judy left NWA to become Deputy Director of Community Resources Housing Development Corporation (CRHDC) and its affiliate Colorado Housing Enterprises LLC CDFI. Since that time, she has directed CRHDC’s growth from a staff of 15 to a staff of 48, and assets have grown from $6 million to over $25 million.
Judi has provided training across the country in asset management, risk management, and financial management. In 2013, she developed a training curriculum for resiliency planning (in partnership with Elicia Ratdczyk) that was presented at the October 2013 Housing NOW Conference.
With degrees in accounting and communications from Cleveland State University, Judi also has certificates in community lending and project management from the University of Colorado. She is certified as a Non-profit Housing Management Specialist (NHMS), and is one of the first five Certified Housing Asset Managers (CHAM) in the country. Judi has served on the Colorado State Youth Council, and she has been quoted in The Housing Development Reporter on her views concerning asset management and community investment. She also authored “Using Resident Involvement As and Asset” in Managing Assets and Properties, Fall 2000.
Timothy Thorland has been a member of the NRMC Board of Directors since December 2009. Tim is a member of the Investment, Finance and Membership Policy Committees of NRMC.
Tim is the Executive Director for Southwest Housing Solutions, a non-profit housing corporation, in Detroit, Michigan, and has been serving as its Executive Director since 2004.
Tim has over 20 years experience in urban planning, architecture, and real estate development, including eighteen years experience producing affordable housing in the non-profit industry. Since joining Southwest Housing Solutions in 1999 he has been responsible for completing more than $100 million of residential and commercial development as well as designing and implementing programs which have helped thousands of households secure and preserve homeownerhip. Tim has extensive experience in real estate financing and orchestrating the development process. In addition, he has specific experience in historic rehabilitation, property management, supportive housing, homeowner creation and foreclosure prevention. He has been employed in architecture and municipal planning.
Tim earned Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. He previously served four years as the Chairperson of the Community Development Advocates of Detroit, the local community development trade association, as well as, serves on several other local, state and national boards and committees. Tim was named one of Crain’s Detroit Business "40 under Forty" business leaders in 2006.