JP Resident Among New Board Members for Homelessness Prevention Organization

A Jamaica Plain resident was among six new board of directors for the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP).

On December 14, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership welcomed its Board of Directors Class of 2016 as new Board members. They are (from left) Robert Kaplan, Rick Muraida, Phil Dorman, Brian Donovan, and JP resident Cassandra Clay. Not pictured: Stephen Adamo and Darryl Settles.

On December 14, 2016 the following were welcomed as MBHP’s Board of Directors Class of 2016:

• Stephen Adamo, U.S. Head of Home Loans for Santander

• Cassandra Clay, JP resident and Senior Fellow for the Center for Social Policy, UMass Boston

• Brian Donovan, Managing Director at Deloitte LLP

• Phil Dorman, Head of Leasing for Oxford Properties

• Robert Kaplan, Executive Vice President of State Street Corporation

• Darryl Settles, Managing Partner at Catalyst Ventures Development

• Rick Muraida, First Vice President of Rockland Trust

“We are thrilled to have these accomplished members of the business, service and housing community join our Board of Directors,” said MBHP Executive Christopher Norris. “They bring to the Board an expansive and diverse wealth of knowledge and experience in finance, management, social services and housing – all sure to benefit MBHP and the more than 25,000 households we serve annually.”

The new members join the ranks of distinguished MBHP Board of Directors members who have shown unparalleled commitment to MBHP and its mission:

• Board Co-Chair Steven Rioff

• Board Co-Chair Cynthia Lacasse, MassHousing Director of Rental Business Development

• Board Vice Chair Elizabeth Gruber, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Senior Vice President for Community Development

• Board Clerk Terry Saunders Lane, Lane Consulting Services and UMass Boston Senior Fellow for the Center for Social Policy

Board Members:

Nader Acevedo, Executive Vice President of the Hispanic American Institute

Kevin Boyle, Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Division at Citizens Bank

Janet Frazier, President/CEO of Maloney Properties, Inc.

Langley Keyes, Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joseph Kriesberg, President/CEO of MACDC

Mary-Anne Morrison

Peter Munkenbeck, Munkenbeck Consulting

Jeffrey H. Packard, Vice President and Senior Managing Directorfor the Real Estate Finance Group at John Hancock Financial Services

Esther Schlorholtz, Senior Vice President and Director of Community Investment at Boston Private Community Investment

Darryl Settles, Managing Partner at Catalyst Ventures Development

Charles M. Smith, Senior Vice President and SBA Specialist at Eastern Bank

Donald E. Vaughan, Partner at Burns & Levinson, LLP

Michael Widmer

About Metropolitan Housing Partnership

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP) is a leading nonprofit dedicated to connecting the residents of Greater Boston with safe, decent homes they can afford. MBHP empowers families and individuals to move along the continuum from homelessness to housing stability. Serving more than 20,000 households annually, they work seamlessly to bridge the gaps among government, nonprofits, and corporations to continually increase their impact. With more than 30 years’ experience piloting and implementing housing programs, MBHP is an industry-leading expert on navigating the affordable housing field. For more information, visit www.mbhp.org, facebook.com/MBHPHome, or follow MBHP on Twitter at @MBHPhousing.