Patricia Belden is President of POAH Communities and has been part of the POAH organization since its founding in 2001, rising from project manager to managing director and chief operating officer. Over the years she has played a lead role in the acquisition, preservation and creation of nearly 8,500 affordable housing units nationally. She oversaw strategic development and implementation of the Choice Neighborhood Initiative grant, a revitalization centered on the redevelopment of five city blocks in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood near the University of Chicago. Patricia possesses a broad knowledge of complex deal structuring and layered finance and has employed most of the available federal, state, local, private and tax credit equity funding programs to preserve at-risk affordable housing. Prior to joining POAH, she worked at Boston Financial Group and MassHousing.
Rochelle is responsible for property operations and the performance of the POAH owned portfolio managed by POAH Communities - close to 8,500 affordable housing apartments in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. POAH Communities has over 350 staff members in offices in Kansas City, Chicago, Boston, and DC. She manages a wide range of apartment communities that vary in age, size, geographic location and physical configuration for a portfolio financed with a variety of affordable housing programs including low income housing tax credits, bonds, conventional financing and a variety of specialized HUD programs and secondary financing sources. She oversees the profitability, financial direction and long and short term goals of each property and the development of annual property budgets, forecasts and other financial projections to deliver on financial targets. Rochelle is proficient in researching local rental markets to achieve maximum rents without compromising the affordability of the real estate asset. She conducts physical inspections, to ensure optimum decent, safe and sanitary housing and ensures that each development’s operations are in compliance with all local and federal laws and program regulations. She also supervises the training and transition processes on new property acquisitions including operations systems and HUD required certifications. She holds an MBA from Boston University.
Amos joined POAH Communities in 2005 as a portfolio accountant. Prior to his current position, he served as controller for five years. Amos leads our dedicated team of professional staff accountants in the Kansas City corporate office and oversees all accounting functions including property accounting, investor reporting, internal cash flow reporting, accounts payable, corporate accounting, and payroll. He is also responsible for cash management and oversees the administration of Yardi software products throughout the portfolio. Amos received his Bachelor's of Science in Accounting from Emporia State University and an MBA from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. He is CPA licensed in Missouri.
Kathleen Carpenter, is the POAH/POAH Communities Vice President of Human Resources responsible for managing the two organizations' programs for recruitment, hiring, employee benefits, performance evaluations, training and HR policy development. She provides professional and comprehensive human resources support to field and corporate staff within both organizations. She has more than three decades of experience in office administration and executive/board management at a variety of organizations largely in the affordable housing field. She previously worked for the Cambridge (MA) Housing Authority, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development, Housing Investments, Inc., and Harvard College. She received her Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute and is a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
Christopher joins POAH Communities with over 15 years of experience in property and asset management. He leads a team of five regional property supervisors to oversee the operations of over 50 New England and Florida properties. Christopher has extensive program knowledge including LIHTC, HOME, Project-Based Section 8, Housing Choice Voucher and market rate as well as commercial real estate leasing and management. He is adept at evaluating properties, teams and systems to develop new processes increasing operational and financial efficiencies. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.
Terri assists the POAH Communities executive vice president/COO and supervises regional property supervisors and all field-based POAH Communities employees reporting to these positions in Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. Terri identifies opportunities for improved financial and operational performance and maintains business relations with the many housing partners associated with properties including investors, lenders, regulators, neighbors, residents, local government agencies, HUD, state housing agencies. Terri serves as liaison from POAH Communities to POAH Asset Management in furthering stewardship of the portfolio and supports POAH's director of business development in the pursuit of new business and successful property integration to the managed portfolio/operating system.
Lauri Brown provides expert counsel and leadership in her role as Director of Risk Management & Policy Development. She is considered one of affordable housing's leading experts in the Midwest, having held key affordable property management positions with several companies including Interstate Realty Management /Michaels Development, one of the nation’s largest developer/operators of affordable housing. She was also the Executive Director for the Affordable Housing Management Association Region VIII. Lauri is “Green Advantaged – Residential” certified and serves as POAH Communities' “Green Manager” for products and maintenance practices. A graduate of the State University of New York, she is a Certified Property Manager and holds a variety of industry training certifications. She is also a broker in Missouri.
Michael has lengthy experience in multifamily housing management. In 2010 he became POAH Communities Director of Maintenance and Procurement after a highly successful tenure as Senior Regional Property Supervisor in New England. Michael provides expert knowledge to POAH Communities and POAH staff on property physical assets, operating systems and their related maintenance. He is involved in purchasing decisions as part of POAH Communities cost management program. Michael is a graduate of Fitchburg State College and is a certified property manager. He is a past president of the Greater Rhode Island Chapter of IREM.
James Singleton III is POAH Communities’ Director of Training & Recruitment. He manages the recruitment process for all positions within POAH Communities, consults with managers in hiring decisions and provides source assistance to POAH. He also regularly assesses training and education needs and creates and develops learning experiences that will enhance the skills of POAH Communities employees. James brings expertise in the employee development space and education strategies. In his prior position at C Space, a market research company, James oversaw several employee programs and customized training to respond to the company’s speed of business and staff’s learning interests. James is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and a Certified Professional Coach from World Coach Institute.
Monique Alston is POAH Communities Regional Property Supervisor/Development Associate for POAH's properties in Washington, DC and Maryland and the future Barry Farm revitalization project in the Southeast neighborhood of DC. She also oversees POAH's Michigan properties and serves on POAH’s Real Estate Development Group where she assists POAH's Project Manager in the overall oversight of special projects. Monique most recently worked with Humphrey Management as a regional property manager responsible for eleven communities comprising 1,500 units including project based Section 8, Section 236, PRAC, Tax Credit and conventional units. Monique has acquired multiple industry and affordable housing certifications and many industry awards.
Kim Barnes has been with POAH Communities since 2007, bringing more than 20 years of experience in property management to a range of positions at the company. She was property manager for Monroe Estates in Lebanon, MO and became operating support and training specialist in 2008. In that position, she assisted with management transitions, on-site staff training and compliance reviews throughout the portfolio. From 2011-2013 she was senior property manager for three Carthage, MO properties - Highland Acres, Highland Meadows and Deerfield Village and became regional property supervisor in 2014. Prior to coming to POAH Communities, she managed conventional properties in Florida and tax credit/conventional properties in Texas. She holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Management, Financial Services and Human Resources.
Jennifer is a senior regional property supervisor with POAH Communities, overseeing a portfolio of 935 units of affordable rental housing in Rhode Island and Connecticut. She holds more than 20 years of experience in conventional and market rate properties including commercial, affordable rentals including Section 8 and LIHTC, rural developments and has experience in condo associations. She has worked for Dimeo Properties, Fairfield Residential, and Property Advisory Group. She earned her Accredited Residential Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management in 1996 and holds these professional certifications: CPM, COS, TaCCS, C4P. She holds Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Rhode Island College and earned her tax credit specialist certification from the National Center for Housing Management. In her personal time she serves on the Crescent Park Carousel Commission for The City of East Providence, RI.
Janel has been with our POAH Communities team since 2008, most recently as Property Manager of Bridle Path and Torrey Woods in Massachusetts.
D.Ann has more than 20 years’ experience in the affordable multifamily business as a property manager and asset manager. Prior to joining POAH Communities she was an Asset Manager for the Illinois Housing Development Authority where she oversaw a large portfolio of apartment developments. D.Ann is responsible for property operations for the POAH properties in Illinois including several on the South Side of Chicago where POAH is leading a major neighborhood redevelopment effort aided by a HUD CHOICE Award. This redevelopment involves new construction, acquisition rehab and mixed income developments involving a complex series of funding sources and program regulations. D.Ann is a graduate of Chicago State University and is a certified property manager and licensed broker.
Kathleen Hennessy is a highly experienced property management professional having worked for non-profit organizations, for profit companies and a housing authority rising through the ranks to senior portfolio manager levels. Prior to joining PHM, she worked at The Community Builders in New England. At POAH Communities she oversees a variety of developments in New England. She is a graduate of Assumption College.
Brenda Hernandez joined POAH Communities in 2011 and brings with her expertise gained from her work initially as an occupancy specialist, property manager, senior property manager and regional property supervisor. She managed a portfolio of 2,600 units in Florida and the mid-Atlantic. She serves on the board of a Massachusetts non-profit service organization.