Management Team

Richard F. Burns
President & Chief Executive

Mecky Adnani
SVP Acquisitions

Frank P. Cerbini
VP Acquisitions

Neal T. Drobenare
SVP Acquisitions

Patrick J. Fry
SVP Acquisitions &

Stephen M. Green

John G. Hoffer
VP Project Management

Fred C. Mitchell
SVP Asset Management

Gary J. Parkinson
CFO & Treasurer

Jamie A. Smarr
SVP Affiliate Program

Thomas G. Vaccaro
SVP & Secretary Institutional
Advancement &

Kenneth D. White
VP Resident Services

Joseph P. Wiedorfer
SVP Acquisitions &
Development & Assistant


Ralph F. Boyd, Jr.


Robert H. Abrams
Richard F. Burns
Ellis B. Carr
Thomas A. Carr
Patricia Diaz Dennis
Cherie Santos-Wuest
Sheldon L. Schreiberg
Frank L. Sullivan, Jr.

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Union Station, Washington, DC
4:00–8:30 pm


Click here to view a congratulatory video from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

The NHP Foundation, a national leader in providing quality, affordable housing to America’s working poor, our elderly, and families at risk of homelessness, is pleased to be honoring the following individuals at its upcoming 2017 NHP Foundation Symposium & Dinner—An Afternoon of Learning, An Evening of Recognition:

Orrin Hatch, United States Senator (UT)
Maria Cantwell,
United States Senator (WA)
Emily Cadik,
Director of Public Policy, Enterprise Community Partners
Todd J. Crow,
Executive Vice President & Manager of Tax Credit Capital, PNC Real Estate

The event program, full biographies of all the participants, and a list of our esteemed sponsors may be found in The NHP Foundation 2017 Symposium & Dinner Journal.


NHPF’s 2017 Symposium & Dinner event is a combination of learning and celebration. We are bringing together builders, policy-makers, affordable housing advocates, academic researchers, as well as those in the media, law, finance and philanthropic sectors. You are cordially invited to join us for this unique afternoon to learn and evening to celebrate and recognize leaders in the community. We encourage anyone who cares about access to quality housing and community development to please join us for this important gathering.

The NHP Foundation (NHPF) is a not-for-profit real estate organization dedicated to preserving and creating sustainable, service-enriched multifamily housing that is both affordable to low and moderate income families and seniors, and beneficial to their communities.

All proceeds from the 2017 Symposium & Dinner will benefit NHPF’s Fund for New Development, supporting the acquisition, pre-development, development, and service-enriched affordable housing properties in communities around the country.

An Afternoon of Learning: 2017 Symposium

The 2017 Symposium, held in the Columbus Club, in Washington, DC’s historic Union Station will kick off with the presentation of NHPF’s first-ever Trailblazer Awards to two tireless champions of affordable housing legislation, in particular, the fostering of their bi-partisan bill to expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC):

Senator Orrin Hatch (R) of Utah
Senator Maria Cantwell
(D) of Washington

Following the awards presentation, the afternoon will feature the results of a groundbreaking report undertaken by the respected UVA Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and its Pay for Success Lab.

In its first-ever in-depth look at the future of affordable housing, the university chose to feature NHPF as the cornerstone for the new study, “Pay for Success  & Affordable Housing.” This timely report on the state of America’s affordable housing showcases exemplary case studies and examines the impact affordable housing can have in revitalizing neglected communities.

Following the presentation will be an in-depth and lively panel discussion featuring notable journalists, affordable housing advocates, policy-makers, and experts in the fields of law and finance, moderated by Washington Post contributor and author, Michele Lerner. Highlighting key aspects of the study, the panel will take the conversation to the next level with specific ideas, forecasts, and strategies to create affordable housing solutions for generations to come.

An Evening of Recognition: 2017 Awards Dinner & Reception
The cocktail reception and awards dinner will take place in the East Hall of Washington, DC’s historic Union Station. The evening will celebrate groundbreaking accomplishments, recognize leaders in the community, and help build on the tremendous foundation that NHPF has provided families for more than a quarter-century. The 2017 Symposium & Dinner Co-Chairs are:

Ralph F. Boyd, Jr. CEO of the American Red Cross / Massachusetts
Thomas A. Carr,
Managing Partner of Federal Capital Partners
Patricia Diaz Dennis,
Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, AT&T (retired)


The evening will kick off with the debut of a video case study of the Foundation’s work: “The NHP Foundation: Delivering On Our Commitment.”

The evening will culminate with the presentation of two leadership awards:


2017 NHPF Affordable Housing Advocacy Award

We are pleased to present this first-ever award to Emily Cadik, a director of Public Policy at Enterprise Community Partners, where she has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the affordable housing community.


2017 NHPF Affordable Housing Visionary Award

This year’s introductory awardee is Todd Crow, Executive Vice President & Manager of Tax Credit Capital, PNC Real Estate, who is widely recognized as a force for continued positive change in the affordable housing industry.

The provision and protection of affordable housing is something to honor and celebrate. Your generous sponsorship can help make that happen.