Management Team

Richard F. Burns
President & CEO

Mecky Adnani
SVP Acquisitions

Scott Barkan

VP Development

Karen Caldwell

CFO & Treasurer

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
Chief Accounting Officer

Jamie A. Smarr
SVP Affiliate Program

Thomas G. Vaccaro
SVP External Affairs & Corporate Secretary

Kenneth D. White
VP Resident Services

Joseph P. Wiedorfer
SVP Acquisitions &
Development & Assistant

Barbara W. Wolf
VP Philanthropy


Ralph F. Boyd, Jr.
CEO, ULI / Americas The Urban Land Institute

Robert H. Abrams
Director and Founder, Program in Real Estate,
Cornell University (retired)

Richard F. Burns
President & CEO, The NHP Foundation

Ellis B. Carr
President & CEO, Capital Impact Partners

Thomas A. Carr

Managing Partner, Federal Capital Partners

Glynna Christian
Co-Head of Global Technology Transactions,
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Patricia Diaz Dennis
SVP & Assistant General Counsel, AT&T (retired)

Cherie Santos-Wuest
Managing Partner,
Celadon Venture Advisors

Sheldon L. Schreiberg
Senior Counsel, Lobel Novins & Lamont, LLP

Frank L. Sullivan, Jr.

Co-founder, Clarion Partners (retired)

Tuesday, October 16
Union Station, Washington, DC
4:00–9:30 pm

Affordable Housing Reboot: An Industry Call to Action this year’s Symposium, features Housing & Health: The Backbone of Strong Communities a dynamic discourse on the intersection of housing and health. The event will galvanize affordable housing leaders to respond to compelling data demonstrating the link between housing and health. Housing with health in the equation will improve the lives of economically challenged Americans.


Co-chaired by NHPF Trustees Ellis B. Carr, President & CEO at Capital Impact Partners, Cherie Santos-Wuest, Managing Partner, Celadon Venture Advisors LLC, and Sheldon L. Schreiberg, Senior Counsel, Lobel Novins & Lamont, LLP, NHPF will kick off this meaningful event by honoring four lawmakers whose continued efforts to address the affordable housing shortage help set the stage for this industry reboot:

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)
Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA)
Representative Jim Himes (D-CT)

Attendees will also be the first to hear Ryan Moser, VP, Strategy & Impact, CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) present Housing & Health: The Backbone of Strong Communities, a dynamic discourse on the intersection of housing and health followed by an interactive panel discussion featuring leaders from healthcare, policy, affordable housing, emergency and preventive medicine, and mental health.

Moderated by Dr. Tiffany Manuel, VP Knowledge, Impact & Strategy, Enterprise Community Partners, the panel will feature:

The panel will take the conversation to the next level parsing the current climate and providing concrete recommendations and strategies to create health and housing solutions to meet the rising need. The Symposium & Dinner is also an opportunity to honor many individuals who continue to help shine a spotlight on affordable housing. Throughout the event, NHPF will also honor special guests including:

Please join us for this can’t-miss event, Tuesday October 16, 2018 at Washington, DC’s historic Union Station and be a part of the future of quality affordable housing and healthy community development.

All proceeds from the 2018 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.

The NHP Foundation's mission is to preserve and increase service enriched affordable rental housing. Our collection and analysis of both resident and community data provides the full picture of the people we are dedicated to serving. Equipped with this data, we evaluate what needs are going unmet, and how best to ensure low to moderate income people have sustainable housing they can afford.