Dr. Gary K. Wallace, CEO/Executive Director
Dr. Gary K. Wallace is the CEO/Executive Director of the Lowell Housing Authority, Wallace began his career at the LHA as a property manager in 1987 and has worked in various upwardly mobile positions culminating with his appointment as CEO/Executive Director in 2002.
The Lowell Housing Authority has an annual operating budget of over $12 M, a capital fund of $3 M and a $10 M Section 8 Voucher Program and serves thousands of low-moderate income elders, families and people with special needs.
Dr. Wallace is a proven dynamic leader with comprehensive operations and project management skills in a governmental environment. Dr. Wallace has consistently demonstrated the ability to optimize human/material and financial resources, has strong strategic planning, analytical, communication and problem-resolution skills. He is able to elicit cooperation from diverse groups to accomplish common objectives. His work at the agency has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for integrity and commitment to affordable housing, dignity and self-sufficiency. Wallace and the agency have been accredited and designated "high performer" status for 10 consecutive years.
Additionally, Dr. Wallace serves as President of two non profits, The Lowell Housing Youth Activities Program, Inc, which provides annually through private donations over $20,000 in college scholarship to low-moderate income youth in the LHA's housing programs, as well as supports other youth enrichment projects. Wallace is president and founder of Operation Returning Veterans, whose mission is to help facilitate comprehensive services for post 9/11 returning veterans. ORV raises private funds for the development of affordable housing, removes barriers to employment such as transportation, clothing, education and skills training in the Merrimack Valley.
Gary Wallace has earned a Doctorate degree in Law and Policy from Northeastern University, an MPA from Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School, B.A. in Liberal Arts from University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Associate of Science degree from Newbury College.
Dr. Wallace holds certifications in Public Housing Management, Procurement and Contracting, and other professional development courses.
Wallace is a member of MA NAHRO, NAHRO, Middlesex Community College Foundation, International Society of Law and Policy, American Society of Public Administrators.
Mary Ann Maciejewski – Assistant Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer
Mary Ann has over 30 years of housing experience, having joined the Lowell Housing Authority in 1982. She served as the Family Self Sufficiency Program Coordinator as well as the Division Director of Leased Housing Programs before becoming part of the Executive Team. She received a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She is a certified Public Housing Manager and Certified Leased Housing Program Manager. She currently serves on the board of Breyere Gardens, an independent living program at D'Youville Senior Care Center. She formerly served on the boards of Alternative House and Suitability in Lowell.
Adam Garvey – Chief Financial Officer
Adam Garvey joined the Lowell Housing Authority in May of 2008. Prior to that, Adam provided financial consulting services to many public housing authorities throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including Lowell. Adam holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and is currently working toward his Masters degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University.
Adam currently directs and oversees all functions of the Finance and Procurement department that include cash management, financial accounting and reporting, payroll, budgeting, expense analysis, contract administration, and public procurement. The goal of the CFO and the department is to promote and ensure the financial health and well-being of the Authority.
Adam also sits on the Finance Sub-Committee, the Designer Selection Committee and Chairs the Safety Committee.
Jonathan C. Goldfield, Procurement Compliance Officer/Chief Procurement Officer
Mr. Goldfield’s public sector experience in Massachusetts spans 25 years before joining the Lowell Housing Authority as its Procurement Compliance Officer in April 2013. He has broad public sector business and purchasing experience, He served as a purchasing and administrative services manager with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Haverhill, MA Purchasing Agent/Chief Procurement Officer, and as a school business administrator directing operations, developing and managing budgets of $13M to $44M. Mr. Goldfield believes that constant staff business practice improvement is critical in public sector purchasing and supply chain management. To that end, he has developed and presented workshops to private and public sector purchasing professionals covering a broad spectrum of topics, including negotiations, contracting mechanics, leadership, law and professional ethics. He is committed to public housing services and is a Haverhill Housing Authority commissioner as well. He volunteers as a member of the Haverhill Hunking School Building Committee and serves on the board of the American Red Cross of Northeastern Massachusetts, where he is also an active disaster services volunteer in the Merrimack Valley.
Mr. Goldfield holds a Juris Doctor (Massachusetts School of Law), Master in Public Administration (Suffolk University), and B.A., Mass Communications (University of Hartford). He is admitted as an Attorney to the Massachusetts Bar and the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts.
He earned the Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) lifetime designation issued by the Institute for Supply Management in 2011 and is a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Officer (MCPPO).
Maria G. Rodriguez - Executive Secretary
Maria has over 30 years of public housing experience having joined the Agency in 1980. Maria worked as a Clerk for the Leasing & Occupancy, Management, and Maintenance departments. In 1986 Maria assisted in the implementation of the Work Orders for the Maintenance Department. In 1988 she was promoted to Secretary of the Maintenance Department and in 1990 she was promoted to her current position of Executive Secretary. Maria graduated from Newbury Junior College in 1979. She is a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Notary Public and sits on the LHA’s Personnel Policy committee.
Rene M. Chateauneuf - Director/Facilities Operations
Rene Chateauneuf began employment with the Lowell Housing Authority's Heating Department in 1980. Rene was promoted to Supervisor of the Heating Department in 1990 where he worked until he assumed the duties and responsibilities of the Director of Capital Planning/Operations in February 2011.
Rene obtained his Massachusetts Department of Public Safety Construction Supervisor's License in 2003, completed OSHA certification in 2006, and is certified by the National Center for Housing Management in Maintenance Management, Housing Management, and Site Based Budgeting. Rene also serves on the Lowell Housing Authority's Designer Selection Committee.
Brian D. Moriarty - Superintendent of Maintenance
Brian Moriarty joined the Agency in 1985 as Custodian. He worked his way through the ranks and was promoted to Maintenance Supervisor in 1995. He served as Maintenance Supervisor for ten years and went on to be promoted to the position of Property Manager assigned to the North Common Village. He was promoted in 2011 to Superintendent of Maintenance overseeing all of the properties, Property Managers, and Maintenance Staff. He has held the designation as a NAHRO certified Public Housing Manager since 2001.
Brian sits on the LHA’s Sick Leave Bank, LHA Safety Committee, Public Safety Committee, and Designer Selection Committee.
Brian is OSHA certified, and also holds certifications as Manager of Maintenance since 1994, and Housing Specialist as of 2001.
Tha O. Chhan - Division Director Leased Housing
Tha Chhan joined the Agency in 1988 and briefly served as a Clerk/Interpreter before being appointed as a Housing Inspector in 1989. He was later promoted in 2002 to the position of Assistant Division Director for Public and Leased Housing Programs where he served for six years. In 2008,Tha was appointed Division Director for the Division of Leased Housing Programs and currently serves in that position. He has an MSW degree from Boston University and a BS degree from Franklin Pierce College. He holds certifications as a Housing Specialist since 2001 and a Public Housing Manager Certification since 2001. He is also fluent in the Cambodian language.Tha received a citation from the Mayor of Lowell, Patrick O. Murphy on October 7th, 2012 for his contributions to the Cambodian community of Lowell.
Kevin Forsley - Public Housing Program Administrator
Kevin has over 16 years of public housing authority experience. He joined the Lowell Housing Authority staff in 1996 as Public Safety Officer/Dispatcher. Several years later he became the LHA’s Public Safety Officer/Constable responsible for serving of legal notices and executions. He received a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice and an A.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts/Lowell. He is a NAHRO Certified Public Housing Manager and holds a Real Estate Broker’s License in Massachusetts. Kevin also has his Housing Specialist Certification. In addition to his position at the LHA, Kevin is a Property Manager/Broker with Forsley Real Estate and has over 13 years experience managing private multi-unit property management. He is currently a member of the LHA’s Public Safety Committee.
Marlene Browne - Employee Development/Training Manager
Marlene Browne has over 34 years of public housing experience, having joined the Agency in 1978 as the Director of Social Service. She went on to serve as the Management Services Director in 1982 and then in 1990 she became the Director of Management and Resident Services. She currently serves as the Employee Development and Training Manager. She has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has held the designation as a NAHRO certified Public Housing Manager since 1992. She has served on the non-profit board for The Lowell Housing Youth Activities Board, Inc.. She also serves as the LHA’s Section 504, Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Officer and sits on the LHA’s Public Safety Committee.