The Lowell Housing Authority welcomes three new staff members aboard this October, and one promotion: Two Assistant Housing Managers and one Maintenance employee, and the promotion of an LHA Housing Technician to Assistant Property Manager; all of whom come from varied backgrounds, and are part of LHA’s initiative towards diversity within its ranks.
Kimhorn Heng, formerly a Housing Case Manager with Lowell House Inc., was hired as one of the LHA’s new Assistant Housing Managers, and brings his many years of experience in case management and alternative housing to the LHA. Along with his work for Lowell House Inc, Mr. Heng is also bilingual in Khmer and English, helping to further the LHA’s goals of having bilingual staff to assist its diverse population, and has extensive experience in rental assistance and case work in the Greater Lowell area. Mr. Heng holds a BS in Business Administration from DeVrey University, and numerous certifications in first responder and emergency medical aid.
Michael Misiano, also hired as an Assistant Housing Manager, comes most recently from Wingate Property Management where he was a Leasing Assistant. Having previously worked in marketing and sales for technical services companies, his varied background will certainly be well appreciated at the LHA. Mr. Misiano holds a BS in Business Administration from State University of New York, and an AS in Computer Systems, also from SUNY.
Gerard Beausoleil, a Lowell native, is welcomed aboard the Maintenance Department at the LHA. Having worked for Gilfoy Distributing as a Warehouse Clerk previously, and then as a Laborer with the Laborer’s Union, Mr. Beausoliel’s experience will serve the LHA well. With an extensive knowledge of building maintenance and construction, he will make the LHA’s Maintenance Dept even strong. Along with this experience, he also holds a CDL license with Hazmat endorsements.
Janice Gomes, a longtime LHA employee, was recently promoted from Housing Technician to Assistant Property Manager. Along with her experience as a Housing Technician, Ms. Gomes has extensive experience in communications and marketing management for several firms. Ms. Gomes is an active volunteer in the community as well; from art collaborations including a VFW mural and UMass Lowell works, she has also volunteered with The Wish Project and other non-profits. Ms. Gomes holds a BA in Fine Art from UMass Lowell as well as several professional certifications in the technical industry.