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Office of Public Housing

Kevin has over 20 years of public housing authority experience. He received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and an Associates Degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is a NAHRO certified Public Housing Manager, Certified Public Housing Specialist, and maintains his Housing Choice Voucher, Occupancy, and Rent Certifications. Kevin is property manager and broker with Forsley Real Estate and has over 20 years of experience managing private multi-unit properties. He is currently a member of the LHA’s Public Safety Committee.

Name: Kevin Forsley

Designation: Admissions Coordinator

Phone: 978-364-5361

Fax: 866-551-2715

Email: [email protected]

Division of Leased Housing

Melissa Sinuon

Name: Melissa Sinuon

Division: Division of Leased Housing

Designation: Housing Technician

Phone: 978-364-5302

Fax: 978-453-6432

Email: [email protected]

Tracie Morgan

Name: Tracie Morgan

Division: Division of Leased Housing

Designation: Administrative Aid

Phone: 978-364-5351

Fax: 978-453-6432

Email: [email protected]

Ken Khirv

Name: Ken Khirv

Division: Division of Leased Housing

Designation: Leased Housing Program Coordinator

Phone: 978-364-5350

Fax: 978-453-6432

Email: [email protected]

Kathy Fineburg

Name: Kathy Fineberg

Division: Division of Leased Housing

Designation: Administrative Aid

Phone: 978-364-5355

Fax: 978-453-6432

Email: [email protected]

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 Assistant Director of Leased Housing programs before assuming the Directorship in 2008. Tha holds a Masters of Social Work from Boston University and a Bachelors of Science degree from Franklin Pierce College. He is a certified Housing Specialist and Public Housing Manager. Tha is fluent in English and Cambodian. Tha received a citation from the City of Lowell in 2012 for his contributions to the Cambodian community of Lowell.

Tha Chhan

Name: Tha Chhan

Designation: Chief Admissions Officer

Phone: 978-364-5353

Fax: 978-453-6432

Email: [email protected]

Alisen Purtell

Name: Alisen Purtell

Designation: Assistant Chief Admissions Officer

Phone: 978-364-5359

Fax: 978-453-6432

Email: [email protected]

Janice Gomes

Name: Janice Gomes

Division: Division of Leased Housing Programs

Designation: Section 8 Program Specialist

Phone: 978-364-5319

Fax: 978-453-6432

Email: [email protected]

Property Management

Name: Ashley Bernard

Division: Property Management

Designation: Assistant Property Manager

Phone: 978-996-8725

Email: [email protected]

Po comes to the agency with both private and public property management, as well as LIHTC, and auditing experience. Po has received has received numerous certifications, including Certification of National Affordable Housing Professionals (NAHP), Certification of Tax Credit Specialists (TCS), Certification of Professional Occupancy (CPO), Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) and Certification of Fair Housing and 504 Compliance (FHC).

Name: Po Olney

Division: Division of Leased Housing

Designation: Housing Technician

Phone: 978-364-5365

Email: [email protected]

Paula brings over 30 years of experience as a clinical nurse serving the Lowell community for most of those years in my primary specialty as an Operating Room nurse. Over the years, she has worked in long term care, floor hospital nursing, and wound care.

 

Name: Paula Gouveia, RN

Division: Resident Services

Designation: Resident Health Advisor

Phone: 978-364-5348

Email: [email protected]

Naida will be joining our team as a Resident Service Coordinator at South Common Village. Naida possesses 15 years of experience in case management, substance abuse, shelter services and property management. Naida has an Associates Degree from Middlesex Community College, and is bi-lingual–fluent in Spanish, and speaking basic Portuguese.

Name: Naida Gonzalez

Division: Resident Services

Designation: Resident Service Coordinator

Phone: 978-364-5352

Fax: 866-541-2750

Email: [email protected]

Virak is our new addition to the Public Housing Office. Virak was previously employed as an Admissions Coordinator for the Umass Lowell Navitas Global Student Success Program. He has over 10 years of customer service, office coordination, and data entry system experience. Virak has a Bachelors Degree in English Language Teaching, and is bi-lingual in English and Khmer.

Name: Virak Vong

Division: Property Management

Designation: Assistant Property Manager

Phone: 978-364-5323

Fax: 866-541-2750

Email: [email protected]

Name: Adrianna Binet

Division: Property Management

Designation: Assistant State Property Manager/Transitional Housing Programs

Phone: 978-364-5369

Fax: 866-471-8623

Email: [email protected]

Name: Erica Bradford

Division: Property Management

Designation: Assistant Property Manager

Phone: 978-364-5346

Fax: 866-471-8623

Email: [email protected]

Michael Misiano

Name: Michael Misiano

Division: Property Management

Designation: Assistant Property Manager

Phone: 978-364-5328

Fax: 866-541-2709

Email: [email protected]

Rosa Gill

Name: Rosa Gill

Division: Property Management

Designation: Assistant Property Manager

Phone: 978-364-5365

Fax: 866-551-2715

Email: [email protected]

Mark Briere

Name: Mark Briere

Division: Property Management

Designation: State Property Manager

Phone: 978-364-5334

Fax: 866-471-8623

Email: [email protected]

Sarita Berrios

Name: Sarita Berrios

Division: Property Management

Designation: Property Manager

Phone: 978-364-5329

Fax: 866-541-2709

Email: [email protected]

Dennis Mericer

Name: Dennis Mercier

Division: Property Management

Designation: Property Manager

Phone: 978-364-5322

Fax: 866-541-2750

Email: [email protected]

Denise Ryan

Name: Denise Ryan

Division: Property Management

Designation: Property Manager

Phone: 978-364-5318

Fax: 866-547-0443

Email: [email protected]

Name: Amy Dalton

Division: Property Management

Designation: Property Manager

Phone: 978-364-5364

Fax: 866-541-2745

Email: [email protected]

Capital Asset Management

Karen Patenaude is a member of our Capital Planning Department. Karen joined the agency from her 12-year tenor at a sheet fabrication incorporation in Massachusetts. Within a few short years of her career as one of their administrative assistants, she was recognized by the President of the company for her hard work and value and earned the role of their Office Manager. She volunteered for various departments throughout the company where some of her roles included payroll, invoicing, accounts payable, inventory management as well as maintaining positive relationships with both vendors and customers. Her prior roles also included administrative support, with over 30+ years of diverse work experiences. Karen has her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Middlesex Community College.

Name: Karen Patenaude

Designation: Administrative Assistant to Capital Planning

Phone: 978-364-5321

Email: [email protected]

Mr. Goldfield holds a Juris Doctor from Massachusetts School of Law, a Masters of Public Administration from Suffolk University and a Bachelors in Mass Communications from University of Hartford. He is admitted as an Attorney to the Massachusetts Bar and the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts.

Jonathan Goldfield

Name: Jonathan Goldfield

Designation: Capital Asset Manager

Phone: 978-364-5333

Email: [email protected]

Laura Watts comes to the agency with extensive experience in project management and site supervision in both commercial and residential construction. Laura is also a strong innovator in architectural design, possessing a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Technology from Boston Architectural College, and certifications in Renewable Energy Technologies from Cape Cod Community College.

Name: Laura Watts

Designation: Capital Asset Manager

Phone: 978-364-5312

Email: [email protected]

Procurement

Name: Evelyn Canela

Division: Procurement

Designation: Assistant to the Procurement Officer

Phone: 978-364-5301

Email: [email protected]

Rita Brousseau has 25 years of experience in municipal accounting, and procurement and considerable knowledge of Massachusetts laws pertaining to municipal procurement. She holds an A.B.S., in Business Science and Management from Castle College, and is MCPPO Certified.

Name: Rita Brousseau

Division: Procurement

Designation: Chief Procurement Officer

Phone: 978-364-5341

Fax: 888-364-8835

Email: [email protected]

Finance Department

Name: Brenda O'Keefe

Division: Finance

Designation: Accounts Payable Secretary

Phone: 978-364-5310

Fax: 866-547-0474

Email: [email protected]

Sherry Giblin joined the agency as a staff accountant in 2014 with thirteen years of audit, tax and accounting experience from a Lowell based CPA firm.  Her commitment, accuracy and attention to detail earned her a promotion to Chief Accountant in 2016.Sherry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Sherry currently directs and oversees all functions of the Finance and Procurement department to ensure the financial health and well-being of the Authority.

Name: Sherry Giblin

Designation: Chief Financial Officer

Phone: 978-364-5307

Fax: 866-547-0474

Email: [email protected]

Rachel has been with the Housing Authority since 2017, as the Authority’s Research Analyst.  Rachel has assumed a diverse role with the Authority, and works closely with our Finance and Capital Planning departments to address inefficiencies, coordinate projects, conduct financial analysis and grant research.  Rachel comes to the organization from St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, where she was employed as a Development and Finance Assistant.  Prior to St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, Rachel has held various roles in state and nonprofit administration, with experience in event planning, grant writing, financial analysis and compliance.  She is passionate about social justice, legislative advocacy and public policy.  Rachel possesses a BA in Public Policy and Business from Bentley University and an MPA from Northeastern University.

Rachel Spero

Name: Rachel Spero

Division: Finance

Designation: Chief Accountant

Phone: 978-364-5307

Fax: 866-547-0474

Email: [email protected]

JobsPlus Program

Liliane comes to the agency with over 5 years of public housing management and administrative experience in occupancy, compliance, rent calculation and resident services. Prior to joining the affordable housing industry, Liliane worked with an organization that addressed homelessness, incarceration, and recidivism as an advisor. Liliane is personable with excellent customer service skills. Liliane possesses a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Liliane is certified in Public Housing Occupancy and Fair Housing.

Name: Liliane Kaitare

Designation: Program Case Manager

Phone: 978-364-5335

Email: [email protected]

Kiss Quick is RENU’s resident member of the Board of Directors.  She is employed with the Lowell Housing Authority as an Assistant Program Coordinator for the Lowell Housing Authority’s Learning Zone after-school program, and an Outreach Specialist for the Lowell Housing Authority’s JobsPLUS Program. Kiss is currently enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Lowell pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health.

Name: Kiss Quick

Division: JobsPlus Program

Designation: Outreach Specialist

Phone: 978-996-2678

Email: [email protected]

Name: Heather Barker

Division: JobsPLUS Program

Designation: Case Manager

Phone: 978-364-5336

Fax: 866-541-2745

Email: [email protected]

Katie came to the agency with extensive experience in brand and project management for globally recognized brands. She possesses a master’s degree in Merchandising & Retail Management from LIM College and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Michigan State University.

 

Name: Katie Sadlier

Designation: Director, JobsPLUS Program

Phone: 978-364-5367

Fax: 866-541-2745

Email: [email protected]

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