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.
Dr. Gary K. Wallace is the CEO/Executive Director of the Lowell Housing Authority. Dr. Wallace began his career at the Lowell Housing Authority as a property manager in 1987 and has held various positions of increased responsibility, culminating with his appointment as CEO/Executive Director in 2002.
Dr. Wallace oversees an annual operating budget of over $12M, a capital fund of $3M and a $10M Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program which serves thousands of low to moderate-income elderly individuals families, and individuals with special needs.
A proven dynamic leader, Dr. Wallace possesses extensive operations and project management skills in a governmental environment. Dr. Wallace has consistently demonstrated the ability to optimize human/material and financial resources, has a 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.
Additionally, Wallace serves as President of the Lowell Youth Activities Program, Inc., which supports student success by providing college scholarships to low to moderate income youth residing in Lowell Housing Authority properties, and youth enrichment programs.
Wallace is a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, and serves a Regional Representative of New England for the National Chapter. Dr. Wallace is a member of the Middlesex Community College Foundation, International Society of Law and Policy, and the American Society for Public Administration.
Adam has been with the Housing Authority since 2008. Prior to joining the agency, Adam provided financial consulting services to numerous public housing authorities throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Adam serves as the Assistant Executive Director/COO of the Housing Authority. Prior to this role, Adam directed and oversaw all functions of the Finance and Procurement Department to promote the and ensure the financial health and well-being of the Authority. Adam sits on the Finance Committee, the Designer Selection Committee and is Chair of the Safety Committee. Adam holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Suffolk University and a Masters of Public Administration from Suffolk University.
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.
Mary Ann has over 30 years of housing experience. 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, and independent living program at D’youville Senior Care Center. She formerly served on the board of Alternative House and Suitability in Lowell. Ms. Maciejewki is an active member of the Working Cities Initiative, a community collaboration designed to address poverty and barriers to educational attainment among low to moderate income families. Ms. Maciejewski is employed by the Authority as a Special Projects Consultant, who is charged with assisting the agency with the 5-Year Plan, and the demolition and disposition of scattered sites.
Andrew Rocha joined the Authority in 2016. He is an Executive Assistant with Lowell Housing Authority, where he is responsible for providing administrative support for the executive office and managing the agency’s digital and print communications. Andrew has held various roles in nonprofit management and human resources for human service organizations. He possesses experience in employee onboarding and training, data analysis, marketing, and project management.
He possesses a BA in Political Science from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, an MPA from Bridgewater State University, and is a Certified Public Manager. Andrew also serves as the Communications Director for the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.
Brian Moriarty joined the Agency in 1985 as a custodian. He worked his way through the ranks and was promoted to Maintenance Supervisor in 1995. He served as Maintenance Supervisor for 10 years and was promoted to Property Manager of North Common Village, and then to Superintendent of Maintenance in 2011 to oversee all properties, Property Managers, and Maintenance Staff. Brian is a NAHRO certified Public Housing Manager, is OSHA certified, and holds certifications as Manager of Maintenance and as a Housing Specialist.
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.
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.
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.