Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting: June 27, 2013 1715 W. Mountain Avenue 7:30 a.m.
Julie J. Brewen, Executive Director, assumed this role in 1999. Prior to this position she was the Executive Director of the Minot North Dakota Housing Authority. She holds a Masters Degree in Health Services Administration from the Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy at the New School for Social Research, and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Julie is a certified Public Housing Manager and has a great deal of experience with and knowledge of the acquisition, development and management of affordable housing. She serves on numerous local and national committees, including the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) International Committee, Housing Services Day Center Board of Directors, Homeward 2020 Board of Directors, Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Partnership Steering Committee, and the City of Fort Collins Executive Lead Team.
Duane Hopkins, Chief Financial Officer, joined the staff in March 2010 to lead financial and business operations. Duane has over 25 years experience in top financial roles that include managing development and funding, financial recovery and operational restructuring. For the previous five years, he had been a partner in B2B CFO®, a national partnership of consultants providing financial guidance to owners of emerging and mid-market businesses. Prior to that, he owned a national consulting company with Native American and federal governments as clients. As CFO, he provided accounting and asset management administration, organizational improvement and financing package structuring. Duane also has experience restructuring major savings and loans institutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Fort Hays State University and has completed the program on Negotiation for Senior Executives at Harvard Law School.
Chadrick Martinez, Development Director, has over 15 years of affordable housing development experience. His projects have included single-family, multifamily, commercial, adaptive re-use and infill developments. He has worked with both for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the housing industry, including CARE Housing in Fort Collins, Community Growth Solutions in Loveland, the Gunnison County Housing Authority and Community Action of Laramie County in Cheyenne. Chadrick is an outstanding community leader and organizational administrator, an expert in all areas of real estate development utilizing private and government financing opportunities, a skilled manager of the full range of construction processes and a passionate advocate for affordable housing. Chadrick holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming
John Tuchscherer, Federal Programs Manager, has 15 years experience supervising staff for numerous housing programs, including Housing Choice Vouchers, Single Room Occupancy and Public Housing, and in monitoring compliance for projects utilizing HOME funds, CDBG funds, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and RTC/FDIC land-use restriction agreements. He holds a Bachelors Degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of North Dakota, with two years of graduate work at the University of Minnesota. John has completed numerous training programs on Assisted Housing, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Housing Quality Standards Inspections, Section 8, Public Housing and Section 8 Project-based Housing.
Nancy Stafford, Portfolio Manager, joined the staff in January 2010. Nancy has many years experience as a director of property management and as an asset manager. Her background includes work with both for-profit and nonprofit companies, including the Aurora Housing Authority. She has developed community partnerships to achieve the goals of decent, safe and affordable housing. Her range of expertise covers all aspects of property performance, including tax credit compliance, occupancy, market position, operations, budgeting and financing. She has successfully trained and guided staff to improve property operations and to upgrade employee performance standards. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from State University College in Buffalo, New York. She is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management and a Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) through the National Association of Home Builders.
Michele Christensen, Resident Services Manager, joined the staff in October 2005 as a Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator. Michele is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Colorado. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social work from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She also received her Master of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Michele has over 15 years experience working in child and family welfare and working with homeless families. She has worked as a therapist and program director at non-profit agencies in Fort Collins and Loveland before coming to the Fort Collins Housing Authority. Michele became the Resident Services Manager at the Housing Authority in January 2010.
The Executive Director is assisted by a team of senior managers, who in turn oversee the work of
of the staff.