Board of Directors

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Steven Hardin

Director of Community Services Division, Mississippi Development Authority

P.O. Box 849
Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0849

Phone: 601.359.2366
Fax: 601.359.3108
E-Mail[email protected]

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Vice President

Alison George

Housing Director, Colorado Department of Local Affairs

1313 Sherman Street, Suite 521
Denver, Colorado 80203

Phone: 303.864.7818
Fax: 303.864.7856
E-Mail[email protected]


Deborah Johnson

Director, Office of Community Development, Maine Department of Economic & Community Development

59 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0059

Phone: 207.624.9817
Fax: 207.287.8070
E-Mail[email protected]


Rebecca Frawley Wachtel

Tax Credit and HOME Program Director
Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development

100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Phone: 617.573.1318
Fax: 617.573.1330
E-Mail:  [email protected]
Web Address 


Immediate Past President

Keith Heaton, CPM

Director Community Development
Utah Department of Workforce Services, Housing and Community Development Division

1385 S. State Street, 4th Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

Phone: 801.468.0133
E-Mail[email protected]


Suzanne Barnard

Director for CDBG Programs
Texas Department of Agriculture, Office of Rural Affairs

P.O. Box 12847
Austin, Texas 78711

Phone: 512.463.6612
Fax: 512.936.7875
E-Mail[email protected]


Erik Johnston

Director for Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

600 East Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Phone: 804.371.7002
Fax: 804.371.7090
E-Mail: [email protected]


Kathy Possinger

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

400 North Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120

Phone: 717.720.7315
Fax: 601.359.3108
E-Mail[email protected]

Janice Waddell


Janice L. Waddell

Federal Programs Branch Chief, California Department of Housing and Community Development

2020 West El Camino Avenue
Sacramento, California 94252-2050

Phone: 916.263.1466
E-Mail[email protected]

Jean Noble


Jean Noble

Director, Grants Division
Arkansas Economic Development Commission

1 Commerce Way, Suite 601
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

Phone: 501.682.7389
Fax: 501.682.7499
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web Address:



Kent Archer

CDBG Director, Community and Rural Development
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

312 Rosa L Parks Ave., 27th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Phone: 615.354.3591

E-Mail: [email protected]

Regional Representative-Western

Pauletta Bourne

Grants Administrator III
State of Alaska, Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development

455 3rd Avenue, Suite 140
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Phone: 907.451.2721
Fax: 601.359.3108
E-Mail[email protected]

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Regional Representative-MidWestern

Christine Cusmano-Whitz

CDBG Program Director
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

300 N. Washington Square, 4th Floor
Lansing, Michigan 48913

Phone: 517.574.2553
E-Mail[email protected]

Cindy Stone

Regional Representative-Eastern

Cindy Stone

Director, Community Programs
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

7800 Hawkins Road
Lanham, Maryland 20706

Phone: 301.429.7519
Fax: 301.514.7874
E-Mail: [email protected]

Regional Representative-Southern

Traci Watts

Director, LCDBG, LGAP, CWEF Programs
State of Louisiana, Division of Administration, Office of Community Development

1201 N Third Street, Suite 7-270
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70764

Phone: 225.342.7412
Fax: 225.342.1947
E-Mail[email protected]