At the core of HAND’s mission is building the capacity of its members to support the development of thriving communities across the Capital Region of Baltimore, Washington and Richmond. With this mission in mind, HAND recognized a need to cultivate a pipeline to support the next generation of community development professionals, and in 2015 GenerationHAND was born.

The goal of the GenrationHAND initiative is to provide needed tools and guidance to our “emerging leaders” as they pursue successful careers in the public and private sector. Through a wide variety of activities, we strive to embolden leaders so that they are positioned to sustain the creation and preservation of housing that is affordable. HAND’s Braintrust Committee acts as an advisor to the initiative, ensuring the content and activities presented provide meaningful opportunities for emerging leaders.

Braintrust Committee  

Derrick N. Perkins, Bank of America Merrill Lynch – Chair
Mansur Abdul-Malik, NHP Foundation
David Brotman, AHC, Inc.
Tiffany Durr, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
William Ferrell, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Paige Gentry, Klein Hornig LLP
Brian Goggin, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
Jocelyn Harris, Housing Initiative Partnership

Kierra Huff, Housing Initiative Partnership
Reshma Holla
Lauren Marcus, Tiber Hudson
Kofi Meroe
, Foulger-Pratt
Quinn Pregliasco
, Telesis Corporation
Maia S. Roberts
, Preservation of Affordable Housing
Paul Stanford
, Fairfax County DHCD











GenerationHAND Dialogues & Leadership Intensives
A signature offering of the GenerationHAND program, GenerationHAND Dialogues are “Fireside Chat” style conversations with industry veterans designed for emerging leaders to connect with housing and community development trailblazers.  Leadership Intensives provide the essential skills and sensibilities needed for emerging leaders to thrive in the workplace.

Volunteer Opportunities
Special opportunities for “on-the-ground” engagement in communities throughout the Capital Region. These events serve as a reminder of WHY we do the work.

Higher Education Outreach
At its core, GenerationHAND is designed to carve pathways for the next generation of community development leaders. The Braintrust Committee is intentional in building relationships with local colleges and universities, so that students can leverage HAND’s resources for a jump start on their careers.  

Mentorship Program
Details to be announced! Stay tuned for more updates via HAND’s communications platforms.




Everyone! Although GenerationHAND programming is targeted towards emerging leaders, a critical component of the initiative is the connection forged between rising professionals and seasoned experts.




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If you are interested in learning more about GenerationHAND or the Braintrust Committee, email Courtney Battle at