Maryann Dillon Elected President of the Board of Directors for the
Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers
Sasha-Gaye Angus, Michaels Development Corporation; Monica Warren-Jones, Enterprise; Shelley Murphy, Wesley Housing; and J. Michael Pitchford, CPDC, Named Directors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND), one of the largest associations in the Washington DC region dedicated to affordable housing and community development practitioners, announced today that Maryann Dillon, executive director the Housing Initiative Partnership (HIP), has been elected president of the board of directors for the 2015 – 2017 term.
“For nearly 25 years, I have worked to enrich affordable housing opportunities for families in this region. I welcome the opportunity to use that experience in leading the HAND board as the organization moves towards its 25th year,” said Dillon. “HAND’s focus has always been on serving practitioners who build communities. I look forward to doing my part in increasing HAND’s value to its members and ensuring it will continue to be a valuable asset for the foreseeable future.”
Dillon has served on the HAND board for a number of years and has held leadership roles with HIP, a green nonprofit developer and service provider based in Prince George’s County, Maryland since 2012. Previously she worked with the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County and Bank of America Community Development Corporation. She has extensive experience in managing complex real estate development projects from initial acquisition to project stabilization. Dillon holds a master’s in business administration from Yale School of Management and a master’s in public administration from Baruch College through the National Urban Fellows program.
She replaces immediate past president, Michael J. Scheurer who held the position from June 2013 to June 2015. Scheurer, recently named vice president of housing and community development at Cornerstones in Reston, will remain on the board as its immediate past president.
“I want to thank Mike for his dedicated service and for welcoming in a new era of HAND through his dynamic leadership of the board,” said Heather Raspberry, executive director of HAND. “Maryann’s knowledge of the organization and of this field will be invaluable as we pass the quarter century mark and look to the future, especially as we build on our current strategic direction and plan for the 2016-2019 vision.”
Additionally, HAND named four regional leaders from various sectors of the affordable housing and community development industry to the board: Sasha-Gaye Angus, vice president of the Michaels Development Company; Monica Warren-Jones, director of Relationship Management for Enterprise Community Partner’s Mid-Atlantic office; Shelley Murphy, president and CEO of Wesley Housing; and J. Michael Pitchford, president and CEO of Community Preservation and Development Corporation.
With these recent additions to the board, the 18 directors effectively represent the association’s diverse membership, which operates throughout the metropolitan area and in nearly every sector of the industry.
For more information, go to www.HandHousing.org.