BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JOSEPH L. SHERMAN

President

Mr. Sherman is the President and co-founder of The Reliant Group, a sophisticated team of investment and management specialists, focusing on tax-exempt finance, tax credits, construction and rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use projects. Mr. Sherman founded Rainbow in 2002. He has founded several other nonprofit

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housing organizations and serves on the Board of the Bay School in San Francisco, an independent high school focusing on science and technology.

GARY SILVERSMITH

Secretary and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Silversmith has served since 1991, as President and owner of P&L Investments, an asset management, investment, and advisory company based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Silversmith has been at the forefront of The Brownfield movement, by remediating environmentally challenged properties throughout the country. Mr.

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Silversmith serves on the boards of numerous nonprofits, including The Boy Scouts of America, (the largest youth organization in the United States) and he is a Trustee of both National Jewish Hospital in Denver and Washington University in St Louis. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he graduated with two degrees.

JOSHUA ALLEN SR.

Director

Mr. Allen is the President of J. Allen Management Company, a fully integrated management firm operating in Texas and New Mexico which specializes in affordable multifamily properties. He has over 40 years of experience in all types of multifamily apartment properties. As the President of J. Allen Management, he is

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extremely qualified to handle all phases of apartment management and development. His experience exemplifies integrity, performance excellence, and quality. These personal commitments have contributed to the success of J. Allen Management Co., Inc. Mr. Allen is a CAM (Certified Apartment Manager), CAPS (Certified Apartment Property Supervisor), CAMT II (Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician II), and NAHP (National Assisted Housing Professional) executive.

He has served 38 years on the Board of Directors of the Texas Apartment Association, served 6 terms on the Executive Committee, and served in the capacity of State President in 2007-2008 where he was the first African American to hold that position. Currently, he serves on the Board of the Houston Apartment Association and was recently awarded the status of Director Emeritus. Locally, he has served 3 times as the President of the Apartment Association of Southeast Texas and for 38 years on the Board of Jefferson County Drainage District 6, of which, he served 5 years as President. Mr. Allen was awarded “President of the Year” by the National Apartment Association and “Contractor of the Year” by Triplex Minority Business Council. In honor of his far-reaching community service in Southeast Texas, a highway has been renamed in Beaumont to Joshua W. Allen Sr. Highway. At Lamar University, Mr. Allen established the Joshua Allen Scholarship in Criminal Justice to reflect his commitment not only to the Criminal Justice field, but to education itself. Mr. Allen continues to seek opportunities to serve and volunteer in his community and state.

K. NICOLE ASARCH

Director

After a 25-year career in the affordable housing industry, which encompassed both management, development, and ownership of a large, multi-state portfolio along with 15 years as a senior executive in commercial real estate debt and equity financing nationwide, Ms. Asarch retired in late 2017 from investment banking to

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pursue other opportunities. Now involved in work on the policy and advocacy side of housing and politics as well as overseeing companies in the developing world in both East Africa and South America via her newest company Staffable Uganda, Ms. Asarch continues to build on past success via her expansion of holdings for Rock Real Estate, LLC and Rock Real Estate SAS (Colombia) created in 2014 and 2018 respectively. Ms. Asarch remains civically engaged as the immediate Past President for the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers (TAAHP), serves as an advisor to the Coalition Against Global Genocide based in Denver, and recently accepted a position on the Board for the Women’s Bakery based in Kigali, Rwanda and St. Louis, Missouri. She is also an early investor and sits on the Advisory Board for Bye Aerospace based on Denver. Ms. Asarch travels extensively to many parts of the world in support of her various businesses, causes, and political issues.

HUGH COBB

Director

Mr. Cobb is a Principal and Owner of Alpha-Barnes Real Estate Services. The ABRES management portfolio consist of over 20,000 multifamily conventional, affordable, and senior-independent units. Mr. Cobb has over 30 years of real estate experience and has held executive positions with such notable companies as The

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Trammell Crow Company and Integrity Properties. He earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Texas Wesleyan University, and achieved the Certified Property Manager® designation. Mr. Cobb has served as a board member of several non-profit organizations, focused to help those less fortunate. He is the past President of the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas. An active National Apartment Association Delegate, he presently serves as Secretary of the Texas Apartment Association, as he enjoys being an advocate for the housing industry at the State and Federal level.

DONNA JONES DALEY

Director

Ms. Daley is Managing Partner of Noble Resource Associates, LLC, a consulting firm, located in Washington, D.C. She provides leadership development, executive coaching, and strategic leadership consulting services to professionals across industries and business functions. Her global clients are responsible for building

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diverse teams of innovative thinkers, who achieve business outcomes in today’s complex business environments. Leveraging her corporate and international management consulting experience, Ms. Daley was State Tax Counsel for Turner Broadcasting System, where she implemented tax planning strategies for operations and facilities of more than 100 subsidiaries. She also previously worked in Legal Affairs, National Association of Home Builders Association. Ms. Daley holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center.

RAYNOLD RICHARDSON

Director

Raynold Richardson formerly worked with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in several positions and is J. Allen Management’s multifamily expert. Raynold was the Director, Fort Worth Asset Management Division, Southwest Multifamily Regional Center for HUD over a five-state

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jurisdiction with six offices and managed an unpaid principle balance of $10 billion which consisted of 3,484 developments. Raynold was the Director, Multifamily Housing Program Center, Houston and managed both development and asset management programs including underwriting, asset management, and preservation activities for the assigned 35-county jurisdiction in East and Southeast Texas. The Houston Program Center closed 374 insured loans (i.e., 221d4, 221d3, 223f, 241, 231, 232, 242, some inclusive of LIHTC, HOME, CDBG and Historical Tax Credit dollars), resulting in a total mortgage amount of $2,751,330,500 and 65,622 total units. The Program Center initially/finally endorsed 34 Section 202/811 developments totaling 1570 units in the amount of $111,751,880. Raynold was also the Director, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Houston, managing all Public Housing programs including the Section 8 Housing Voucher, Certificate and Moderate Rehabilitation Programs; Capital Fund Programs (HOPE 6, development, modernization, and HQS compliance), Management Assessment Programs; Operating Fund programs; resident self-sufficiency and economic independence programs. In addition, as a former Chief of Asset Management, Multifamily Housing, Project Manager and Occupancy Specialist, his in-depth knowledge of HUD/FHA policy, production, asset management, public housing and community & planning development programs make him a key component of the J. Allen Management’s successful client and government relationships.

KEITH B. ROSENTHAL

Director

Mr. Rosenthal is the Co-Founder and President of Phoenix Realty Group (PRG), where he oversees strategic planning and implementation, and new business development. Prior to forming PRG, Mr. Rosenthal had extensive experience with tax credit syndication, and created a tax exempt bond conduit program and formed

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significant joint venture relationships with community-based development organizations. Mr. Rosenthal has been an adjunct professor at the Real Estate Institute of New York University, a board member of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, and the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association.

KIPLING S. SHEPPARD

Director

Kip Sheppard, President and CEO, Development and Construction Division of The Wasatch Group, is one of the affordable tax credit housing industries’ most respected leaders. Before joining The Wasatch Group, he served as Executive Vice President at Long Beach, California-based Simpson Housing Solutions LLC, then a

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division of Denver-based Simpson Housing Limited Partnership. Sheppard has overseen the acquisition and development of more than 3,100 units of affordable housing, over 3,300 units of market-rate housing, approximately 230,000 square feet of office, and over 500 stalls of structured parking. His geographical focus area includes most of the Western states: California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Colorado. Mr. Sheppard directs all day-to-day activities and responsibilities. He is a frequently invited speaker at industry related conferences nationwide.

Sheppard started at SHS’ predecessor firm in 1995 as a project manager, helped build the firm’s tax credit development, acquisition and syndication business into a nationally known operation as well as a major profit center within the company. During his tenure, he was directly involved in more than 250 separate multifamily and senior housing developments representing some 23,850 units nationwide. He was responsible for the development, acquisition and resale of $1.475 billion in federal low-income housing tax credits and other types of federal and state tax credits, as well as, securing more than $500 million in both construction and permanent financing. His experience extends across the entire affordable housing development spectrum, and includes
land acquisition and entitlement; coordinating design and engineering consultants; obtaining project approvals; securing tax credit reservations and tax-exempt bond allocations; permitting; obtaining construction financing; supervising construction and construction management personnel; permanent financing; asset management; tax credit syndication; investor relations; and joint
ventures.

Sheppard served as director of tax credits for ARV Assisted Living, Inc., a Costa Mesa, California-based developer and syndicator of multifamily and senior housing projects. Prior to joining ARV, he was a senior staff tax accountant with Novogradac, Fortenbach & Co., specializing in tax credit financing. While there, he edited the second and third editions of the firm’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Handbook, and was managing editor of the LIHTC Monthly Report, a nationally distributed publication.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in accounting from Colorado State University.

MICHAEL A. COSTA

Director

Mr. Costa, President and Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for overseeing all activities at Highridge Costa Housing Companies, which include Highridge Costa Housing Partners LLC (“HCHP”) and Highridge Costa Investors LLC (“HCI”). The companies specialize in the development, financing, construction, and asset

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management of affordable and mixed-income housing for families and seniors throughout the U.S., utilizing low-income housing tax credits, as well as other types of public and private financing. The companies were created in 2010 as a joint venture between Mr. Costa, President and Chief Executive Officer and founder of the Companies’ predecessor firms, and Highridge Partners, a diversified, privately held investment firm that has acquired, developed and/or financed assets totaling more than $7 billion. Over the past 17 years, Mr. Costa and his team, under the companies’ various identities, have been responsible for developing and growing a portfolio of approximately 27,000 housing units in more than 275 communities throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, all of which were financed using tax credits. Throughout a career spanning nearly 3 decades, Mr. Costa has supervised the development and financing of nearly 40,000 units of multifamily affordable and market-rate housing. Through his extensive utilization of both federal and various state tax credit programs over the years, Mr. Costa has gained a wealth of specialized knowledge of the intricacies of tax credit financing and syndication. He is considered an industry expert in tax credit-based asset management, including the myriad of compliance issues associated with managing tax credit properties. Mr. Costa was named the Freddie Mac Multifamily Builder of the Year in 2000 and the 1999 Builder of the Year by Multifamily Executive magazine. He is currently a member of the NAHB Multifamily Leadership Board, and also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Community Financial Resource Center for Los Angeles, one of California’s most active nonprofit CDFIs. He also holds the CAASH (Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing) designation from the NAHB. Mr. Costa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and also holds a general contractor’s license from the State of California.

REGINA ADAMS

Director

Regina Smith Adams is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Adams Smith and Associates, LLC (DBA Smith and Associates, LLC), located in Pflugerville, Texas.  She provides Administrative Management Services, General Management Consulting Services, and Construction Project Management Services to include Diversity and Inclusion of Minority Small Businesses as well as an Occupational

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Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30 Certified, regulation for the Construction Industry. She is a graduate of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA)/Emerging Leaders Program of the Texas Southwest Region. She is also a graduate from a Historically Black Colleges Universities (HBCU), Alcorn State University, located in Lorman, Mississippi; where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Business Administration. She is a retiree of the State of Texas and has over 30 years of extensive experience in Procurements and Contracts Management Services overseeing state, federal, and local governmental funds. In this capacity, she served critical leadership roles in facilitating procurement and contracting services which met the needs of an organization with more than 54,000 employees throughout the State of Texas. She presently serves as a volunteer with multiple nonprofit organizations with focus to help unfortunate families by assisting in a variety of areas such as: restoration of families impacted by domestic violence, emergency shelter, guidance on multifamily housing assistance, connection with local meal programs and medical assistance, adults and youth at risk with job-readiness training and employment opportunities, college preparation with scholarship opportunities, and summer internship opportunities.

ADVISORY BOARD

CYNTHIA L. BAST, ESQ

Advisor

A partner in the Austin office of Locke Lord LLP, Ms. Bast is nationally recognized as a preeminent attorney in the area of affordable housing finance.  She leads her firm’s Affordable Housing Section and is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Board of Directors.  For more than 20 years, Ms. Bast has been assisting clients with complex affordable

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housing and community development transactions using a variety of financing tools, particularly the low-income housing tax credit.  She devotes much of her time to helping clients with respect to ad valorem tax exemption, regulatory matters with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, and repositioning tax credit properties through refinancing, workouts, or Year 15 dispositions.

TOM DIXON

Advisor

Based in Boston Capital’s Los Angeles office, Mr. Dixon is responsible for establishing new developer relationships, assisting developers with feasibility and financial structuring using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and analyzing all real estate and Section 42 properties in California, Arizona, New

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Mexico, and Texas. During his 20-year tenure at Boston Capital, Mr. Dixon has originated and closed approximately $850 million in tax credit transactions in 15 states. He currently serves on the boards of the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers and California Housing Consortium. Mr. Dixon has also represented Boston Capital on numerous other national committees and various state associations including the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, the National Association of Home Builders Housing Credit Group, and the California Council for Affordable Housing. Mr. Dixon holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from The George Washington University.

S. QUINN GORMLEY

Advisor

Mr. Gormely serves as Executive Vice-President of HTG America. The firm has appointed veteran developer Quinn Gormley to head its new national development division—HTG America. He most recently served as a partner in Tidwell Group’s Austin, TX office and has more than 20 years of commercial real estate

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development experience principally centered on affordable housing, tax-oriented investments, and economic development. Prior to joining Tidwell Group, Gormley was director of multifamily housing and real estate finance at Adolfson & Peterson Construction and also worked as VP with JP Morgan Chase, N.A., where he was responsible for community development lending and client relationships in southwestern states. Mr. Gormley has successfully provided multi-level oversight on the development and initial operation on more than 6,000 units of multifamily and single-family affordable housing. He holds a BA from the University of Phoenix and served in the United States Marine Corps. He is based in Austin, TX.

KERRY KIRBY

Advisor

Mr. Kirby is a renowned entrepreneur, speaker, and technology innovator. He is the founder and CEO of New Orleans-based 365 Connect (established 2003), a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry. Mr. Kirby has propelled 365 Connect from a

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scrappy bootstrapped startup to an internationally recognized company, which has won an array of highly acclaimed international, national, and, regional awards; including the Louisiana Governor’s Technology Award. He has been a guest lecturer, featured speaker, and panelist at numerous universities, national conferences, and events and has been featured on the BBC Digital Planet program, NPR News, and various media outlets. Mr. Kirby has written the forward to a nationally published book on real estate and technology, presented in over 100 industry webcasts reaching over 1-million listeners, and is often quoted as an expert in technology. He has been named to the Silicon Bayou 100 List of most influential entrepreneurs for eight consecutive years.

PETER NICHOL

Advisor

Mr. Nichol is currently a Managing Director within the Commercial Real Estate division of SunTrust Bank, where he co-manages a multifamily finance practice with a focus on affordable and mixed-income housing. Prior to co-founding his current Agency-lending affordable housing division, he served in real estate

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development roles for The Reliant Group, Inc., BRIDGE Housing Corporation, and The Community Builders, Inc. In addition to his primary work in housing finance, Mr. Nichol has active interests in housing policy and education. He currently serves as the national Co-Chair of the Affordable and Workforce Housing Council for the Urban Land Institute. In the fall of 2018, he began teaching a Real Estate Development Finance course as a lecturer within the newly created Master’s in Real Estate Development plus Design (MRED+D) program within the College of Environmental Design at U.C. Berkeley. Mr. Nichol also serves as a member of the Policy Advisory Board for the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at U.C. Berkeley’s Hass School of Business.

CHRISTOPHER THOMAS

Advisor

Mr. Patterson is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Healthcare Management Services, Inc. and Global Transcendence. Established in 1999, UHMS is distinguished as one of DC’s Choice Providers of community-based mental health and residential services. Mr. Patterson has over 20 years of

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experience in mental healthcare and human services. While working as a trainer and program manager with the U.S. Postal Service, he proactively sought out extensive trainings in substance abuse counseling, relapse prevention, conflict resolution, and adolescent aggression. Mr. Patterson studied business administration and marketing at Livingston College in Salisbury, North Carolina and the University of the District of Columbia.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

FLYNANN JANISSE

Executive Director

Serving as the Executive Director of Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation (Rainbow), President and Executive Director of Equality Community Housing Corporation, and President and Chairman of the Board of Rainbow Housing Texas, Inc., Ms. Flynann Janisse (“Flyn”) supports the national operations of an

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award-winning Resident Services Division of Rainbow and the asset management for an extensive affordable housing portfolio. Prior to joining Rainbow, Ms. Janisse served as Director of Property Management at Community Services of Arizona, a fully-integrated management company specializing in the management of multifamily, service-enriched affordable housing. Ms. Janisse has extensive experience in managing market rate (REIT), Section 42 Tax Credit, Project Section 8, and HUD and RD-financed housing communities. As an Advisory Board member for Novogradac’s Journal of Tax Credits, Ms. Janisse is honored to provide industry knowledge through publications reaching over 45,000 readers and to serve as a judge for their industry Development of Distinction Awards at the Tax Credit Developers Conference recognizing excellence and ingenuity in the development of tax credit projects across the country using the LIHTC program. With 30+ years of experience in asset management with an emphasis on the development and implementation of social service programs for service-enriched affordable housing, she has assembled a team of professionals to serve the mission of Rainbow with integrity and passion.

JUSTIN M. WALKER

National Director of Business Development and Media

Mr. Walker brings a decade’s worth of business management experience to Rainbow. Prior to joining, he led an effort that expanded a web services product into seven countries for a Fortune 500 company. He also brings to bear extensive expertise in marketing techniques and media management having organized

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national acquisition campaigns as well as coordinating media events with elected officials and CEOs. Additionally, Mr. Walker remains engaged in our nation’s political landscape and legislative affairs. His political portfolio includes working for elected officials on both state and federal levels, campaign advance logistics, and being appointed to serve as vice-chair of technology during an election cycle. Mr. Walker holds an MBA from Regis University.

STEPHANIE J. FOSTER

Executive Systems and Relations Director

Ms. Foster has led the administrative management of various multifamily real estate companies for over two decades.  Her growing expertise in the organizational development of general partnership interests and the procurement of welfare and tax exemptions is a key element to the continued growth of our nonprofit ownership

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interests. Joining the team in 2008, she spearheaded and continues to facilitate the responsibilities of our IT department to include the management of existing and new sites’ technological infrastructures. Ms. Foster further supports Rainbow’s Board of Directors and mission to preserve affordable housing by interfacing directly with city, county, state, and federal governments to ensure that Rainbow and its partners continually operate within the limits of the appropriate governing agency’s regulations.

BRITTANY BRYANT

Economic Workforce Development Manager

Ms. Bryant brings over 15 years’ experience from wide-ranging aspects of education, nonprofit, workforce development, and entertainment. Before entering the field of workforce development, she worked within the entertainment industry which honed her innovative thinking and implementation skills. Her skills were

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utilized in her work with various Department of Labor grants for education, workforce, and nonprofit settings. Through this work, Ms. Bryant has discovered her passion for helping others through creating and implementing programs which provide impact. As a Certified Workforce Development Professional, she has dedicated her life to uplifting others through the programming she creates. Currently, Ms. Bryant is pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership focusing on adult learners and the programming which may lead them to successful career pathways.

MIKE WHITE

Project Manager

Mr. White manages finance and asset operations for Rainbow’s service-enriched housing, and guides the development of social impact investment data collection and reporting for Rainbow’s award-winning services. Prior to Rainbow, he was a Financial Analyst for a San Francisco-based private equity group, providing support

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to asset management, fund management, and real estate financing for an 8,000-unit multifamily portfolio. Mr. White experience in Section 8 and LIHTC asset management ensures efficient operations and stable physical integrity of Rainbow assets. His passion for social impact investing leads Rainbow’s industry-first efforts in the realm of mega data development and reporting analysis and visualizations. Mr. White holds a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Development from the University of Southern California.

SALLY ENTEMAN

Director of Administration

As a highly recognized judicial court clerk, Ms. Enteman is a 19-year veteran of the Maricopa County Superior Court (judicial branch) in and for the state of Arizona. She has served the criminal administration as a trainer and mentor to the judicial branch, courtroom clerks, the criminal bench, and collaboration of all justice

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agencies.  An Arizona native with a Bachelor of Arts in the Administration of Justice, she continues to pursue her law degree at Arizona State University.  Joining Rainbow in 2016,  Ms. Enteman will complement the advancing administration needs of our organization and enhance the growing formalities of our compliance obligations.  She has served as a 911 operator and works to continue her civic duty and passion with local organizations benefiting autistic children and the elderly.

DAVID BURKLEY

National Director of Resident Services

As a native Houstonian, Mr. Burkley matriculated at the University of Houston where his major field of study was Political Science with a minor focus in Africana Studies. In conjunction with his position at Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation, for the last 10 years he has served his community through spiritual

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leadership as a member of the clergy. He is a firm believer in, “exposure changes your perception and your perception creates your reality.” Coming from a community identical to those he serves, Mr. Burkley attributes his success in life to the exposure he received from caring individuals who, despite his surroundings, saw his potential. In January 2010, he founded the Fellowship of Faith Church where he currently serves as the Lead Pastor. Mr. Burkley has committed his life to serving others and creating the same opportunities he was afforded by supporting national program development within the organization and onsite resident services coordinator training.

MATT CURTIS

National Director of Education and Economic Workforce Development

A native to southwest Michigan, Mr. Curtis holds a Bachelor of Secondary Education in Economics, History, and Geography from Western Michigan University. He has taught elementary, middle, and high school grades in public schools for over 10 years between Michigan and Arizona. While holding these

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teaching positions, Mr. Curtis became heavily involved in community outreach projects. He has worked with Tumbleweed Youth Shelters, Maricopa County Justice Department, Junior Achievement, MicroSociety, and Kids-at-Hope organizations to enhance the lives of his students and their families. For his efforts, Mr. Curtis was nominated twice for the Gilder-Lehrman Arizona State History Teacher of the Year. Due to his impact in and outside of the classroom, he joined Rainbow as a content developer for the web-based adult education program and facilitated the national General Education Degree program. From these successes, Mr. Curtis has strategically focused this same innovative and passionate approach to leading the education and economic workforce development departments.

RESIDENT SERVICES LEADERSHIP TEAM

SHERI GARCIA

Director of Training and Compliance

Ms. Garcia has been working in the multifamily industry since 1998.  Her career includes the asset management of over 4,000 units in multiple states. Her experience with low-income Bond, Section 8, LIHTC assets, and market rate housing communities provides her with the knowledge and skills necessary to

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understand the importance of service-enriched housing.  Prior to her tenure with Rainbow she supported the onsite regional training for property management teams for multifamily communities in the area of accounting and marketing. As the Director of Training and Compliance, she is responsible for creating and implementing training programs and overseeing the development of Resident Service Coordinators nationally. Additionally, Ms. Garcia establishes performance metrics, evaluates productivity, and ensures the organization is in compliance with all contractual obligations to the provision of resident services for city, state, and federal agencies.

SARAH SKEEN

Resident Services Leadership Team

As a competitive volleyball enthusiast, coach, make-up artist, owner of a local health supplement company, and mother of two boys, Ms. Skeen enjoys a very active lifestyle.  She found her passion in Rainbow through volunteering in 2008 and then relocated to Michigan.  She relocated back to Arizona and joined Rainbow

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in 2014 to support the remote delivery of programs and services.  Her career as a physical therapist technician fostered a strong desire to help people strive for more from themselves even in the most difficult of circumstances.  As part of the resident services leadership team with Rainbow, Ms. Skeen supports the delivery of programs and services to Texas, New Mexico, Florida, and Missouri. Her responsibilities include a variety of duties to assisting in developing, implementing, and providing a framework for the residents to work toward self-sufficiency to the greatest possible extent, recognizing the strengths and limitations of each resident.

LYNN WALSH

National Community Outreach Manager

Ms. Walsh holds a Bachelor’s in early childhood development and a Master’s in business management, both from Arizona State University. Prior to joining Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation, Ms. Walsh was Director of Operations and Facilities for the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Her duties included the

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original design, planning, and reconstruction of the Historic Monroe School building into what is now the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. After their grand opening, she continued her duties of staffing, training, and managing the day-to-day operations of the Museum for over two years. Ms. Walsh was also instrumental in the annual and ongoing fundraisers for the museum. With over 10 years working with low-income individuals and families her experiences have proven invaluable to Rainbow, as her duties serve the area of resource center development and program delivery.

TYLER JACKSON

Resident Services Regional Director

Prior to joining the Rainbow Resident Programs and Services Division as the Senior Resident Services Coordinator, Mr. Jackson served in the United States Marine Corps for seven years from which he was honorably discharged.  Upon his release from the armed forces, Mr. Jackson went into the private sector where his talents

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could be best utilized.  In a previous position at the City of Houston Parks, Mr. Jackson served in the Recreation Assistance Department assisting community centers with afterschool programs and sports activities.   While employed at Ujima, Inc., Mr. Jackson served as the Site Coordinator for the Yvette W. Scales Neighborhood Network Center. Duties there included development of onsite programs and activities and long-term case management for residents striving for greater social and economic self-sufficiency.  Mr. Jackson holds a degree in Communication from Houston Community College.

BARBARA JOHNSON

Resident Services Leadership Team

Ms. Johnson a true native, born and raised in Georgia.  Over 40 years she has volunteered and worked in the Georgia counties of Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb, and the city of Atlanta, as well in the state of Maryland serving in an outreach capacity in communities. Prior to being a member of the Rainbow family, she worked with two

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management companies as a Resident Services Coordinator and at DeKalb County District Attorney’s office in child support, administration, and victim witness assistant. Ms. Johnson has been associated with several organizations for many years, such as Nesting Place (Executive Director – home for teen mothers under the care of DFCS), DeKalb Fatherhood Program (public relations and advocate), Smyrna Neighborhood Collaborative (Director), Jackson Memorial Family Outreach and Food Co-op (organizer), Eagle’s Nest Homeless Program (Board Member), Fisherman’s Net Family Life Center (Assistant Executive Director), Granny’s House in The Bowens Homes Housing Project (Board Member – program for abandoned children), Fortis College (Community Outreach Board), and Cobb County Youth Council Advisory Board.

TONITTA TOTTRESS

Resident Service Coordinator

Before devoting her work as a Resident Service Coordinator with Rainbow, Mrs. Tottress served in the Tulsa community as a Rehabilitation Coach, aiding senior citizens with various healthcare needs as well as providing entertainment for seniors to stay engaged in society, boosting their social interactions and creating an

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active lifestyle for their overall well-being. Mrs. Tottress has a passion for volunteering; working in an Oklahoma state group home for fostering youth, operating on camp grounds for women of domestic violence, holding a position with Houston Parks and Recreation during their annual senior expos and assisting in various regions with disaster relief organizations during Hurricane Harvey. Being a part of the leadership team with Rainbow, Mrs. Tottress provides onsite and remote support in the Houston and Austin communities, ensuring exceptional delivery of educational and service enriched programming.