Board of Directors

President – Kara D. Beverly, JD,  Johns Hopkins University
Vice President – Kathleen Lechleiter, AIA, Twopoint Studio, LLC
Secretary – Katie Deal, T. Rowe Price
Treasurer – Sanford Goodman, Retired 
Calvin Bland, Legg Mason
Kelly Cantley, The Bozzuto Group
Paul S. Edwards, Finance Director
Dale R. McArdle, Retired 
Jeffrey Stern, Riverside Advisors, LLC
Keval Thakkar, AIA, Hord Coplan Macht

Emeritus Director
Nancy S. Rase, Nancy Rase Consulting Services, LLC

Kara D. Beverly, JD, Johns Hopkins University

Kara D. Beverly is an Equity Compliance Investigator in Johns Hopkins University’s Office of Institutional Equity, where she is responsible for investigating reports of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Kara practiced at a regional Ohio law firm in their Labor & Employment and Corporate Practice Groups, advising clients on employee issues involving Title VII and the ADA. She also worked as an in-house Staff Attorney for an international dining services company, where she handled all employment-related matters, including the investigation and resolution of discrimination and harassment claims.

Kara is committed to serving her community and is currently an Executive Board Member of the Psi Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and an Active Member of the Junior League of Baltimore. Kara is a graduate of the Howard University School of Law and Villanova University.

Calvin Bland, Legg Mason

Calvin Bland is a Vice President / Lead Specialist at Legg Mason, where he performs various oversight functions for the accounting and reporting of the large array of Legg Mason mutual funds.  Prior to Legg Mason, Mr. Bland worked at T. Rowe Price as an accountant and Associated Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. in their finance and administration department.  Along with serving on the Board of the Women’s Housing Coalition, he is also on the Board of the North Avenue Community Development Corporation, which supports the impoverished communities of Penn-North and Sandtown-Winchester in Baltimore.  Mr. Bland obtained his B.S. in Finance from Morgan State University and M.B.A. from Loyola University in Baltimore.

Kelly Cantley, The Bozzuto Group 

As Senior Vice President of Business Development for The Bozzuto Group, Kelly Cantley leads and oversees the development of new business opportunities. Involved with every aspect of the acquisition, planning, and implementation of new work, Kelly serves as a liaison between preconstruction, operations, and clients to ensure clients’ needs are met from project conception to completion.  Kelly serves on the board of the Urban Land Institute and ACE Mentoring Program of Baltimore as well as other committee positions for housing organizations. Prior to joining Bozzuto, Kelly was the Business Development Manager for Turner Construction, where her field experience ranged from residential high-rise to airport security and laboratory work. Before her civilian career, she served as an Officer in the Civil Engineer Corps. Kelly acquired her Master of Business Administration Degree from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.

Katie DealT. Rowe Price

Katie is a Washington Analyst at T. Rowe Price. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political and Social Thought at the University of Virginia where she was a Jefferson Scholar and an Echols Scholar. She is a member of United Way’s Emerging Leaders United and the GIVE Alumni Committee at Business Volunteers Maryland and formerly was the President of Habitat Young Professionals for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake.

Paul S. Edwards, Retired

Paul Edwards is a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of affordable housing experience at The Shelter Group. In his current position as Project Finance Director, he is responsible for financially monitoring all projects from initial closing through post completion close-out. He serves as point person on all financial issues during project construction with lenders, equity partners, and state and federal financing agencies.

Paul graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Towson University. 

 

Sanford Goodman, Retired 
Former controller consultant for the Women’s Housing Coalition and Interim CFO for the United Way of the Midlands, Mr. Goodman has demonstrated success in general and financial management in both not-for-profit and for-profit entities. He has produced profitable growth for a wide range of companies through development and attainment of budgeted revenue and cost objectives. Mr. Goodman received his Master degree in Finance and Econometrics and International Business from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Kathleen Lechleiter, AIA, Twopoint Studio, LLC

Kathleen M. Lechleiter is an experienced professional with over 29 years of practice as a registered architect and founder of TwoPoint Studio LLC, a certified MBE/DBE with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and a Women Owned Business (WBE) with the City of Baltimore.  Community development and collaboration are hallmarks of Kathleen’s practice demonstrated by work throughout the City providing affordable housing for area non-profits and public housing and includes teaching in the Housing and Urban Design Studios at Morgan State University.  In addition, she is currently on the Fells Point Design Review Committee.

Kathleen has a Master of Architecture degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts degree from North Dakota State University.

Dale R. McArdle, Catholic Charities, retired

Dale retired as the Director of Housing Services at Catholic Charities after 26 years of service. He was directly responsible for identifying development opportunities, securing financing for affordable multi-family senior housing projects, managing the construction of each project, and the property management of the entire portfolio.

In addition to the Woman’s Housing Coalition, his current community involvements include the Bon Secours Community Works Board, and he is the Chair of the Unity Properties Board, the hospital’s real estate entity. He has been a member of the board of the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust since 2002. Dale was elected to the WYPR Corporate Board in 2016. 

Dale earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at The Ohio State University.

Jeffrey Stern, Riverside Advisors, LLC
Jeffrey is Consultant & Sole Practitioner Member of Riverside Advisors LLC, providing consulting services in financing for affordable rental housing and charter schools, property, and loan portfolio analysis, and strategic planning for non-profit and for-profit organizations.
Jeffrey received his Master’s Degree in City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Keval Thakkar, AIA, Hord Coplan Macht

Keval has over 17 years of architectural experience. At Hord Coplan Macht, he has focused around housing, office, and institutional projects. A Project Designer, Keval also utilizes his Revit and CAD skills. His recent works have shown his experience with CDA low-income housing tax credit and HUD 202 applications.

Director Emeritus

Nancy S. Rase, Nancy Rase Consulting Services, LLC

Nancy Rase created Nancy Rase Consulting Services, LLC to provide consulting services to housing organizations and public agencies involved in the affordable housing industry. Nancy focuses her consulting practice on assisting organizations, particularly nonprofits and public agencies, to become more structured, professional, and sustainable.

Nancy is a co-founder and the former President and CEO of Homes for America, Inc., and remains as an Emeritus Director of the organization. Prior to HFA, Nancy was with the Maryland Community Development Administration where she served as the agency’s Deputy Director, Director of Housing Development Programs, and Director of Rehabilitation Programs. She also worked in local government as the Assistant Manager at the Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown.

Nancy currently is on the Boards of several organizations. She has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Baltimore.

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