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Committed to CPDC’s Mission, Vision, and Values

Behind every great organization is a team of talented, hardworking, and dedicated individuals who believe in and fully support the mission. Our dynamic team is comprised of real estate developers, asset managers, finance and accounting professionals, resource development and volunteer engagement staff and Community Impact managers devoted to our properties, as well as IT and communications specialists. We work as a full-service and collaborative team to ensure each property and every resident receives the care and attention they deserve.

Executive Team

CPDC is governed by a highly successful team of leaders with decades of experience in affordable housing, human development, and related industries. Our executive team leads the strategic planning and direction of the organization and ensures that our mission, vision, and values are aligned. Their vision for the affordable housing industry, along with their innovative methods of delivery, has laid the foundation necessary for the success of the organization and the people we serve.


Christopher LoPiano
Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Asset Management

Pamela M. Lyons
Senior Vice President, Community Impact Strategies


J. Michael Pitchford
President and CEO

Belle Seyoum
Chief Financial Officer

Team Leaders

Real Estate Development

  • Shelynda Burney-Brown, Vice President, Real Estate Development – Contact
  • Suzanne Welch, Vice President, Real Estate Development – Contact

Asset Management

  • Pamela Amos, Director, Asset Management – Contact


  • Neil Teehan, Vice President and Controller – Contact

Community Development

  • Josue Salmeron, Managing Director, CIS – Contact
  • Jeff Smith, Senior Manager, CIS – Contact
  • Sharita Slayton, Senior Manager, CIS – Contact
  • Karrima Muhammad, Director of Evaluation and Outcomes, CIS – Contact
  • Amanda House, Senior Manager, Community Impact Strategies- Contact
  • Khyati Desai-Seltzer, Senior Manager, Community Impact Strategies – Contact
  • Jennifer Fauss, Director, Volunteer Engagement – Contact
  • Katrina Polk, Senior Manager, Community Impact Strategies- Contact