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Lecester Johnson

Lecester Johnson Lecester Johnson has been Academy of Hope’s Executive Director since 2006. During that time she has led the school through programmatic and organizational expansion, adding a postsecondary program, a youth GED program and a second site.  In 2011, Ms. Johnson was honored with the Meyer Exponent Award for her leadership.  She has an

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J. Michael Pitchford

J. Michael Pitchford J. Michael Pitchford is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of CPDC. Mr. Pitchford has developed a strong understanding of how national and local policy impact housing affordability while serving on the Board of the National Housing Conference for a decade, including three years as its president. Together with his

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Nancy Rase

Nancy Rase Nancy Rase is the principal of Nancy Rase Consulting Services, LLC. The business was created in October 2015 to provide consulting services to housing organizations and public agencies involved in the affordable housing industry. Nancy is a co-founder and the former president and CEO of Homes for America, Inc. She remains as an

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Lee Reno

Lee Reno Lee P. Reno is a founding member of Reno & Cavanaugh.  His experience in housing development began in 1970.  Lee has practiced extensively in the affordable housing field during his legal career, with a special emphasis on public housing and rural housing.  His practice currently consists of representing public housing authorities in their

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Adrian Washington

Adrian Washington Mr. Washington has over 20 years of experience in real estate development, acquisition and management.  Prior to founding NDC in 1999 he served as Vice President, Acquisitions, for NHP Inc., at the time the nation’s largest owner of multifamily properties. From 2005 through 2007 Mr. Washington took a leave of absence from NDC

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