Dr. Rev. Hoffman Brown, III – Interim President
Rev. Brown has been instrumental in securing twelve housing properties in the Forest Park Community in his present charge as Pastor of the Wayland Baptist Church of Baltimore, Maryland, under the guidance of a 20-year development plan. Wayland Village, under construction in 2010/11, is a 90-unit seniors housing complex and senior center. Dr. Brown is the founding Co-Chair of B.R.I.D.G.E. (Baltimore Regional Initiative Developing Genuine Equality), a nonprofit coalition of faith-based churches and organizations, whose purpose is to bring social, economic, and political equity to the city of Baltimore and surrounding counties. To date, B.R.I.D.G.E, in coalition with IHI, labor unions, and other nonprofit organizations, has been instrumental in changing legislation in Baltimore City to require that all construction of housing include 10 – 20% low- and moderateincome units. From 1981 until 1985, Dr. Brown led the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Staunton, Virginia, to purchase rental property adjacent to the church building. He led the Main Street Baptist Church of Smithfield, Virginia (1985-1991) in a $400, 000 refurbishing/restoration of their 50-unit low-income housing complex, Church Manor. Dr. Brown also led the Main Street Baptist Church in securing $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to construct the low-income senior’s complex, Covenant Place.
Bernie Tetreault – Vice President
Mr. Tetreault served as advisor to the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Authority on complex real estate transactions, including the use of the federal Hope VI program to revitalize several public housing properties into mixed-income developments. The DCHA has over $1 billion of revitalization activity underway. Tetreault served as Executive Director of the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission (H.O.C.) from 1971-1995. In that capacity, he managed and administered a 300-employee housing agency with a $68 million operating budget and a 24,459-unit portfolio of owned, managed, and financed housing units. At H.O.C., he led the evolution of a Public Housing Authority to a comprehensive housing agency that builds, manages, and finances a variety of housing for individuals from very low incomes to market rate. Mr. Tetreault speaks frequently at housing conferences and training sessions and serves on local and national boards of directors, such as the Washington Area Housing Partnership, the National Housing Conference, and Victory Housing of the Washington Archdiocese. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Housing Development Reporter. He previously served as Municipal Administrator in South Brunswick Township, New Jersey, and as Executive Assistant to the City Manager, Rockville, Maryland. Mr. Tetreault holds an MPA from Cornell University, and a BS in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
David Rusk, Treasurer
Mr. Rusk is a noted consultant and author who speaks and consults on urban policy challenges, the social and fiscal impacts of sprawl, and educational and land use reform. He is a consultant to the Ford Foundation, and since 1993 has spoken and consulted in over 120 U.S. communities. Abroad, Mr. Rusk has lectured on urban problems in England; Berlin, Stuttgart, and Frankfurt, Germany; and Toronto and Victoria, Canada. In 1997, he served as an advisor to the government of South Africa on metropolitan governance. During 2000, he was a visiting professor at the University of Amsterdam and Delft Technical University in The Netherlands. Mr. Rusk was a New Mexico legislator from 1975-77 and served from 1977-81 as Mayor of Albuquerque. Earlier, he was a civil rights and antipoverty worker with the Washington Urban League and served as the U.S. Department of Labor’s Manpower Administration’s legislative and program development director. Mr. Rusk graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley, as the outstanding undergraduate student in economics.
Lisa Ward, Secretary
Ms. Ward is a Director of IHI. Read more under Our Team.
Adam Gross is the Director of the Regional Affordable Housing Initiative at Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI). He has served as Staff Counsel at BPI since 1995, focusing on housing and community development issues. He now leads BPI’s efforts to increase the supply and equitable distribution of affordable housing. Mr. Gross received his BA from Yale University, MA in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and JD from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was Comment Editor at The University of Chicago Law School Roundtable.
Tim O’Malley serves as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for AmeriNat, and is a board member of the Florida Housing Coalition, which is an organization that has a similar mission to IHI. Tim has 11 years’ experience working for AmeriNat. During his time he has lead the AmeriNat Sales & Marketing expansion in Florida and Nationally. AmeriNat has added over 175 new clients and $25 million in new revenue under O’Malley’s leadership including, five new State HFA Agencies. Today, AmeriNat is the premier loan servicer for Habitat for Humanity. Prior to his employment with AmeriNat, Tim led new business development for Nikon, Casio and Duracell. Tim is active in the support of affordable housing nationally as an active member of several organizations. He belongs to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. NCSHA, MAHC (Legislative Committee), NALHFA, HAND, Baltimore City Taskforce for Affordable Housing and the Florida Housing Coalition. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Maryland where he played Division I baseball.
Andre Robinson is Principal Contractor at A Squared Community Development Consulting, and Executive Director at Mount Royal Community Development Corp. Andre also serves as a co-chair of the Community Development Committee for Historic Marble Hill Neighborhood Association, and an Executive Producer at Carbon-Fibre Media. He was the Former Managing Director for Harry Belafonte. Andre studied Theatre/Psychology/Russian History & Literature at St. Louis University, attended Gonzaga College High School and grew up in Washington DC.
Gerrit Knaap is the Executive Director of the National Center for Smart Growth and a Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Maryland. He has published over 65 peer refereed journal articles and authored, coauthored or coedited nine books. Over the course of his career, he has led several applied research centers, including, since 2002, the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education. He has generated more than $25 million in grants and contracts from foundations and state, federal and local governments. Under his leadership the NCSG has grown to include an annual budget of approximately three million dollars. He serves on Maryland’s Sustainable Growth Commission and Smart Growth Subcabinet, which requires him to meet regularly with state cabinet secretaries and other state and local policy leaders.
Kelly Hunt is an affordable housing and community development policy advocate with an extensive background in development and finance. More than 14 of her 20+ years in the real estate and affordable housing industry have been focused on analyzing and advocating for sound policies and legislation. Her career includes work in both the public and private arenas. Kelly has directly contributed to the creation and/or purchase and rehabilitation of more than 7,000 units of affordable housing. She assisted IHI for a year with technical assistance for inclusionary housing subcontracts and policy work. Kelly is currently a legislative analyst for DC Councilmember Elissa Silverman and is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
Samuel Jordan founded the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition in 2016 to complete the Baltimore Red Line light rail project and recover its transformative benefits for the Baltimore metropolitan region and the African American, Hispanic, low-income, and transit-dependent communities adversely affected by the cancellation of the project in 2015. He has conducted community livability, issue organizing, and skills training programs in Baltimore and Washington, DC over the last twelve years. While Chairman of the United Medical Center Foundation in Washington, DC from 2009 until 2012, Mr. Jordan developed the “Preventive Care Households in a Preventive Care Community” project, a proprietary behavior modification program that has been implemented in sections in Baltimore and Washington, DC.
As an advisor to the Washington, DC Department of Transportation, Mr. Jordan was honored by the National Capital Chapter of the American Planning Association in 2013 for his community livability tool, “Community Livability Outreach Advisors.” His presentation on Community Benefits Agreements (CBA) for the Baltimore Office of Planning in 2008 was followed by a locally funded series of CBA training modules for residents and community leaders in Cherry Hill. A signatory of the Baltimore Red Line Community Compact while founder and Executive Director of the Ward 7 Development Advisory Committee, Mr. Jordan served as an outreach and planning volunteer on the Red Line light rail project from 2009 until its cancellation in 2015.
Michelle Kelly is the Executive Director of Alternative Directions, Inc. (ADI) is a statewide non-profit organization that helps men and women both in prison and leaving prison to become independent responsible citizens. Michelle has over a decade of experience serving the needs of the ex-offender community. At ADI, she has served as case manager for women in reentry. She rose to Deputy Director and after a national job search was selected as the Executive Director in 2009. She is responsible for all aspects of organizational management and has been vital in helping ADI achieve and maintain the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations highest award, the Seal of Excellence. Michelle maintains strong relationships throughout the reentry community including the Department of Corrections, foundations, social service agencies, faith based groups and the nonprofit community.