Samuel, Jordan Executive Director, joined IHI in early 2019. Active in Baltimore community-based organizations, Mr. Jordan has served as Community Housing Program Director for the Midtown-Edmondson Community Organization (M-ECO). He was M-ECO’s coordinator of community-proposed housing projects with special attention given to Baltimore’s Project 5000 (2011-2014). The project sought to secure housing and develop vacant properties in Midtown-Edmondson to stabilize communities and moderate Baltimore’s growing population loss.
Mr. Jordan was appointed (2009-2012) Senior Advisor to the President of the Washington, DC-wide HUD-certified Resident Advisory Board (RAB) representing over 20,000 residents in 8,000 public housing units on 56 properties owned and managed by the Washington, DC Housing Authority. He guided the RAB in its resident-education programs for HUD policies including Moving to Work and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). He led collective actions leading to enforcement of HUD regulations in housing inspections, late-payment penalties, and eviction appeals. As a registered Affordable Care Act Assister, Mr. Jordan organized and coordinated special information and enrollment programs in DC public housing communities for Affordable Care Act registration.
Mr. Jordan founded the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition in 2016 to complete the Baltimore Red Line light rail project and recover its transformative economic 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.
Morgan Rouse, Program Manager, joined IHI in the spring of 2018 as the Program Manager for the Bailey Consent Decree (ELAP). She comes to IHI from Catholic Charities where she managed a staff of five full time case managers at My Sister’s Place. Ms. Rouse has worked with hundreds of underprivileged clients, while also participating in policy and program development. Ms. Rouse has also worked at Penrose Properties in Philadelphia as a supportive services coordinator, in addition to the City of Baltimore in the Community Relations office. She has extensive background in program management and human services in the fields of homelessness, corrections, and property management.
Joellen Hatcher, Administrative Assistant, joined IHI in the spring of 2019 to assist with the Bailey Consent Decree (ELAP). Mrs. Hatcher has 20 years of Receptionist/Administrative Assistant experience, 9 of which is in the affordable housing field. Ms. Hatcher has also had experience in working with persons with mental and physical disabilities.
Pat Dzierwinski, Financial Manager, contracted with Innovative Housing Institute in 2015. In this position, she is involved in financial management of IHI and the ELAP contract. She handles many financial responsibilities which include payroll, personnel matters, accounts payable and audits. Ms. Dzierwinski is responsible for all facets of the account processes in regards to the nonprofit sector. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for the last 28 years and finds the work very rewarding.