Management Staff Bios
Dionne Roberts, President and CEO
Dionne Roberts has over 20 years of experience as synthesizer and catalyst, with a history of developing and sustaining productive relationships and partnerships with communities, citizens, and stakeholders. As President and CEO she leads TDA’s overall strategic development and works directly with our partners to advance service delivery opportunities. Prior to TDA, Ms. Roberts worked in the nonprofit, local government and national policy arenas to develop and implement integrated approaches to community and economic development needs that reflected the values, diversity, aspirations, and priorities of communities. She is adept at the development of policy approaches to enhance the provision of programs, and the identification of resources to facilitate direct development. Ms. Roberts has a Master’s of Science in Organization Development from American University, School of Public Affairs.
Edward Hammond, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Edward Hammond is the corporate officer responsible for monitoring the daily operations of TDA and for designing, developing, operating, and improving the systems that support the delivery of TDA’s products and services. Working for 30 years in state government and the private sector in a variety of professional and managerial positions, he has gained extensive experience in housing finance, program design and implementation, policy development, organizational development, strategic management, and training design and delivery. In his 15 years with TDA, Mr. Hammond has consistently demonstrated a high level of project management skills along with a considerable facility for working with teams to deliver products and services that meet or exceed client expectations and that do so on time and within budget.
Henry A. Alvarez III, Chief Administrative Officer/Business Development
Mr. Alvarez has spent his career meeting the affordable housing needs of communities. As a leader in the public housing industry for more than twenty-five (25 years), Mr. Alvarez has overseen management of more than 13,000 public housing units and administration of 20,000 Housing Choice Vouchers. He has also been responsible the development of more than 2500 other affordable housing units, and was named “Affordable Housing Developer of the Year” by Affordable Housing Finance Magazine in 2008. He is a certified Senior Public Housing Manager, and holds a Master’s Degree from Lewis and Clark College.
Margaret S. McFaddin, Vice-President
Margaret McFaddin has over 35 years experience in program design and management, as well as technical assistance and training, with local, state and federal government, not-for-profit organizations and for-profit housing developers. She has led regional and statewide coalitions in the development of Continuum of Care plans. Her professional experiences include grant writing and grant management for non-profits, and program compliance with government rules and regulations. She has advised clients in the community development field on governance and strategic planning, financial and grant management, program implementation, systems mapping and performance measurement and monitoring. Ms. McFaddin earned a Bachelor of Arts from Sweet Briar and a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Mary Paumen, Vice-President
Mary Paumen has many years of experience with federal housing and community development programs and applicable crosscutting requirements to provide training and technical assistance for communities related to the design and delivery of housing and community development programs. Ms. Paumen has more than 30 years of experience in affordable housing, disaster recovery and community development, including extensive experience working with public housing agencies and community based organizations to encourage cooperative development of affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization. Ms. Paumen has assisted with the development of affordable rental housing, creation of homeownership programs, syndication of Tax Credits, disaster recovery in eight state and numerous federal programs. She is a NAHRO FELLOW and has 20 plus years of international development experience.
Randall Mullen, Vice-President
Randall Mullen has over 25 years of experience advising organizations on inner city and rural redevelopment. He provides a wide range of quality services covering community planning, housing development, economic development, public services and grant administration. He has successfully coordinated and delivered consulting services under contract with states and local governments as well as provided technical assistance for the U.S. Department of HUD. Before becoming a consultant, he gained experience by directing top rated community development agencies across the country. Mr. Mullen earned a MPA degree in Urban Affairs from the American University and holds various professional certifications, including Certification as an On-line Instructor from the University of Illinois – Chicago.
Rocky Wade, Vice-President
Rocky Wade has over 30 years experience in housing development, addressing the issues of homelessness, community and economic development, housing development and project financing, strategic planning and organizational development. Mr. Wade has developed, administered, financed and worked-out all types of housing and economic development projects, including homeownership, rehabilitation, rental, commercial, and industrial development. Mr. Wade has a varied background of experiences from the grassroots level, regional level, and federal level, with federal agencies, public housing, not-for-profit organizations, and for-profit consulting firms. Mr. Wade earned an MPA from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s degree in southern history and theology from Mercer University. Mr. Wade is a Certified HOME Program Specialist – Regulations and Certified HOME Program Specialist – Administration.