TDA works with people like you to make positive changes in your communities and organizations. We work in close partnership with government agencies, nonprofits, and for-profit entities to help make communities better. We understand that organizational challenges can be immense - ranging from declining real estate markets, high unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and increased crime. We understand that situations change rapidly making them even more difficult to manage.
What TDA's staff brings to the table, in addition to a deep base of knowledge and experience in the field, includes:
Insight gained from working in partnership with both governmental entities (federal, state, and local) and private organizations;
A thorough understanding of the complex needs of a variety of organizations; and
The technical know-how that helps organizations and their programs operate more efficiently and effectively.
Supported by TDA’s proven management abilities, this wealth of talent has consistently brought about effective solutions to a wide variety of management problems. Our team brings a broad range of skills to bear in overseeing consulting engagements. TDA’s management staff is skilled at administering multiple and complex tasks within a demand-response system. We bring a passion for results, integrity, high energy performance, and the innovation to get things done! Check out our staff bios below.
Jennifer Alpha has over 15 years of experience supporting local housing and community development projects using federal programs, including LIHTC, HOME, NSP, CDBG, and HOPE VI. With a background in law, policy, and evaluation, her services include providing federal regulatory guidance and assisting with structuring housing developments, housing programs, policies and procedures, strategic plans, and housing studies. Prior to TDA, she was a partner at a law firm specializing in affordable housing and was a Senior Analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Jennifer holds a Juris Doctor, a Master in Public Administration, and a BA in Political Science/English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Certified HOME Specialist – Regulations.
Pamela Campbell assists with TDA’s financial recordkeeping. She supports routine accounting activities such as maintenance of the general ledger, preparation of various accounting statements and financial reports, and accounts payable and receivable functions. Prior to joining TDA, Pamela worked for 23 years at St. Andrews University, a branch of Webber International University (formerly St. Andrews Presbyterian College). She began as a Records Clerk and later held positions as Accounts Payable Clerk and Assistant Registrar. In addition, she has served as the Finance Clerk at Fletcher Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Emily has over 9 years of experience in administrative office support positions. She assists with maintaining budgets, contracts, work plans and task assignments. Prior to TDA, her accounting background included maintaining worksheets that project future inventory needs and the budget those needs will require. Emily is familiar with GAAP principles and has experience with collecting and presenting qualitative and quantitative data. She received an Associate of Applied Science in Office Administration from Richmond Community College where she graduated Cum Laude. Emily is an Alumni member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Office Administration program at Richmond Community College.
Doug Carlson has more than 30 years of experience with grants management and compliance for programs and activities that finance, develop, and maintain affordable housing, revitalize urban and rural communities, create economic opportunities for low-income families, enhance disaster response and preparedness, and assist the homeless. Prior to joining TDA, Doug was the Community Planning and Development (CPD) Director for HUD’s Portland Oregon Field Office, where he managed the CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, ESG, and CoC programs in two states. He provides training and technical assistance to assist communities with consolidated planning, economic revitalization, disaster response, housing finance and development, and homeless housing and services. Doug holds a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
David Cramer has over 40 years of community development experience, including 25 years as a consultant working independently and with a national intermediary, and 9 years as a director of nonprofit organizations. He provides affordable housing related technical assistance and training for local governments and nonprofit housing development organizations in capacity building, business/strategic planning, merging, executive transition management, marketing, program design and implementation, housing development, and financing. Training is delivered face-to-face and remotely in various web-based formats. Dave is a HOME Certified Specialist – Regulations and has worked extensively with NSP and HOME including the 2013 New Rules.
Consulting Services Director
Marni Holloway has more than 20 years’ experience in real estate finance and affordable housing production. She has worked with state and local governments, nonprofits, and for-profit developers using LIHTC, HOME, HTF, NSP, CDBG, PAB, and various local and private funding sources to promote the production and preservation of both affordable homeownership and rental housing. Prior to joining TDA, Holloway held senior roles at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), most recently as the Multifamily Finance Director where she oversaw the development and implementation of the state’s Qualified Allocation Plan and direct multifamily lending products. From 2009 through 2015, she directed TDHCA’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Prior to TDHCA, she designed and implemented the shared-equity homeownership and community land trust programs for the City of Austin, Texas. Holloway is an experienced trainer and a HOME Certified Specialist – Regulations, Administration, and Rental Housing Compliance.
Peter Hughes has over 15 years of experience in real estate development and affordable housing finance. He provides underwriting, financial structuring, and programmatic development support for state and local government affordable housing initiatives. In addition, he supports TDA’s training and professional development curricula with particular focus on affordable housing finance including HOME and LIHTC funding mechanisms. Prior to joining TDA, Peter managed business development initiatives for a boutique construction firm and directed real estate development and investment for a small, Michigan-based venture capital firm. Earlier in his career he served as a housing development analyst and sustainable development specialist at the Michigan State Housing Development Authority where he drafted the initial Green Scoring Criteria for the Michigan QAP. He holds a BA in Social Relations & Policy from the James Madison College at Michigan State University and a MA in Anthropology from Colorado State University.
Stephen Lathom has over 25 years of experience in affordable housing and community development. He provides services covering housing development, underwriting and financial structuring, workouts, program design, and the delivery of online and in-person training. He has delivered assistance related to the HOME, HTF, CDBG, CDBG-DR, NSP, TCAP, LIHTC, and Tax Credit Exchange Programs. Before joining TDA, Steve worked for a small CDC, local government, and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority where he was a member of the agency’s Loan and Asset Review Committees. One of the foremost experts on HOME and HTF, he has been a speaker for NCSHA, the Affordable Housing Investor’s Council, Novogradac & Company, NCDA, and others. He also holds HUD’s HOME Certified Specialist – Regulations designation.
Dawn Lee has over 11 years of community development experience serving in program management and executive director roles. Dawn is a knowledgeable resource in the development and coordination of regional, organizational and neighborhood plans to address homelessness and affordable housing issues. Her experience includes homeless and at risk program integration, Homeless Management Information System operation, strategic planning, first time homebuyer programs, and affordable housing development. Prior to moving to the nonprofit field, Dawn spent 20 years in the for-profit sector and gained extensive experience in operations and project management, software development, marketing and communications. Dawn’s diverse background allows her to provide a unique perspective on integrating organizational sustainability into community development. Dawn holds an MBA from California State University, Fullerton.
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 state 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. Randall earned a Master of Public Administration in Urban Affairs from the American University and holds various professional certifications, including Certification as an Online Instructor from the University of Illinois – Chicago.
Jennifer Osborn has over 15 years of experience as an executive assistant to C-level executives. She performs diversified administrative tasks and special assignments in support of the Chief Executive Officer. She is responsible for assisting with planning and providing logistical support for meetings, trainings, consulting, and administrative activities, compiling and analyzing data, conducting research, and preparing written materials for projects and proposals. Jennifer arranges and maintain the CEO’s schedule, assists with travel planning, posts travel expense report documentation, undertakes corporate card reconciliation, and coordinates the routing of legal documents for signature and delivery to other departments and clients. Prior to joining TDA, Jennifer held positions with CBRE, USAA, Rackspace, and Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She has a history of teaching as an adjunct faculty member for Alamo Colleges and has served as a GED Instructor and Professional Development Trainer with Education Service Center, Region 20. Jennifer earned a Master of Arts in Administration and Organizational Development from the University of the Incarnate Word and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Our Lady of the Lake University.
Pamela Paige has 15 years of experience as a program manager within grassroots community development organizations working with residents and other stakeholders to increase community participation and self-advocacy to improve their lives and living conditions. She assists with conducting surveys, stakeholder interviews, and community meetings. Pamela has managed comprehensive community outreach and public engagement initiatives including multi-tiered outreach and public meetings. She has a history of developing a strong rapport with all levels of internal and external stakeholders. Pamela has also managed private sector real estate development and property management/rental firms. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, concentrating in Accounting and Human Resources, from the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland.
Sandy Patel has 10 years of experience in project management activities in the public housing industry with 5 years in the area of Information Technology. She is responsible for information technology initiatives, electronic recordkeeping, providing remote and onsite technical assistance as well as administrating the Sakai Learning Management System, logistics for registration training and consulting activities. Sandy has a diverse background with experience in communications, project management, information technology, and the hospitality industry. Sandy holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from the University of the Incarnate Word and an Associates of Applied Science in Networking Administration from St. Philip’s College.
Accounting & Human Resources Manager
Meke Reese-Ritchey has 19 years of experience in the accounting field. As the Accounting and Human Resources Manager, Mrs. Reese-Ritchey oversees the general accounting and finance functions including Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable as well as the staffing, employee relations, compensation and training. She is responsible for payroll processing, cash flow management/reconciliation, preparing financial reports, and gathering/preparing information for the external audit. Mrs. Reese-Ritchey received her Master of Accountancy, MAcc, from Gardner-Webb University and received honorary membership to the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society. Mrs. Reese-Ritchey received her Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Andrews University and graduated Magna cum laude.
President & Chief Executive Officer
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, Dionne worked in the nonprofit, local government and national policy arenas developing and implementing 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 that enhance the provision of programs and the identification of resources to facilitate direct development. Dionne has a Master’s of Science in Organization Development from American University, School of Public Affairs.
Director of Operations
Jori Solomon has over 16 years of experience in the affordable housing industry. She coordinates the work of the administrative support team to ensure quality standards, monitors day-to-day activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and laws, coordinates logistics for training and consulting services, and assists with the coordination and development of business proposals and funding applications. Before joining TDA, Jori worked for the national nonprofit, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, DPREP Training and Consulting, and in various roles in local government with the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency. Jori earned her Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resource Management from California State University, Sacramento, and a Juris Doctorate from Humphreys University, Laurence Drivon School of Law.
Kaity Sulpizio has eight years of direct experience working with homeless and at-risk populations participating in housing assistance programs in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. Prior to joining TDA, Kaity was a Program Manager for a nonprofit, where she managed HOPWA, ESG, CDBG, HTF, and CoC programs across four local Continuums of Care. Kaity holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a minor in Psychology from Old Dominion University and a Master of Public Administration from Old Dominion University. She currently serves as a Senior Associate, providing support to the State of California’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Alexandra Tester has 6 years of direct experience working with at-risk populations helping to develop life skills and build resiliency to overcome obstacles. Most recently, she worked for a non-profit organization called Friends of the Children where she mentored 8 youth facing systemic barriers with the goal of breaking the cycle of generational poverty. Alexandra obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a dual major in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. .