National Leadership Advisory Council

The National Advisory Leadership Council (NLAC) of Homeownership Council of America is an advisory board of industry professionals. Their backgrounds and expertise include nonprofit consumer education, fair housing, and mortgage lending and downpayment assistance. They bring decades of experience on homeownership to assist HCA’s mission. The NLAC provides HCA with guidance on industry issues, developing trends, and the need for advocacy and research. They also review our whitepapers before they are published.

NLAC Members

Simone Griffin, HomeFree USA – National

Dottie Sheppick, Specialty Mortgage Product Solutions – National

Anthony Mitchell, Georgia Sustainable Community Ventures – Atlanta, GA

Jason Peterson, NeighborWorks Home Partner – St Paul, MN

Wendy Penn, National Association of Realtors (NAR) – National

Carlos Tena – Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services – CDFI – Southern CA

Melody Dawe – Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines – WA

Jason Zavala, MitiGate – National

Marshall Crawford, The Housing Fund – Tennessee

Julia Gordon, National Community Stabilization Trust – National

Patricia Duarte, Trellis – Phoenix, AZ

The NLAC works with HCA staff to review papers, advise the research & communications, and advise our policy advocacy agenda, in conjunction with the Board of Directors for Homeownership Council of America.

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