Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-Board of Directors
Chair Yvonne Drewe Vice Chair Betsy Voss Treasurer Elbert Watson Secretary Joe Durkin
Members Puneet Budhiraja, Susan Moyle Lynch, James Thomas, Karen Mason, Tysha Tyson
Rensselaer County Housing Resources-Board of Directors
Chair Martin Dunbar Treasurer Alissa Sykes Tulloch
Members Milly A. Deane, James Thomas, Joe Durkin, Karen Mason
TRIP & RCHR Team
President & CEO Christine Nealon COO Noah Baum Vice President Community & Wealth Building Gail Padalino Director of Accounting & Asset Management Eric Baral, CPA Director of Grants Administration & Rehab Krystina Marable Director of Wealth Building Strategies Caitlin Burns Organizational Advancement Manager Tammy Gaynor Accounting Assistant Amy Proctor Community Outreach Connector Beverly Hickman Compliance Coordinator Christine Weber Construction Manager Patrick Pascucci Facilities Supervisor Efrain Acevedo Facilities Assistant Supervisor James Mayben Facilities Technician Karim Little Facilities Technician Jasiya Chisholm Financial Analyst Wayne Sharp Foreclosure Prevention Specialist Taisha Ortiz Homeownership Advisor Nicole Casale Homeownership Advisor Haider Garzon Intake Specialist Joy Garcia Maintenance Supervisor Jermaine Bradley Maintenance Assistant Supervisor Josh Wixon Maintenance Technician Jeremy Parent Maintenance Technician Angelo Cardona Maintenance Technician Anthony Chisolm Salesforce Champion Amanda Casale Senior Rental Manager Sandra Lewis-McCann Rental Manager Craig Ellis Resident Services Coordinator Deasia Adams Applications Specialist Zalaila Scott
TRIP is one of 240 community development organizations across the country who are part of the NeighborWorks America network. The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, doing business as NeighborWorks America, is a congressionally chartered nonprofit organization that supports community development in the United States and Puerto Rico. The organization provides grants and technical assistance to more than 240 community development organizations. NeighborWorks America provides training for housing and community development professionals through its national training institutes. Since 2007, NeighborWorks America has administered the Congressionally created National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program.
Community Leadership Institute
TRIP engages residents in community organizing through the Community Leadership Institute. This invitation-only, three-day training event aims to elevate the voices and skills of community, resident and volunteer leaders. Troy neighbors join participants from around the country and attend in small teams with other communities served by NeighborWorks Network organizations and their partners. They attend a full range of courses and each participating team creates an action plan for making positive change in their community. TRIP has sponsored many CLI projects with matching funds from NeighborWorks America. Some examples of past projects include the Hillside North Banner project, the School #2 Outdoor Classroom Project and as seen to the right, the Honor a Vet Program.