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, Demetria Canty, Tysha Tyson
Rensselaer County Housing Resources-Board of Directors
Chair Martin Dunbar Treasurer Alissa Sykes Tulloch
Members James Thomas, Joe Durkin, Milly A. Deane
TRIP & RCHR Team
President & CEO, Christine Nealon COO Noah Baum, Vice President Community & Wealth Building Gail Padalino, Director of Accounting and Asset Management Eric Baral, Compliance Coordinator Christine Weber, Director of Compliance John Bower, Maintenance Technician David Olivo, Facilities Technician James Mayben, Facilities Assistant Supervisor Wayne Sharp, Facilities Technician Kevin Russell, Facilities Manager Ryan Hemindinger, Maintenance Technician Chuck Sousis, Maintenance Technician Jeremy Parent, Assistant Supervisor of Maintenance Josh Wixon, Maintenance Supervisor Jermaine Bradley, Rental Manager Craig Ellis, Senior Rental Manager Sandra Lews-McCann, Resident Services Coordinator Deasia Adams, Community Development Coordinator Beverly Hickman, Construction Manager Patrick Pascucci, Director of Grants Administration and Rehab Krystina Marable, Homeownership Advisor Haider Garzon, Homeownership Advisor Nicole Casale, Director of Wealth Building Strategies Caitlin Burns, Salesforce Champion Amanda Casale, Accounting Assistant Amy Proctor, Financial Analyst Riley Laustrup, Intake Specialist Taisha Ortiz, Organizational Advancement Manger Tammy Weinman, Foreclosure Prevention Specialist Kirsten Blackwell-Clark
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.