Gilbert M. Piette, Executive Director of Prospera Housing Community Services (PHCS), CEO of Prospera Property Management (PPM), and Vice President of National Housing Management Corporation (NHMC), is a native of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Mr. Piette graduated from St. Mary’s University San Antonio in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology. In addition to other degrees, he earned a M.S. in Administration with concentration on Business Administration for not-for-profit organizations from Norte Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana in 1994, and a Doctor of Law (J.D.) from the University of Houston in 1998. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1998 as well as the Federal Bar for the Southern District of Texas and the Cameron County Bar Association. Mr. Piette is a Certified Mediator for civil litigation. Prior to joining PHCS he practiced law in the Perez and Piette Law Firm in Brownsville, Texas and held the position of President of the Board of Directors for PHCS affiliate TG 105, Inc. (Cunningham Manor Apartments).
Jacque Woodring, Chief of Staff for Prospera Housing Community Services has 14 years of experience in real estate development and non-profit affordable housing. Originally joining the organization in 2011, Jacque managed multiple aspects of the development process including project financing, due diligence, project underwriting, partnerships, and closings as well as communications with state and local agencies, investors, and legal entities. Jacque served previously as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Commonwealth Multifamily Housing Corporation as well as Real Estate Development Manager at Nevada H.A.N.D., Inc., the largest Nevada non-profit affordable housing development organization. With Nevada H.A.N.D. she helped develop 19 affordable housing communities. Jacque holds a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and an International Business Certificate from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Jacque was awarded a four-year scholarship on the Women’s Collegiate Tennis Team at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with and emphasis in Finance, Minor in Psychology. Jacque currently serves on the Affordable Housing Advisory Council of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas. Jacque also holds an active Real Estate License through the San Antonio Board of Realtors. She and her family reside in San Antonio, Texas.
M. Steven Henderson, Chief Operations Officer for Prospera Housing Community Services (PHCS) and Prospera Property Management (PPM), has an extensive working knowledge of HUD and IRS rules and regulations governing affordable housing. Mr. Henderson serves as Vice President of National Housing Management Corporation (NHMC), and is a board member and current treasurer of the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA). He is also a past board member for the Southwestern Affordable Housing Management Association (SWAHMA). Mr. Henderson’s background includes earning a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Certified Public Accountant license. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Public Accountants, and the San Antonio Chapter. His previous experience was with the accounting firm of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, and as Controller for the Jaffe Group, a holding company involved in the aviation, real estate, and oil and gas industries.
Julie A. Farias, Chief Financial Officer for Prospera Housing Community Services (PHCS) and Prospera Property Management (PPM), has an extensive working knowledge of financial & nonprofit accounting, ERP and systems implementation, as well as process improvement. Ms. Farias’s background includes earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Honors from Cal State University Los Angeles, an Advanced Project Management Certification from Stanford, and a Certified Public Accountant license. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Her previous experience was with the accounting firm of Farias & Jett, and as Controller for The Schmidt Family Foundation, a Silicon Valley family foundation making grants in the areas of human rights, environmental and social justice issues. In addition, she has worked with a variety of nonprofits and has an extensive community service background. Ms. Farias has joined the Prospera team to help serve those who don’t have a safe affordable place to live and assist in shifting people out of the paradigm of poverty.
José C. Mascorro, Director of Operations for Prospera Property Management (PPM), holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Texas A & M University, has completed graduate course work in Sociology at Sam Houston State University as well as the University of Texas San Antonio, and has earned Nonprofit Management and Leadership certification through the University of Texas San Antonio. He has held increasingly responsible administrative and supervisory positions in juvenile services, including Superintendent for Children’s Comprehensive Services of Bexar County, and Director for Children’s Comprehensive Services at the Bristol Youth Academy in Bristol, Florida. Prior to his appointment in late 2012 as Director of Operations with PHCS and PPM, Mr. Mascorro held several positions with the organization, including Director of Corporate Administration (2007-2012), and Director for Resident Services (2002-2007). He currently holds certifications as a Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) through the National Affordable Housing Management Association, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. He also serves as a Certified Property Manager (CPM) Candidate through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).[/vc_column_text]
Hope Roth-Burns, Vice President of Communications and Fund Development for Prospera Housing Community Services (PHCS), is a native of the Midwest, moving to San Antonio in 1998. Hope earned a BA in Communications from University of Illinois Chicago. She has over 22 years of Marketing/Advertising and nonprofit experience. Her most recent work experience was as Director of Marketing for Ingram Park Auto Center. Hope’s involvement in nonprofits and community service includes founding The Salvation Army Angel Tree Golf Tournament in 2006, raising nearly 1 million dollars for families and children of San Antonio and founding the Extra Mile Award 2010-2017, providing a monthly monetary grant to non-profits in San Antonio.
Carmen Hancock, Vice President of Resident Services for PROSPERA Housing Community Services, brings to the organization a comprehensive background in home and community based support services and resource management. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Summa cum Laude, from the University of Maryland University College, European Division. Carmen possesses over 20 years of experience in banking, finance and management, having worked in numerous locations throughout the United States and abroad. Most recently, she served as the Chief Disabilities Officer for Communicare, Inc. in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, one of 14 Community Mental Health Centers in the State. As Chief Disabilities Officer, Carmen was responsible for managing program growth and development, planning, evaluation, regulatory compliance, quality, operations, audit, risk management, budgeting and supervision of services for the vulnerable and underserved populations within the Lincoln Trail ADD Region. She made significant contributions to the community, employees and the organization through implementation of employee incentive plans, overseeing the construction and opening of new supported living residences and development of an innovative school-to-work transition program for high school students with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Additionally, Carmen has obtained Case Management Certifications in the fields of Acquired Brain Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, as well as meeting QIDP qualifications in both Texas and Kentucky.
Roger Canales, Director of Real Estate Development, previously held responsibility for the management of housing subsidy contracts for the organization’s affordable housing portfolio. Mr. Canales has been involved in the conventional and affordable housing industry since 1987 as a leasing agent, bookkeeper, and an on-site manager for several apartment complexes in the Houston market. He has worked as a software support technician and trainer with IPM-Software, specializing in the affordable apartment industry, and also assisted in the development of their web-based software and product testing to meet HUD standards. In addition, Mr. Canales served as HUD’s Section 8 Contract Administrator for Texas, Southwest Housing Compliance Corporation in the Compliance and IT departments overseeing the payment of subsidy, software implementation, and property relations for the State of Texas project based Section 8 assistance. Mr. Canales spent two years as a member of the AmeriCorps Foundation; assisting high school drop-outs receive their GED, adults to improve their literacy, and teaching English to immigrants seeking citizenship status.
Bradford McMurray, Director of Development for Prospera Housing Community Services (PHCS), earned a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Finance, and a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning with concentration in Land Use and Development from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. McMurray brings more than 20 years of experience in government, nonprofit, and business leadership positions in the Texas housing industry to PHCS. His previous positions include Director of Development Services, San Antonio Housing Authority; Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of San Antonio, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit; Vice President of Real Estate Development, The Siegel Group; Manager of Real Estate Development, Merced Housing Texas, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit; Senior Planner, Housing Trust Fund and Planner, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs; Owner, Impact Properties; Operations Manager, Discovery Investments; and Development Manager, Diana McIver & Associates, Inc. Mr. McMurray has administered the development of more than 4,100 units of public, affordable and market housing with total developments costs in excess of $400,000,000 utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax Exempt Bonds, HOPE VI, RHF Capital Funding, HOME, CDBG, 221 d4 FHA, FHLB, TIF/TIRZ, and Conventional funding sources.
Pam Climer, Director of Information Management for Prospera Housing Community Services (PHCS), manages a records management program developing policies and procedures, and is responsible for oversight of the organization’s paper and electronic records and information systems. Mrs. Climer manages PHCS affiliate boards of directors (14), including board material preparation, and semi-annual meeting facilitation. Prior to her appointment as Director of Information Management for PHCS, she held the position of Executive Manager (2004-2014) managing the office of the Executive Director. Previous work experience includes Quality Control Department, Sony Semiconductor San Antonio as Office Manager and Site Records Coordinator; and Auditing / Accounting, Sears Roebuck and Co. Mrs. Climer earned status as a Certified Records Manager, CRM, in 2014.