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, Executive Vice President of Growth 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 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.
Scott Ackerson brings 20+ years of non-profit experience to Prospera including community organization, program development/management, and direct social work practice. Prior to Prospera, he was a consultant for Health Management Association (HMA) working in areas of health, housing, and social determinants of health. Prior to HMA, as VP of Transformational Services at Haven for Hope, Scott led administrative and clinical oversight over Haven’s social service operations, education/workforce development and partner organizations. Later, he transitioned to VP of Strategic Relationships providing oversight over partner relations and strategic community development and expanded his role to oversee all services offered by The Center for Health Care Services on Haven’s campus, primarily in addiction and mental health recovery. Scott is also an Adjunct Professor of Social Work and serves on several non-profit boards. Previously, he served as Chief Program Officer for SAMMinistries, as VP of Residential Services for The Children’s Shelter and as Community Program Director with Casey Family Programs. Ackerson received a Master’s in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University. He is a Licensed Master of Social Work.
Ryan M. Sweeney is the Executive Vice President of Operations for Prospera Housing Community Services (PHCS). Sweeney brings to Prospera a diverse background in real estate, finance and law. Mr. Sweeney holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A., 1996) in Finance from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin as well as a Juris Doctor (J.D., 1999) degree from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Prior to joining Prospera, Mr. Sweeney practiced commercial, real estate, banking, finance and corporate law for 20 years in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio and has previously served on the Finance and Executive Committees of the Prospera Board of Directors, where he also served as Secretary and Vice Chair. He also has government affairs experience and has represented for profit and nonprofit entities before governmental bodies. Mr. Sweeney was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1999 and has been Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2009.
Jim Butcher is the Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting for Prospera Housing Community Services (PHCS). Jim brings to Prospera 35 years of accounting and finance experience as well as change management. Jim earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Jim is a Texas Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs. Jim has also studied at the McCombs Graduate School of Business at the University of Texas and the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is a past-president of the San Antonio Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and of the San Antonio Chapter of ToastMasters International. Mr. Butcher’s professional experience spans over 35 years in both for profit and non-profit organizations and has experience as a Controller in both types of organizations. Jim is an innovative leader bringing synergistic solutions to modern day corporate processes.
Nicole Salas serves as Vice President of Human Resources for Prospera Housing Community Services. In this role she is responsible for leading all facets of human resources and organizational effectiveness for Prospera and for all people-related functions including: Compensation and Benefits, Diversity, Employee Relations, Employee Communications, HR policy, Talent Acquisition and Talent Management. Nicole has more than 16 years of Human Resources experience with an extensive background in Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and Talent Management. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and holds both PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) certifications. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), specializing in Human Resources Management. Nicole has worked in both non-profit and private sectors, most recently at Molina Healthcare, as a Director of Human Resources providing regional support to the Human Resources team and employees throughout Texas, New Mexico, Washington and Utah.
Bradford McMurray, Vice President of Property 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.
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.
Sam Baird, Vice President of Construction for Prospera Housing Community Services (PHCS), is a professional with more than 30 years of construction experience. A veteran of the United States Air Force and longtime General Contractor, Sam has managed and directed complex projects for both public and private entities on every continent except Antarctica. Those projects included both new construction and renovations for retail, hospitality, institutional, government, medical, and multifamily industries. Throughout his career, Sam has progressed through nearly every construction position, starting as a Field Craftsman and progressing into a Superintendent, Project Manager, Program Manager, and Director of Operations. Sam holds an Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management from Wayland Baptist University.
Rogelio Granado, Director of Property Management, joined the organization in 2000 as a property manager in San Antonio. Throughout the years, Rogelio has served Prospera in various roles to include Assistant Regional Manager, Trainer, Yardi Support Manager and Compliance Manager. Rogelio has 20 years of experience in the affordable housing industry, specializing in LIHTC and Project-based Section 8 properties, all dedicated to Prospera. Rogelio manages performance and productivity of Prospera’s portfolio; ensuring policy, regulations, and board directives are adhered to and property budgets remain robust. Rogelio also oversees all property inspections, including but not limited to HUD and TDHCA. He continues also to lead Prospera’s Compliance division where his responsibilities include oversight of compliance and leasing activities, assuring all properties operate in accordance with city, county, state and federal regulations as well as the commitment to all stakeholders, and training on-site managers. Rogelio is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His certifications include Certified Professional Occupancy (CPO), Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM), Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP), and Blended Occupancy Specialist (BSO).