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.
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.
Scott Ackerson is Executive Vice President of Strategic Relationships and Services. He brings over 20 years of non-profit experience to Prospera including community organization, program development and management, and direct social work practice. Prior to joining Prospera, he was a consultant for Health Management Association (HMA) where he worked with health, housing, and social determinants of health. Prior to HMA, as Vice President of Transformational Services at Haven for Hope, Ackerson provided administrative and clinical oversight over all of Haven’s social service operations, education/workforce development and partner organizations. In 2013, he moved into the position of Vice President of Strategic Relationships, providing oversight over partner relations and strategic community development. He also expanded his role to oversee all services provided by The Center for Health Care Services on Haven’s campus, primarily in addiction and mental health recovery. Ackerson 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 Vice President 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.
José C. Mascorro, Vice President of Property Management, earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Texas A&M University, a Master’s in Business Administration and a Nonprofit Management & Leadership certification at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Prior to his appointment as the VP of Property Management, he served as the Director of Corporate Administration and Director of Resident Services for which he was responsible for the development and oversight of resident services and community learning center programs company-wide. He currently holds a designation as a Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) through the National Association of Home Builders, a certification as a Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) and a designation as a Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) through the National Affordable Housing Management Association and is currently a Certified Property Manager (CPM) Candidate through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). For many years, prior to joining Prospera, Mr. Mascorro held increasingly responsible leadership positions in the juvenile justice field, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Ryan M. Sweeney is the Vice President of Asset Management 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. Mr. Sweeney currently resides in San Antonio with his wife and two children.
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.