Daniel Abramson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Abramson Properties, a real estate development firm in Alexandria that specializes in developing residential projects on urban sites and in historic neighborhoods. He has extensive affordable housing experience including serving on the Board of Directors of AHC, Inc. from 1982 to 1988, and on the City’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee for several years. He also serves as a Trustee of the Inova Alexandria Hospital Foundation, and has served on the Virginia State Council of Higher Education and the University of Virginia Board of Visitors. He was also appointed by Governor Kaine to the Virginia Foreclosure Prevention Task Force. Danny is the AHDC Board President, serves on the Development Committee, and is one of the five incorporating board members.
Robert Burns is the Senior VP of Community Development with Citibank. Prior to this position, he was President and CEO of City First Homes, a DC-based nonprofit developer of committed affordable properties, specializing in locations and projects identified as areas needing community development in “hard to develop” census tracks. Robert has also served as Director of Local Government Solutions for IBTS, a leading service provider in the building environment to all levels of government, community and industry worldwide. Robert enjoyed a long career as Director of Field Operations for NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit organization created by Congress to provide financial support, technical assistance, and training for community-based revitalization efforts. Robert also has served as City Manager and Assistant City Manager in Ferguson, Missouri. He also serves on the board of the National Community Land Trust Network. Robert is the AHDC Board Vice President; he joined the Board in 2004.
Michael Caison is a federal leasing and commercial real estate professional. He is the Team Leader for Acquisitions with the United States Postal Service. Prior to this, he was an Associate Vice President for Cushman & Wakefield managing the federal leasing efforts for the General Services Administration in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 and the National Capital Region. Over Mike’s fifteen year career in leasing and property acquisition, he has worked with a number of organizations including Trammell Crow Corporate Services, ManorCare, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and Prince William County. He has been an active advocate for affordable housing in Alexandria, serving as Chairman of the City's Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. He has been a City Council appointee to the advisory groups for the Potomac Yard and Beauregard Corridor redevelopments. Mike also volunteers with Rebuilding Together Alexandria. Mike serves on the Development Committee and is one of the five incorporating AHDC Board Members.
John (Jack) Corrado is a partner at Baker & Hostetler, a law firm, in Washington. D.C., with a practice focused on trial litigation in state and federal courts. He is past president of the Northern Virginia chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Prior to joining Baker & Hostetler, Jack was a litigation partner with Morrison & Forester and with Hazel & Thomas, P.C., where he was a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He often lectures on topics in Continuing Legal Education, and, earlier in his career, served as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University School of Law, as well as a philosophy instructor at Duke University. Jack was a member of the City's Affordable Housing Advisory Committee for more than ten years. A Board member since 2009, Jack is the AHDC Board Secretary.
Megan Glasheen is a Managing Member of Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC, a law firm that works on affordable housing and community development issues throughout the country. In addition to her practice, she has written extensively on public/private partnerships, mixed income communities, economic development, fair housing, strategic planning and governance issues. Megan is on the governing committee of the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law and is a frequent speaker at national housing and community development conferences and trainings. Megan joined the AHDC Board in 2004.
Cathy Pharis, is leader of FHA Multifamily & Healthcare Lending Platform for Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, where she oversees the origination and underwriting activities of the FHA Group. Although currently focused primarily on FHA Multifamily and Healthcare Lending, she has experience with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac programs, as well. In addition to her expertise in GNMA and whole loan placements, Cathy has extensive experience in the financing of properties utilizing low income housing tax credits, tax exempt bonds (with a variety of credit enhancement sources), IRP decouplings and other non-traditional funding mechanisms. Her involvement in multifamily lending extends over 25 years. Cathy is the AHDC Board Treasurer and one of the five incorporating Board members.
Joseph Resende is President and a principal owner of The Franklin Capital Group, a real estate investment and development firm specializing in residential rental properties (both affordable and market rate), which is headquartered in Alexandria. Prior to forming Franklin Capital Group in 1996, he practiced law for twenty years in the Washington, D.C. area, with a practice focused on real estate and corporate transactions, investments and finance. He is also active in several trade associations and civic groups, including positions as Director of the National Multi-Housing Council, member of the National Rehabilitation and Housing Association, member of Urban Land Institute, and an Advisor to the Journal of Tax Credit Investing. Joe is a member of the Development Committee and joined the AHDC Board in 2004.