Efron Berkowitz is the quality control analyst at BRHP. His responsibilities include managing agency-wide program compliance in accordance with HUD regulations and BRHP’s Administrative Plan. Prior to BRHP, Efron worked as a leasing consultant for various properties in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. He also worked as an area sales representative for the Hershey Company. Efron attended high school at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland and he earned a bachelor’s degree in history from McDaniel College, where he had the opportunity to study abroad in Budapest. In his free time, Efron enjoys playing card and board games.
Emily Meyer is a rental assistance associate at BRHP. Her responsibilities include processing recertifications, rent increases, and interim changes. Previously, Emily worked as a community-based case manager with various nonprofits in DC and PG County. She earned her bachelor’s degree in health promotion with an emphasis in program development and management. In her free time, Emily enjoys playing board games and finding new things to do in the Baltimore.
Esteban is a rental assistance associate, where he manages interim changes, rent increases, and terminations. Prior to working at BRHP, Esteban worked as an online sales manager at Mac Business Solutions, an Apple reseller. He also worked at Chipotle Mexican Grill (but already knew how to make guacamole before that). He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in religious studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. In his free time, Esteban loves watching and playing soccer, honing his analytical skills through video and board games, hiking, and doing anything in the kitchen.
FaShaunDa Walton is the Housing Choice Voucher director at BRHP. Her responsibilities include overseeing BRHP’s Housing Choice Voucher Department, which is responsible for administering rental assistance to Baltimore Housing Mobility program participants. Prior to BRHP, FaShaunDa worked in banking and retail. In her free time, FaShaunDa enjoys spending time at home with her family.
Fiona Mesfun is a Policy Associate at BRHP. Her responsibilities include researching, analyzing, and tracking housing and community development policy, primarily at the state and local levels. She helps develop and implement BRHP’s public policy agenda, and provides expert testimony and advocacy on federal, state, and local matters relevant to BRHP. Furthermore, she collaborates with housing advocates and coalitions to increase awareness around housing mobility and equitable economic development. Prior to BRHP, Fiona was legislative director to the Baltimore City State Senate Delegation, where she oversaw legislative duties and communications for Baltimore City senators. Fiona attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In her free time, she enjoys promoting literacy through her book club “Reading is Activism,” cooking, painting, and spending time with her family and friends.
Gary Hood Jr. is a post-move counselor at BRHP. He is responsible for addressing concerns of property partners and program participants through mediation. He also maintains a healthy relationship between BRHP and community resource providers to provide support for program participants. Prior to BRHP, Gary taught at the Community College of Baltimore City as an adjunct professor and head instructor of the audio technology program. He has also worked as a residential aid at the Harbour House of Anne Arundel County. Gary attended Morgan State University for business marketing and completed his degree in audio technology and music business at SAE Institute of Technology New York. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, creating clothing, and making music.
Jeffrey Holland is a finance analyst at BRHP. His responsibilities include assisting clients, property partners, and vendors with payment inquiries, processing security deposit requests, and managing property owner and agent contacts. Jeff has over 15 years of accounting experience from manufacturing and sales industries. He earned a certificate in automotive technology from Lincoln Technical Institute and continued his education at the University of Maryland. In his free time, he enjoys watching car shows.
Julianne Walker is a leasing team lead at BRHP. Her responsibilities include leasing new admission participants and movers, monitoring the flow of leasing, and quality control. She also works with participants and property partners in addressing their concerns during the leasing process. Prior to BRHP, Julie worked as a community development assistant at Park Central Development. She also served in Americorps as a case manager at the McKinleyville Family Resource Center. Julie earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She received her master’s degree in social work from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Julie comes from a military family, and still enjoys traveling and exploring new places often.
Kelley Webb is a rent assistance associate at BRHP. She is responsible for processing recertifications, interims, and rent increases. Prior to BRHP, Kelley worked at the Baltimore County Department of Housing and Community Development as a rental subsidy specialist. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry and doing arts and crafts.
Latisha James is a customer care representative team lead at BRHP. Her responsibilities include managing the front office operations and other administrative responsibilities. Prior to BRHP, Latisha worked as a supervisor at a hotel where she trained the front desk staff. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and spending time with her child.
Mallory Rappaport is a housing data analyst at BRHP. Her responsibilities include monitoring and reporting on program activity and evaluating BRHP’s programs for efficiency and effectiveness. Prior to BRHP, Mallory worked at various local and national non-profits in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Montreal. She earned a dual master’s degree in social work (MSW) and social policy (MSSP) from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from McGill University. In her free time, she loves to rollerblade, bake, and hike – each to varying degrees of success.
Mark Pollard is a customer care representative at BRHP. His responsibilities include working with the counseling team to support clients in their housing journey. Mark previously worked for a property management company. He also has experience working in public libraries. Mark studied at Towson University and the University of Baltimore, where he studied both graphic design and veterinary medicine. In his free time, he enjoys doing graphic design and cooking. He also likes Sci-Fi and loves dogs.
Nicole leads and supervises a team of counselors in providing high quality counseling services for BRHP program participants. She has worked in the affordable housing industry for over 20 years, including work with Baltimore County Housing, Howard County Housing Commission, and Enterprise Community Development. Her professional roles compliance analyst, special programs administrator/project manager and recertification specialist. Nicole received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s degree in human resource development from Towson University. In her free time, she produces a podcast.
Nicole is a rental assistance associate at BRHP, where she manages caseloads of HCV participants. She is also responsible for determining a participants program eligibility, voucher issuance, calculating tenant rent portions and Housing Assistance Payments (HAP). Prior to BRHP, Nicole worked as a membership experience representative at USA Lacrosse. She also worked as an office secretary for the Comptroller of Maryland. Nicole graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in human services administration from the University of Baltimore. In her free time, she enjoys reading, binge watching a good show, and traveling.
Ny’Kerra is the pre-move team lead at BRHP. Her responsibilities include leading, training, and monitoring the workflow of the pre-move counseling team and managing caseloads. Prior to BRHP, Ny’Kerra worked as a case manager at Health Care for the Homeless and Mosaic Community Services. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Coppin State University. A few of her hobbies include shopping, playing with her daughter, and eating at different restaurants.
Pete Cimbolic is the managing director of operations and program evaluation at BRHP. His responsibilities include the oversight of organizational operations and developing new lines of business. He is also responsible for evaluating and enhancing core programs. Previously, Pete worked at the ACLU of Maryland assisting with the Thompson v. HUD lawsuit, and supporting other fair housing work. Pete holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Catholic University. In his free time, Pete enjoys walking his dog and enjoying all that Baltimore has to offer.