Robert Lighty is an inspector at BRHP. His responsibilities include performing Housing Quality Standard inspections to ensure units are in decent, safe, and sanitary conditions for program participants. Prior to BRHP, Robert worked as a real estate agent. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University.
Sam Helmey is a housing data and policy analyst at BRHP. His responsibilities include monitoring and reporting on program activity and conducting research to inform policy decisions. He is also responsible for providing technical support, systems maintenance and administration, and developing research and management solutions. Sam previously worked as a freelance research analyst, landscaper, dishwasher, and bicycle technician. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, international affairs, and romance languages from the University of Georgia. In his free time, he enjoys riding and fixing bikes, playing music, writing letters, and walking his dog.
Serene Holmes is a customer care representative at BRHP. She is responsible for ensuring the office is well managed and other administrative responsibilities. Prior to BRHP, Serene worked as an office manager for a final expense life insurance agency. She earned her associate’s degree in sociology from Montclair State University. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for her family.
Shal Kamal is a rental assistance associate at BRHP. Her responsibilities include processing recertifications, rent increases, and interim changes. She is also responsible for educating program participants about the program and how their voucher assistance is calculated. Prior to BRHP, Shal worked at a Section 8/Tax Credit apartment complex. She also worked for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded home repair program, which provided home repairs for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Shal attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. In her free time, she enjoys quilting and viewing fresh water tropical aquariums.
Shaquita Taylor is the post-move counseling supervisor at BRHP, where she manages a post move team of four counselors. Her team is responsible for counseling and conducting home visits for all program participants who have moved into their new homes. Prior to BRHP, Shaquita spent 12 years as a victim and witness advocate with the Office of the State’s attorney for Anne Arundel County and three years with Hopeworks as a counselor. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Baltimore and is pursuing her master’s degree in negotiations and conflict management. In her free time, she enjoys reading and kickboxing.
Sheila Proano is the managing director of program administration at BRHP. Her responsibilities include managing the counseling, Housing Choice Voucher, and inspections offices with the support of team managers. She ensures that each department coordinates with seamless precision for a number of tasks that are interconnected and involve specific support functions. Prior to BRHP, Sheila spent five years working for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC), where she was in charge of Quality Control and Assurance. Sheila earned her bachelor’s degree in community development from Portland State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus. In her free time, she enjoys she enjoys relaxing with her family.
Tiera Haley is special assistant to BRHP’s executive director. Her responsibilities include scheduling and managing the executive director’s calendar and assisting with special events and projects. She is also responsible for scheduling eligible participants for final eligibility and movers voucher issuance briefings, and processing voucher expirations. Prior to BRHP, Tiera worked at the Maryland Developmental Disability Administration, where she provided administrative support to the executive management team. Tiera attended Coppin State University and Phoenix University. In her free time, she enjoys reading, journaling, and meditating.
Tiffani Long is the senior communications and external affairs manager at BRHP, where she develops and executes communications strategy that advances the organizations goals and mission. Tiffani has a broad background in government, and has worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the White House, Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, and NASA. Tiffani is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Eastern Michigan University. In her free time, she enjoys doing photography, biking, and listening to live music. Tiffani is a native of Howard County, Maryland.
Tyreece Diggs is a rental assistance associate at BRHP. Her responsibilities include reviewing and processing recertifications, rent increases, and interim changes. She is also responsible for conducting income and informal hearings. Tyreece’s previous work experience includes completing annual recertifications for tax credits at a Section 8 base site. She attended Baltimore International College. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, reading, traveling, and spending quality time with her family.