Adria Crutchfield is an affordable housing and community development leader with public service experience that spans federal, state, and local government legislative and executive branches. Since February 2019, she has served as the Executive Director of the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership, dedicated to helping families escape poverty through access to high-quality housing in areas with strong schools, low crime, and ample job opportunities.
Immediately prior to joining BRHP, Adria served as Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Buildings where she advised the Commissioner on the administration and execution of agency priorities including organizational restructuring, improving the safety of construction sites, and the Mayor’s goals to develop affordable housing; support small businesses; and build a more sustainable, and equitable City.
Previously, Adria worked as the Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice President for Capital Projects at the New York City Housing Authority, the largest public housing authority in the country. In this capacity, she supported the day-to-day operations and management of 400 employees responsible for planning, designing, and delivering a $2 billion, five-year construction program.
She has held roles in external affairs, issue advocacy, and coalition building focused on improving the quality of life of vulnerable populations and creating vibrant cities. Adria serves on the board of directors of the Maryland Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies (MAHRA) and as board chair of housing mobility nonprofit, Mobility Works. Previously, she served on the Biden-Harris Transition HUD Agency Review Team and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott’s Housing Committee Transition Team. She was a part of the 2022 cohort of The Leadership, a not-for-profit organization committed to strengthening Baltimore by developing and connecting the region’s civic leaders.
Adria is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where she studied architecture and American University where she earned her master’s in public policy. She is a proud alum of Coro Leadership New York.
Alison James is the financial operations director at BRHP. Her responsibilities include administering payroll and benefits for staff and processing payments to property partners and program participants. She is also responsible for preparing financial audit and regulatory reports. Alison has over 20 years of experience in banking for various financial institutions in Baltimore. Alison graduated from the University of Baltimore with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting, and a master’s degree in taxation. In her free time, she enjoys working on restoring her family’s farmhouse, reading, movies, and traveling.
Charletta McLean is the HR Talent Manager at BRHP, where she is responsible for setting an overall talent plan and strategy to ensure that BRHP is hiring and retaining passionate and above capable talent, while supporting and encouraging their professional growth. She is also responsible for creating honest and trusted relationships amongst team members to help employees thrive individually and collectively. Charletta has been an HR Professional for over 20 years. Prior to BRHP, Charletta worked for Richcroft, Inc, the Family League of Baltimore City, and eMerge, Inc. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a minor in legal studies, from Towson University. She also earned her master’s degree in human resource development and management. In her free time, Charletta enjoys reading, dancing, shopping, volunteering, and spending time with her family and friends.
Doviea Harper is a customer experience specialist at BRHP. She is responsible for addressing inquiries, resolving complaints and providing other customer service supports to meet the needs of BRHP program participants. Doviea has been in the housing and property management industry since 2006. Prior to BRHP, she worked at Berkshire Property Advisors. Doviea has more than 20 years of experience in customer service, administration, sales and marketing. She is a business management graduate of Colorado Technical University, and also has a project planning certification. In her free time, Doviea enjoys doing photography, singing and reading.
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.
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.