Keynote Presenter

Miles Nowlin is an organizer, advocate and co-op developer in the Pacific Northwest. His work at the Northwest Cooperative Development Center supports low and moderate income homeowners to purchase the land under their homes through the ROC USA limited equity co-op model. Miles has been working with the NWCDC in Olympia Washington for 3 years, leading the conversions of privately owned manufactured housing communities to Resident Owned Communities (ROCs). Miles also leads the advocacy efforts at NWCDC pushing for greater protections for homeowners and broader investment in the ROC program.

2019 Speaker Lineup


Carlos Aznar
, joined The John Stewart Company in 2004. First at the site level and compliance field and few years later as Regional Manager, and most recently as Senior Regional Manager, he has been managing affordable housing properties for more than 15 years. He manages a diverse portfolio of Multifamily and Single Room Occupancy communities.


Dr. Bahby Banks serves as the CEO and principal research consultant of Pillar Consulting, a program evaluation research firm dedicated to helping organizations measure the impact of their initiatives. In her role, Dr. Banks partners with non-profit, academic, corporate, and philanthropic organizations to provide consultation on the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of their efforts. Her work has led to a career that has spanned research in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Australia; she has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals. With 15+ years of equity, capacity building and social impact expertise, Dr. Banks’ clientele has included Harvard University, Wake Forest University, NC A&T State University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Under Dr. Banks’ leadership, Pillar Consulting has spearheaded efforts funded by the National Science Foundation, DuPont Foundation, deBeaumont Foundation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Learn more at www.pillarconsultingrtp.com.




Joel Sànchez Berlingeri
 is a Certified Public Accountant since 1998. He established his public accounting office in San Juan Puerto Rico in April 2000, specializing in non-profit organizations, housing cooperatives and low-income and assisted housing, among other industries.


Latisha Billy studied Electrical Engineering both at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Lawrence Technological University. She has worked in property management since 2006, and has worked exclusively with housing cooperatives since 2010. She has experience with Section 8, BMIR and Tax Credit communities, EIV compliance, and has completed Fair Housing training through MAHC; and currently works as a Regional Property Manager with Kirkpatrick Management Company. She holds the Certified Occupancy Specialist – Advanced (COS-A) certification, and RCM designation through NCHM.


Martha Bosley has served on the Concord Consumer Housing Cooperatives Board of Director’s for a little over three years, serving as the Treasurer for the past year.

She has been a 26 year, long time member of the Concord Cooperative Community. She takes pride in her family, her home, and her coop community, and has been involved in support of many improvements and programs implemented over the years.

She has a passion for the dedication, and support of education. She is an 8 year retiree of the Henry Ford Community College as an educator and instructional technician after 28 years, with a forte’ helping students in job placement and resume’ construction.

She continues her love for education attending sessions at both MAHC and NAHC Conferences and now as a class facilitator. Last year at the Midwest Association of Housing Conference in Las Vegas, Martha earned and received her Certified Cooperative Director certification.




Karen Braunscheidel
is the national education manager for CSI Support & Development and has been with the organization since 2004. Prior to becoming the national education manager, Karen held the positions of property manager and education coordinator for the Michigan region.


Linda Brockway is currently the Chairperson of the Members Services Committee and the Roger Wilcox Library Committee of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, and has served on the Board of Directors since October, 2000. Ms. Brockway is a national speaker for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and has spoken for the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives, The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, NCBA, and numerous local associations. Ms. Brockway has also worked to develop the governance, finance class, strategic planning training courses, and Resident Cooperative Manager Classes, which are offered by NAHC.


Theresa Cady is the Michigan region education coordinator for CSI Support & Development Services and has been with the organization since 2010. Theresa started out in the certification department before becoming the education administrative assistant and taking on the role of assistant education coordinator. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in business management from Northwood University.


E. Kim Coontz is the Executive Director of the California Center for Cooperative Development, a non-profit dedicated to promoting and supporting cooperatives. She has been working with cooperative enterprises for over 20 years. During her cooperative career she has provided start-up assistance to new cooperatives, taught cooperative board governance seminars, conducted research on cooperatives, and provided technical support to cooperatives. She has authored and co-authored more than 10 publications about cooperatives and written numerous articles. In 2004 she was awarded Author of the Year by the National Association of Housing Cooperatives. Prior to her employment with CCCD, Kim was Executive Director of Yolo Mutual Housing Association, a nonprofit developer of cooperatively-governed affordable housing in Davis, CA. She also spent 14 years working for the Center for Cooperatives at the University of California at Davis (prior to its closure in 2004).


Daniel Costello has been practicing law since 2009. After law school, Daniel worked for a local firm practicing general litigation. He then worked as an associate attorney with a large regional firm specializing in litigation and transactional work. There, Daniel focused on the representation of homeowners associations, condominiums and cooperatives. In 2018, he opened his own private law practice to more effectively bring his experience and creative solutions directly to his clients.



Brian Dahlk, CPA
is a senior manager at Wegner CPAs in Madison, Wisconsin. He has been a member of three different housing cooperatives. For the past dozen years, he has provided audits, financial reviews, tax returns, and consulting services for hundreds of cooperative organizations all across the country. Brian received his master’s degree in business in 1992 and his Certified Public Accountant designation in 2006. Prior to joining Wegner CPAs, he owned a business, served as the financial manager of a housing cooperative, and provided accounting and managerial services for several nonprofits and cooperatives in Wisconsin and California.


Creighton D. Gallup, Partner with Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C., spearheads the firm’s Landlord Tenant Litigation Department. His tenacity and superb negotiating skills serve his clients well. He has drafted proposed legislation exempting housing cooperatives from the Michigan Truth in Renting Act and the Michigan Consumer Protection Act. Creighton is a frequent instructor at NAHC and MAHC where attendees benefit from his many years’ experience working with management companies and housing cooperative boards.


Leon Geoxavier joined Walker Restoration Consultants in 2011 as the New York Office lead Restoration Consultant. In this role, his focus has been projects in the New York City metro area. In his native Los Angeles, Leon interned with a small residential architecture firm before attending Tulane University. While at Tulane, a traditional architectural and historic preservation education was supplemented with real work experience at two of Louisiana’s premiere architecture firms. In 2003, with a solid foundation in working with existing structures, Leon moved to NYC to work on the repair and restoration of exisng residential, institutional and mixed-use buildings.



Karen Harvey
holds the office of secretary on the National Association of Housing Cooperatives Board of Directors. She is the chair of the Cooperative Share Listing Committee, and serves on eight other NAHC Committees. She is the facilitator/trainer of the following courses of study; “Duties of the Secretary Beyond Minute Taking”, “Conflict Resolution”, “Hiring Staff from Resume to Start Date”, and is an approved NAHC Trainer



Annie Hill
has been a member of Second Northwest Cooperative Homes, Inc. for thirty-nine years; she now serves as President of the Board of Director; she has also served as secretary and has worked on numerous committees. Annie is also President of the Board of Directors for Potomac Association of Housing Cooperatives (PAHC) (PAHC provides education to cooperatives boards and members in DMV area). Annie also serves as Secretary on the board of National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC). Annie is a Certified Cooperative Director (CCD). She has over twenty-five years experience in boards and professional administrative services. Annie has facilitated several forums with the DC Co-op Clinic. She has conducted New Members’ Orientations for Second Northwest Cooperative. She has facilitated training sessions on Governance, ethics and fiduciary responsibilities and co-facilitated sessions on Fish Theory, Financial, etc.), for PAHC and NAHC. Annie has received several awards from Civic Associations; she was featured in Emerge Magazine, as well as several news articles for her work with the Red & Orange Hats Patrol group in her community. Annie retired from the World Bank after eighteen years. Annie is a devoted champion for her community.


Blaine Honeycutt is currently the president of the Board of Directors for Georgetown Place Cooperative in Taylor, MI. Has servied on the Board of Directors for 29 years: Board President for 27 of those years. He is one of the teachers for the “3Rs” program offered be NAHC for board members. He has conducted numerous workshops for MAHC for the last 18 years and NAHC Annual Conferences for the last 7 years. Blaine is also a members or the MAHC Board of Directors for the last 18 years and also served as Vice President. He is also a member of the NAHC Board of Directiors for the past 6 years.


As senior director, Hugh Jeffers is responsible for originating new business around the country. He is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to joining Centennial Mortgage, Hugh was senior director with Love Funding. Prior to Love funding, Hugh was with Bellwether Enterprise responsible for originating FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily and healthcare loans. Before his time at Bellwether Enterprise, Hugh was director of FHA financing at Oppenheimer Multifamily Housing and Healthcare Finance, where he was responsible for FHA originations. Hugh also spent time at Arbor Commercial Mortgage in New York as the screening director for FHA originations for the entire company. Prior to that, he was manager of the affordable housing group and the FHA multifamily lending operation of NCB Development Corporation in Washington, DC. He has over 15 years of multifamily and healthcare origination and underwriting experience. He has developed a particular expertise in affordable and senior housing. He is a board member of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives and chairs the Development and Preservation Committee. Hugh holds a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in Easton, PA, where he was a double major in Economics and Art. He holds a master’s degree from New York University, Stern School of Business.


April E. Knoch, Associate Attorney with Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C., is the Supervising Attorney for all the firm’s housing cooperative governing document research and drafting including articles of incorporation, bylaws, occupancy agreement, purchase agreement, policies and procedures, and rules and regulations. She serves as a Committee Volunteer for NAHC and has contributed numerous articles to the MAHC Messenger. Ms. Knoch frequently leads one of NAHC’s or MAHC’s conference seminars. She was awarded the Super Lawyers “Rising Star” award for three consecutive years (2012-2014) and one of the Top Women Attorneys as published in Hour Detroit.


Titus Lee is on a mission to impact this generation.  He is a sought after speaker and trainer who communicates with insight, passion and relevance. He founded Operation Link-Up Teen Empowerment Program, Inc. in 1996 on the south side of Chicago, Illinois.  Since then, OLU has impacted thousands of youth in the Chicago region through its innovative programs and initiatives.   He is the author of Teen Life Solutions, which is a life-skills curriculum that addresses key youth issues.  He also hosts Make the Connection Training Summits each year to equip adults to excel in their efforts to reach youth in their institutions and communities! Titus has been joyfully married to his wife, Nedra, since 1995.  They are the blessed parents of Dranea, Faith and Titus II. The Lee’s reside on the Chicago area.



Cynthia Mitchell
has been actively involved with co-op housing for 9 years. She currently works for the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada) as their Program Manager for Membership & Events. She proudly calls a housing co-op home in Ottawa, Canada and serves as a volunteer director on the Board of a local non-profit housing provider.


Randall A. Pentiuk, Managing Shareholder with Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C. and Vice President for the National Association of Housing Cooperatives has spent over three decades working with housing cooperatives throughout the country. As a longstanding member of the housing cooperative community, Randy serves on the NAHC Board and is currently its Executive Vice President. He is also the Michigan Vice President for the Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives (MAHC) and serves on the MAHC Board as well. Attendees to NAHC and MAHC conferences will recognize Randy as a frequent instructor. Randy also writes for their publications, and in 2016 he received the William “Bill” Magee Spirt Award in recognition for promoting and consistently displaying dedication and commitment to the preservation of the cooperative housing movement and MAHC.


Judy Sullivan has over 30 years of comprehensive government relations experience representing the National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC) on a wide variety of issues including Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reverse mortgages for senior cooperators, Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Disaster Relief; Homeland Security (DHS) flood insurance, and Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits, as well as tax issues for housing cooperatives.  Judy is responsible for managing all congressional and federal regulatory issues of interest to NAHC.  She also represents NAHC’s participation in a number of coalitions involved with cooperative, multifamily housing and tax issues.

In 2010, Judy was honored as the recipient of the Jerry Voorhis Award, NAHC’s highest honor, in recognition of her significant record of leadership in the housing cooperative community.

In addition to her work for NAHC, Judy has also represented First Rochdale Cooperative NYC and previously served as Government Relations Specialist with Van Ness Feldman LLC.

Judy is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, IL.


Hope Turner has had the pleasure of being the Community Manager of Concord Consumer Housing Cooperative for thirteen years. Before becoming the community manager, Hope lived in the community and served on the Concord Board of Directors for ten years. She has a passion for the support of the cooperative movement. She spent three years serving as a Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives Board of Directors. Hope now holds the office of assistant secretary on the National Association of Housing Cooperatives Board of Directors. She is the chair of the Contract Review Committee, co-chair of the Membership Services Committee, and serves on many other committees as well.


David Wilkins is a Managing Director with Walker & Dunlop in the company’s FHA Finance group. Based out of Detroit, Michigan, David brings over 20 years of commercial real estate experience to Walker & Dunlop, including ten years of focused expertise in working with affordable housing properties. David is responsible for the nationwide origination of multifamily loans through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, and he is focused on the Midwest region. Prior to Walker & Dunlop, David was a managing director at Pillar Financial, a division of SunTrust Bank, where he achieved company-leading sales results. At Pillar, he was responsible for providing multifamily loans through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, CMBS providers, life companies, and bridge executions. David previously was the principal of GTC Finance, Inc, a loan brokerage firm that he founded in 1995. David attended Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in finance. Outside the company, David is an accomplished speaker and writer for various commercial real estate industry events.

David Wilkins-


Kimalee Williams is CEO of Faith Asset Management, LLC (a property management company) and Canterbury Builders (a construction company) located in Connecticut.  Kimalee has over twenty years of experience providing training and consulting services on property management, board/management relations, agency relations and more throughout the United States.

Kimalee holds an MBA and BS in Finance from the University of Hartford, with a number of honorary recognitions including Connecticut’s prestigious – Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Award”.

Kimalee is President of the Cooperative Housing Association of New England and Vice Chair of Member Services for NAHC.  Kimalee is a nationally certified trainers providing Board of Director training throughout the United States to various types of housing entities.

Kimalee has a proven track record for resolving conflict with varying levels of difficulty.  Kimalee has a passion for teaching and developing the potential in others.  She strives to help maintain stabilized relationships and cohesive boards.

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Speaker Lineup

Keynote Presenter

Miles Nowlin is an organizer, advocate and co-op developer in the Pacific Northwest. His work at the Northwest Cooperative Development Center supports low and moderate income homeowners to purchase the land under their homes through the ROC USA limited equity co-op model. Miles has been working with the NWCDC in Olympia Washington for 3 years, leading the conversions of privately owned manufactured housing communities to Resident Owned Communities (ROCs). Miles also leads the advocacy efforts at NWCDC pushing for greater protections for homeowners and broader investment in the ROC program.

2019 Speaker Lineup


Carlos Aznar
, joined The John Stewart Company in 2004. First at the site level and compliance field and few years later as Regional Manager, and most recently as Senior Regional Manager, he has been managing affordable housing properties for more than 15 years. He manages a diverse portfolio of Multifamily and Single Room Occupancy communities.


Dr. Bahby Banks serves as the CEO and principal research consultant of Pillar Consulting, a program evaluation research firm dedicated to helping organizations measure the impact of their initiatives. In her role, Dr. Banks partners with non-profit, academic, corporate, and philanthropic organizations to provide consultation on the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of their efforts. Her work has led to a career that has spanned research in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Australia; she has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals. With 15+ years of equity, capacity building and social impact expertise, Dr. Banks’ clientele has included Harvard University, Wake Forest University, NC A&T State University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Under Dr. Banks’ leadership, Pillar Consulting has spearheaded efforts funded by the National Science Foundation, DuPont Foundation, deBeaumont Foundation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Learn more at www.pillarconsultingrtp.com.




Joel Sànchez Berlingeri
 is a Certified Public Accountant since 1998. He established his public accounting office in San Juan Puerto Rico in April 2000, specializing in non-profit organizations, housing cooperatives and low-income and assisted housing, among other industries.


Latisha Billy studied Electrical Engineering both at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Lawrence Technological University. She has worked in property management since 2006, and has worked exclusively with housing cooperatives since 2010. She has experience with Section 8, BMIR and Tax Credit communities, EIV compliance, and has completed Fair Housing training through MAHC; and currently works as a Regional Property Manager with Kirkpatrick Management Company. She holds the Certified Occupancy Specialist – Advanced (COS-A) certification, and RCM designation through NCHM.


Martha Bosley has served on the Concord Consumer Housing Cooperatives Board of Director’s for a little over three years, serving as the Treasurer for the past year.

She has been a 26 year, long time member of the Concord Cooperative Community. She takes pride in her family, her home, and her coop community, and has been involved in support of many improvements and programs implemented over the years.

She has a passion for the dedication, and support of education. She is an 8 year retiree of the Henry Ford Community College as an educator and instructional technician after 28 years, with a forte’ helping students in job placement and resume’ construction.

She continues her love for education attending sessions at both MAHC and NAHC Conferences and now as a class facilitator. Last year at the Midwest Association of Housing Conference in Las Vegas, Martha earned and received her Certified Cooperative Director certification.




Karen Braunscheidel
is the national education manager for CSI Support & Development and has been with the organization since 2004. Prior to becoming the national education manager, Karen held the positions of property manager and education coordinator for the Michigan region.


Linda Brockway is currently the Chairperson of the Members Services Committee and the Roger Wilcox Library Committee of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, and has served on the Board of Directors since October, 2000. Ms. Brockway is a national speaker for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and has spoken for the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives, The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, NCBA, and numerous local associations. Ms. Brockway has also worked to develop the governance, finance class, strategic planning training courses, and Resident Cooperative Manager Classes, which are offered by NAHC.


Theresa Cady is the Michigan region education coordinator for CSI Support & Development Services and has been with the organization since 2010. Theresa started out in the certification department before becoming the education administrative assistant and taking on the role of assistant education coordinator. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in business management from Northwood University.


E. Kim Coontz is the Executive Director of the California Center for Cooperative Development, a non-profit dedicated to promoting and supporting cooperatives. She has been working with cooperative enterprises for over 20 years. During her cooperative career she has provided start-up assistance to new cooperatives, taught cooperative board governance seminars, conducted research on cooperatives, and provided technical support to cooperatives. She has authored and co-authored more than 10 publications about cooperatives and written numerous articles. In 2004 she was awarded Author of the Year by the National Association of Housing Cooperatives. Prior to her employment with CCCD, Kim was Executive Director of Yolo Mutual Housing Association, a nonprofit developer of cooperatively-governed affordable housing in Davis, CA. She also spent 14 years working for the Center for Cooperatives at the University of California at Davis (prior to its closure in 2004).


Daniel Costello has been practicing law since 2009. After law school, Daniel worked for a local firm practicing general litigation. He then worked as an associate attorney with a large regional firm specializing in litigation and transactional work. There, Daniel focused on the representation of homeowners associations, condominiums and cooperatives. In 2018, he opened his own private law practice to more effectively bring his experience and creative solutions directly to his clients.



Brian Dahlk, CPA
is a senior manager at Wegner CPAs in Madison, Wisconsin. He has been a member of three different housing cooperatives. For the past dozen years, he has provided audits, financial reviews, tax returns, and consulting services for hundreds of cooperative organizations all across the country. Brian received his master’s degree in business in 1992 and his Certified Public Accountant designation in 2006. Prior to joining Wegner CPAs, he owned a business, served as the financial manager of a housing cooperative, and provided accounting and managerial services for several nonprofits and cooperatives in Wisconsin and California.


Creighton D. Gallup, Partner with Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C., spearheads the firm’s Landlord Tenant Litigation Department. His tenacity and superb negotiating skills serve his clients well. He has drafted proposed legislation exempting housing cooperatives from the Michigan Truth in Renting Act and the Michigan Consumer Protection Act. Creighton is a frequent instructor at NAHC and MAHC where attendees benefit from his many years’ experience working with management companies and housing cooperative boards.


Leon Geoxavier joined Walker Restoration Consultants in 2011 as the New York Office lead Restoration Consultant. In this role, his focus has been projects in the New York City metro area. In his native Los Angeles, Leon interned with a small residential architecture firm before attending Tulane University. While at Tulane, a traditional architectural and historic preservation education was supplemented with real work experience at two of Louisiana’s premiere architecture firms. In 2003, with a solid foundation in working with existing structures, Leon moved to NYC to work on the repair and restoration of exisng residential, institutional and mixed-use buildings.



Karen Harvey
holds the office of secretary on the National Association of Housing Cooperatives Board of Directors. She is the chair of the Cooperative Share Listing Committee, and serves on eight other NAHC Committees. She is the facilitator/trainer of the following courses of study; “Duties of the Secretary Beyond Minute Taking”, “Conflict Resolution”, “Hiring Staff from Resume to Start Date”, and is an approved NAHC Trainer



Annie Hill
has been a member of Second Northwest Cooperative Homes, Inc. for thirty-nine years; she now serves as President of the Board of Director; she has also served as secretary and has worked on numerous committees. Annie is also President of the Board of Directors for Potomac Association of Housing Cooperatives (PAHC) (PAHC provides education to cooperatives boards and members in DMV area). Annie also serves as Secretary on the board of National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC). Annie is a Certified Cooperative Director (CCD). She has over twenty-five years experience in boards and professional administrative services. Annie has facilitated several forums with the DC Co-op Clinic. She has conducted New Members’ Orientations for Second Northwest Cooperative. She has facilitated training sessions on Governance, ethics and fiduciary responsibilities and co-facilitated sessions on Fish Theory, Financial, etc.), for PAHC and NAHC. Annie has received several awards from Civic Associations; she was featured in Emerge Magazine, as well as several news articles for her work with the Red & Orange Hats Patrol group in her community. Annie retired from the World Bank after eighteen years. Annie is a devoted champion for her community.


Blaine Honeycutt is currently the president of the Board of Directors for Georgetown Place Cooperative in Taylor, MI. Has servied on the Board of Directors for 29 years: Board President for 27 of those years. He is one of the teachers for the “3Rs” program offered be NAHC for board members. He has conducted numerous workshops for MAHC for the last 18 years and NAHC Annual Conferences for the last 7 years. Blaine is also a members or the MAHC Board of Directors for the last 18 years and also served as Vice President. He is also a member of the NAHC Board of Directiors for the past 6 years.


As senior director, Hugh Jeffers is responsible for originating new business around the country. He is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to joining Centennial Mortgage, Hugh was senior director with Love Funding. Prior to Love funding, Hugh was with Bellwether Enterprise responsible for originating FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily and healthcare loans. Before his time at Bellwether Enterprise, Hugh was director of FHA financing at Oppenheimer Multifamily Housing and Healthcare Finance, where he was responsible for FHA originations. Hugh also spent time at Arbor Commercial Mortgage in New York as the screening director for FHA originations for the entire company. Prior to that, he was manager of the affordable housing group and the FHA multifamily lending operation of NCB Development Corporation in Washington, DC. He has over 15 years of multifamily and healthcare origination and underwriting experience. He has developed a particular expertise in affordable and senior housing. He is a board member of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives and chairs the Development and Preservation Committee. Hugh holds a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in Easton, PA, where he was a double major in Economics and Art. He holds a master’s degree from New York University, Stern School of Business.


April E. Knoch, Associate Attorney with Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C., is the Supervising Attorney for all the firm’s housing cooperative governing document research and drafting including articles of incorporation, bylaws, occupancy agreement, purchase agreement, policies and procedures, and rules and regulations. She serves as a Committee Volunteer for NAHC and has contributed numerous articles to the MAHC Messenger. Ms. Knoch frequently leads one of NAHC’s or MAHC’s conference seminars. She was awarded the Super Lawyers “Rising Star” award for three consecutive years (2012-2014) and one of the Top Women Attorneys as published in Hour Detroit.


Titus Lee is on a mission to impact this generation.  He is a sought after speaker and trainer who communicates with insight, passion and relevance. He founded Operation Link-Up Teen Empowerment Program, Inc. in 1996 on the south side of Chicago, Illinois.  Since then, OLU has impacted thousands of youth in the Chicago region through its innovative programs and initiatives.   He is the author of Teen Life Solutions, which is a life-skills curriculum that addresses key youth issues.  He also hosts Make the Connection Training Summits each year to equip adults to excel in their efforts to reach youth in their institutions and communities! Titus has been joyfully married to his wife, Nedra, since 1995.  They are the blessed parents of Dranea, Faith and Titus II. The Lee’s reside on the Chicago area.



Cynthia Mitchell
has been actively involved with co-op housing for 9 years. She currently works for the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada) as their Program Manager for Membership & Events. She proudly calls a housing co-op home in Ottawa, Canada and serves as a volunteer director on the Board of a local non-profit housing provider.


Randall A. Pentiuk, Managing Shareholder with Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C. and Vice President for the National Association of Housing Cooperatives has spent over three decades working with housing cooperatives throughout the country. As a longstanding member of the housing cooperative community, Randy serves on the NAHC Board and is currently its Executive Vice President. He is also the Michigan Vice President for the Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives (MAHC) and serves on the MAHC Board as well. Attendees to NAHC and MAHC conferences will recognize Randy as a frequent instructor. Randy also writes for their publications, and in 2016 he received the William “Bill” Magee Spirt Award in recognition for promoting and consistently displaying dedication and commitment to the preservation of the cooperative housing movement and MAHC.


Judy Sullivan has over 30 years of comprehensive government relations experience representing the National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC) on a wide variety of issues including Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reverse mortgages for senior cooperators, Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Disaster Relief; Homeland Security (DHS) flood insurance, and Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits, as well as tax issues for housing cooperatives.  Judy is responsible for managing all congressional and federal regulatory issues of interest to NAHC.  She also represents NAHC’s participation in a number of coalitions involved with cooperative, multifamily housing and tax issues.

In 2010, Judy was honored as the recipient of the Jerry Voorhis Award, NAHC’s highest honor, in recognition of her significant record of leadership in the housing cooperative community.

In addition to her work for NAHC, Judy has also represented First Rochdale Cooperative NYC and previously served as Government Relations Specialist with Van Ness Feldman LLC.

Judy is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, IL.


Hope Turner has had the pleasure of being the Community Manager of Concord Consumer Housing Cooperative for thirteen years. Before becoming the community manager, Hope lived in the community and served on the Concord Board of Directors for ten years. She has a passion for the support of the cooperative movement. She spent three years serving as a Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives Board of Directors. Hope now holds the office of assistant secretary on the National Association of Housing Cooperatives Board of Directors. She is the chair of the Contract Review Committee, co-chair of the Membership Services Committee, and serves on many other committees as well.


David Wilkins is a Managing Director with Walker & Dunlop in the company’s FHA Finance group. Based out of Detroit, Michigan, David brings over 20 years of commercial real estate experience to Walker & Dunlop, including ten years of focused expertise in working with affordable housing properties. David is responsible for the nationwide origination of multifamily loans through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, and he is focused on the Midwest region. Prior to Walker & Dunlop, David was a managing director at Pillar Financial, a division of SunTrust Bank, where he achieved company-leading sales results. At Pillar, he was responsible for providing multifamily loans through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, CMBS providers, life companies, and bridge executions. David previously was the principal of GTC Finance, Inc, a loan brokerage firm that he founded in 1995. David attended Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in finance. Outside the company, David is an accomplished speaker and writer for various commercial real estate industry events.

David Wilkins-


Kimalee Williams is CEO of Faith Asset Management, LLC (a property management company) and Canterbury Builders (a construction company) located in Connecticut.  Kimalee has over twenty years of experience providing training and consulting services on property management, board/management relations, agency relations and more throughout the United States.

Kimalee holds an MBA and BS in Finance from the University of Hartford, with a number of honorary recognitions including Connecticut’s prestigious – Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Award”.

Kimalee is President of the Cooperative Housing Association of New England and Vice Chair of Member Services for NAHC.  Kimalee is a nationally certified trainers providing Board of Director training throughout the United States to various types of housing entities.

Kimalee has a proven track record for resolving conflict with varying levels of difficulty.  Kimalee has a passion for teaching and developing the potential in others.  She strives to help maintain stabilized relationships and cohesive boards.