CLPHA Welcomes Four New Board Members

Date Published: 
May 4th, 2022

CLPHA is pleased to announce that during its April 2022 board meeting, four new public housing authority (PHA) executive directors were appointed to CLPHA’s board:

  • Janet Abrahams, President & CEO, Housing Authority of Baltimore City
  • Vivian Brady-Phillips, Executive Director, Jersey City Housing Authority
  • Ivory Mathews, Executive Director, Home Forward
  • Anthony Scott, CEO, Durham Housing Authority

“I am thrilled to welcome the newest members of CLPHA’s board of directors, and I am proud that our board reflects the diversity of the individuals served by public housing authorities,” said Jeffery K. Patterson, CLPHA president and CEO of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority. “These PHA executive directors bring decades of experience in the public and affordable housing industry to our board, and through their longtime CLPHA membership they have demonstrated their expertise at translating national policies and programs, and their associated challenges, into creative local solutions that improve life outcomes for low-income families in Baltimore, MD, Jersey City, NJ, Portland, OR, and Durham, NC. Welcome Janet, Vivian, Ivory, and Anthony – it’s great to have you all on the team.”

“CLPHA congratulates our newest board members on their elections, and thanks them for sharing their time and expertise.” said Sunia Zaterman, CLPHA executive director. “Janet, Vivian, Ivory, and Anthony are leaders in their own communities and bring important local perspectives to the issues and challenges faced by PHAs across the country, and we are pleased that they are taking on this leadership role in CLPHA to help further shape our national goals and priorities.”

CLPHA’s board also voted on board officer appointments at its April 2022 meeting. All four of CLPHA’s current board officers were re-elected for 1-year terms: 

  • President: Jeffery Patterson, CEO, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Vice President: La Shelle Dozier, Executive Director, Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency
  • Secretary: Maria Razo, Executive Director, Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino
  • Treasurer: Edwin Lowndes, Executive Director, Housing Authority of Kansas City, MO

Learn more about our new board members below: 


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