Alma Felix Green
Alma Felix Green is President of Wdc and Hoc. Under her leadership, Wdc has become the largest and most diversified property management and non-profit development corporation in Rhode Island. Over a 25-year period, she has been instrumental in attaining more than $125 million dollars to finance Wdc’s developments which include over 1,500 low to moderate-income units throughout southern New England. Currently, Ms. Green serves on the board of directors for the Women and Infants Hospital and the RI Economic Development Corporation. Ms. Green was educated at the University of California, San Diego and Brown University.
A founder and Vice-President of Wdc and Hoc, Ms Aitcheson has been responsible for the planning and development of over 1,500 low to moderate-income units developed by Wdc. Her extensive experience includes project analysis and financial packaging, design, site selection, construction supervision, and property management. She supervises the technical assistance services Wdc provides to other housing development corporations in southern New England. Ms. Aitcheson is a graduate from the University of Nebraska and a registered Architect.
Director of Development
Carolyn Medina is responsible for planning, developing and guiding WDC’s affordable housing developments to completion. Prior to Joining WDC, Ms. Medina was a real estate attorney at Partridge Snow & Hahn, LLP. Ms. Medina was admitted to the bars of Rhode Island and Massachusetts and focused her practice on land use and development, regulatory permitting, leasing, and commercial real estate transactions. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Medina worked in development at several non-profit organizations in Rhode Island and New York, including the Rhode Island Historical Society and the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center. Ms. Medina’s is a graduate of the State University of New York, College at Geneseo and Roger Williams University School of Law.
Fatima Razzaq holds a B.A. in Architecture and Urbanism from Smith College, and is expected to complete her Masters in Sustainable Design from Boston Architectural College in 2014. Prior to joining Women’s Development Corporation, Ms. Razzaq worked on high-end residential projects as an architectural designer in and around Boston. Working for a design + build company, Ms. Razzaq saw her projects from conception through to the completion of construction; working directly with clients, contractors and city officials along the way. As Development Associate, Ms. Razzaq is responsible for assisting the development team in the planning and developing of Women’s Development Corporation’s affordable housing developments.
Pat Henry monitors project financing and construction working in concert with funding agencies, architects, engineers and contractors. Her past experience includes proposal development and project management for various non–profits. Ms. Henry has a Bachelor of Science in Management from University of Massachusetts and a Masters in Community Planning from the University of Rhode Island.
Director of Property Management
As Director of Property Management for Housing Opportunities Corporation, Mr. Hoel has over 25 years of experience in property asset management. He has been responsible for and has overseen over 600 units of mixed housing programs and market rate housing. He ensures that all the regulations are met for HUD, RIH, PHA and Low Income Tax Credits, and Project Based Section 8 Programs. Mr. Hoel studied toward his BFA in Theatre Management and Directing in NYC and Boston. He holds several certifications through The National Center of Housing Management for Budgeting Specialist, Tax Credit Specialist, Occupancy Specialist, Manager of Housing and Manager of Maintenance among others.
Director of Accounting
As Director of Accounting for Housing Opportunities Corporation since 1994, Michael O'Connor is responsible for the preparation and consolidation of financial statements, tax filings, audits, cash flow reporting/forecasts, procurement/implementation of computer hardware and software conversions, development of detailed budgets, administration of human resource programs, and reporting requirements of Limited Partnerships. He has completed the HUD Multifamily Housing Audit Workshop and the NAHB R.A.M. Certification. Mr. O'Connor possesses a BS in Accounting from Bryant College.
David Schachte, who is a Certified Manager of Maintenance, supervises a staff of twenty property-maintenance personnel. Mr. Schachte since 1997 has been responsible for all aspects of building maintenance from regulatory agency property inspections, contract work and capital improvements to on-demand service orders, vacancy turnover and janitorial work. Mr. Schachte has over 20 years construction experience as a Navy Seabee.
Stephen J. Kearns
Stephen J. Kearns is a Project Manager for Housing Opportunities Corporation. Mr. Kearns’ construction expertise focuses on converting troubled projects into safe, healthy homes and valuable community assets. He has extensive construction and property management experience and is knowledgeable in all stages of rehabilitation including evaluating existing conditions, developing capital needs and analyzing management practices. Stephen Kearns is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts in History.