Our People

The ROC USA® staff has grown since our 2008 launch as our footprint and portfolio of resident-owned communities have increased, too. We come from a number of disciplines and bring a wide variety of experiences and expertise.

The ROC USA, LLC members make appointments that make up the majority of our 14-seat Board of Directors. ROC community leaders, elected democratically by their peers across the country, affiliates and manufactured housing industry professional make up the rest.

Senior Management Team

Paul Bradley, President, ROC USA, LLC (June 2008) Paul founded ROC USA® in 2008 with three LLC Members and a national sponsor and nine Network affiliates on 16 years of direct experience in every aspect of community organizing, training, project management, and financing in the resident-owned community market niche. Prior to ROC USA, Paul served as Vice President for Manufactured Housing at NH Community Loan Fund where he managed the growth of manufactured housing loan portfolio from $3MM to $33MM over nine years. In 2001, he also led the design, capitalization and implementation of the Loan Fund’s entrance into retail single-family lending in resident-owned communities, a program which won the 2009 Wachovia NEXT Award for Innovation in Community Development Finance. As President of ROC USA, Paul plays a key role in implementing strategic goals and objectives, and gives direction and leadership towards the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission and strategy. In 2018, Paul was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors in the cooperative sector.

Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of New Hampshire. In 2007, he graduated from Achieving Excellence in Community Development, a joint 18-month Executive Education program with NeighborWorks® America and Harvard University. Paul was selected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2011 and the Carsey Institute Social Innovator of the Year in 2013. In 2014, he was awarded the Jerry Voorhis Memorial Award by the National Association of Housing Cooperatives.

David Doyon, CFO, ROC USA, LLC (October 2008) David has more than 25 years of experience in fields of financial, managerial and international accounting. He has worked in public accounting and has performed audits on for-profit and non-profit entities, and prepared financial statements and tax returns for these clients, as well. David has also worked in the industry as a controller and consultant in the areas of financial accounting/management, cash flow management, consolidation accounting and international financial reporting standards. David utilizes many of these skills in his role at ROC USA. He is responsible for the financial planning, policies, procedures, and the maintenance of the financial records at ROC USA. David is also a faculty member and past Accounting Department chairman at Southern New Hampshire University. David holds a B.S. bachelor’s degree in accounting and a MBA.

Dr. Colleen Lindecker, Executive Vice President, Training and Continuous Learning (March 2021) — Colleen comes to ROC USA Network as a veteran online educator and team leader who worked in higher education for 22 years. She most recently served as National Associate Dean of Faculty – Online at Chamberlin University. Lindecker is experienced in leading large teams in virtual/hybrid environments and in new program development and innovation, including project management and cross-departmental and cross-institutional collaboration. Lindecker obtained her Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Capella University in 2007 and also holds a M.S. in College Student Development and Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a B.A. in Psychology from Winona State University.

Mary O’Hara, Director, ROC USA Network (June 2008) – Previous to joining ROC USA® Network as its founding Director, Mary spent 15 years providing a wide range of community investment and development consulting services as a principal in Burlington Associates in Community Development, LLC, a national consulting cooperative. Mary has 25 years of experience in the field of community development lending and community reinvestment. She has served in leadership positions at the Massachusetts Urban Reinvestment Advisory Group, Boston Community Capital, and the Institute for Community Economics. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in government and human services from Cornell University, School of Human Ecology. In 2014, Mary graduated from Achieving Excellence in Community Development, a joint 18-month Executive Education program with NeighborWorks® America and Harvard University.

Nicholas Salerno, Chief Operating Officer (October 2021) – Nicholas comes to ROC USA as a community development leader whose focus has been operations, technology, and project management with over 15 years of experience. He most recently served as the Assistant National Director – Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Salerno is experienced in leading large national grant-funded programs, in new program development and innovation with a racial equity lens. Salerno obtained his B.B.A in International Business/Marketing from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Il. and holds a M.A. in Sustainable Development, Community Development, and Social Action from School for International (SIT) Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, VT.

Michael Sloss, Managing Director, ROC USA Capital (June 2008) Michael brings more than 24 years of experience as an affordable housing lender, developer and consultant at the local, state and national levels, with a focus on resident-controlled housing. He is responsible for directing all of the certified CDFI’s key business functions, including: capitalization, loan origination and closing, loan servicing and portfolio management. Michael has presided over ROC USA® Capital since the beginning and is responsible for all lending, capital raising and portfolio management activities. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Hampshire College, is a Certified Housing Counselor, and graduated from the Community Development Lending School Certificate Program.

Staff

Mike Bullard, Communications & Marketing Manager, ROC USA, LLC (April 2012) – Before joining ROC USA, Mike was the executive editor of the Cecil Whig, a newspaper in Elkton, Md. He led an editorial staff of 19 at the 15,000-circulation daily paper. His responsibilities included working daily with reporters, photographers, and copy editors, while coaching new reporters and creating a strong online presence for news articles and videos. Previously Mike worked as an editor and reporter in Maine and Maryland. and as an adjunct instructor at the University of Delaware in Newark, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Sammi Chickering, Digital Media Specialist, ROC USA LLC (March 2020) – Prior to joining the ROC USA team, Sammi spent eight years working in collegiate athletics communications with stops at New England College, Anna Maria College and Norwich University. At Anna Maria, she also served as an assistant athletic director and the senior woman administrator (SWA). As Digital Media Specialist, Sammi manages the web and social media presence for ROC USA. Sammi holds a bachelor’s degree in sport management and an MBA, both from Southern New Hampshire University.

David Edie, Portfolio Manager, ROC USA Capital (October 2018) – Prior to working for ROC USA Capital, David worked for Baillie Lumber Company in Hamburg, N.Y. as an accountant. As the Portfolio Manager, David helps ROCs manage their loans, such as handling their escrow accounts and looking over budgets and financials. He graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and financing.

Chiji Eke, Investor Relations Associate, ROC USA Capital (November 2020) Chiji comes to ROC USA after serving as an Investor Relations Manager at EB5 Capital located in Bethesda, Maryland, where she raised over $6 million in real estate investment through the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigrant Investor Program. She has also worked in the financial and tech industries with Morgan Stanley, Cambridge Associates and Uber. As Investor Relations Associate, Chiji assists with grant writing and raising capital. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Towson University. 

Andy Jaffe, Loan Compliance & Asset Manager, ROC USA Capital (November 2020) Andy is an experienced real estate professional with an extensive background in both residential and commercial real estate. He comes to ROC USA from Stewart Title Guaranty Company, where he worked as an underwriter and assistant vice president. He also served as a commercial loan administrator at Bank of America for seven years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Towson University and a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Jeremy Lemay, Accounting Manager, ROC USA, LLC (November 2016) — Jeremy worked part-time for ROC USA before joining the team full-time. He handles the accounting for the staff and provides support in the loan servicing department. His work includes formulating quarterly reports, escrow and financial statement analysis, preparing monthly financial statements, and working with Certified Technical Assistance Providers, property managers and ROC residents. Jeremy has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.

Julie Massa, Network Collaboration and Training Manager, ROC USA Network (January 2021) — Julie has worked as a cooperative developer, organizer and advocate since 1997. Before her work with the services cooperative Columinate, Julie led and assisted in the cooperative conversion of 16 manufactured housing resident-owned communities in Oregon within the ROC USA Network. As Network Collaboration and Training Manager, Julie manages and delivers ROC USA Network’s train-the-trainer, peer-to-peer, and technical assistance program for the certified TA providers within the Network and supports Network affiliates with staff development, best practice research and tool development, peer-to-peer knowledge transfer, and continuous performance improvement. Julie holds a B.A. in Human Ecology and has completed graduate-level nonprofit management, facilitation, and community collaboration courses at Portland State University.

Linda McCann, Office Administrator, ROC USA (June 2021)Linda comes to ROC USA following a career in Human Resources at St. Joseph Resident, an assisted living and nursing care facility in Manchester, N.H. In her work in Concord, she is supporting ROC USA in whatever ways are needed, including office, mailing, and administrative needs. She and her husband have five grandsons 7 and under.

Kevin Porter, Loan Officer, ROC USA Capital (February 2015)Kevin has over 15 years of real estate finance experience, including single-family, multi-family and energy efficiency lending. Prior to joining ROC USA Capital, Kevin worked for two community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in Connecticut and a community development credit union in the Bronx, N.Y. As Loan Officer, Kevin manages all aspects of ROC USA Capital’s loan origination during the pre- and post-purchase process. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bates College and a master’s degree in economics, with a focus on community development, from the New School for Social Research. Kevin serves on the Board of Directors of Clean Energy NH.

Angela Romeo, National Acquisitions and Project Manager, ROC USA Network (August 2017)Angela brought millions of infrastructure rehab dollars into affordable, resident-owned communities and helped dozens of resident groups through the community purchase process while working at the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund. Before joining ROC-NH, a program of the Community Loan Fund, Angela worked closely with the Department of Planning and Zoning in Franklin, Mass., where she focused on economic development. Angela manages the national pipeline of prospective and active resident purchases of communities with the Network affiliates. Angela earned a bachelor’s degree in government and international relations and a master’s in community development and planning from Clark University.

Carol Sadrozinske, Documents Specialist, ROC USA, LLC (May 2021) An experienced paralegal, Carol comes to ROC USA from the State of New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General, where she served various departments as a paralegal. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from Southern New Hampshire University and is also a New Hampshire Justice of the Peace. In her role, Carol will help integrate and scale the ROC USA document library.

Lisa Spiek, Training and Continuous Learning Program Operations Director, ROC USA Network (September 2021)Lisa brings a wealth of experience in course development to ROC USA. She hails from Colorado Technical University where she most recently served as Faculty Development Specialist, leading the development and roll out of mandatory online training for faculty. At ROC USA, Lisa be instrumental in building ROC USA’s new national training and learning program, focusing on the operational and technical aspects of training and learning courses, content, and events both live and online. Lisa obtained her Bachelor of Art in sociology from the College of Saint Benedict in 2003 and her Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology from American InterContinental University in 2016.

Tammy Trahan, Data Administrator, ROC USA, LLC (Oct. 2019) Prior to joining ROC USA, Tammy worked as an administrative assistant for the Episocopal Diocese of New Hampshire. In her role, Tammy maintains the data within ROC USA national Network system, working closely with the SalesForce Administrator and Senior Operations Director.

Heather Weste, Salesforce Administrator, ROC USA, LLC (March 2018)Heather worked as a contractor for ROC USA for just over a year-and-a-half before joining the team permanently. Heather maintains and expands the Salesforce database. She’s worked with other nonprofits in the past, including ROC-NH, a program of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and AmeriCorps in Maine. Heather earned a degree in International Studies from the University of Southern Maine.

Robin Wilcox, Senior Portfolio Manager, ROC USA Capital (December 2012)Robin first joined as a temporary accountant when ROC USA launched in 2008 and returned as a full-time employee when a position opened that matched her strong background in accounting and business analysis. Robin has accounting experience in numerous related fields, including property management, construction and property management software. Robin manages the ROC USA Capital portfolio, helping ROCs with loan servicing tasks like escrow payments, CIP Project monitoring and annual Loan Portfolio reviews. Robin earned an associate’s degree in accounting from Manchester Community College and holds numerous certificates.

Kay Zimmermann, Digital Media Specialist, ROC USA LLC (September 2021)Kay comes to ROC USA with a career in non-profit public relations. Kay most recently worked at MathWorks in their Social Mission department, working toward the company’s philanthropic goals. She collaborated with local and global non-profits to advance STEM education, build environmental sustainability as well as coordinated global relief efforts. As Digital Media Specialist, Kay manages the web and social media presence for ROC USA. Kay holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Roger Williams University.

Resident Ownership Capital, LLC (d/b/a “ROC USA Capital”) and Resident Ownership Network, LLC (d/b/a “ROC USA Network”) are wholly-owned subsidiaries of ROC USA, LLC, an exempt nonprofit organization organized in the State of Delaware and operating from home offices in Concord, N.H.

Board of Directors

Paul Bradley, President, ROC USA, LLC

Andrea Levere (Board Chair), President Emerita, Prosperity Now; Executive Fellow, Yale School of Management

Lauren Counts (Vice Chair), Senior Director, Head of National Programs, Capital Impact Partners

Jennifer Hopkins (Board Secretary), Director of Single Family Housing, NH Community Loan Fund

Shanti Abedin, Director of Shared Equity Housing, NeighborWorks® America

Diane Borradaile, Chief Lending Officer, Capital Impact Partners

Lorie Cahill, President, Green Acres Cooperative

Kim Capen, President, Medvil Cooperative, Inc.

Marjory Gilsrud, President, Madelia Mobile Village Cooperative

Amir Kirkwood, Chief Lending and Investment Officer, Opportunity Finance Network

Rutledge Simmons, Executive Vice President and General Counsel/Corporate Secretary, NeighborWorks® America

Lillian Singh, Vice President of Programs & Racial Wealth Equity, Prosperity Now

Michael Swack, Professor and Faculty Director, Center on Social Innovation and Finance, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire