Our People

Photo of the ROC USA Staff.
The ROC USA Staff.

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 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. 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. Working three-quarter time for 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.

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.

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 from start-up to over $183 million in acquisition/permanent lending and 59 borrowers in 12 states.

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

Gary Faucher, National Training Manager, ROC USA Network (August 2016) – Gary brings 35 years of training, coaching and leadership development experience to his role with ROC USA.  He has devoted his career to mission-driven work in the non-profit sector as an Outward Bound Instructor, Program Coordinator & Executive Director with the NH Teen Institute and Senior Organizational Trainer for ROC-NH, a program of the NH Community Loan Fund.  Gary is an avid outdoorsman and recreationist who earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire.

Katherine A. Eads Galdieri, Network Systems Manager, ROC USA Network (June 2012)Kate has a diverse background in paralegal work and office management with two law firms and senior editorial experience in statutory interpretation and reconstruction with West Publishing.  She worked on U.S Circuit Court and U.S. Supreme Court briefs at an appellate boutique firm in Washington, D.C., and later built the business systems of a start-up law firm from the ground up in Minneapolis.  Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in government and English from Georgetown University.

Jeremy Lemay, Staff Accountant and Loan Serving Assistant, ROC USA, LLC (Nov. 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.

Kevin Porter, Loan Officer, ROC USA Capital, LLC (February 2015)Kevin has 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.  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 the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association.

Melissa Proulx, Digital Media Manager, ROC USA, LLC (February 2018) – Prior to joining ROC USA, Melissa worked as a correspondent for the New Hampshire Union Leader. During that time, she covered more than a dozen towns throughout Merrimack and Hillsborough counties for the statewide paper. She’s also written for other publications in the state including the New Hampshire Business Review, the Keene Sentinel, Seacoast Weddings Magazine and the Exeter Newsletter. In 2014, Melissa was a Carsey Social Innovation intern and reported on the work socially responsible organizations and businesses do to solve real world problems. Melissa earned a bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism from the University of New Hampshire.

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 with closely with the Department of Planning and Zoning in Franklin, Mass., where she focused on economic development. Angela earned a bachelor’s degree in government and international relations and a master’s in community development and planning from Clark University.

Heather Weste, Resource Library and Portfolio Manager, ROC USA Network, (March 2018)Heather worked as a contractor for ROC USA for just over a year-and-a-half before joining the team permanently. Heather creates management guides; helps out with document management and reviews for new and existing communities; builds marketing websites for ROCs; and portfolio management work. 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, 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 earned an associate’s degree in accounting from Manchester Community College and holds numerous certificates.

Debra Wyman, Executive Assistant & Data Manager, ROC USA, LLC (June 2008) Deb has more than 30 years of experience in the information technology field as a database manager and data analyst.  During her career she was also a middle school math teacher and taught college computer courses.  Deb earned both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in education from Plymouth State 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, Prosperity Now

Juliana Eades (Board Secretary), President, NH Community Loan Fund

Adnan Bokhari, CFO and COO, Prosperity Now

Lorie Cahill, President, Green Acres Cooperative

Kim Capen, Past President, Medvil Cooperative, Inc.

Lauren Counts, Director of Strategy, Innovation, and Impact Management, Capital Impact Partners

Diane Gasaway, Executive Director, Northwest Cooperative Development Center

Graham Macmillan, Senior Program Officer for Inclusive Economies, Ford Foundation

Kaia Peterson, Assistant Director, Statewide Operations, NeighborWorks Montana

Marietta Rodriguez, Acting Senior Vice President, National Initiatives; Vice President, National Homeownership Programs, NeighborWorks® America

Natividad Seefeld, President, Park Plaza Cooperative, Inc.

Scott Sporte, Managing Director – Innovative Community Lending, Capital Impact Partners

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