CNAHS, in conjunction with HRI, employs ten full-time staff who collectively possess a wealth of knowledge of, and experience in, affordable housing development. Throughout every position, there is a combination of talent, experience and commitment.
Jane Carbone : Senior Project Manager
Jane coordinates all aspects of CNAHS ’s larger developments from predevelopment through construction. She also initiated the framework for CNAHS to incorporate sustainability and environmentally friendly building practices into their new developments as well as the adoption of green, healthy renovation practices in the entire portfolio. Jane received her BA in Environmental Design and City Planning from UMASS Amherst and is a licensed construction supervisor.
Robert P. Costa: Senior Project Manager
Bob has been involved in community development since 1970, beginning with the Model Cities Program. He then ran a home insulation program for a local CDC and went on to run its Home Improvement Program. He has worked at CNAHS with its rehab loan and development programs since 1989.
Peter Daly: Executive Director
Peter Daly has been involved in community development since 1979, first running a home improvement program and then a first time homebuyer program, both for lower income households. He then became the initial program coordinator for CNAHS when it started in 1983. Five years later he became the Executive Director of CNAHS/HRI. He also serves on multiple boards and committees at the local, state and national levels.
Joe Deignan: Resident Service Coordinator
Joe Deignan has been involved in the human services field since 2004. Prior to joining CNAHS in August of 2011, Joe worked as a housing advocate for homeless elders in Boston and served in the U.S. Peace Corps as organizational /community assistance volunteer in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan. He is responsible for resident programming and events.
Deb Hall: Program Manager/Construction Coordinator
Originally an independent carpenter and contractor, Deb has been working with HRI since 1994 inspecting properties, writing construction specifications, and doing project construction management for the HIP and CNAHS programs, as well as the CNAHS/HRI rental portfolio.
Jennifer Jonassaint: Program Staff
Jennifer has been in the lending field for over eight years. She previously worked at a Boston community development agency assisting homeowners to access safe and affordable loans to repair their homes and perform individual financial counseling. Her experience in debt, credit awareness, and avoiding predatory lending has enabled her to facilitate workshops and teach classes throughout her career.
Kelly Kaineg: Administration and Development Coordinator
Since graduating from Colby College, Kelly has worked in the non-profit sector. Originally involved in social services, Kelly decided to pursue her interest in affordable housing and began working at CNAHS in the summer of 2006. She is responsible for the daily operations of the office as well as CNAHS' fundraising efforts. Please contact her with any general questions.
John Kelley: Director of Finance
A graduate of Boston College with background in finance, accounting, and auditing, John has worked for the past 15 years in affordable housing. His main focus at HRI is to work with outside auditors in completing the annual audits and tax filings for HRI’s four non-profit entities and six for-profit entities.
Rachel Weiss : Bookkeeper
Rachel has been the bookkeeper at CNAHS since January 2001. She has over 10 years of experience working for non-profit organizations. Please contact her at extension 203 with any questions regarding payments of existing loans.