Our Board


Jennifer Trepinski, Corporation for Supportive Housing

“WHF is an incredible community of people. Events are filled with good humor, education and networking.”

Vice President of Operations

Julie Behrens, Project Urbanista LLC

“Through WHF, I have found a welcoming community of dedicated housing and finance professionals. WHF offers a space to expand and deepen professional relationships and explore new ideas for innovation and excellence in the industry.”

Co-Vice President of Programs

Blanca Ramirez, Hudson Housing Capital    

"Women Housing and Finance of New York is an amazing professional group that not only focuses on networking opportunities, but also educational and experience-sharing opportunities.  I’m happy to be part of a group that attracts members with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of housing and finance."

Co-Vice President of Programs

Samantha Magistro, Bronx Pro Group    

"WHF is the best because it provides the opportunity for like-minded professionals to come together to learn, inspire and to support each other."

Vice President of Communications

Rose Karon Tilley, RXR Realty

“WHF is about so much more than collecting business cards or typical networking - I've created valuable personal relationships, and am always learning from my fellow WHF members." 


Amy Boyle, NYC HDC

"I built the foundation of my professional network (and made some dear friends) through my involvement with WHF. It's a truly amazing group of women."


Nancy Solomon, NYC HPD   

"A significant portion of what I know about affordable housing I learned during WHF events or as a result of my access to the WHF network."


Anne Carson Blair, Two Trees    "I’m constantly impressed by the caliber of the WHF events – from happy hours to panels to site visits. Through the WHF board, I’ve met some incredibly talented women that have become life-time friends.”

Elaine Braithwaite, NYC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing & Economic Development     "WHF events have been a great way for me to learn about innovative projects and ideas in housing and community development from dynamic women in the industry."

Amy Chandra, Forsyth Street Advisors    "WHF serves as my outlet to meet, support, and engage in open dialogue with others in the community development and housing industry."

Ashley Dills, United Fund Advisors     "WHF is great.  The opportunity to connect with like-minded women in the field is unparalleled.  The events can be inspiring and empowering.  I highly recommend!"

MyPhuong Chung, SHoP Architects     "WHF is an amazing community that sponsors affordable programs that are insightful and relevant to housing providers, fostering connection and professional growth."

Simone Greenbaum Gross, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP     "WHF is a wonderful network of interesting women supporting each other in real estate and finance. "

Karen Heller, BIOCCRE     "WHF membership provides a unique opportunity to network with extremely busy urban real estate professionals."

Karen Hu, The Hudson Companies Inc     "WHF is the best."

Joanna Kandel, NYC HPD    "I appreciate the variety of opportunities and programs that WHF provides that enable me to get to know interesting and accomplished women in both the private and public sectors."

Emily Kurtz, Riseboro Community Partnership "WHF has afforded me the opportunity to network with and learn from highly intelligent, innovative, and thoughtful members of the affordable housing industry. The annual program calendar reflects the diverse interests of WHF's membership, and ensures that there will always be something new to learn."

Neala Martin, CREA     "WHF has given me the opportunity to engage and share ideas with talented members in our industry."

Lori Moses, TF Cornerstone  "WHF gives women the opportunity to learn from other women at the top of their field in Real Estate and Finance." 

Jessica Neilan, Enterprise Community Loan Fund    "Not only does WHF empower women in the housing industry, it is a meaningful way to get to know some amazing people."

Clare Newman, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation    "WHF has a wonderful and unique membership - a diverse body of accomplished professionals across housing, finance and development. I find that at every event I learn something or meet someone with whom I'd like to collaborate."

Tatiana Pena, LISC    "Women in Housing and Finance fosters a supportive environment to learn and to connect with others in the affordable housing industry."

Niki Tsismenakis, Goldstein Hall PLLC    "WHF provides a forum for thoughtful discussions with women in housing and finance who can elevate each other through their work and words."



Cynthia Lewis, Chair - Retired 

Lois Bernstein, Vice Chair - Self Employed

Gina L. Bolden-Rivera, Vice Chair - Bolden-Rivera & Associates

Beth Cooper Lawrence, Vice Chair - Monadnock Development

Amie Gross, Advisor - Amie Gross Architects

Laura Lazarus, Vice Chair - Lantern Organization

Phyllis Santry, Vice Chair - Retired

Caroline Harris, Vice Chair - Goldman Harris LLC

Deborah VanAmerongen, Advisor - Nixon Peabody


Barbara Gratz - Self Employed

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