Our Board


Jennifer Trepinski, Corporation for Supportive Housing

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

Deputy to the President

Amy Boyle, NYC City Hall

"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."

Vice President of Operations

Julie Behrens, NYS HCR

“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

Joanna Kandel, Camber Property Group

"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."

Vice President of Membership

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."

Vice President of Communications

Karen Heller, Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Group

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


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."


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."


Danielle Ash, Duval & Stachenfeld LLP "WHF is the best."

Liz Bieber, Bosch Fellowship "WHF is the best."

Susan Calderon, Community Development Trust "WHF is an excellent resource to connect with and gain perspective from talented individuals from across the housing and finance sectors. I feel fortunate to be part of this group."

Emily Chen, National Equity Fund "WHF is the best."

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

Gloribel Cruz, TD Bank "WHF is the best."

CoreyEilhardt_headshot.jpgCorey Eilhardt, Citi “I am proud to be part of WHF and to collaborate with so many strong, talented women in the housing and finance industry.”

Julie Gonalez, NYC HDC "I feel incredibly fortunate to have found WHF. The community and camaraderie it fosters is one of a kind."

Mar Granados, Sugar Hill Capital Partners "I am grateful to belong to a community of professionals that I respect and admire. Being part of the Women in Housing and Finance is a chance to engage with incredible women that teach me everyday the value of caring for the present of our industry so we can together build the future."  

Simone Gross, Maycomb Capital "WHF is a wonderful network of interesting women supporting each other in real estate and finance."

Tatiana Gutierrez, Nixon Peabody “WHF is a wonderful service organization providing invaluable connectivity and opportunity for women in housing, real estate and construction.”

Javonna James, APEX "WHF is the best."

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."


AkikoKyei-Aboagye, Urban Architectural Initiatives"Among professional organizations, I find WHF unique in that it’s genuinely focused on learning and sharing perspectives from among its diverse membership. WHF’s role in fostering worthwhile discussion and exchange is truly valuable to all of us working to build better housing and better communities."

Nelson_Kristin.jpgKristin Nelson, The Community Builders "WHF is the best."

Pam Razo, Morgan Stanley "Women in Housing and Finance of New York offers exceptional programming throughout the year and is composed of women committed to uplifting other women. I am proud to be a part of the WHF community and excited to partake in moving its mission forward of promoting and supporting the professional growth of my peers in the fields of housing and finance."

Jennifer Steinberg, West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing "WHF is the best."

Katie Vail, Enterprise Community Investments "WHF is the best."


Cynthia Lewis, Chair - Retired

Lois B. Bernstein (1940-2018), Vice Chair

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

Beth Cooper Lawrence, Vice Chair - Retired

Laura Lazarus, Vice Chair - Telesis Corporation

Phyllis Santry, Vice Chair - Retired

Caroline Harris, Vice Chair - Goldman Harris LLC

Alison Novak, Vice Chair - Sidewalk Labs

Deborah VanAmerongen, Advisor - Nixon Peabody


Barbara Gratz - Self Employed

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