Tony Daguanno

Tony Daguanno is a vice president with National Equity Fund’s originations team. Based in Portland, Oregon, he sources Low Income Housing Tax Credit deals throughout the Western region of the United States. Mr. Daguanno’s extensive affordable housing career began when he became a LIHTC property manager at Cascade Management, Inc. in Portland. He then moved to Homestead Capital, where his asset management portfolio expanded to 33 properties. His portfolio doubled when NEF acquired Homestead in 2010 and he was hired as an asset manager for NEF’s developments in California, Oregon, Utah and Washington. In 2015, Mr. Daguanno moved to The Richman Group. As an acquisition associate, he was responsible for reviewing due diligence materials and preparing investor documents including proposals and models.

Session: T5

Michelle Den Bleyker

Michelle Den Bleyker is vice president of real estate development at YES Housing, Inc. She has more than 25 years of experience in the affordable housing industry, working in the areas of development, investment and lending. Ms. Den Bleyker has a broad understanding of how to combine a variety of funding sources and housing programs to create and preserve safe affordable housing. Prior to coming to YES, Ms. Den Bleyker held several positions at MFA, including manager of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. She received a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Session: T13

Spotlight Session Speaker: Launi DeYoung

Launi DeYoung has more than 20 years of experience in the human resources and organizational development fields. After 14 years with The Boeing Company, Ms. DeYoung founded OrgWorks, an organizational effectiveness consulting company. She works with organizations that range from small entrepreneurial groups to large Fortune 100 companies to help them develop leadership, improve team dynamics and broaden management skills. Ms. DeYoung has a master’s degree in organizational development from Pepperdine University, SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications and is a licensed health benefits agent.

Sessions: W10, T1 

Miriam Diddy

Miriam Diddy, AICAE, joined Atkin Olshin Schade Architects after graduating from the University of New Mexico with a degree in environmental planning and design. Born and raised in New Mexico, she is Diné (Navajo) with family roots in the Hopi Tribe. In addition to her work on planning, housing assessments and mapping for projects at Pueblo de Cochiti and the Santo Domingo and Picuris Pueblos, Ms. Diddy developed a mobile survey platform that was piloted at San Ildefonso Pueblo. Using the mobile survey app, she assisted on comprehensive housing assessments for the Zuni Housing Authority and for the Pueblo of Laguna.

Session: T12

Spotlight Session Speaker: Dr. Drew Dooley

As a Life Mastery Consultant certified by the Life Mastery Institute, Dr. Drew Dooley inspires and empowers all those that are drawn to her to live their lives in alignment with their highest purpose. For the last five years she has been studying and implementing transformational success principles and helping people design, define, test and experience a crystal-clear vision of the life they would love. She specializes in helping REALTORS®, business owners, entrepreneurs, teachers, home makers and anyone with a passionate desire to build their dreams accelerate their results and create richer, more fulfilling lives. A sought-after speaker and trainer, Dr. Dooley’s sold-out workshops and coaching programs help people break through limitations and achieve greater results than they have ever known before.

Session: T31

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