In her third year at MFA, Jackie Garrity is the program manager for MFA’s Emergency Homeless Assistance Program. The program provides funding to shelters that assist and support homeless individuals, including survivors of domestic violence. Ms. Garrity works closely with the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness to support the 27 shelters located throughout New Mexico that receive EHAP funding.
Brian Gerritz is the president and co-founder of Pavilion Construction. With 20 years of experience in housing development, Mr. Gerritz has completed multi-million dollar affordable and market rate multifamily construction projects in communities throughout New Mexico and most other Western states. Under Mr. Gerritz’s leadership, Pavilion Construction has emerged as a client-focused, visionary industry leader.
Kelly Gilbreth, LPCC, is the clinical director for Crossroads for Women and works with the therapeutic communities of Pavilions and Maya’s Place. Formerly, she worked as a therapist at Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos, the Native American Community Academy, and at First Nations Community Healthsource, where she coordinated the Sacred Circle Program, a culturally-appropriate behavioral health program serving incarcerated Native American youth. She also provided individualized therapeutic services in conjunction with traditional cultural and healing practices in New Mexico youth detention facilities. Ms. Gilbreth has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota and a counseling and therapy degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago. She is an inheritor of the Anishinaabe culture with family from White Earth Ojibwe on her maternal side and Scotch/Irish on her paternal side.
An architect at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Hannah Feil Greenhood specializes in multifamily housing, commercial and mixed-use projects. She leads the firm’s Health and Wellness in the Built Environment Initiative, which uses evidence-based design concepts to integrate health and wellness design concepts into all projects types. She is one of the first WELL accredited professionals in the country and has presented and published several works about the WELL building standard, multifamily housing and technology. Ms. Greenhood is active in NAIOP New Mexico, Leadership Albuquerque and CREW New Mexico. She also volunteers in kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms where she teaches STEM through architectural concepts.
Kathy Griego has been in the housing industry for more than 30 years. She has extensive experience in Project- Based Section 8, conventional and market-rate properties, and LIHTC, HOME, RTC and USDA communities. Before joining MFA in 2004, Ms. Griego worked for 18 years as a property manager. Current certifications and accreditations include COS, HCCP and S.T.A.R.
As the director of west coast acquisitions for Red Stone Equity Partners, Matt Grosz is responsible for the origination, acquisition, financial underwriting, partnership structuring and syndication of affordable housing and historic tax credit investments. He has more than 15 years of experience in real estate investment, finance, development and LIHTC syndication. Prior to joining Red Stone, Mr. Grosz operated as the chief investment officer for Chelsea Investment Corporation where he structured and secured financing for more than 1,300 housing units with total development costs approaching $500 million. Mr. Grosz’s development and syndication experience includes high density urban infill mixed use, suburban development, acquisition rehab, HUD preservation, rural development, farm labor housing, senior housing and housing for special needs, veterans and homeless populations.
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