SheSpeaks Directory

Welcome to SheSpeaks, WAHN’s speaker directory connecting event organizers with inspiring female speakers.

Our goal: To offer an easy-to-access list of experts for conferences, panels, podcasts, and more. Join us and amplify women’s voices. If you would like us to consider adding you to the directory, please submit your details at

CHEERS to Hunter Matthews of Aprio who suggested this idea during conversations with national leadership at the GA Affordable Housing Coalition Conference, and at WAHN, we strive to hear and implement all great ideas!

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Kanan Ajmera
Founder & CEO | Builders Patch

Asset Management | Property Management | Technology | Lending Technology | Multifamily Housing Development

Laing Akers
Partner | Barnes & Thornburg


Tiffani Barletta
Sr. Vice President | CSG Advisors

Asset Management | Developer | Government Agency | Policy | Property Management

Cynthia Bast
Chair, Affordable Housing & Community Development Section | Locke Lord


Kristin Bolan
Manager, Stabilized & Special Assets | Cinnaire

Asset Manager | Property Manager

Cricket Cleary
Director of Development | Lincoln Avenue Communities


Jeanne Marie Coronado
Vice President Debt & Structured Finance | CBRE


Rebecca Darling
Partner | Novogradac & Company

Accounting | Developer

Rebecca Davies Adams
Sr. Associate, Asset Management | Belveron Partners

Asset Management | Property Management | Portfolio Reporting

Kathleen Day
Sr. Project Manager | POAH Inc.

Developer | Parental Leave

Tanya Dempsey
Co-CEO | CSG Advisors

Asset Management | Community Development | Developer | Finance/Banking/Lender | Government Agency | Policy | Property Management

Melissa Dunn
Audit Partner | Aprio

Accounting | DEI&B

Rose Eaton
Chief Credit Officer | Fallbrook Financial Services Company

Asset Management | Finance/Banking/Lender | Property Management

Cindy Fang
Partner | CohnReznick

Asset Management | Community Development | Policy | Affordable Housing Industry Research | Underwriting

Katie Goar
President | Quadel

Government Agency | Policy | Strategic Leadership | Advocacy | Many more…

Nicole Graham
Co-CEO | CSG Advisors

Asset Management | Community Development | Developer | Finance/Banking/Lender | Government Agency | Policy

Jennifer Horne
Founding Partner | Urban Campus & Core


Terri Johnson, CRE
Partner | Capstan Tax Strategies

Cost Segregation Studies | Energy-Efficiency Studies

Mattye Jones
Director | Coats Rose


Jenna Juniper Ghisolfo
Housing Consultants of America

Property Management | Compliance & Business Etiquette

Allison King
Partner | Tiber Hudson

Finance/Banking/Lender | Legal | Affordable Housing 4% Bond Financing

Sarah Kirk
Principal | HR&A Advisors

Community Development | Policy | Affordable Housing Planning | Program Design | Market Analysis

Kimberly Latimer-Nelligan
COO | National Affordable Housing Trust

Community Development | DEI&B | Finance/Banking/Lender

Lori Little
President & CEO | National Affordable Housing Trust

Asset Management | Community Development | Developer | Finance/Banking/Lender

Molly McCafferty
Partner | CohnReznick


Stephanie McFadden
Chef Lending Officer | Low Income Investment Fund

Asset Management | Community Development | DEI&B | Finance/Banking/Lender

Nan McKay
Founder & CEO | Nan McKay Connects

Government Agency | Leadership & Management Topics

Susanna Medoff
Owner | Stream Consultive

Community Development

Lauren Migliore
Manager-Affordable Housing Valuation | CohnReznick


Maygen Moore
VP, Affordable Housing & National Funds | Low Income Investment Fund

Community Development | DEI&B | Finance/Banking/Lender | Policy

Morgan Murphy
Vice President | PGIM Real Estate


Jenice Myers
Director of Development Operations | Kittle Property Group

Community Development | Developer

Heather Perry
CEO & Managing Partner | DOZ

Accounting | LIHTC | HUD RD | Not-for-profit

Stephanie Rhodes
Sr. Project Leader | National Church Residences

Community Development | DEI&B | Developer

Grace Rutledge
Portfolio & Asset Manager | Sugar Creek Capital

Asset Management | Government Agency | Policy

Cassia Schaeffer
Partner | Cassin & Cassin


Victoria Templeton
Multifamily Studio Lead, Architect | RQAW Corporation


Angie Truitt
Managing Director & Executive Partner | Joseph Chris Partners Executive Search

Recruiting/Hiring/Retaining Talent

Sarah Buchanan
Executive Vice President | San Diego Housing Federation

San Diego, CA

Community Development | DEI&B | Housing Production | Many more…

Melissa Peterman
Executive Director | Townspeople

San Diego, CA

Permanent Supportive Housing | Homelessness Solutions

Autumn Leatham
SVP & Commercial Lending Team Leader | City First Bank

Washington, DC

Community Development | Finance/Banking/Lender

Cassie Brown
Partner | Coleman Talley

Jacksonville, FL


Rebecka Griffin Frate, CPA
Assurance Sr. Manager | Tidwell Group

Alpharetta, GA

Accounting | Communications | Organization | Team Building | Time Management | Managing Teams | Leadership | and many more….

Maureen Freehill
Director | National Church Residences

Atlanta, GA

Developer | Government Agency | Policy | Property Management | Special Needs Housing | Supportive Housing | Integrated Collaborating Services & Housing

April Priebe
Special Assets Manager | Cinnaire

Howell, MI

Asset Management | Property Management | REO Receivership

Jessica Cherepski
SVP, Originations | Merchants Capital

New York, NY

Finance/Banking/Lender | Production & Credit

Morgan Mansa
Deputy Director of Housing | Wake County Government

Raleigh, NC

Community Development | Government Agency | Policy

Nancy Pearce
Risk Manager | CAHEC

Raleigh, NC

Financing/Banking/Lender | Government Underwriting | Insurance for Multi-Family

Melissa Carleton
Partner | Bricker Graydon

Columbus, OH

DEI&B | Legal

Merydith Greene
VP, Asset Management & Development | Fairfield Homes

Columbus, OH

Asset Management | Developer

Millicent (Millie) Hurtt
Vice President, Development Officer | RiverHills Bank | Vice President | Women’s Affordable Housing Network

Columbus, OH

DEI&B | Finance/Banking/Lender

Amy Klaben
President & CEO | Families Flourish

Columbus, OH

Community Development | DEI&B | Policy

Joyce Perry
VP of Human Resources | Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing

Columbus, OH

DEI&B | Human Resources | Leadership Development | Change Management | Organization Culture

Dr. Patricia Jackson
Executive Director | Habitat for Humanity of Greater Providence & East Bay

Providence, RI

Community Development | DEI&B | Policy | Property Management

Tina Belge
Policy & Advocacy Director | Greenville Housing Fund

Greenville, SC

Policy | Affordable Housing Policy | Coalition Building

Tracey Easton
Sr. Counsel | Moore & Van Allen

Lexington, SC


Dominique Anderson
CEO | DACGroup

Nashville, TN

Community Development | DEI&B | Developer | Affordable & Workforce Housing | Diversity in RE Development

Mary-Margaret Lemons
President | Fort Worth Housing Solutions

Fort Worth, TX

Asset Management | Community Development | Developer | Government Agency | Legal | Policy | Property Management

Antoinette Jackson
Principal | The Banks Law Firm

Houston, TX

DEI&B | Legal