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Our Leadership

Although Virginia Housing is fully self-supporting from the revenues generated by our programs and receives no state funding for our operations, we are required to submit an annual report of our operating and financial status to the governor. Our Annual financial statements are also subject to review by the Auditor of Public Accounts, Board of Commissioners. This is because Virginia Housing was created as an independent political subdivision of the Commonwealth, making us subject to certain supervisory powers of the governor of Virginia and Virginia’s General Assembly.

Board of Commissioners

Virginia Housing’s Board of Commissioners is composed of 11 members, all of whom are appointed by the Governor of Virginia. Eight are direct appointees, including a Housing Choice Voucher Program representative.

Members of Virginia Housing’s board of commissioners are: 

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William C. SheltonChairman
Thomas A. Gibson Vice Chairman
Barbara Blackston
Nathalia Daguano Artus
Manju Ganeriwala
Ex-Officio (State Treasurer), Henrico
Abigail C. Johnson
Ex-Officio (Board of Housing and Community Development), Williamsburg
Erik Johnston
Ex-Officio (Director, Department of Housing and Community Development), Chesterfield
Carlos Larrazabal
Shekar Narasimhan
Dunn Loring
Michael J. Schewel
Lisa R. Porter

Organizational Leadership

Our Leadership - Susan Dewey Susan F. Dewey, Chief Executive Officer, was selected by the Board of Commissioners in 1999. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Dewey served as Deputy State Treasurer and then Treasurer of Virginia. Today, as CEO, she is responsible for Virginia Housing's daily operations as well as the implementation of its strategic plan.

Leadership Team members include:    

Susan DeweyChief Executive Officer
Llewellyn AndersonManaging Director of Federal Relief Programs
Herman AparicioManaging Director of Information Technology
Art BowenManaging Director of Rental Housing
Paul BrennanChief of Staff
Fred BryantChief Counsel
Pat CareySpecial Advisor to the CEO/Chief Financial Officer
Mike HawkinsManaging Director of Community Outreach
Tammy NealeChief of Programs
Toni OstrowskiManaging Director of Homeownership
Hil RichardsonManaging Director of Capital Markets
Lisa WatsonManaging Director of Human Resources
Janet WiglesworthChief Operations Officer

Advisory Groups

The ability to be a needs-driven company is critical to our success. Our various advisory groups serve as communication forums that provide Virginia Housing with critical stakeholder information that enhances our awareness of what is happening in the marketplace.


More Information

PDF Virginia Housing Strategic Plan


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