In celebration of Enterprise’s 40th anniversary in 2022, we honored 40 individuals who have helped us break boundaries and strengthen communities for over 40 years. From Atlanta to Seattle, from South Chicago to the Pine Ridge Reservation, to Denver and Los Angeles, these individuals have distinguished themselves with their dedication to creating affordable homes in communities across the nation. 

Learn more about these powerful honorees and the impact they’ve had across the country. 

  1. Leonard Adams, president and CEO of Quest Communities, a CDC working on Atlanta’s Westside to provide housing and supportive services to promote equity and generational wealth. 
  2. Derrick Belgarde, ED, Chief Seattle Club, a human service agency providing permanent housing and other services. Chief Seattle Club embraces the Indigenous cultures, languages, and traditions of its members as the primary method for healing and transformation. 
  3. Jennifer Blatz, president and CEO, Strive Together, a key economic mobility collaborator. 
  4. Tawney Brunsch, executive director, Lakota Funds, a CDFI serving the Pine Ridge Reservation. Tawney was instrumental in establishing the Lakota Federal Credit Union, the first banking institution on Pine Ridge.  
  5. Michelle Sugden Castillo, planner and housing consultant who has been critical to Enterprise’s progress in Puerto Rico.  
  6. Earl Chase, ED and VP of Real Estate, Heartland Housing. Develops and manages housing in Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee.  
  7. Mark Crain, executive director, Dream of Detroit, Muslim-led neighborhood revitalization organization.  
  8. Robin Danner, executive director, Homestead CDC, Anahola, Hawaii.  
  9. April De Simone, principal, Trahan Architects. April was the lead partner on Enterprise’s creation and sponsorship of the Undesign the Redline exhibit when she was with Designing the We.  
  10. Colleen Dushkin, executive director, Association of Alaska Housing Authorities.  
  11. Sharissa Epps, cochair of the Enterprise Women’s Network, formed in 2000 to help improve the quality of life for low-income women and children in Baltimore.  
  12. Terry Flood and Barbara Moore, Jubilee Housing founders who purchased two Adam’s Morgan buildings in D.C. in 1973, and inspired Jim Rouse to create Enterprise as a way to support organizations like Jubilee nationwide. 
  13. Kim Foreman, ED, Environmental Health Watch, a tireless champion fighting to make Cleveland’s homes healthy and safe and integral to the Ohio market’s lead safe work.  
  14. Dora Gallo, president and CEO, A Community of Friends, ECLC member.  
  15. Jane Gilbert, chief heat officer, Miami-Dade County. Jane is the world’s first-ever chief heat officer, a true friend of Enterprise and “godmother” of the Keep Safe program in Florida.  
  16. Jim Grauley, CEO, Columbia Residential, Atlanta-based real estate management, development and construction company. In honor of Columbia’s visionary founder Noel Khalil, who died in 2022.  
  17. Maria Elena Guerra, executive director, Farmworker Housing Development Corp. in Woodburn, Oregon. 
  18. Angela Hurlock, ED, Claretian Associates, dynamic leader driving South Chicago’s revitalization. Claretian took part in Enterprise’s Health Outcomes Demonstration and is one of the Fifth Third Empowering Black Futures Neighborhood Program neighborhoods.  
  19. Maricendi Jaimes, West Denver resident leader and community-based resource navigator for Rocky Mountain Market partner BuCu West.  
  20. Deanna James, president, St. Croix Foundation, the preeminent fiscal sponsor in the USVI for over 250 nonprofits and community-based projects. Deanne is a vital Enterprise partner in the USVI.  
  21. Fred Johnson, CEO of the Neighborhood Development Foundation in New Orleans. Fred invited Jim Rouse to New Orleans nearly 40 years ago for guidance on addressing the city’s housing issues and together they brainstormed the creation of NDF, one of the nation’s first homebuyer counseling agencies.  
  22. Carlisle Jones and Pearl Wilson, resident volunteers at ECD property Wiley H. Bates, formerly the only African American public high school in Annapolis and Anne Arundel Counties for over 30 years. Ms. Wilson and Ms. Jones each received the President’s Call to Service Award for 4,000 community service hours – the highest level of the President’s Volunteer Service Award.  
  23. Hassan Latif, founder, Second Chance Center, Colorado-based nonprofit determined to be the state’s premier community re-entry program. This Section 4 grantee created the first PSH units for people who have been criminal justice involved.  
  24. Andy Madeira, formerly CEO, East Bay Local Asian Development Corporation, a community development organization building healthy communities in Oakland and East Bay for over 45 years.  
  25. Sunshine Mathon, ED, Piedmont Housing Alliance, a housing development, lending and management organization in Charlottesville, Va. Sunshine is an early Green Communities “co- conspirator” and a racial equity leader.  
  26. Daniel Malone, ED, DESC, Seattle’s largest and most comprehensive agency serving chronically homeless adults. 
  27. Don Manekin, co-founder, Seawall Development; longtime Baltimore developer and Enterprise partner, admired for investing in whole neighborhoods.  
  28. Anita Nelson, CEO, SRO Housing Corporation, Los Angeles, founded by the Community Redevelopment Agency to acquire and rehabilitate single room occupancy hotels in the area. Since its incorporation in 1984, SRO has pursued its community revitalization mission by providing clean, safe and affordable housing, managing public spaces, and administering needed social support services in order to preserve affordable housing.  
  29. Terri North, president and CEO, Providence Community Housing, key partner in the Gulf and member of ECLC.  
  30. Emelda Paul, 40-year resident in New Orleans became a fierce advocate for Lafitte’s redevelopment after Hurricane Katrina and helped Enterprise engage neighbors in a participatory planning process. Ms. Paul testified before Congress in support of adequate recovery resources and time to use those resources so that her neighbors could return home to better housing.  
  31. John Parvensky, retired CEO, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless; led the development of hundreds of PSH units in the Denver metro region, and is a leader in the Denver Social Impact Fund.
  32. John Reilly, ED, Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation and ECLC member. He retired in 2022.
  33. Barbara Richardson, resident Park Montgomery apartments. Beloved community leader, living in the development since 1977.
  34. Rev. Joan C. Ross, founder and ED, Northend Woodward CDC, which helped establish the first community land trust in Detroit. Rev. Ross is the U.S. Green Building Council 2020 Shero of the Year and the recipient of multiple other sustainability awards.
  35. Rev. Eugene M. Sheppard and his late wife Patrice Sheppard, founder, Lydia’s House; chair, Far SW-SE DC CDC. Pastor Sheppard partnered with Enterprise’s FBDI program to create Trinity Plaza, a mixed-use property in SW. We will honor Pastor Sheppard and his late wife, Pastor Patrice Sheppard as co-pastor. Both founded the ministry that birthed the nonprofit that did services and ultimately the nonprofit that did mixed-used development, which Pastor Patrice led. 
  36. Yvonne Stennett, ED, Community League of the Heights; 35 years ago, Yvonne met with Jim Rouse, Bart Harvey and Bill Frey about hosting a breakfast to explain the impact that resources and assistance can make on community organizations working to improve neighborhoods and create homes for very low-income people. Under her leadership CLOTH has created and preserved thousands of affordable homes, built a public middle and high school, and provided job training and other services and programs.  
  37. Thomas Yu, Executive Director, Asian Americans for Equity (AAFE), founded in 1974 in Manhattan’s Chinatown to advocate for equal rights. When AAFE stepped up to address Chinatown’s terrible housing conditions 35 years ago, then-executive director (and former Enterprise CEO) Doris Koo approached Jim Rouse about financing for what would become one of the nation’s earliest LIHTC-funded developments. Today AFFE is among the city’s leading housing, social service, and community development organizations.  
  38. Ron Terwilliger, Outgoing Enterprise Board Chair. Terwilliger is chairman emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential Company, a national residential real estate company and the largest developer of multifamily housing in the U.S. for several decades during his tenure as CEO. 
  39. John Vu, Vice President of Strategy for Community Health, Kaiser Permanente; critical to the Housing for Health Fund in the Bay Area served on Enterprise’s Health Advisory Council.  
  40. Lyndel “Joe” Wishcamper, chair, The Wishcamper Companies. Since starting out in the affordable housing industry in 1970, Wishcamper has been an owner/developer of more than 15,000 affordable homes throughout the country.