Archives: Team Members

Karen DuBois-Walton, Ph.D.

Karen DuBois-Walton, Ph.D. has served as the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of New Haven since 2008. As the leader of the Housing Authority of New Haven, Ms. DuBois-Walton is responsible for the executive management of all functions of the authority, including operational budgets in excess of $80 million, and capital … Continued

Shenae Draughn

Shenae Draughn is the Senior Vice President of The Glendower Group, an instrumentality of the Housing Authority of the City of New Haven.  She joined the Housing Authority in 2009 and was promoted to Senior Vice President of The Glendower Group in January 2010. During ECC President Karen DuBois-Walton’s leave of absence, she held the … Continued

Latweeta Smyers

Latweeta joined the Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of New Haven (ECC/HANH) team as SVP of Operations in May 2020. She has years of experience in HUD Public Housing Programs with a solid background in Asset Management and the Housing Choice Voucher Programs. Ms. Smyers managed 22 third-party Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) affordable housing developments … Continued

John Rafferty

John Rafferty is Senior Vice President Finance, IT & Administration for Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of the City of New Haven (ECC/HANH).  John joined the agency in August 2017 after over 30 years of experience in corporate controllership and audit functions. As Senior Vice President of Finance, IT & Administration for ECC/HANH, Mr. Rafferty is … Continued

Patricia Johnson

Patricia Johnson has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior level executive in the fields of property and asset management for multifamily, single family and commercial properties. She is a licensed Real Estate Broker and holds several industry-standard credentials in Low Income Tax Credit and Blended Financed Housing Compliance and Real Estate Asset Management. … Continued

Erik Clemons

Erik Clemons is the founding CEO and President of the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT), a non-profit organization based on the model of Bill Strickland’s, National Center for Arts and Technology, which is dedicated to creating empowering arts-based educational environments for at-risk public school students and training programs for under and unemployed adults. … Continued

William Kilpatrick

William Kilpatrick served the New Haven Parking Authority as a member of the Board of Commissioners, including Treasurer and Chairman of the Board, from 1987 to 1994. He was the Executive Director from 1994 until 2013. In this capacity, he served as the CEO overseeing the management of the Authority’s various garages, surface lots, and … Continued

Elmer Rivera Bello

Elmer Rivera Bello is the Executive Director of Casa Otoñal Housing Corporation, an agency that strengthens the Latino community and provides housing services for over 150 elderly families and grandparents with custody of their grandchildren. He also serves as the CEO/Principal Broker at Urbano Real Estate Group where he works in commercial real estate and … Continued

Foluke Morris

Foluke Morris is a Commissioner at ECC/HANH and a current resident at McQueeney Towers. She has a background as a clinician, substance abuse researcher, and psychiatric aide. Ms. Morris also has an extensive history of doing missionary work abroad. She first moved to New Haven after attending school in Manhattan, NY in 1969 and has … Continued

Dr. Danya Keene

Dr. Danya Keene joined the ECC/HANH Board on December 15, 2020 and has a long track record of contributions in the New Haven community. She is an Associate Professor of Public Health at Yale University and her research broadly explores how social policies contribute to health inequality, with a focus on issues related to housing … Continued

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