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Join the NMA team! Sign up now for a Skype audition

Posted by NMA on Mar 11, 2016 10:47:46 AM

Have you ever thought that you'd make a great NMA trainer? Now's your chance to show us what you've got! Next month we'll be holding open auditions via Skype for new Nan McKay trainers.

2016 Skype Auditions for NMA Contract Trainers

Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29

  • Must have a Skype account to participate
  • Download and complete this questionnaire
  • Email marketing@nanmckay.com with your resume and the completed questionnaire
  • If you are selected as a potential candidate, we'll contact you to set up an audition

Email us to get started!

Topics: Meet the NMA team, The Housing Conference, Trainers and Consultants

Meet the NMA team: Adam Ensalaco

Posted by BEMuser on Aug 12, 2015 10:00:37 AM
Our interview series continues today with NMA trainer Adam Ensalaco. Say hi to him this October at the 2015 NMA and GoSection8 Housing Conference!

Tell us about your work experience.

Immediately before signing on with Nan McKay, I was working at Access Living, which is a center for independent living in Chicago, focused on serving people with disabilities. At Access Living I was a housing coordinator for the (now-defunct) Homelessness Prevention/Rapid Re-Housing Program. My job there was to work with families and individuals to get current on back rents, or, failing that, to assist them in finding new homes with very little time and even fewer resources. It was the very picture of a challenging but extremely rewarding experience.

How did you get your start in the industry?

Prior to my job at Access Living, I had worked on a campaign to raise awareness of lead paint poisoning in Chicago. This was an initiative through Loyola University’s school of law. It may seem odd that a law school would care about lead paint, but the reality is that lead paint exposure leads to damage to the areas of the brain responsible for impulse control and is strongly associated with juvenile criminality. After the grant that funded my position ended, I moved to Access Living.

How many years have you been at NMA? How many years in the industry?

I began at NMA just under three years ago. I would say I began in the industry with my position at Loyola in 2008.

Education credentials?

My B.A. is in international studies/human rights studies from the University of Dayton (GO Flyers!).

What’s one topic you’re most passionate about in the affordable housing industry?

I am very passionate about the rights of people with disabilities. There is a much larger percentage of people with disabilities in low-income housing than in American society in general; I think the last time I looked it was something like 30 percent of subsidized housing participants vs. around 10 percent of the general public. That’s a wide gap. As a result, I am especially careful when training housing authorities on reasonable accommodations because it’s just so important for building strong relationships between PHAs and the communities they serve.

What's your favorite part about your job?

I love teaching people things. I always have.

Describe your typical workday?

I’m a trainer for NMA; I don’t have typical work days.

Tell us about a successful project that you had a part in.

At Access Living I played a part in helping the Chicago Housing Authority lease up about 100 Non-Elderly Disabled vouchers in a very short period of time. I think it was around three months. As anyone can tell you, that’s no mean feat, even for a trained housing specialist, working as I was at an agency that had always been on the outside looking in and suddenly having to learn and apply HUD and CHA rules was quite the challenge. I know that at least ten or twenty of those families were homeless when they leased up. There’s nothing more gratifying than that.

Are you affiliated with any outside organizations?

I have in the past worked for Greenpeace, MoveOn.org, and the DNC. I remain active with those organizations.

Hobbies outside of work?

I listen to a lot of rock and roll, and I am trying to whittle away at the giant stack of books I keep promising myself I’m going to read someday.

Meet NMA trainer Adam Ensalaco at the 2015 NMA and GoSection8 Housing Conference this October! Limited free one-hour consulting sessions will be available to conference participants on a first-come, first-served basis starting next week. Must be registered to sign up for a session. Register online or email sales@nanmckay.com for more information.

Topics: Meet the NMA team, rent calculation, The Housing Conference, Trainers and Consultants

NMA's San Diego team is moving up the street!

Posted by BEMuser on Jun 10, 2015 11:21:02 AM

Effective Monday, June 15, the new address of our main corporate office in San Diego will be 1810 Gillespie Way, Suite 202, El Cajon, CA 92020. All our other contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, will remain the same. Only our street address is changing.

The NMA office will close at 2 p.m. Pacific time this Friday, June 12 so we can finish moving our boxes. If you attempt to reach us and experience a problem getting through, please try again on the morning of Monday, June 15. We'll be back up and running then.

Topics: Executive Team, Meet the NMA team

Join the NMA team! Sign up now for a Skype audition

Posted by BEMuser on Mar 18, 2015 10:36:38 AM

Have you ever thought that you'd make a great NMA trainer? Now's your chance to show us what you've got! Next month we'll be holding open auditions via Skype for new contract trainers.

2015 NMA Open Auditions

Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1

  • Must have a Skype account to participate
  • Download and complete this questionnaire
  • Email marketing@nanmckay.com with your resume and the completed questionnaire
  • If you are selected as a potential candidate, we'll contact you to set up an audition time

Email us to get started!

Topics: Meet the NMA team, The Housing Conference, Trainers and Consultants

Say hello to the NMA team in Baltimore

Posted by BEMuser on Oct 14, 2014 9:55:06 AM

The NAHRO 2014 National Conference starts this Thursday, and several key members of the NMA management team will be there:

John McKay, Chief Executive Officer. John McKay has been with NMA since 1998, and has served as CEO of the company since 2007. Prior to this, he was vice president of operations, creating the new consulting and technology services departments. This initiative introduced the first fully functional NMA Performance Portal to the affordable housing market. John brings his knowledge of housing regulations and industry best practices into his role as project executive on many of NMA’s contracts with large housing authority clients and HUD. He has assessed, analyzed, and provided feedback to some of the country’s most well-run private and public organizations.

Dorian Jenkins, Vice President, Program Management. Dorian Jenkins is a dynamic and energetic leader with two decades of low-income housing experience. As vice president of program management, he heads the NMA teams at both the Chicago Housing Authority and Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development. His teams focus on consistently meeting and exceeding performance goals while providing high-quality services to both agencies and their stakeholders.

Carrol Vaughan, Vice President, Professional Services. With over 30 years of experience in the affordable housing industry, vice president of professional services Carrol Vaughan ensures that Nan McKay and Associates continues to provide the highest quality support to the nation’s housing agencies. Prior to joining NMA, Carrol served as executive vice president and COO with the San Diego Housing Commission, where she was responsible for all housing programs, real estate development, workforce and economic initiatives, housing finance, and homeownership programs, as well as operation functions, organizational development and training, and information technology.

Andrew Denicola, Sales and Business Development Manager. Andrew Denicola has ten years of broad experience, including efficiency consulting, document and records management, and quality control and program integrity. Since joining NMA, his work has included extensive file reviews, admin plan and ACOP consulting, setting up and helping run QC departments, evaluating policies and procedures, assessing departments and agencies, and developing recommendation plans. Andrew’s background includes experience in the public housing program, HCV program, and Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP).

Jason Lee, Derrick Ratliff, and Edward Adams will also be attending from the NMA sales department. Stop by and say hi at booth #1117!

Topics: Executive Team, Meet the NMA team

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