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Friday news roundup 9/5/14

Posted by BEMuser on Sep 5, 2014 11:40:47 AM

Last week NMA accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge from GoSection8 and PHA Technology Professionals!

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Topics: Meet the NMA team

Meet the NMA team: James Misner

Posted by BEMuser on Jul 9, 2014 9:32:44 AM

NMA regional account manager James Misner will be attending this year's NMA Housing Conference NMA regional account manager James Misner will be attending this year's NMA Housing Conference
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Topics: Meet the NMA team, The Housing Conference

Meet the NMA team: Derrick Ratliff

Posted by BEMuser on Jul 2, 2014 10:40:13 AM

NMA regional account manager Derrick Ratliff will be attending this year's NMA Housing Conference NMA regional account manager Derrick Ratliff will be attending this year's NMA Housing Conference
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Topics: Inspections, Meet the NMA team, The Housing Conference, Veterans

Meet the NMA team: Edward Adams

Posted by BEMuser on Jun 25, 2014 10:16:56 AM

NMA regional account manager Edward Adams will be attending this year's NMA Housing Conference NMA regional account manager Edward Adams will be attending this year's NMA Housing Conference
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Topics: LIHTC, Meet the NMA team, NMA Housing Awards, The Housing Conference

Meet the NMA team: Ashela O'Connor

Posted by BEMuser on May 28, 2014 1:30:10 PM

Ashela O'ConnorOur interview series continues today with project manager Ashela O'Connor, who began her career with NMA in our Chicago office and later transitioned to the San Diego office, where she currently enjoys much warmer winters.

How did you get your start in the affordable housing industry?

My first job in the industry was serving as the executive assistant to NMA's VP of program management, Dorian Jenkins.

Education credentials?

I received my bachelor of arts degree in psychology at Purdue University (BOILER UP!) and a master of arts in sociology at DePaul University. I'm currently working on my juris doctor at California Western School of Law.

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

Fair housing.

What's your favorite part about your job?

Variety—there's always something new to tackle.

Describe your typical work day?

The only thing typical about my work day is that it's never typical! There are always different projects to work on and new agencies to assist.

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

In a recent file review project, NMA purged approximately 6,800 files, overseeing the process to ensure that each participant file included required information and documents. We also established file management procedures for the client PHA, including bar coding, developing written procedures and performance specifications, and conducting training of PHA staff on the new file management procedures.

Are you affiliated with any outside organizations?

I volunteer with Jambalangels of San Diego, an organization that prepares jambalaya once a week for local charities, cancer patients, HIV patients, and the homeless in San Diego.

Hobbies outside of work?

What are hobbies? Between work, law school, and planning a wedding, I've forgotten all about hobbies!

NMA project manager Ashela O'Connor has extensive research experience in a variety of fields, including in-depth project development and analysis, and applies that knowledge to her oversight of NMA's high-priority projects. Responsible for all aspects of each project through completion, Ashela has been instrumental in the development of NMA's policies and procedures in the housing choice voucher program.

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Topics: Fair Housing, Meet the NMA team, Program Management

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