HCR Leadership

HCR Leadership
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Overview

The HCR leadership team's mission is to provide programs that can build, preserve, and protect affordable housing and increase homeownership throughout New York State. Their goal is to ensure that there is adequate and available financing to create and preserve multifamily housing, administer programs to improve housing conditions, increase accessibility, save energy and provide other resources to help thousands of low- and moderate-income New Yorkers purchase a home. The following sections on this page will provide information about each agency's leadership team and their individual bios.


HCR Leadership Team

RuthAnne Visnauskas, Commissioner/ CEO

Betsy Mallow, Executive Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer (COO) 

Linda Manley, General Counsel

Gabriella Green, Chief of Staff

Thehbia Hiwot, Senior Vice President of Multifamily Finance

Dina Levy, Senior Vice President of Single Family and Community Development

Becky Koepnick, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Portfolio Preservation 

HFA Board Members and AHC Members

Housing Finance Agency Board Members and Affordable Housing Corporation Members:
 

Members:

Date Appointed:

Term Expires:

Kenneth G. Adams
Chairman
Governor Appointed

July 26, 2017

January 1, 2019

RuthAnne Visnauskas
Commissioner
New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal

February 17, 2017

Ex-officio

Robert F. Mujica Jr.
Director,
New York State Division of the Budget

January 14, 2016

Ex-officio

Amanda Hiller

Acting Commissioner

Taxation and Finance of the State of New York

 

Ex-officio

Bethaida Gonzalez
Governor Appointed

June 7, 2021

January 1, 2023

Sadie McKeown
Governor Appointed

June 7, 2021

January 1, 2022

Joyce L. Miller
Governor Appointed

June 19, 2013

January 1, 2015

Vacant

Senate Appointed

   

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers

Assembly Appointed

March 8, 2021  

HTFC Board of Directors

Housing Trust Fund Corporation Board of Directors:
 

Directors:

Date Appointed:

Term Expires:

RuthAnne Visnauskas
Chair of HTFC, Ex-officio, 
Commissioner of NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal

February 17, 2017

Ex Officio

Kenneth G. Adams
Ex-officio, Chairman of HFA

July 26, 2017

 

Joyce L. Miller

Governor Appointed

January 2021

 

Vacant

Governor Appointed

   

Vacant

Governor Appointed

   

Robert F. Mujica Jr.

Budget Director, New York State Division of the Budget

  Ex-Officio

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers

Assembly Appointed

March 8, 2021  

Amanda Hiller

Acting Commissioner, NYS Department of Taxation and Finance

  Ex-Officio

Vacant

Senate Appointed

   

MBBA Board of Directors and TSFC Board Members

Municipal Bond Bank Agency Board of Directors and Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation Board Members:
 

Directors/Members:

Date Appointed:

Term Expires:

Kenneth G. Adams
Chairman
Governor Appointed

June 23, 2017

January 1, 2019

Joyce L. Miller
Governor Appointed

June 21, 2016

January 1, 2020

Robert F. Mujica Jr.
Director,
New York State Division of the Budget

January 14, 2016

Ex-officio

Ms. Rossana Rosado
Secretary of the State
New York State Department of the State

February 3, 2016

Ex-officio

Andrew A. SanFilippo
State Comptroller Appointed

February 26, 2008

Serves at the pleasure of the State Comptroller

Vacant
Governor Appointed

 

 

Vacant
Governor Appointed

 


 

There currently exist two vacancies from the members appointed by the Governor.

SONYMA Board

State of New York Mortgage Agency Board:
 

Directors/Members:

Date Appointed:

Term Expires:

Kenneth G. Adams
Chairman
Governor Appointed

June 23, 2017

January 1, 2019

Joyce L. Miller
Governor Appointed

June 21, 2016

January 1, 2019

Robert F. Mujica Jr.
Director,
New York State Division of the Budget

January 13, 2016

Ex-officio

Bethaida Gonzalez
Governor Appointed

June 18, 2015

January 1, 2018


David E. Kapell
State Comptroller Appointed

February 2, 2017

Serves at the pleasure of the State Comptroller

RuthAnne Visnauskas
Commissioner
New York State Division of

Housing and Community Renewal

February 17, 2017

Ex-officio

Jonathan A. Ballan
Senate Appointed

January 29, 2018

Serves at the pleasure of the

Temporary President of the Senate

Dr. Havidán Rodríguez

Governor Appointed

June 7, 2021 January 1, 2025

V. Elaine Gross
Assembly Appointed

July 29, 2020

Serves at the pleasure of the

Speaker of the Assembly

There currently exist two vacancies from the Members appointed by the Governor, one vacancy from the member appointed by the Assembly and one vacancy from the member appointed by the Senate.

Program Leadership

  • Vacant, President, Office of Housing Preservation
     
  • Mike Friedman, Senior Vice President, Mortgage Insurance Fund
     
  • Crystal Loffler, President, Office of Community Renewal
     
  • Woody Pascal, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Rent Administration
     
  • Greg Fewer, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Tenant Protection Unit