Maryann Beerling - Chief Executive Officer
Maryann Beerling's experience includes more than 20 years management and operational experience working with non-profits and governmental agencies throughout Arizona serving diverse populations of individuals and families. She has designed, developed and managed administrative, social services, housing, special programs and capacity development activities for organizations including those serving special needs populations in Arizona. She has overseen the development, enhancement and implementation of new programs, housing, social service and community programs. Her background includes fund development, strategic planning, budget development and administrative management, senior management and supervision of staff, volunteers and multi-disciplinary professional teams.
Ms. Beerling works with private developers, investors and public partners to finance and complete development of the capital projects such as rehabilitation and the new construction of multi-family and single-family housing. Her affordable housing projects have won awards and are models for replication.
Ms. Beerling graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona in Business and has worked in Tucson, Phoenix and rural Arizona to develop and administer state-wide housing programs. She has worked with local and state-wide foundations and governmental agencies and has built strong working relations with non-profit and community-based organizations. She has successfully worked with neighborhood residents and their representatives, including resident councils and neighborhood associations.
Maryann's experience includes RFP's, contracts, negotiations, management, compliance and the use and/or interpretation of HOME; CDBG; Local government funds; USDA Native American Mutual Self-Help Housing; HUD Tenant Opportunities Program; HUD Homebuyer Counseling Programs; HUD Supportive Housing Program; HUD Tenant Opportunities; HUD HOPE 3; Arizona Department of Housing State Housing Funds; City of Phoenix Government Obligation Bonds; Low-income Housing Tax Credit and 8609 Applications; United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Programs; State of Arizona's Prison Cities Housing Development funds; Federal Home Loan Bank; Department of Economic Security ESG and Child Care Administration; SAMHSA; Lenders; and a variety of private foundations and locally-based charities.
Compass Affordable Housing provides consulting services, grant writing, program development and housing development assistance to private developers, non-profits, governmental agencies and community organizations. Contact us at (520)628-3150 for more information.
Fran Westra - Finance Manager
Fran Westra, Finance Manager, has more than 30 years of experience in finance. Ms. Westra is a versatile manager who has demonstrated excellent organization, planning, and analytical skill. Moving to Tucson after retiring as an Assistant Vice President of Bank Operations in Michigan, she has worked with individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Ms. Westra is known for her work in forensic accounting. Fran also uses her talents to benefit others by volunteering as an advocate for children and people with disabilities. She has the overall authority for the financial operations of CAH including, budget preparation and administration, audit, day-to-day accounting, financial reports, financial asset management, taxation and other accounting projects.
Sandra Jewell - Americorps \ VISTA Program Assistant
Sandra Jewell-Williams joins CAH with program and project management experience. She has developed, marketed and facilitated programs for Prisons and the Faith community and has implemented Quality Improvement Programs and employee training models for the Federal Government. Sandra has designed, developed and managed administrative, social services, ministries, special programs and capacity development activities for corporate America, not- for- profits, and faith and community organizations. She has effectively worked with officials to develop programs to meet the needs of low income, abused and disadvantaged citizens. Her background includes strategic planning, program development, EEO, media, management, training, counseling, as well as supervision of staff, volunteers and professionals. Sandra received her BS from Georgia State University in Criminal Justice and Business Law. Her two Masters Degrees are from Florida International Seminary in Divinity and Argosy University (Chicago Campus) School of Professional Counseling. She is completing her Ph.D in Counseling.
Kelly Huber - Special Projects Manager
Kelly Huber has been working in the non-profit sector in executive and senior management positions for 8 years. She holds a M.S. in Organizational Management with a focus in non-profit organizations from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT. As a native Tucsonan, she graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Environmental Science. Before joining CAH, Kelly worked in New Mexico in the areas of youth services and mentoring, community arts, social services and education. Her skills also include program development, strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, and grant writing for non-profit organizations. Ms. Huber is responsible for agency administration and program supervision, community outreach, program development, grant writing, and public relations.
Jeanne Shaw - Asset Management and Development
Jeanne Shaw is a non-profit organization management professional whose expertise in economic, community and housing development has produced projects throughout the Western United States. She has developed, managed or provided technical expertise to produce hundreds of rental and homeownership projects in urban and rural communities. Ms. Shaw’s expertise includes development of renewable energy facilities, asset management, loan fund development, small business enterprise development and creating job training and employment programs. She provides training on organizational development, asset and financial management, fundraising, project operations, social services and lending programs.
John Roldan - Case Management
John Roldan is currently enrolled at the Tucson campus of the Arizona State University School of Social Work and is studying for his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Prior to joining the CAH team as an intern, Mr. Roldan worked in the field of computer services. His background includes instruction, programming, and small business ownership. Mr. Roldan has worked with nonprofit organizations and public agencies in Tucson. John provides case management services geared to effectively assist individuals and family members enhance the quality of their daily lives and in more fully and successfully participating in the educational and economic mainstream.