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Edward J. Gorman, III

Chief Community Development Officer, NCRC

Executive Director, NCRC Housing Rehab Fund, LLC Managing Director

Ed Gorman is the Manager of two funds, both of which focus on providing affordable homeownership opportunities. The NCRC Housing Rehab Fund and the related GROWTH initiative were launched in 2014 and raised $100 million for investment in low- and moderate-income census tracts or for the benefit of low- and moderate-income people and communities of color. To date…

Dan Martin

Chief Operating Officer

Dan joined GROWTH in February 2023, and is responsible for daily operations, including oversight of the acquisition, renovation and disposition of properties in the Fund. He has been in the homebuilding sector for 25+ years. Before joining the GROWTH team, Dan was Director of Operations for American Southern Homes, where he helped grow the company grow into a top 100 builder. Dan is a graduate of University of Texas in Dallas.

Jason Engelman

Chief Financial Officer

Jason Engelman joined GROWTH as the Chief Financial Officer of the GROWTH Initiative in May 2023. Jason has more 25 years of experience in financial and operational management, including nine years at Lennar Homes where, among others, he was responsible for $3.4B in revenue that included over 11,000 deliveries in Lennar’s largest region. His proven track record growing companies and streamlining operations in home building provides the forward-thinking that enables us to continue to bring our mission to more communities across the US.

Daria Brunet

Director of Human Resources and Investor Relations

Daria has been with GROWTH since 2013 and has served the organization in a variety of roles. In her current capacity as Director of Asset Management and Investor Relations, she oversees dispositions, leasing, investor relations, human resources and technology.


Patrick Bradford

Regional Acquisitions Manager, Atlanta

Patrick comes to GROWTH with primarily an investment analyst background. He received a degree in Building Construction from the Georgia Institute of Technology. As a Senior Analyst for Invitation Homes he contributed to the purchase of assets that laid groundwork for its expanded market penetration and SFR securitizations.

Lynda Belcher

Director of Marketing

Lynda Belcher joined GROWTH in April 2022. She is responsible for all aspects of GROWTH’s marketing, social media, advertising, digital presence and events. With a background in print journalism, Lynda spent 10 years as a senior editor for the daily newspaper in Tallahassee, FL before moving on to marketing and real estate writing/editing. Before joining GROWTH, Lynda was an executive consultant, specializing in digital marketing, content writing, social media management and more.

John Dapogny

Vice President of Land Development

John has an extensive background in land development, with a focus on residential growth. He is also an avid volunteer, focusing on affordable housing and addressing homelessness.

April Dunlap


April comes to GROWTH with 10 years of accounting experience in both the legal and construction industry. Prior to coming to GROWTH, she was with Paramount Mechanical Corporation. April was born in Washington, D.C. and currently lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, two children, and her dachshund.

Nuha Elsenussi

Assistant Construction Manager, Atlanta

Nuha joined GROWTH in November 2020. She has a background in architecture and business administration and is passionate about art and design. She has been working as an independent interior designer and finishing management contractor mostly in the Southwest Atlanta area.

Inger Faherty

Special Assistant to Ed Gorman

Inger is the Executive Assistant to Ed Gorman and Office Manager for GROWTH by NCRC. Having joined the team in July 2021, she brings over 25 years of experience in executive administrative support.  Previously, she worked for a regional healthcare provider in a variety of roles, most recently supporting the Senior VP of Operations.  Her roles and responsibilities touched many areas of the organization, with a heavy emphasis on IT/tech as well as policy, compliance, and oversight of special projects, such as triennial accreditation.

Brenda Friend

Field Relations Manager

Brenda held the position of Special Assistant to the Chief, Community Development, since June 2018. She now serves at the Contracts Manager for the Construction Team. Prior to coming to the GROWTH team, she served as the Executive Director for The Greater Cumberland Committee (TGCC) for seven years.

Marvin Greenlea

Construction Manager II, Atlanta

Marvin Greenlea has been in new residential home building since 2017. He received his diploma at Withrow High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He joined the United States Navy in 1998 where he served as a Seabee builder. He currently lives in Loganville, GA and loves to spend time with his family.

Dennis Harold

Vice President of Operations

Dennis joined Growth in March 2019 and is GROWTH’s Vice President of Operations. His previous roles in the organization included Regional Construction Manager for the Atlanta/Birmingham area and Land Development Manager. He has more than 30 years of experience in land development, residential and light commercial construction, most recently working with private investors doing remodeling and rehabilitation work in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Dan Leach

Construction Manager, Chicago

Dan joined GROWTH as Construction Manager, Chicago in March 2020.  Dan brings a deep skill set in operations, systems-management, budgeting and quality control.  Prior to GROWTH, Dan was the President of Chicagoland Circulation Services, where he owned and operated a successful delivery and circulation service that worked with many publishing companies in the Chicago area.  He was also the VP of Quality Control and Accounting for Leach General Contracting, where he focused on quality control and budgeting for residential construction projects.

Kathy Linville

Accounts Payable Manager

Kathy Linville serves as Accounts Payable Supervisor for GROWTH. Kathy brings more than 30 years of accounting experience with her. Her background includes not only construction but also association, legal, and marketing.

Chuck Mize

Regional Construction Manager, New Jersey, Delaware, Philadelphia

Chuck joined GROWTH in August 2019 as the Assistant Regional Construction Manager for the New Jersey market and was promoted to Construction Manager in January 2020.  Chuck comes from a varied, albeit highly successful, background most recently as a Software Test Engineer for Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Sandeep Patel

Senior Accountant

Sandeep joins GROWTH with over 10 years of accounting experience.  He has experience in the real estate and commercial development industries.  Prior to joining GROWTH, he worked with Columbia Ventures, LLC as a Controller and Ryan, LLC as a Tax Consultant. Sandeep received his B.A. in Economics at the University of Georgia and a Master of Professional Accountancy at Georgia State University. He grew up in Atlanta, GA and currently resides in Bluffton, SC with his wife and two boys. In his free time, he enjoys running, golfing, watching his kids play soccer and spending time with friends and family.

Jennifer Powers

National Vice President of Acquisitions

Mrs. Powers has over 20 years’ experience in Institutional Real Estate Acquisitions and has worked for large, national investors including KBS Realty Advisors, New Boston Fund, Lowe Enterprises Inc., and Bentall Kennedy. In these positions she was responsible for sourcing, underwriting, negotiating, due diligence, authoring Investment Committee submissions, and maintaining strong industry relationships.  Over the course of her career, she personally underwrote over $4 Billion of completed transactions in office, multi-family, and development projects.   She has a Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University in Real Estate and Infrastructure, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tulane University.

Murphy Riley

Closings Manager

Murphy is GROWTH’s closings manager, after a dedicated tenure with GROWTH as an operations specialist. She joined the team in March 2021.

Mary-Houston Russell

Executive Assistant/Marketing Coordinator

Mary-Houston joins GROWTH after five years in various roles with an Alabama homebuilder. Passionate about marketing and design in the home-building industry, Mary-Houston is responsible for a wide array of marketing functions, working directly with GROWTH’s Director of Operations and Director of Marketing. She is a married mom who resides in Alabama with her family.

Anne Slifka

Director, Business Systems

Anne Slifka joined Growth in February 2019 and brings over 20 years of experience of leveraging technology to drive operational success in the construction industry. Anne has spearheaded technology roadmaps and driven integrated system implementations for commercial and residential builders, fostering cross-functional collaboration through innovation. Anne is passionate about contributing to Growth’s continued success using technology to optimize business processes, enhance customer satisfaction, and drive innovation.

Antonio Tyson

Construction Manager, Atlanta

Antonio Tyson is a 12-year Military Veteran (Air Force) with over 10 years of experience in the Construction Industry, including HVAC, hands-on maintenance, rehab and renovations. Most recently, holding the position of Superintendent, managing and overseeing residential projects to include setting contractors’ deadlines and budgets for new construction, rehabs, and renovations.

Ryan Walderman


Ryan is the Controller for the GROWTH Initiative. As Controller, Ryan Walderman manages the day-to-day accounting functions for the initiative and its related entities.  Ryan comes to GROWTH with wide-ranging accounting experience in industries such as Real Estate, Legal, Construction, Non Profit, Finance, and Government Contracting, to name a few.

Logan Whichard

Construction Manager, Atlanta

With over 12 years of Construction Management and Real Estate Industry experience, Logan received his introduction to the construction industry as a carpenter and moved into managing small and large scale renovations, eventually investing in real estate in the 2010’s.  Since then, he’s estimated and completed over 500 projects as an investor or with individual investors and private equity funds.  He’s been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 2018.  Most recently, he held a position as a superintendent of Construction estimating and managing a range of projects from turnkey to full scale renovations.

Natasha White

Director of Sales and Closings

Natasha White joined GROWTH in October 2019. She brings over 18 years of real estate experience including Residential, Commercial, and New Construction sales. She’s helped numerous real estate agents grow their business through transaction and coordination management. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Central Washington University in Seattle, WA and is currently pursuing her Master’s through Strayer University.

Dawn Williams

Project Accountant

Dawn Williams joined the team as Staff Accountant in December 2020. She brings over 20 years of accounting experience to GROWTH.  Her background includes nonprofit work, as well as real estate and construction.

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Kim Williams

Construction Manager, Birmingham

Kim joined GROWTH November 2021. She began her career in architectural design and project management.  For the past 14 years, Kimberly has been bringing her knowledge and experience in both residential and commercial construction to various project management-related positions including budgeting, quality control, project scheduling, construction management, business planning, managing subcontractors and business development.

She earned a Bachelor of Science and Technology degree in Architectural Engineering and a minor in Construction Management from The University of Southern Mississippi. Kimberly is a member of the SE Region National Association of Women in Construction.

Stacy Young

Construction Manager II, Birmingham

Stacy began her career in commercial construction 22 years ago focusing on historic rehab in the city of Detroit to include the Detroit Institute of Arts expansion project that added 58,000 square feet to the total 658,000 square foot building. She was then relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada to manage multiple projects on the Las Vegas Strip to include the MGM Grand Hotel that included remodeling 4,212 rooms in 12 months at a cost of 160 million.

Her main responsibility was to manage the QA/QC for owner turnover and cost management. Stacy then was sent to Montgomery Alabama in 2017 as an Owners Representative on the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.  While managing this project, she realized that she needed to contribute more to building communities, obtained her realtor’s license and decided to remain in Alabama.

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