North Carolina Women's Affordable Housing Network

A network of women connecting and networking in affordable housing in North Carolina.

Who We Are

The North Carolina Women’s Affordable Housing Network (NCWAHN) is an organization committed to the empowerment and development of women who work in affordable housing through partnership, professional development, and networking. It is our goal to create a state-wide organization that brings together and supports women from all sectors of the affordable housing industry to carry out our mission.

Upcoming Events

Virtual LinkedIn Personal Branding Lunch-and-Learn!

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Are you new to LinkedIn and wondering where to start? Maybe you’re a LinkedIn expert looking to revamp your profile. No matter your experience level, join us for our first NCWAHN professional branding virtual lunch and learn! Trina Clayeux, PhD, will highlight profile must haves and provide strategies to help participants showcase their skills and experience. This training will focus predominately on transforming your individual profile page. Click HERE for more information.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Sadie Nott, Board of Directors Co-Chair

Sadie is an Acquisitions Manager at CAHEC, a non-profit tax credit syndicator located in Raleigh, NC. Sadie is primarily responsible for working with developer partners, from originations through equity closing, on Low Income Housing Tax Credit (“LIHTC”) developments across the state as well as in AL, FL, GA, TN, and SC. Sadie received a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from UNC – Chapel Hill and a B.A. from Bowdoin College in Visual Art.

Morgan Mansa, Board of Directors Co-Chair

Morgan is the Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison for the Town of Cary and Founder of The Built Studio. In these roles she sets legislative agendas, coordinates intergovernmental communication, and supports housing & community development organizations to ensure equitable access to high-quality housing and resources. Prior positions include Executive Director of Nashville’s Housing Trust Fund and Policy Advisor for the Tennessee Department of Housing Finance. Morgan received a BA in Sociology and Master of Public Policy & Administration from Northwestern University.

Annie Baumann-Mitchell, Board of Directors Co-Chair

Annie is the Special Projects Coordinator for CASA. In this position she ensures compliance with federal, state and local funders by generating internal programs and policies, grant monitoring, building community partnerships, and ongoing project management. Prior to CASA, Annie worked for the Chicago Housing Authority implementing their Housing Choice Voucher Program. She holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from UNC Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Sociology from DePaul University.

Pamela Atwood, Board Member

Pamela is the Director of Housing Policy for the North Carolina Housing Coalition. With a background in policy advocacy, sustainable development, urban planning, and real estate, Pamela began her career as a policy analyst with the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing. Pamela’s resume also includes working with Global Green USA, LEED AP and project coordination for a boutique real estate development firm in Los Angeles. Pamela has a B.A. in Public Policy and Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Vikki Ikard, Marketing Subcommittee Co-Chair

With 20 years of experience in the affordable housing industry, Vikki is currently the Portfolio Analyst for Centrant Community Capital. In this role she conducts on-going financial analysis and site inspections for their portfolio as well as providing analytical support for their loan commitments. Previously, Vikki worked at Situs, a commercial real estate firm where she served as the Performance Based Contract Administrator. Vikki has a BS in Political Science from Western Carolina University and a MPA from Appalachian State University.

Shellie Lempart, Education Subcommittee Chair

Shellie serves as Servicing and Closing Manager for Centrant Community Capital. With more than 15 years of experience in the lending industry, her responsibilities include the coordination of Centrant’s loan closing, servicing and operations processes, including loan funding, payment remittances, document management and reporting. She is also responsible for the organization’s communications and serves as the Sponsor/Exhibitor liaison for the annual North Carolina Affordable Housing Conference.

Tristan Williams, Board Member

Tristan Williams is the Assistant Vice President for Taft-Mills Group, an affordable housing development firm based in Greenville, North Carolina.  Tristan is responsible for securing sites related to the LIHTC competitive funding process and managing the closing division. Tristan also plays an integral role in processing construction, permanent and municipal loans, equity investments and other financing needs. Prior to this position, Tristan supported senior-level executives for Vidant Health, Eastern North Carolina’s largest health care provider.

Rachel Young, Marketing Subcommittee Co-Chair

Rachel is the Special Assets Manager for Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation. In this role, Rachel is in charge of the company’s dispositions as well as its workout properties. Prior to affordable housing, Rachel worked at JP Morgan in conventional Asset Management in both the multifamily and retail sectors. She is excited to be a part of NCWAHN and helping its development and growth, in the hopes that it will provide more opportunities for networking and education for women in the state.

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