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Tom Champion joined the Gulf Coast Housing Partnership as the Director of Real Estate Development in April 2012. Prior to joining GCHP, Mr. Champion worked with Alabama based Summit Housing Partners, LLC as the Senior Development Officer and Colonial Commercial Development, LLC as the Director of Development. Mr. Champion’s expertise includes all facets of market rate and affordable multi-family development, finance and management. In addition to directly developing over 3,200 housing units, his professional background includes employment with Credit Suisse where he was responsible for structuring and closing over $125 million in tax credit equity investments for the development of affordable housing.

Mr. Champion holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Communications from Auburn University and a Management Certificate from Auburn University Montgomery. He serves on the Montgomery YMCA Camp Chandler Board of Directors and was a past chair of the YMCA Partners with Youth Campaign. In addition, he has served on the Project Nehemiah Community Programs Board and First Baptist Church of Montgomery Finance Committee. Mr. Champion’s professional affiliations include the Alabama Affordable Housing Association, the Mississippi Association of Affordable Housing Providers and the Louisiana Association of Affordable Housing Providers.

Royal Walker, Jr., JD
Executive Director/DSNP, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
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Jonathan S. Campbell
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Patricia Hoban-Moore
Independent Consultant/ ED, Miles College CDC
Hoover, AL
Dr. Shantel Hebert-Magee, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer-Medicaid, Louisiana Department of Health
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Troy Villa
Partner, Breazeale, Sachse, Wilson, L.L.P.
Baton Rouge, LA
Thomas Bledsoe

Greenfield, MA
Sean M. Bruno
President, Sean M. Bruno CPA's
New Orleans, LA
Nancy Rase
Principal, Nancy Rase Consulting Services
Annapolis, MS
Mtumishi St. Julien
Former Executive Director, Finance Authority of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Michelle Whetten
Vice President & Market Leader, Gulf Coast,Enterprise Community Partners
New Orleans, LA
Joseph Raines
Senior Vice President/Managing Director United Bank/UB Community Development
Birmingham, AL
Senator John Horhn
Mississippi State Senator, Business Development Consultant
Jackson, MS
Helen Werby
Executive Director, Biloxi Housing Authority
Biloxi, MS
Gwendolyn P. Hamilton
Owner, GPH Consulting
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Beth Miles
Vice President, Property Management
Gretchen Edinburgh
Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary
Kevin Krejci
Chief Capitalization Officer
Richard Campbell
Chief Financial Officer
Tom Champion
Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development
Yvette Cola
Senior Vice President, Operations
Reverend Willie Gable, Jr
Executive Director, McCaleb Educational Fund, Inc. & Pastor of Progressive Baptist Church
New Orleans, LA
Kathy Laborde
President & CEO