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Board of Directors

RUPCO is led by a dedicated, diverse, and volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Council who are committed to our mission of creating homes, supporting people, and improving communities.

The Board oversees the agency’s direction in three modes: strategic, fiduciary, and generative. Their commitment to RUPCO is best exemplified by completing the NeighborWorks America’s Excellence in Governance program in 2017, a robust, 18-month board training program that helps boards create lasting, adaptive change and transform from responsible to exceptional.

Richard Heese, Board Chairperson

RUPCO Board of Directors

  • Richard Heese, Chairperson
  • Adam Mandell, Vice-Chairperson
  • Kathleen Pless, Treasurer
  • Greer Smith, Secretary
  • Eliza Bozenski, Director
  • Chris Marx,  Director
  • Freddimir García, Director
  • Dominique Mills, Director
  • Timothy Riss, Director
  • Pavan Naidu, Director

RUPCO Advisory Council

  • Thomas Collins
  • Ev Mann
  • Christopher Marx
  • Leah Gherardi
  • Rebecca Zangen

RUPCO Homeownership Center Committee Advisory Council

  • Reisa Adato
  • Ryan Hastie
  • Richard Heese
  • Michael Lawlor
  • Joan Lonergan
  • Michael Lonergan Esq.
  • Anthony Pagano
  • Patti Riozzi