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Key Staff

j-5Normand Grenier, President– Normand has served as President of NeighborWorks® Southern Mass since 2009 and served as Executive Director of the agency from 1986 to 2009. He facilitated the growth of the agency from a neighborhood grassroots housing rehabilitation organization with a staff of four to its current status as one of the Massachusetts’ major affordable housing development agencies. Normand has overseen the development of more than 170 units of affordable housing for low and moderate-income families. He established partnerships with other non-profit agencies including Habitat for Humanity, DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended), the Mayor’s Commission on the Family, and Father Bill’s/MainSpring. He was the recipient of HUD’s Community Development Award from the City of Quincy in 1998. He was also Chairman of the Interfaith Housing Partnership and served on the Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council and in 2014 was awarded the Norma Mosely Housing Advocate of the Year Award by the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Foundation.


j-30Robert Corley, Executive Director– Robert has been with NeighborWorks® Southern Mass since 1997. Prior to becoming Executive Director of the agency in 2009, Robert was the Director of Real Estate for NWSOMA, overseeing all of the agency’s housing development activities. Robert is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Construction Management program and holds a Masters in Community and Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University. In 2010, he participated in Boston University’s Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership Certificate Program and he is a recent graduate of the Achieving Excellence in Community Development program co-sponsored by NeighborWorks America and Harvard University. In 2012, Robert was recognized as Rising Star by the Massachusetts Association for Community Development Corporations where he is a current board member. Robert is also a board member of the National NeighborWorks® Association.


Donna Ackerman, Assistant Director

Jamie Bears, Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Specialist

Elvira Caldeira, Homeownership and Lending

Kevin Cox, Maintenance Director

Mary Deluze-Voner, Realtor

Timothy Doherty, Real Estate Development Director

Juli Ford Alhadeff, Resource Development Director

Dennis Falcione, Real Estate Director

Jill Joyce, Housing Counselor

David Lovering, Construction Manager

Joe Madaio, Homebuyer Coordinator

Janna Naraine, Fundraising Manager

Cindy Pendergast, Brockton Program Director

Maureen Petersen, Director of Finance

Sarah Pinheiro, First Time Homebuyer Coordinator

Lewis Simms, Foreclosure Counselor

Nicole Stevens, Administrative Assistant

Janine Vlassakis, Community Building and Engagement

Real Estate Development Director

Tim Doherty

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US Veteran Finds A Home

David Ortega is a retired sergeant and Iraq War veteran, Ortega lives with his wife and four children in a four-bedroom, single-family Quincy home that NeighborWorks® Southern Mass and the City of Quincy purchased and renovated for veterans’ housing in 2013. Before they moved in, David and his family were homeless. “As a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, I am truly grateful for being able to provide my family with a safe and comfortable home,” Ortega said. “NeighborWorks® has just been awesome: My kids love the house, they have friends that sleep over and play in the backyard. It’s just been amazing. I could not ask for more.”
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