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Information about the Board

The Board of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) sets policy and oversees the organization's operations. The Board has 14 members; the Secretary of Banking and Securities, the Secretary of Community and Economic Development, the Secretary of Human Services, and the State Treasurer, serve by virtue of their offices.

Four members are named to the Board by the majority and minority leaders of the State Senate and House of Representatives. Six members, private citizen, are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.

Board meetings are generally held the second Thursday of each month in the Agency's Harrisburg Office and begin at 10:30 a.m., unless specified otherwise.

Additional information will be available from time–to–time regarding special meetings.

If you would like to attend a PHFA Board meeting and need special assistance or, have any questions relating to these meetings, please contact Maggie Strawser at 717.780.3845.

PHFA Board Members

Photo; Chair Board Member
Board Chair
Wendy Spicher
PA Department of Banking and Securities
Photo; Vice Chair Board Member
Vice Chair
Mark Schwartz, Esq.
Regional Housing Legal Services
Of Counsel
Photo; Board Member
Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH
PA Department of Human Services
Photo; Board Member
Diana A. Bucco
The Buhl Foundation
Photo; Board Member
Edward Christiano
Housing Authority of Northumberland County
Executive Director
Photo; Board Member
Mark Dombrowski
Erie Insurance Group
VP, Government Relations

Photo; Board Member
Stacy Garrity
PA Treasury Department
State Treasurer
Photo; Board Member
Jennifer L. Koppel
Community Solutions, Inc
Program Lead, Breakthrough Results
Photo; Board Member
Gary E. Lenker
Tri-County Housing Development Corporation
Executive Director
Donco Construction, Inc.
Vice President
Photo; Board Member
Robert G. Loughery
Nehemiah Development Company, Inc.
President & CEO
Photo; Board Member
Markita Morris-Louis, Esq.
Compass Working Capital
Photo; Board Member
Ross J. Nese
Executive Business Advisors
Photo; Board Member
John Paone
Thomas Mill Associates, Inc.
Photo; Board Member


For a copy of an archived Agenda, please contact Maggie Strawser at 717.780.3845.


Public Meeting Notices

Public Notices: Pursuant to Act 84 of 1986 - Sunshine Act

If you are unable to access a public notice, please feel free to contact Maggie Strawser at 717.780.3845.

Hearing Notices

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Meeting Notices