We are a membership organization whose board is empowered by its members, which includes all CLT homeowners. In addition, the board is tri-partite, reserving one-third of its seats for CLT homeowners. Board members are elected by our membership at the annual meeting.
This past year, we have added three new board members.
Joan Fitzgerald is Mortgage Consultant with Meridian Bank and works closely with low-income first-time home buyers. She lives in Arden, an historic land-lease community in north Wilmington, which was founded on the single-tax principles of Henry George. She has been one of the most knowledgeable and consistent supporters of the CLT model in Delaware. She holds a community seat on the board.
Denise Jackson came to our board through her work as the Program Manager at Whatcoat Social Services in Dover, for People’s Place, one of our nonprofit partners. Denise is known for her commitment to helping end homelessness. As a representative of People’s Place, she occupies a home owner seat on the board.
Gina Miserendino was a long-time staff member of the Delaware Housing Coalition, during which time, she helped to start the Diamond State CLT. She was also instrumental in starting West Rehoboth CLT. As a founder of the Diamond State CLT, she joins fellow founding member, Dawn Poczynek-Holdridge, on the board. She lives in Kent County and is active in the League of Women Voters. She teaches at Wilmington University and the PolyTech School District and holds a community seat on the board.