Brandie has been serving with Housing Partnerships for 11 years, where she began as a Program Manager before stepping into her Executive Director role in August of 2017. Brandie holds both an MBA and BS in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University. In her free time, Brandie serves as a co-coach of the William and Mary Cheerleading team. She has two beautiful daughters, Maddie and Mollie, who love to stop by HPI and lend a hand.
Robert has been a part of HPI since its founding in 1985. After a career in the Norfolk naval shipyard, Phillip Morris, and Anheuser Busch, Robert now works as our head project manager. He oversees and implements home repair projects, and is warmly welcomed in communities across the Peninsula. Robert’s years of experience and commitment to local communities is unparalleled and invaluable to our team.
Kat is a recent addition to the HPI team. Originally from Lancaster, PA, she graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2017 with a degree in International Relations. Kat serves as the liaison between HPI and the College’s Office of Community Engagement, where she works to educate the community on local housing issues and get student volunteers involved with HPI. Kat is an avid soccer player, and loves to use her weekends hiking and camping around Virginia.
David, originally from Morgantown, WV, recently graduated from Fairmont State University. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, David will be helping HPI build volunteer management capacities. He is excited to learn about non-profit operations and work with local families and volunteers. David enjoys a challenging chess match, as well as his favorite black fedora.
Marsha has served as HPI’s bookkeeper and financial manager for 10 years. She prides herself on being a true local of Williamsburg. Marsha loves her work and is happy to continue serving her community. When she isn’t in the office, Marsha likes to spend her time reading at home with her two cats.
Sherry came to HPI in January of 2016 after a career as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. She works tirelessly to provide our clients with the best possible services when they enter our doors. A trained nutritionist, Sherry enjoys cooking meals for her friends and family, and she often treats us to her famed apple pies.
Jean has volunteered with HPI for a little over two years. As our receptionist, she is often the first friendly face our clients meet. When she isn’t helping clients in the office, Jean spends her time going to sporting events and babysitting her great nephew.
Colleen, a William & Mary sophomore, is a recent addition to HPI. She hails from Camp Hill, PA and intends to double major in environmental science and geology. In her free time, Colleen enjoys listening to movie soundtracks and devouring bread ends from the Cheese Shop in Colonial Williamsburg.
Emily Bush is a freshman at William and Mary from McLean, VA. An aspiring Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies major, she has always been interested and involved with volunteer and non-profit work. She is currently serving as a Data Management Volunteer for Housing Partnerships and hopes to continue working with the organization.
Curtis Baker, Chairman
John H. Kniest, Vice Chairman
Andrew M. Franck, Secretary
Marc B. Sharp, Treasurer
Miriam C. Saguto
Michele Mixner DeWitt
Melton G. Spruill
Colin L. Owens, Jr.
William G. Kellam
Thomas G. Tingle
Stephen A. Romeo