RCHA Staff

Karen Jacobson serves as Executive Director of the RCHA.  In addition to executive duties, she manages housing development projects and serves on the boards of two nonprofit housing groups. Karen has an MBA from Boston University and a WV Contractor License in General Building. Her past experience includes leadership roles in the fields of community economic development, lending and social services. Karen loves to cross-country ski, climb and hike in the high Alleghenies.

Mindi Broschart is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for RCHA. Mindi started as a bookkeeper at RCHA and now heads the Finance Department, which takes care of three sister agency's finances as well. She has a BS in Accounting from Fairmont State University. She enjoys her role as it involves her in many aspects of the affordable housing field and often brings her finance lens to add value to project work.

Jay Judy serves as Development Manager for RCHA.  Jay is a licensed contractor with over twenty-five years of construction experience, half of these with RCHA. Jay oversees two construction crews, one of which is operated through a YouthBuild program, in the production of 8-10 units of housing per year.  He is responsible for managing the production of scattered site housing in a three county area, maintaining a high standard for quality, and incorporating techniques and materials that make the units very energy efficient.

Maggie Nelson is the Property Manager and Leasing Agent for the Randolph County Housing Authority and Highland Community Builders.  Maggie is responsible for meeting various property compliance requirements as well as coordinating all maintenance for the portfolio.  She has been a Property Manager for over 20 years.  Her experience includes managing large Class-A commercial portfolios and residential properties.  Maggie has earned a Real Property Administrator Certification from the Building Owners and Managers Institute, and Virginia Real Estate Sales License.  She is working toward obtaining a Certified Housing Asset Management Certificate from the Neighborworks Institute and a West Virginia Real Estate Sales license.  She enjoys working with the management team in maintaining high quality apartments.

Section 8 Program Staff

Angie White, Occupancy Specialist/FSS Coordinator
Heather Kittle, Occupany Specialist/FSS Coordinator
Laura Chenoweth, Housing Inspector
Lisa Shaffer, Section 8 Manager
Margaret Fassett, Receptionist