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.
Mandy Weirich is the Healthy Home Program Manager, a new program aimed at improving wellness for seniors. Mandy is a licensed social worker with a Masters from the West Virginia University School of Social Work and a graduate certificate in Gerontology. Mandy's previous experience includes Statewide Trainer for Adult Services at DHHR and as an Adult Protective Service worker. She feels passionately about advocating for the right of seniors to live independently, live well, and live with dignity. She promotes this advocacy in her role as adjunct instructor at WVU and as presenter at state and national conferences. She loves this new position with Healthy Home as it allows her to be part of positive change in West Virginia, while using her skills in the aging field.
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