Graham Godwin serves as Executive Director of the RCHA. Graham has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Shepherd University and a Master’s degree in Political Science from West Virginia University. His past professional experience includes serving as Director of Research at Orion Strategies, an organization that specializes in strategic communications, research, government relations, grassroots advocacy, and polling. Prior to Orion Strategies, Graham worked as a Grant Administrator for World Vision and as an NGO Development Consultant with the United States Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan. Graham enjoys spending time with his wife and son, being outdoors, and cooking.

Contact Graham at [email protected] or 304-460-4520.


Mindi Broschart

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 our three sister agencies’ 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 where her finance lens often adds value to our projects.

Contact Mindi at [email protected] or 304-460-4900.


Karen Jacobson serves as Project Manager and is the former Executive Director of the RCHA. 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.

Contact Karen at [email protected] or 304-460-4515.


Leah Hall is the Program Manager for the YouthBuild North Central department.  Leah has 14 years of supervisory experience in the social services field.

Contact Leah at [email protected] or 304-460-9750.


Lisa Shaffer

Lisa Shaffer serves as the Housing Manager for RCHA. Lisa started her career in affordable housing in 2001 with the HomeOwnership Center, Inc., a sister agency of RCHA. She began in the role of Housing Counselor and in 2007, she became the Loan Originator. Lisa started her employment with RCHA in 2009 as an Occupancy Specialist in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. In 2012, she was promoted to the Manager of the HCV Program, which includes the Family Self-Sufficiency Program and Section 8 to Home Ownership Program. She was a founding member of the Randolph County Coalition to End Homelessness and began managing a program for the homeless population in 2016. Lisa is a 2000 graduate of West Virginia University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Contact Lisa at [email protected] or 304-460-4935.


Jennifer Griggs is the Supportive Services Program Manager for Randolph County Housing Authority. Overseeing Homelessness, Workforce Development, Financial Opportunity, and Broadband programs. Jennifer was born and raised in rural northern California. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business, with an option in Accounting from California State University, Chico, in 1997. Jennifer and her husband moved to Elkins, WV, in September of 2019.    She has over 25 years of management experience and working in both the private and public sectors. Her work experience includes restaurant management, sales, and operations for a telecommunication company. Her work also includes workforce development and assisting those who were experiencing homelessness. Additionally,  Jennifer has over ten years of experience in responding to grant and RFP’s for federal dollars and philanthropic organizations. Jennifer is an active Rotarian and loves to travel when not at work.

Contact Jennifer at [email protected] or 304-460-9135.


Heather Croson is the Project Manager for Randolph County Housing Authority. Amongst her various ongoing projects, Heather manages sales and development at Highland Meadows, a single-family neighborhood in Elkins, the Rural Community Development Initiative Grant,  housing development projects and marketing & outreach for both RCHA and Highland Community Builders. Heather has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from East Stroudsburg University. Her past experience includes leadership roles in the life insurance brokerage field. Heather enjoys boating and traveling with her husband and 2 children.

Contact Heather at [email protected] or 304-460-9280..

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