The Leadership of LIHCA

LIHCA is governed by a Board of Directors to implement its mission to "increase housing opportunities for Alabamaians with the greatest financial need." LIHCA's Board Consists of experienced low-income housing developers, consultants, and advocates with extensive housing experience and several hundred units developed and operating at present. Affordable housing has long been a need within the state and LIHCA recognizes the need  to address this problem.

2019 Board of Directors

LIHCA Leadership

President: Mary Ellen Judah

Vice President: Eric Jefferson

Secretary: Kristina Stone

Treasurer: Turkessa Coleman-Lacey

CEO: Russell L. Bennett

Board Members and Affiliations

Ron Andress, Jr.

Housing First, Inc.

Mobile, AL 

Reneé Baker  

City of Gadsden Dept. of 

Community Development 

Gadsden, AL

Paul Carruthers

Regions Bank 

Birmingham, AL  

Turkessa Coleman-Lacey (Treasurer)

City of Huntsville Dept. of 

Community Development 

Huntsville, AL 

Larissa Dickinson

Mobile County School System 

Mobile, AL 

Lori Floyd

The Right Place

Anniston, AL 

Ron Gilbert

Community Action Association of Alabama 

Birmingham, AL 

Pamelia Harris

Harris Construction 

Birmingham, AL 


LaParry Howell

City of Tuscaloosa 

Tuscaloosa, AL   


Mary Ellen Judah (President)

Neighborhood Concepts, Inc. 

Huntsville, AL  

Matt Knierim

Platform, LLC 

Birmingham, AL

Parrish Knorr

YWCA Central Alabama 

Birmingham, AL 

Marcie (Porter) Lewis

PFM Financial Advisors, LLC  

Huntsville, AL

Lauretta Moore

Family Services Center 

Huntsville, AL 

Sandra Nickel

Sandra Nickel Hat Team, Realtors 

Montgomery, AL  

Nigel Roberts

City of Birmingham

Birmingham, AL 

Kristina Stone (Secretary)

United Bank

Mobile, AL