South Florida Community Land Trust formed in 2006 to “provide and preserve quality, sustainable, affordable housing for underserved populations in South Florida.” As a non-profit corporation with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt designation, we are dedicated to providing and preserving a permanent supply of affordable rental and homeownership opportunities for underserved populations, with set-asides for homeless populations, including youth aging out of foster care and veterans.

We transform underutilized, foreclosed buildings and vacant lots into affordable, sustainable, and prideful homes. Additionally, South Florida CLT goes beyond housing by offering empowerment services to our residents and post-purchase stewardship of the homes in our portfolio in order to provide the care that supports their health and upward economic mobility while revitalizing communities.

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Mandy Bartle | Executive Director

Mandy is a visionary with the proven ability to shift community outcomes. She has published over 30 reports identifying strategies for distressed areas, resulting in over $15M in investment to South Florida’s underserved communities. Ten years ago, she organized South Florida’s first regional housing conference, first countywide housing needs assessment, and first coalition of businesses, community groups and government to address affordable housing. The efforts resulted in the formation of South Florida Community Land Trust, in which she has served as the Executive Director since 2010.

Mandy holds a Bachelor’s from Carnegie Mellon University in Architecture and Urban Studies, where she also completed graduate coursework in Public Policy and Management. She has been a leader on local issues, serving on numerous boards and committees, including most recently as Chair of the Fort Lauderdale Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and on the Board of the Community Reinvestment Alliance of South Florida.

Anna McMaster | Program Manager

Anna McMaster is passionate about building equitable, sustainable, and engaged communities. She has been instrumental in establishing regional plans and launching community engagement projects including the Purple Line Project in Miami, which was internationally recognized for innovation. Anna holds a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University where she completed her master’s thesis on linking historic preservation and affordable housing in East Little Havana by utilizing the CLT model.

She also holds a certificate of Urban Planning and Design from Harvard University and a BS in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of California. Anna currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Broward New Leader’s Council and was a fellow of its inaugural class.

Charles Dabney | Miami Market Manager

Charles T. Dabney, Jr. serves as South Florida CLT’s Miami Market Manager. Charles recently arrived from Jacksonville where he most recently served as Senior Program Officer for Real Estate and Lending with the Jacksonville Program Office of Local Initiatives Support Corporation. However, Charles is no stranger to South Florida, having served with both the Greater Miami LISC office and Miami-Dade County.

Charles was raised on a farm in Tidewater Virginia and hails from a family of public school teachers. He is a graduate of Hampton University, where he received his B.S. degree in Business Management, and Carnegie-Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, where he was awarded the M.S. degree in Public Policy and Management with a major in Environmental Planning. Charles has also completed additional studies at the University of Maryland – College Park, where he earned a Graduate Certificate in Housing Finance.


Giovanni Moss, President (since 2010)

Housing & Community Development Director, Town of Davie

Giovanni Moss has worked in housing, community development and neighborhood revitalization at the Town of Davie since 2005. As Director, he has secured and managed over $8MM of federal and state grants. Giovanni brings a vast amount of leadership to the South Florida CLT Board, particularly on government, programs and partnerships.

Jerry Heniser, Treasurer (since 2012)

Senior Vice President, BBVA Compass

Jerry Heniser has over thirty years of professional business experience, spending the last two decades in the banking industry specializing in public, institutional and nonprofit finance. Mr. Heniser rejoined the South Florida CLT Board of Directors, having previously served as the founding Chair.

Sandra Einhorn, Secretary (since 2010)

Executive Director, Nonprofit Executive Alliance of Broward

Sandra Einhorn is a strategic marketing professional working with nonprofits for the past decade. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Executive Alliance of Broward. She has taken leadership roles on several local boards and committees. South Florida CLT is fortunate to also have her on our Board.

Marcia Barry-Smith (since 2007)

President, MBS Consulting Services

Marcia Barry-Smith’s career spans over thirty years in the banking and finance industry. She currently is President of MBS Consulting Services, Inc. having previously served as the Senior Vice President, CRA Officer and Foundation Director for BankAtlantic. She has received numerous awards for service and leadership in the community. Her years of service on the South Florida CLT Board have been critical in developing relationships with local partners.

Steve Werthman (since 2010)

Vice president of operations, HOPE South Florida

Steve Werthman has dedicated his career to helping serve the homeless, working with faith- based and community-based organization as well as County government. At HOPE South Florida he oversees $18 million in federal, state and local contracts. Steve lends the South Florida CLT his expertise on local and federal programs as well as ongoing homeless needs.