RESPONDING TO THE NEED OF QUALITY, SUSTAINABLE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING

South Florida Community Land Trust is a non-profit corporation that protects land to keep housing affordable forever. With a mission “to provide and preserve quality, sustainable, affordable housing for underserved populations in South Florida,” the group is committed to ensuring that individuals and families – particularly low-income households – can afford housing without comprising on quality or location.  It is the only established organization in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties currently committed to the long-term affordability of housing.

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SOUTH FLORIDA CLT STAFF

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 various affordable housing developments, establishing regional and local plans, as well as leading community engagement projects throughout South Florida. In addition to her experience in Urban Planning and Real Estate, Anna has a background in photography and graphic design work.

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.

Claudia Alaimo | Office Manager

Claudia P. Alaimo serves as South Florida CLT’s office manager. She was born in Bogota, Colombia, and as a teenager moved to Queens, New York. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration, Claudia worked in the import/export industry in New York. Claudia also worked in the investment banking industry in New York City. After relocating to South Florida, she became very involved in the Broward County Public and Charter School Systems volunteering in her children’s elementary school where she was awarded volunteer of the year from Broward schools. She also held many leadership positions within the Parents Teacher Association. Claudia helped her husband start up a successful audio and video integration business and was the office manager for a decade.

Claudia’s passion to help people led her to graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University with a Psychology and Counseling degree. She is a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology and volunteers in faith-based organizations and nonprofit counseling centers.

SOUTH FLORIDA CLT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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.