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RRHA Staff

 

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Executive Director

Glenda was appointed Executive Director March 17, 2008.  She joined RRHA in May 2006 and served as Senior Vice-President for Intergovernmental/Public Affairs and Interim Executive Director prior to being appointed Executive Director.  Glenda came to RRHA from Lutheran Family Services of Virginia, where she was Chief Operating Officer, providing leadership for a statewide network of community services. Glenda completed her undergraduate studies at Christopher Newport University and obtained her MBA from Averett University. She holds certifications from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials as a Certified Management Executive and from Quadel Consulting for Asset Management for Public Housing. 

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Vice-President of Housing

David joined RRHA in April 2012 from Miami, Florida, bringing over 15 years of experience in managing housing assistance programs.  As Vice President of Housing for RRHA, David is responsible for overseeing the management of RRHA's Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Resident  Services programs.  David completed his undergraduate studies at Florida International University and received his Master's degree in Criminal Justice.  He holds certifications from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials as a Public Housing Manager and Certified Manager of Property Operations, as well as other relevant housing certifications.  

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Vice-President of Finance/CFO

Jackie joined the RRHA team in 2001 and has served in several positions within the finance department. Before joining the RRHA team, Jackie was a technical accountant with AT&T, formally BellSouth Communication  Systems. She is a certified public accountant and earned her undergraduate degree in accounting from Radford University. She is currently responsible for the budgeting and financial reporting activities of RRHA and its affiliates.  

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Vice-President of Operations

Joel has been employed at RRHA since 1998.  As Vice-President of Operations, he is responsible for leadership and oversight of RRHA's housing, resident services, redevelopment, and modernization activities.  In addition to 20 years' experience in the construction industry, Joel has held positions at RRHA including Construction Inspector and Capital Improvements Director.  Joel has responsibility for oversight of construction projects including modernization of public housing, low-income housing tax credit properties, new construction, and redevelopment.  He is also responsible for HUD Capital Fund Grant annual and 5-year planning and budget administration. Joel provides management oversight of RRHA's procurement processes to ensure fair and open competition, equitable treatment of all bidders, adherence to regulations, and selection of the best value with greatest overall benefit to the agency.  He holds certifications at Nan McKay and Associates, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, and Borrell Technology, Inc.  

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Vice-President of Human Resources and Administration

Betsy joined RRHA in June 2015 from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  She has worked in various industries and positions in Human Resources for more than 20 years.  Prior to her move back to her hometown of Roanoke, she was working in private practice as an attorney and for various companies as an HR Consultant.  Betsy earned her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and completed her graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.  She holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) as well as a Juris Doctorate from Nashville School of Law.  As Vice-President of Human Resources and Administration, she is responsible for overseeing all HR functions, RRHA's Section 3 program, and is the designated Hearing Officer for the Agency.