Staff

Callahan, Thomas

Thomas Callahan

Executive Director, 617-822-9100x301  email
Tom has been with MAHA since 1987 and its executive director since 1991. MAHA's signature achievement has been the negotiation, creation, and expansion of the ONE Mortgage program which resulted from the 1989 Federal Reserve Bank of Boston study on racial disparities in mortgage lending. Tom serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (Fair Plan), Massachusetts Community and Banking Council (MCBC), Community Labor United, and is a member of the Milton Fair Housing Committee and Milton Affordable Housing Trust Fund. He also chairs the steering committee of the Community Preservation Coalition. Since 2017, he has served as a consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Tom was a member of the Board of Trustees for The Appraisal Foundation from 2010-2015 where he chaired its Consumer Affairs Task Force and was a member of Appraisal Subcommittee Advisory Committee for Development of Regulations as a result of the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation.

Tom is a native of North Adams, MA and a 1982 graduate of Fairfield University. He was a Fannie Mae Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government program in 1998 and a participant in the Jewish Community Relations Council's Boston Haifa Learning Exchange in 2014 and the MACDC Housing Learning Journey to Ireland in 2019. He previously served as coalition coordinator at Tenants United for Public Housing Progress and community organizer at Massachusetts Fair Share.

Casas, Jorge

Jorge Casas

HomeSafe Program Manager, 617-265-8995x310  email
Jorge has been with MAHA since 2001. He brings to MAHA nearly 30 years of experience in the housing field, mainly in the construction management area. Jorge previously worked at the Boston Materials Resource Center and Urban Edge. He is the in-house presenter for our property management and maintenance workshops. Jorge is bilingual in English and Spanish and grew up in Mexico.

Crawford, Symone

Symone Crawford

Director of Homeownership Education 617-822-9100 x303 email
Symone joined MAHA's staff in 2018 after serving on the board of directors since 2014. Symone lives in Mattapan and worked for Encompass Insurance for seventeen years, most recently as a claims service leader. She serves on the state's Racial Equity Advisory Council for Homeownership (REACH) and as secretary of the board of the Midas Collaborative.

Symone is an immigrant from the island of Jamaica, migrating to the United States in 1998 and coming to Boston in 1999. She is a graduate of Roxbury Community College, Northeastern University and Southern New Hampshire University online MBA finance concentration program. She is very passionate about her faith, her family and the needs of her community.

Crockett, Michelle

Michelle Crockett

Foreclosure Prevention Specialist, 617-265-8995x308  email
Michelle joined MAHA in 2007 after working in customer service positions in the health care and consumer finance fields for the last 20 years. Michelle is originally from Alabama and is a graduate of MAHA's homebuyer education class and a SoftSecond homeowner. She is an active member of Bethel AME Church in Boston.

Fenelon, Anthonina

Anthonina Fenelon

Homeownership Advisor 617-822-9100 email
Anthonina is new to the MAHA team. She previously worked for the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) an organization that helps clean energy companies start, scale and succeed with unique business, innovation and policy leadership. As an advocate for energy efficient housing, she is excited about educating low to moderate income homeowners about clean energy technologies that will allow new homeowners save money on their energy bills while helping the Commonwealth meet its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets. Anthonina is a graduate of Wheaton College. As a community activist for maternal and infant health, she aims to help families reach another goal – homeownership. She is a proud Boston native and fluent in Haitian Creole.

Paulino, Sarah

Sarah Paulino

Homeownership Advisor 617-822-9100 email 
Sarah joined MAHA in 2019. She has worked in the customer service industry for 5 years. She will be presenting homeownership education classes with the goal of educating first-time and first-generation buyers and owners. Sarah is originally from Dominican Republic and bilingual in English and Spanish. She is an active member of the Catholic Church in the North Shore area. She is very devoted to her faith and her family.

Pizer, Hillary

Hillary Pizer

Associate Executive Director, 617-822-9100x302  email
Hillary has been with MAHA since 1987. She previously worked at Clean Water Action and Massachusetts Fair Share on environmental issues. At MAHA, Hillary is the lead organizer for the grassroots Homebuyers Union and has staffed campaigns that have led to more than $5 billion in mortgage lending to lower income households in Massachusetts. She is a 1986 graduate of Harvard University and grew up in Lincoln.

Rice, Barbara

Barbara Rice

Community Organizer, 617-822-9100x311, email
Barbara has been with MAHA since 2004. She previously worked for 22 years with the Hotel Workers Union and the Hotel Workers Education Program. Currently, Barbara is an organizer for the grassroots Homebuyers Union. Previously of East Boston, she is a proud Soft Second homeowner and has lived in Roslindale since 1991.

Stallworth, Percy

Percy Stallworth

Home Purchase Advisor, 617-822-9100x314   email
Percy joined MAHA's staff in 2014 but has worked with MAHA and other community organizations in a variety of capacities over the last twenty-five years. He previously was an organizer with Local 26 Hotel Workers Union, an affordable mortgage loan officer for The Boston Company and Citizens Bank, and a foreclosure prevention counselor for ESAC. Percy lives in Malden and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama.

Vann, Cortina

Cortina Vann

Community Organizer, 617-822-9100x300  email
Cortina has been with MAHA since 1999. She previously worked at Fleet Bank underwriting small business loans. Cortina has over 11 years working for financial service organizations. She is an organizer for the grassroots Homebuyers Union and has staffed campaigns that have led to an increase in the city of Boston's linkage fee and establishment of an inclusionary development policy. She is a graduate of George Washington University - Mount Vernon Campus in Washington D.C. and a native of Roxbury.