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.