The Team

John Taylor
President & CEO, NCRC
Chair of Board, NCRC Development Corporation

John Taylor is President and CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. Raised in the housing projects of Boston and trained as an attorney, he has dedicated his life to economic justice. With over 25 years in the field, he has been the recipient of numerous local, state and national awards, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Award, two United States Congressional Citation Awards, the State of Massachusetts Award for Excellence in Community Economic Development, and a Presidential Appointment to the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund.

Mr. Taylor recently was appointed to the board of directors of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and the Leadership Conference for Civil Rights. He has also served on several other national boards, including the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank Board, The Fannie Mae Housing Impact Division, The Freddie Mac Housing Advisory Board, and many others.

He has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, CBS, Fox news, CNN, CSPAN, in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune,and hundreds of other print, television and radio media. Finally, Mr.Taylor has testified before numerous congressional committees, both in the US Senate and the House of Representatives.

edgormanwebEdward J. Gorman, III
Chief of Community Development, NCRC
Managing Director, NCRC Housing Rehab Fund

Edward J. Gorman, III, is the Chief Community Development Officer at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. Mr. Gorman joined the staff of NCRC in March 2010 in the role of Chief Membership & Workforce Officer, following ten years of service on its Board of Directors. Mr. Gorman transitioned from Chief Membership & Workforce Officer to Chief Community Development Officer in November 2013. In his staff role, Mr. Gorman directs NCRC’s Community Development Financial Institution (the NCRC Community Development Fund, Inc.), the workforce development program, and the GROWTH (Generating Real Opportunities for Work Through Housing) Initiative. In his previous role of Chief Membership and Workforce Officer, Mr. Gorman oversaw NCRC’s relationships with its members, managed the research, older adult advocacy and CDFI programs, managed the membership organizing and advocacy campaigns, and directed its workforce development and GROWTH initiatives.

Mr. Gorman founded and served as the President of American Community Partnerships (ACP) from its inception in 1995 until joining NCRC. ACP developed partnerships that assisted low-income individuals in obtaining the skills and assistance necessary for careers that paid living wages and benefits while improving the communities in which they lived. Through ACP, Mr. Gorman worked in over 40 cities and states across the US, in partnership with government, labor unions, community- and faith-based organizations and others, to train over 10,000 workers and help develop distressed communities. Before founding ACP, Mr. Gorman created the labor-management, Carpenter’s Health and Safety Fund of North America and served as its Executive Director until 1996. Mr. Gorman practiced labor law for 10 years and was Associate General Counsel to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

Edward received his J.D. from The Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America and graduated from Boston College.

Quince T. Brinkley Jr.
Chief Operating Officer, GROWTH

Quince T. Brinkley Jr. is Chief Operating Officer of GROWTH.  Quince was raised in the Englewood Neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago and has extensive experience in the affordable housing finance, real estate acquisition, development, asset and property management, and consulting fields.

He has worked on structuring complex affordable housing project financings since 1990 while working with the City of Chicago Department of Housing and has managed several not-for profit organizations as Executive Director overseeing the development of single and multi-family housing units, and asset managed over a billion-dollar portfolio of multi-family Low Income Housing Tax Credit units while working at Wachovia Securities.  He has been engaged as a HUD Expediter advising public housing authorities on Hope VI projects and has worked as the NE Regional Community Development Lending Manager with Freddie Mac.  He has also worked as a Senior Credit Analyst with MBank Houston and as a Bank Examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  He has significant experience working with community groups, not-for-profit organizations, and financial institutions.

Tim Hawkins
Chief Financial Officer, GROWTH

Tim Hawkins is the Chief Financial Officer of the GROWTH Initiative. As President & CEO of LTBD, PC, Tim guides one of the leading outsourced accounting solution providers in the Washington, D.C. region. As CFO of the GROWTH Initiative, Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from working with real estate and other commercial businesses, government contractors and clients in the nonprofit and association space, where he serves as an outsourced CFO and provides strategic counsel in accounting and financial strategy.

Tim’s experience prior to launching LTBD in 2004 includes multiple stints in public accounting where his clientele included nonprofit organizations and financial firms. In addition, he worked in financial analysis and management for MCI Worldcom, where his role entailed budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, and financial staff management. Mr. Hawkins also served six years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear power engineer.

Tim is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

dariabrunet_web_bio_picDaria Brunet
Director of Operations, Community Development

Daria Brunet is Director of Operations, Community Development, at NCRC. Daria comes to NCRC with direct service experience as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She most recently worked as a Licensed Clinical Consultant for the U.S. Marine Corps in their Wounded Warrior Regiment located in Quantico, Virginia.

Previously, she spent three years working in the field of community mental health at Community Connections, Inc. – the largest non-profit provider of community mental health services in the District of Columbia. There, she gained experience working directly with the District’s homeless population and collaborated with many of the area’s homeless shelters and housing agencies.

Daria earned her Master’s Degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Georgetown University.

jasminewebJasmine Brewer
Consumer Relations Manager

Jasmine Brewer is the Consumer Relations Manager focused on working with housing counseling and community partners, connecting counseled homebuyers to GROWTH homes. She brings ten years of experience working on fair housing, fair lending, housing counseling (both pre-purchase and foreclosure prevention counseling) and grant writing skills to the Community Development team.

Prior to joining NCRC, Ms. Brewer was the Director of Housing Counseling for Open Communities, located in the Chicagoland area, which was one of the hardest hit areas of the country dealing with large foreclosure numbers and keeping communities stable and vibrant through the housing crisis.

Jasmine received her M.A. in Urban Planning & Policy with a concentration in Community and Economic Development from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Robert Hassinger
Workforce Employment Manager

Bob Hassinger is NCRC’s Workforce Employment Coordinator. He has worked in the workforce education field for over 25 years, much of it in the public sector. After working for three years as the Adult Education Director at Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services in upstate New York, Bob was appointed by the New York State Education Department Commissioner as the New York State Education Department’s Workforce Technical Assistance Director overseeing all adult education workforce programs in New York State. After serving in this position for three years, Bob took a position with the Yonkers Public Schools as the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director. In this role, Bob oversaw a program that served 27,000 k-12 CTE students and over 4,000 adult workforce students. He served for five years as the state representative to the NY Big Five school districts on the statewide Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators (ACTEA) board.

Bob also designed and wrote grants to implement adult education workforce training programs in Buffalo for the Buffalo Public Schools and for the Westbury Public Schools. He has done extensive work over the last 15 years with the Consortium for Worker Education (CWE) in New York City, helping to design and implement workforce training programs for all union members in the city.

From 2007-2012, he was the Post Secondary Director of Career and Technical Education with the University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDCCC).

Ray Saccomandi
Construction Project Manager, Delaware

Ray Saccomandi serves as GROWTH’s Construction Projection Manager on the ground in Delaware.  His responsibilities include asset inspections, creating and managing project budgets, sub-contractor identification and selection, as well as managing rehabilitation projects from inception to completion in conjunction with Key Property Services.

After more than 15 successful years in workers compensation insurance and claims management, Mr. Saccomandi launched Delaware Valley Field Services in 2005 and for ten years was owner-operator of a full-service REO property preservation and property management company serving national mortgage lenders and local real estate brokers in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Ray is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Rosemont College.

Cardell Davis
Construction Project Manager, Alabama

Cardell Davis serves as GROWTH’s Construction Project Manager for the Birmingham market.  Mr. Davis also serves as the Vice President, Municipal and Government Affairs for the Economic Development Strategies of America.  Prior to eds America, Mr. Davis was the Executive Director of New Start Neighborhood, whose main goal was to bring quality affordable single family housing to underserved and urban areas. Through a partnership with the City of Birmingham, New Start was able to provide housing opportunities for several families in Birmingham and surrounding areas.

Cardell has prior experience as a HUD-certified housing counselor, assisting distressed homeowners through counseling and foreclosure prevention services.  Mr. Davis is currently on the Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority of Birmingham District where he serves as Chairman.

Todd Eshenbaugh
Regional Construction Project Manager

Todd Eshenbaugh serves as GROWTH’s Regional Project Manager in the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida markets. His extensive background in construction management gives him a firm grasp on evaluating and inspecting properties, networking and identifying subcontractors, and managing construction and rehab projects.

Prior to joining NCRC, Todd managed hundreds of projects, as well as subcontractors, laborers, and project managers, for both custom and production homebuilders, including NVR Inc, Brennan Builders, and Dan Ryan Builders. In various capacities over the years, he has also trained project managers, assisted in property acquisition and development, and developed scopes of work.

Kevin Allen
Workforce Job Developer

Kevin Allen is a native New Yorker with over fifteen years of Workforce Development experience.  Mr. Allen has worked in several markets, including New Jersey, Virginia, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Delaware, designing workforce training programs with jobs attachments. Working with some of the top workforce agencies in New York City has given him the knowledge and expertise to understand employers’ needs for successful job placement.

Mr. Allen understands labor market trends and the need to create quality training programs around labor needs.  He also has a passion for working in under-served communities and creating opportunities for individuals in these communities that will lead to livable wages and economic empowerment.

Kevin has a BA in Sociology from the University of Binghamton and a Masters in Public Administration from Metropolitan College of New York.

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