ANDP LEADERSHIP

John O’Callaghan, President & CEO

Since 2006, John O’Callaghan has served as the President and CEO of Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP) where he leads the organization’s policy, lending, and housing development programs aimed at ensuring mixed income housing opportunity near job centers across metro Atlanta.

ANDP is currently focused on addressing the region’s foreclosure crisis and the lasting impact of negative equity on neighborhoods. ANDP is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit redevelopers of vacant foreclosed homes – impacting 432 single-family units and 88 multifamily units since 2008.

Under John’s leadership, ANDP’s CDFI lending arm has developed an innovative partnership with Philadelphia-based Reinvestment Fund to better deploy community development capital.  In addition, ANDP helped to spearhead Piece by Piece, a regional foreclosure response initiative comprised of more than 150 public and private partners.  Piece by Piece was recognized by the National Housing Conference with a 2015 Housing Visionary Award.

John’s nonprofit experience includes time with United Way and The American Red Cross. His governmental background includes Mayoral appointed positions with the City of Atlanta and elected service on the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Atlanta City County. He also spent 11 years in regional public affairs with Fannie Mae.

John currently serves on: Atlanta Regional Commission’s Environmental Land Use Committee, Atlanta Metropolitan College Foundation Board of Directors, Housing Partnership Network Board of Directors, Framework Board of Directors, and the National Housing Conference Board of Governors. He is playing active roles in local and national networks focused on stabilizing communities devastated by foreclosure.

To request a full bio or photo, please contact George Burgan at gburgan@andpi.org.

Agnes Casimir, Chief Financial Officer

Agnes Casimir-low resAgnes has been with ANDP since April, 2001. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Virgin Islands, in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.  She is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In her role as Chief Financial Officer, Agnes oversees the Accounting Department of ANDP. Agnes brings to ANDP 30 years of accounting experience from both the for-profit and non-profit sector. Prior to joining ANDP, she held various accounting positions while employed with American Express, The Arthritis Foundation and London International.  She is currently on the Board of Directors for The Center for Working Families, and also a member of the Finance Council for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Tayani Suma, Vice President, Real Estate

03 Tayani SumaTayani oversees all real estate development and asset management activities for the company.  She manages a diverse team that includes core staff as well as an array of consultants and contract employees.

Tayani is a seasoned community development professional with over twenty years of experience in real estate and economic development in disinvested communities.  She has worked with various property types and many financing sources, including New Markets Tax Credits, Historic and Low Income Housing Tax Credits, taxable and tax-exempt bond financing, conventional debt and equity, Neighborhood Stabilization Program as well as other public and private subsidy and grant programs.

ANDP STAFF

Susan E. Adams
Director of Research, Policy & Information/MICI

Karyl Bentley
Assistant Manager of Housing Services

George S. Burgan
Director of Communications & Technology

Mandy Eidson
Development & Loan Fund Associate

Angela G. Edwards
Staff Accountant

Yonina Gray, ANDP/Reinvestment Fund
Director of Business Development

Michael P. Luczka
Housing Development Coordinator

Lydia McAliley
Americorps VISTA

Ashani C. O’Mard
Senior Director of Capital Development

Zenovia L. Palmer
Assistant Manager of Program Services

Jay Perlmutter
Senior Housing Development Manager

Lee-Ora S. Rabani
Housing Development Services Coordinator