Leadership & Staff

John O'Callaghan

President & CEO

John O’Callaghan serves as the President and CEO of Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP) where he leads the organization’s programs to develop, finance, and advocate for affordable housing at scale that promotes racial equity and healthy communities where families thrive.

Established in 1991, ANDP was created to address the diminishing supply of affordable housing in the Metropolitan Atlanta region as well as to help reclaim declining neighborhoods in its core. 

ANDP has prioritized addressing the 30 percent homeownership gap between Black and While households, which is a root cause of the wealth gap in America. ANDP has effectively utilized governmental, nonprofit, and for-profit partnerships to scale its impact.  In the last five years, the organization has more than doubled its output in single-family homeownership, rental and multifamily development. ANDP is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit developers of affordable homes.

ANDP’s CDFI lending arm has developed an innovative partnership with Philadelphia-based The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) to better deploy community development-focused 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 spent nearly a decade in local government, serving as a Fulton County Commissioner, Atlanta City Councilmember, and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs under Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson. Prior to joining ANDP, John spent 11 years as a Regional Public Affairs Director at Fannie Mae where he helped create and lead Fannie Mae’s housing and community development outreach network for an 11-state region. His early career was spent in fundraising positions with the American Red Cross and United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. 

John’s board appointments include Truist Bank, Regions Bank, IBERIABANK, Housing Partnership Network, National Housing Conference, Framework, and Atlanta Metropolitan College Foundation.  He is actively engaged in national and local policy work to address racial equity and the wealth gap through better utilization of government funding to support affordable homeownership.

 

John is currently leading ANDP’s “Closing the Gap” unit plan and capital campaign to create and preserve 2,000 units of affordable housing by 2025 to reduce the homeownership gap, affordability gap and ultimately the wealth gap between Black and white households.

John is a native of Atlanta and a graduate of Georgia Tech.  He and his wife Jennifer have four children.

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

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Agnes Casimir
Chief Financial Officer

Agnes 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 a former board member for The Center for Working Families, and a current member of the Finance Council for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

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Tayani Suma
Senior Vice President, Real Estate

Tayani 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.

Staff

Susan E. Adams
Senior Director for Operations

 

Karyl Bentley
Development Services Manager​

 

George S. Burgan
Senior Director for Communications & Technology​

Shantoria Butts

Administrative Assistant

 

Angela G. Edwards
Accounting Administrative Manager​

Mandy J. Eidson

Senior Manager, ANDP Loan Fund

Salisha A. Evans

Director of Fund Development

Courtney George

Community Engagement Fellow

Cecilia Leal

Senior Development Manager

Michael P. Luczka

Development Services Manager

Jay Perlmutter
Director of Single-Family Development

Sarina Sawyer

Loan Fund & Impact Assessment Coordinator