Staff Directory

Administrative

The CDA’s administrative staff are responsible for day-to-day management of CDA operations and provide expertise on matters of legislative advocacy, communications, and personnel management.

Barbara Dacy

Executive Director

651.458.6556

Ryan Gruber

Human Resources & Communications Coordinator

651.379.9359

Sandy Meza

Office Manager

651.379.9558

Leni Healy

Administrative Assistant

651.458.0936


Finance

The Finance Department handles financial reporting, risk management, and related activities for the CDA and CDA-related legal entities.

Aaron Christianson

Finance Director

651.202.2815

Becky Nelson

Senior Accountant

651.202.2819

Blia Her

General Accountant II

651.202.2818


Housing Programs

The CDA housing staff manage programs related to homeownership and homebuyer counseling, as well as coordinate federal and local rental assistance programs under CDA management.

Ann Hoechst

Director of Housing Assistance & Administrative Services

651.202.2807

Ann Lindquist

Housing Coordinator

651.202.2813

Smita Rakshit

Rental Assistance Specialist

651.202.2806

Eric Schumacher

Rental Assistance Specialist

651.202.2812

Sharron Perry

FSS/Rental Assistance Specialist

651.202.2805

Heather Posthumus

Senior Homeownership Specialist

651.202.2809

Portia Jackson

Homeownership Specialist

651.202.2808


Community and Economic Development

Our community and economic development staff work on and provide assistance to outside parties to grow Washington County’s economy, create affordable housing opportunities, and manage related projects that strengthen our communities and neighborhoods.

Melissa Taphorn

Deputy Executive Director

651.202.2821

Christopher Eng

Economic Development Director

651.202.2814

Bill Lightner

Community Development Project Manager II

651.202.2824

Kristen Scobie

Community Development Project Manager II

651.379.9358

Kathryn Paulson

Community Development Project Manager II

651.202.2820

Angie Shuppert

Community Development Programs Manager

651.379.9551

Elena Shulman

Community Development Project Manager I

651.202.2823