Erin S. Karpewicz, Chief Executive Officer, brings over 15 years of experience in policy and grant development to ACDS. Ms. Karpewicz identifies and successfully applies for a variety of state and federal funding resources while also developing and implementing housing and community development initiatives in partnership with local, regional, and state stakeholders. She is experienced in administering, implementing, and monitoring the use of federal, state, and local funds for the county’s housing and community development programs and activities, and excels at leading the county’s public planning processes. Before joining ACDS in 2002, she was a policy advisor to Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor on children, youth, and family issues and served as an affordable housing program manager and policy coordinator for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s housing finance agency.
James Sylvester has more than 30 years of progressively responsible experience directing the financial, grant management and administration areas for both the nonprofit and for-profit sector. Mr. Sylvester has extensive experience in the management and financial requirements of the CDBG, HOME, ESG, SHP, and HOPWA funds. He is a talented leader with extensive knowledge in working with 2 CFR Part 200, (formerly OMB Circulars) and indirect cost allocation plans. Mr. Sylvester has overseen the Corporation’s audit process for the last 25 years, playing a major role in ensuring the Corporation receives an “unqualified” opinion with no findings, questioned costs or disallowed costs. He is also responsible for managing the Corporation’s IT needs, personnel processes and procedures, as well as office management needs.
Christopher E. Maruyama
Christopher Maruyama manages the administration and oversight of federally funded housing and community development programs and activities. He oversees funded residential, historical, institutional and governmental rehabilitation and new construction projects. He ensures compliance with state and federal housing regulations, including Section 504, Section 3, MBE/WBE recruitment, and Davis-Bacon labor standards. He has experience assessing the development potential of undeveloped land, construction cost estimating, market valuation, managing subdivision and site development processes, and overseeing infrastructure and building construction.
Chauncey A. Hall
Chauncey A. Hall brings over 20 years of experience underwriting single-family loans and managing housing programs benefiting low and moderate income households. Mr. Hall manages a staff of five housing financial advisors, overseeing the financial packaging of federal, State and local funding as part of the property rehabilitation programs and a down payment and closing cost assistance program. He has extensive experience in reviewing source documentation to determine clients’ income eligibility in compliance with CDBG and HOME regulations. Under Mr. Hall’s leadership, ACDS has developed a well-defined and HUD approved Homeownership Counseling Program, Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Program, and Financial Literacy Program.
Elizabeth W. Brush
Elizabeth Brush has over 15 years of experience managing, planning and administering housing and community development programs and activities funded with CDBG, HOME, ESG, HOPWA, and CoC funds. She is an expert in the environmental review process and has been responsible for the successful completion of the Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan and the Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). Ms. Brush has complete understanding and practical experience with IDIS, the e-Con Planning system, and e-snaps. She also successfully developed a strategic plan for addressing the needs of the homeless, and preparation of the consolidated application for funding under the HEARTH Act ensuring that the funds received by the County increase annually through this nationally competitive program.
Carrina has over 10 years of experience working in the grant management and financial reporting area. She is responsible for coordinating the day to day operations of the Corporation’s financial management system to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and grant agreements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger posting and payroll posting. She provides the primary accounting functions for meeting compliance with financial reporting requirement for all federal, state and local grants and contracts. She also manages the processing of all invoices in accordance with the grantor and contractor requirements.