October 26, 2023
We have some new faces at DHIC and we’re excited for you to get to know them. Asset Managers, Stacey Todd and Tashonia Williams and Administrative Coordinator, Sandra Wallace, have hit the ground running, working hard to support us in our mission and we look forward to seeing how they help us continue to grow. You can learn more about each of them below.
We’d also like to congratulate Michael Ward on his promotion to VP of Finance, Skip Jackson on his promotion to Director of Asset Management, and Sharon Lorden on her title change from SVP of Finance & Administration to SVP of Operations. We are so thankful for the hard work of all of our team members!
Stacey Todd, Asset Manager
In her role as an Asset Manager, Stacey works closely with the different property management teams across our portfolio. Her focus is on analyzing budgets and finding ways to prom
ote cost savings throughout our different properties.
She says, “Whether it’s evaluating contracts with third-party vendors to see if there are opportunities for savings or reviewing annual budgets to better plan for next year, it’s all about finding ways to improve efficiency so we can better serve our residents.”
With a background in social services and a master’s degree in Community Planning, Stacey has worked at other nonprofits in the past, but she joins DHIC after spending time working in local government.
“While I appreciate my time working in local government, I’ve realized that the nonprofit world has my heart. I was drawn to DHIC because the organization has such a great portfolio of affordable housing that is indistinguishable from other properties in the area. It’s every affordable housing nonprofit’s goal to provide high-quality, beautiful properties for local residents, but DHIC actually does it. I’m excited to be part of the team that’s making it happen,” Stacey says.
When she’s not working, you can find Stacey watching her favorite TV shows, doing yoga, and searching out the best vegan restaurants in the Triangle.
Asset Manager, Tashonia “Shoni” Williams
Another new addition to our Asset Management team, Tashonia (Shoni) spends her days managing budgets, collaborating with investors and syndicators, and working to secure the funding we need for our different properties. With her background in property management, she immediately felt right at home when joining the team.
She says, “I love that everyone at DHIC is team-oriented and working towards the same goals. We have a wonderfully diverse team and the energy is great.”
After getting her Master’s degree in Education, Shoni spent time teaching before making the switch to property management, and she hasn’t looked back. “I always say that property management chose me; I didn’t choose it. Over the years, I’ve been in asset management and project management roles, both in the nonprofit and for-profit worlds. Joining DHIC seemed like a natural fit for the next stage of my career,” she explains.
Specifically, Shoni has experience helping to secure funding through grants and investors, which will serve her well in his role as we grow our portfolio of properties.
Outside of work, Shoni enjoys refurbishing furniture, traveling the world, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Ramar, have been married for 23 years and they have a daughter named Kyla, a son named Christopher, and a fur baby named Anubis.
Administrative Coordinator, Sandra Wallace
Our new Administrative Coordinator, Sandra, has a passion for serving the community. In her role, she enjoys that she not only gets to interact with the DHIC team but also gets a chance to know our residents.
“The best part of my day is seeing the smiling faces of our tenants and getting a firsthand look at the impact that DHIC has on the community,” she explains. “I believe that having a positive attitude can make all the difference in helping to brighten someone’s day, and I’m thrilled to be in a role where I get to interact with so many people.”
With a diverse background in legal, residential and commercial real estate, and accounting, Sandra used to own a small property management company in her native California, where she helped veterans experiencing homelessness find an affordable place to live.
She says, “I worked with Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) to help house veterans in need, which was one of my most rewarding jobs. Joining DHIC seemed the perfect place to continue my career, where I get to do the administrative work I enjoy in a way that helps support a cause that’s important to me.”
In her free time, Sandra enjoys scrapbooking, kayaking, hiking, going to plays, visiting museums, and spending as much time as she can outside. She is married to her husband, Paul, and they have a beautiful family with their adult children Autumn, Brian, Janessa, and Evie. They are also proud grandparents to Ethan, William, and Clark.