Bios

BIOS

Richard Froehlich, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President & General Counsel joined HDC in 2003 as Senior Vice President General Counsel. He holds a B.A. degree from Columbia College and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Paula Roy Carethers, Executive Vice President Real Estate, joined HDC in 2014. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Management and Policy from Michigan State University and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Economic Development from the University of Michigan.

Cathleen Baumann, Sr. Vice President and Treasurer, joined HDC in 1988. She received a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Queens College of the City University of New York and M.B.A. in Finance from Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business of the City University of New York.

Ellen Duffy, Sr. Vice President for Debt Issuance and Finance, joined HDC in 2009. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Providence College.

Teresa Gigliello, Sr. Vice President for Portfolio Management, joined HDC in 1985. She received a Bachelor of Science from St. John's University.

Jim Quinlivan, Sr Vice President of Administration, first joined HDC in 1996.  He holds a B.A. from New York University.

Anthony R. Richardson, Sr. Vice President of Development, joined HDC in 2014. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Morehouse College, an M.P.A. from Columbia University and an M.P.A. in Public and Economic Policy from London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mary Hom, Chief Credit Officer, joined HDC in 2004. She holds a B.A in Business Economics from Brown University

Melissa Barkan, Special Counsel, joined HDC in 1999. She received a B.S. from the School of Business at State University of New York, Albany and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Denis Belic, Assistant Vice President Preservation Construction, joined HDC in 1994. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New York Institute of Technology.

Amy Boyle, Assistant Vice President Development, joined HDC in 2014. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Miami University, an M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Claudine Brown, Associate General Counsel, joined HDC in 2004. She received a B.S. and Bachelor of Law from the University of West Indies and a Post Graduate Diploma from Norman Manley Law School.

Ping Choi, Assistant Vice President Network Operations, joined HDC in 1998.He holds an A.A. degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia and is studying for a Visual Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Keith Dealissia, Vice President Cash Management, joined HDC in 1990.

Venkat Dharaneeswaran, Database Administrator, joined HDC in 2014. He holds a B.S and an M.S. from the College of Engineering in India.

Chanin French, Assistant General Counsel, joined HDC in 2008. She holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College, a Master of Urban Planning from Hunter College, City University of New York and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Lisa Geary, Vice President Cash Management, joined HDC in 2010. She received a B.S degree from St. John's University.

Diana Glanternik, Assistant Vice President Portfolio Integrity, first joined HDC in 2011. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University.

Jeet M. Gulati, Assistant General Counsel, joined HDC in 2013. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from City College of the City University of New York and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Patricia Halling, Assistant General Counsel, joined HDC in 2014. She holds a B.A. in History and Government from Augustana University, an M.Sc. in International Development from Edinburgh University and a J.D. from NYU School of Law.

Steven Ignatiou, Senior Project Manager, first joined HDC in 1999. He holds a B. E. in Engineering Science from Hofstra University.

Shirley Jarvis, Vice President Internal Audit, first joined HDC in 1985. She holds a B.B.A. in Business Administration from Baruch College. 

Mary John, Deputy Controller, joined HDC in 1986. She holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Madhavi Kulkarni, Chief Information Officer, joined HDC in 2001. She holds a Master of Science degree from University of Auckland, NZ and a Master of Science from Osmania University, India.

Michael Lam, System Administrator, first joined HDC in1998. He holds an A.S. in Computer Science from LaGuardia Community College.

Armando La Torre, Senior Project Manager, first joined HDC in1997. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New York Institute of Technology.

Jonah Lee, V.P. Preservation, joined HDC in 2006. He holds a B.A. and Masters in Economics from City College in New York.

Raj Likky, Senior Programmer Analyst, joined HDC in 2013. He holds a B.S. in Computers and Statistics and a Master of Computer Applications from Osmania University, India.

Tinru Lin, Assistant Vice President, first joined HDC in 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from National Taiwan University, School of Law and an M.S. in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from Milano New School for Management and Urban Policy. 

Susannah Lipsyte, Deputy General Counsel, joined HDC in 2006. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

Peter Malecki, Director of Special Projects, joined HDC in 1994. He holds a Masters in Finance and Management of Organizations from Warsaw Polytechnic/Technology of the State and Columbia University and M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Will Martin, Assistant General Counsel, joined HDC in 2013. He holds an A.B. in Government from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Alex Medina,  Vice President Compliance, joined HDC in 2007. He holds a B.S. in Communications from New York University.

Susan O'Neill, Vice President Asset Management, joined HDC in 1997. She studied Architecture at Pratt Institute and attended Brooklyn College.

Miriam Osner, Assistant General Counsel, joined HDC in 2012. She holds a B.M. from Oberlin College, Conservatory of Music and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Thaddeus Piekarski, Associate General Counsel, joined HDC in 2007. He received a B.B.A and M.B.A from Iona College, a J.D from Pace University and is a C.P.A.

Diane Pugacz, Associate General Counsel, joined HDC in 2000. She holds a B.S. from St. John's University and J.D. from Fordham University.

Roberto Ramirez, Assistant Vice President Building Inspections, joined HDC in 1987. He has a Bachelors of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Karen Santiago, Vice President Loan Servicing, joined HDC in 1984.

Sylvia Santiago, Assistant Vice President Asset Management, joined HDC in 1987. She received a BBA in Management from Pace University.

Robert Schmidt, Vice President Office Services, first joined HDC in 2006.

Bharat Shah, Controller, joined HDC in 1988. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from M.S. University in India.

Moira Skeados,  Assistant General Counsel, joined HDC in 2009. She holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from Trinity College and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.  

Kenton Stewart, IT Developer, joined HDC in 2004. He holds a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York.

Jeffrey Stone, Associate General Counsel, joined HDC in 2007. He holds a Bachelors degree from Columbia College and LL.B. from Cornell Law School.

Manimegalai Sivaprakasam, Senior Oracle Developer, first joined HDC in2008. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Madras in India and an M.S. in Operations Research and Computer Applications from Regional College of England in India.

James Tafuro, Vice President Workouts, joined HDC in 1987. He holds a B.S. in Management from Nyack College.

Merin Elizabeth Urban, Assistant General Counsel, joined HDC in 2015. She holds an A.B. in History from Colgate University and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law School.

Gene Yee, Vice President Cash Management, joined HDC in 2013. He holds a B.S. in Operation Research from Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Cheuk Yu, Chief Accountant, joined HDC in 1988. He holds a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York.