Housing Visions Unlimited, Inc.

The Board is and shall be responsible for setting the direction and priorities of the Corporation and for establishing general and basic policies and guidelines which, in its judgement, will best and most expeditiously result in the accomplishment of the corporate purpose.

Each member of the Board is encouraged to read and become familiar with Right From The Start: Responsibilities of Directors of Not-For-Profit Corporations. A booklet offered by the New York State Office of the Attorney General.

Board of Directors – Housing Visions Unlimited, Inc.

Maryann Winters

Maryann resides in Fayetteville, New York. She is the chair of Housing Visions Unlimited, Inc. Board of Directors. She is a CPA and a partner with Sirchia & Cuomo, LLP. She is a member and past president of the Central New York Estate Planning Council; member of National Association of Certified Valuation Analysis. Additional affiliations include The New York Business Development Corporation; Aurora of Central New York; Onondaga Mental Health Association; National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum and the Civil Rights Connection.
David Mankiewicz

David serves as  secretary of Housing Visions Unlimited, Inc. Board of Directors. He is the Senior Vice President for Infrastructure and Urban Initiatives for CenterState CEO. David also serves as President of the University Hill Corporation a 501c3 organization comprised of educational and medical institutions, business organizations, churches, non for profit and other major stakeholders in University Hill. He has a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Lawrence University.
Kenyon Craig
President & CEO

Ken is a resident of Cazenovia and is one of the original founders of Housing Visions Unlimited, Inc. In addition to his duties with Housing Visions and its’ affiliates, Mr. Craig has also served as Vice President of Finance for Rochester Area Hospitals Corp., and Executive Vice President and Controller of Athens Development, Inc. He has also held financial and planning management positions at the Xerox Corporation and Pyramid Companies. Mr. Craig holds degrees from Lehigh University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Donald Hazelmyer

Donald resides in Cicero, New York and is President of Dynamic Hybrids, Inc., a high tech electronics manufacture, partner in I360, a specialty lighting company, and a consultant for Syracuse Research Corporation. Donald is currently the chair for the finance committee of Housing Visions Unlimited, Inc. and Treasurer and Board Member of Visions for Change, Inc. further improving the quality of life for Housing Visions’ residents. He is a former chairman of the Board for Syracuse Flying Club and former manager for General Electric and Lockheed Martin Corporation. Donald attended Syracuse University for Electrical Engineering.
Rebecca Newman
Executive Vice President & COO

Becky resides in Liverpool, NY. She joined Housing Visions in 2006 and rounds out the Executive Management Team. She is now responsible for guiding the progress of the construction, development and property management teams.  Her keen ability to create a culture of working together with a hands-on approach furthers the company’s mission and reach. As a Certified Property Manager and licensed real estate broker, Ms. Newman has a high understanding of the real estate industry, particularly affordable and subsidized housing. Her vast working knowledge of a variety of housing programs, paired with her continual focus on improving the company’s operational efficiencies, furthers Housing Visions’ reputation for developing, constructing, and managing quality housing. Ms. Newman also has the designations of Assisted Housing Manager and Certified Credit Compliance Professional, in addition to proficiency certifications in Low Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance, Public Housing Management and the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Ms. Newman holds a BA degree in Economics and a BA degree in Public Policy Law from Hobart & William Smith Colleges.

Additional Directors


– Board member since 2015
– Attorney
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Sharon Owens is Chief Executive of the Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, Inc. (SMNF). SMNF, a not for profit agency, is the managing entity of the City of Syracuse owned Southwest Community Center (SWCC). SWCC is the home of multiple family and community support programs.  Sharon graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Economics.  She immediately began a life of community service in Syracuse that has lasted 30+ years.

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– Board Member since 2011
– Director of Housing and Community Initiatives for Interfaith Works of CNY
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– Board Member since 2012
– Former Director of Economic Development and former Commissioner of Community Development for the City of Syracuse
– Board of Directors member: Jubilee Homes and Syracuse Model Neighborhood; Vice President of University Neighborhood Preservation Association Board of Directors
Nichols V. Petragnani, Jr. is the Senior Vice President and Reginal Director of CPC’s Central & Western New York Region.  In this role Mr. Petragnani focus on the financing of new and existing multifamily rental housing and new or redeveloped for sale housing targeted to both low-moderate income and conventional markets. Previously he was with Fiscal Advisor & Marketing, Inc. of Syracuse where he specialized in assisting governmental entities and private developers with structuring financing packages to facilitate various development projects. While working as Vice President of the Community Initiatives Development Corporation (CIDC) he provided assistance to HUD under the HOME, Community Development Organization and Community Block Grant programs.  He has worked with municipalities and not-for-profit corporations throughout the United States to facilitate community development, develop affordable housing, organize Community Housing Development Organizations, and help build development capacity for these organizations.

– Board Member since 2012
– Financial Education Coordinator, Cooperative Federal
Credit Union
– Americorps VISTA Eastside Neighbors in Partnership
– CNY Public Power Coalition
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– Board Member since 1997
– Semi-retired economist
– Former Onondaga County Legislature Member
– Board Member since 2013
– Member of Syracuse University’s Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development; Supervises multi-disciplinary programs , including The Connective Corridor
– Previously a senior member of New York State’s economic development team, serving as Regional Director of Empire State Development Corporation
– Former head of the Cortland County BDC-IDA, an Industrial Development Agency and several affiliated local development corporations
– Board Chair of the Central New York Community Foundation and many other boards, tasks forces and advisory committees
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– Board Member since 1999
– Professor Emeritus, Newhouse School,
Syracuse University
– Formerly Commanding Officer, 403rd Civil
Affairs Co. and 425th Military Intelligence
Detachmentbr – Retired Colonel, US Army
– Past President, Board of Trustees, University
United Methodist Church
– Current Member of the Board of Trustees at
Syracuse University Library Associates
– Board Member since 1995
– Pre-Kindergarten Teacher for Syracuse City
School District
– SNI II Steering Committee
– Past Facilitator for TNT area 5
– Canopy Board Member and President’
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Jamie Keiser is a licensed CPA in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.  She received her B.S.B.A. in accounting from Shippensburg University.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, serving as the Syracuse Chapter’s Secretary and Career Opportunities in Accounting Program (COA) Committee Chair. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Empire Chapter of the Risk Management Association (RMA).

She is currently a Partner in The Bonadio Group.

– Board Member since 2013
– Principal at Peggy Ogden LLC
– Retired President & CEO Central New York Community Foundation
Michael Stanton is a lead analyst for National Grid.  He has a B.A. in English from Gonzaga University and a Ph.D. in communications from the University of Washington in Seattle.  He is the President of the Southeast University Neighborhood Association and a Board member of the Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals.

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– Board member since 2008
– Member of P.E.A.C.E., Inc.
-Member, Project Connection
– Member CDAC
– Member TNT (Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today)
– Board Member, Southwest Community
– Member, WCNY Steering Committee
– Member, WCNY Steering Committee
– Member, Time of Jubilee
– Neighborhood Community Leader
– Assistant Minister, Metro Harvest AOG
– Assistant Minister, Metro Harvest AOG
Donna O’Mahony Rohde has retired as a French teacher from Liverpool High School.  Her community involvement includes: Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today as a neighborhood facilitator; an Ally with Visions For Change; a Board Member with Visions For Change as well as Housing Visions Unlimited; and she is a member of the Onondaga Citizens League.  She is a tutor for Literacy CNY.

– Board Member since 2005
-Community Block Grant Development
– Thorndon Park Association
– Democratic Committee, District 5