Staff

Crawford, Symone

Symone Crawford

Executive Director 617-822-9100 x303 email

Symone became MAHA's executive director on January 1, 2022 after joining MAHA's staff in 2018 as Director of STASH and Homeownership Operations and serving on the board of directors since 2014. Symone lives in Mattapan and worked for Encompass Insurance for seventeen years, most recently as a claims service leader. She serves on the state's Racial Equity Advisory Council for Homeownership (REACH) and the board of the Partnership for Financial Equity. Symone is also a consumer liason representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Symone is an immigrant from the island of Jamaica, migrating to the United States in 1998 and coming to Boston in 1999. She is a graduate of Roxbury Community College, Northeastern University and Southern New Hampshire University online MBA finance concentration program. She is very passionate about her faith, her family and the needs of her community.

Callahan, Devan

Devan Callahan

Director of Development and Communications, 617-822-9100  email

Devan joined the MAHA team in 2022. She has previously worked as the Director of Marketing for Shakespeare in Clark Park. She is also the owner of Devan Callahan Media, social media marketing and consulting, where she works with clients from small businesses, to non profits (including MAHA!). Devan has her B.A. from Muhlenberg College in both Theatre and French and Francophone Studies. She grew up in Milton, MA and is now splitting her time between Philly and Boston. She loves a good cup of coffee, walks with her dog, and reading.

Cook, Kierra

Kierra Cook

Operations Assistant, 617-822-9100  email

Kierra is a Boston native. She attended Boston Latin School and graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice. Shortly after graduating, Kierra started a career in a human resources professional. Outside of work, Kierra enjoys live concerts and outdoor sports. She enjoys kayaking and riding bikes with family and friends.

Crockett, Michelle

Michelle Crockett

Foreclosure Prevention Specialist, 617-265-8995x308  email

Michelle joined MAHA in 2007 after working in customer service positions in the health care and consumer finance fields for the last 20 years. Michelle is originally from Alabama and is a graduate of MAHA's homebuyer education class and a SoftSecond homeowner. She is an active member of Bethel AME Church in Boston.

Dambreville, Jessie

Jessie Dambreville

Community Organizer, 617-822-9100  email
Jessie has been with MAHA since 2019 and a key organizer of MAHA's linkage, reinvestment and civic engagement campaigns. In addition to her work at MAHA, Jessie is a steward of the Edgewater Food Forest on River Street in Mattapan and vice chair of the Edgewater Neighborhood Association.

Fenelon, Anthonina

Anthonina Fenelon

Director of STASH, 617-822-9100 email

Anthonina joined the MAHA team in 2019. She previously worked for the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) an organization that helps clean energy companies start, scale and succeed with unique business, innovation and policy leadership. As an advocate for energy efficient housing, she is excited about educating low to moderate income homeowners about clean energy technologies that will allow new homeowners save money on their energy bills while helping the Commonwealth meet its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets. Anthonina is a graduate of Wheaton College. As a community activist for maternal and infant health, she aims to help families reach another goal – homeownership. Anthonina is secretary of the Board of Directors of The Midas Collaborative. She is a proud Boston native and fluent in Haitian Creole.

Madan, Thea

Thea Madan

Homeownership Advisor 617-822-9100 email


Thea joined MAHA in May 2022. She moved from upstate New York to Boston in 2014, to pursue a business degree at Suffolk University. Thea holds extensive experience in the hospitality field and enjoys working with people of all backgrounds. She is excited to use her experience to advocate for affordable housing. In her spare time, she enjoys home brewing, meeting and advocating for her four-legged friends, and going on long walks.

McKain, Shauntelle

Shauntelle McKain

Director of Homeownership Operations, 617-822-9100  email

Shauntelle joined MAHA in January 2022. She was most recently the Senior Program Services Coordinator at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts. At Big Brothers Big Sisters, Shauntelle was a lead organizer on forming an exciting new partnership with My Brother’s Keeper, an Obama Foundation-funded initiative addressing persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color. Having immigrated from the island of Jamaica, Shauntelle is a first-generation Bostonian. She graduated cum laude from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in English, and earned her MA at UMass Boston. Shauntelle taught English Language Arts at the middle school level upon graduating.
 
 

Ngamboma, Abigaelle

Abigaelle Ngamboma

STASH Program Associate 617-822-9100 email

Abi migrated to the US in 2005 with her family and lived in Illinois for more than 10 years before moving to Massachusetts to pursue a degree in law at UMass Law. Her first job in undergrad as a Teaching Assistant solidified her love for teaching as a way to empower others. She is extremely excited to work with MAHA and participate in advancing the organization’s vision! She spends her downtime discovering the educational side of YouTube and finding different ways to reorganize her living space.

 

 

Paulino, Sarah

Sarah Paulino

Homeownership Advisor 617-822-9100 email 

Sarah joined MAHA in 2019. She has worked in the customer service industry for 5 years prior to coming to MAHA. She presents homeownership education classes with the goal of educating first-time and first-generation buyers and owners. Sarah is originally from Dominican Republic and bilingual in English and Spanish. She is an active member of the Catholic Church in the North Shore area. She is very devoted to her faith and her family.

Pizer, Hillary

Hillary Pizer

Associate Executive Director, 617-822-9100x302  email

Hillary has been with MAHA since 1987. She previously worked at Clean Water Action and Massachusetts Fair Share on environmental issues. At MAHA, Hillary is the lead organizer for the grassroots Homebuyers Union and has staffed campaigns that have led to more than $5 billion in mortgage lending to lower income households in Massachusetts. She is a 1986 graduate of Harvard University and grew up in Lincoln.

Rice, Barbara

Barbara Rice

Community Organizer, 617-822-9100x311, email

Barbara has been with MAHA since 2004. She previously worked for 22 years with the Hotel Workers Union and the Hotel Workers Education Program. Currently, Barbara is an organizer for the grassroots Homebuyers Union. Previously of East Boston, she is a proud Soft Second homeowner and has lived in Roslindale since 1991.

Stallworth, Percy

Percy Stallworth

Home Purchase Advisor, 617-822-9100x314   email

Percy joined MAHA's staff in 2014 but has worked with MAHA and other community organizations in a variety of capacities over the last twenty-five years. He previously was an organizer with Local 26 Hotel Workers Union, an affordable mortgage loan officer for The Boston Company and Citizens Bank, and a foreclosure prevention counselor for ESAC. Percy lives in Malden and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama.

Vann, Cortina

Cortina Vann

Community Organizer, 617-822-9100x300  email

Cortina has been with MAHA since 1999. She previously worked at Fleet Bank underwriting small business loans. Cortina has over 11 years working for financial service organizations. She is an organizer for the grassroots Homebuyers Union and has staffed campaigns that have led to an increase in the city of Boston's linkage fee and establishment of an inclusionary development policy. She is a graduate of George Washington University - Mount Vernon Campus in Washington D.C. and a native of Roxbury.

Waters, Regina

Regina Waters

Director of Administration, 617-822-9100x305  email

Regina has been with MAHA since 1994. Previously, she worked for 14 years in the banking field at Shawmut Bank as a supervisor in the bookkeeping department. Regina is also a faithful member at the Zion Temple Holy Church in Dorchester in which she serves on the financial board. She is a native of North Carolina.