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Our professional board includes a retired HUD Assistant, Deputy Commissioners and individuals
experienced in the legal, finance, appraisal, architectural, management, and academic arenas.


Donald J. Reape, MAI, SREA

Mr. Reape is the founder of the appraisal firm Reape, Jeffers & Associates and is also the owner/president of DJR Associates, LLC.  A real estate broker and mortgage broker, Mr. Reape has a vast array of real estate experience. He has prior experience working at HUD where he specialized in the processing and review of FHA approvals in the multifamily division. Mr. Reape has been directly involved in nearly $135,000,000 worth of development and ownership with the vast majority being affordable housing stock. Aside from development, Mr. Reape has significant experience appraising residential, commercial and industrial properties. He also has extensive experience in mortgage lending and appraisal reviews and acts as an independent housing consultant. His clientele listing includes banks, municipalities, utilities and various large corporations. He is a past president of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and has various other professional affiliations. Mr. Reape has lectured on Mortgage Banking in seminars conducted at Villanova University, The University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.

Vice President

Bruce W. Johnson, Ed.D.

Dr. Johnson was both a teacher and principal during a 34-year career with the Pennsbury School District of Fallsington, Pennsylvania. He was previously an elected regional representative and Chairman of the Alternative Funding Committee of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary School Principals. He also served as President of the Pennsbury Association of Supervisors and Administrators. In 2004, Dr. Johnson became a full-time independent educational consultant. With a professional focus in affordable housing, Dr. Johnson’s clients include Interstate Realty Management Company, WinnResidential, Edgewood Management Company, the New Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association (JAHMA) Educational Foundation, and the National Affordable Housing Management (NAHMA) Association Educational Foundation. Among his many accomplishments are the creation of children’s after school programs; property libraries; volunteer recruitment; creation and administration of scholarship programs; staff development and a selection model for corporate leadership training.


E. James Henderson, Jr.

Mr. Henderson was a past president of Interstate Realty Management Company.  As president, he oversaw the operation of multi-family communities throughout the United States and the U.S. Virgin islands.  He also served on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association (JAHMA) and as a past board member of the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA).  Mr. Henderson is also a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and was a member of the South Jersey chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management.  He is currently the president of Henderson Development Company providing development and management services to the affordable housing industry.


Gerald F. Schwam

Mr. Schwam is the founding father and senior partner of Schwam Architects. Licensed in 12 states and the Virgin Islands, Mr. Schwam has been involved in both new construction development and renovation of various commercial, industrial, religious, military, healthcare, historical and residential projects. His innovative plans and designs have resulted in his receipt of numerous awards from various architectural institutions and societies. He has significant experience in the affordable housing arena and, due to his expertise, has been invited to act in a consultant capacity for many municipalities and governmental agencies. Mr. Schwam has served as Chairman of the Board for the Board of Historical Architectural Review of Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, and as Chairman of the Architectural Curriculum Committee for the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. Mr. Schwam is active within his profession and belongs to various architectural, historical, and technical societies.


Lynda A. Barness

Ms. Barness is an author and owner/president of I DO Wedding Consulting, an award-winning wedding planning company, offering personalized and customized services. Prior to her encore endeavors, Ms. Barness was president of The Barness Organization, a real estate development and homebuilding company that operated primarily in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Ms. Barness has and continues to participate in a myriad of volunteer activities. She has served as a member of the Board of Abington Memorial Hospital, the Homebuilders Association of Bucks/Montgomery counties, and the Philadelphia Theater Company. She has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, the Foundation Board of Bucks County Community College, and Penn Design. Ms. Barness is a past Chair of Temple University’s Fox School of Business MBA Advisory Board and a past chair and emeritus member of the Abramson Cancer Center’s Director’s Leadership Council. She is currently a member of the Forum of Executive Women and the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women.


Michael Byrnes, CPA

Mr. Byrnes had a 40-year career as a CPA servicing the affordable housing community as an independent auditor and tax professional.  He was audit partner-in-charge of the engagement for one of the three largest affordable housing developers in the United States.  Mr. Byrnes conducted pre-merger and post-merger due diligence engagements on real estate acquisitions.  He also directed engagements of forecasts and projections for many successful real estate developments.  Mr. Byrnes participated in round table discussions with ranking members of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C.  In addition, he has advised and is presently advising on the generational transition of privately-owned companies as part of the founders’ exit strategy.  This includes oversight and direction of other professionals on the transition team.  Mr. Byrnes has conducted forensic projects and quality control reviews.  He was the hands-on lead in the recruitment, training and mentoring of both experienced and inexperience talent.  Many of these individuals have today risen to executive and partnership level positions.  Mr. Byrnes developed innovative flexible programs for women looking to return to the workforce long before it became business as usual.  He also was in the forefront of helping those in the private sector obtain the audit experience needed to complete the requirements for full CPA licensing.


Neisa Caraballo

Ms. Caraballo has lived at Vineland Gardens, a Foresight Affordable Housing community, since March 2001.  Born in Yauco, Puerto Rico, she has lived in Vineland, New Jersey for over 15 years. Ms. Caraballo has a degree in Respiratory Therapy and has been employed for the past eleven years with Bayada Home Healthcare. In October 2004 and again in September 2009, she was bestowed with the Hero of the Home Front Program Award by her employer and has been recognized for her many years of dedicated service. Ms. Caraballo is the proud parent of two children. Her eldest son is a graduate of Arcadia University having obtained a Bachelor's degree in International Business. Her youngest son is currently enrolled at Arcadia University where he is working on attaining a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.


Janvier Osborn

Mr. Osborn has lived at Pennsville Towers, a Foresight Affordable Housing community, since May 2015.  He has been a life-long resident of Pennsville, New Jersey.  Mr. Osborn is a military veteran having served in the US Navy.  After his discharge, Mr. Osborn was employed by Mannington Mills for ten years.  He then owned and operated his own painting and paperhanging business which he successfully operated until he retired in his late sixties.  Mr. Osborn was married to his late wife, Janice, for over fifty-one years and is the proud parent of four children.

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