Jessica E. Scialdo
President and Chair of the Board
Jessica joined the Liberty Board in 2005 and has been an active and valuable member ever since. Ms. Scialdo was elevated to the Vice President position in 2009 and in 2012 she was named President. Under Jessica’s leadership Liberty has consistently grown. Add to the para: She has consistently shown a dedication to Liberty’s mission of creating Better Lives through Better Housing®. Among her accomplishments are successful Board recruitment, building of Board knowledge of affordable housing development, and the adoption of Liberty’s Code of Ethics and Compliance Guidelines.
Ms. Scialdo brings over 40 years of diverse business experience to her position including running her own business. She compliments that experience with a passion for developing affordable housing, which provides quality of life for all residents. She has spearheaded innovative programs for Liberty residents while actively leading the Board in pursuit of new projects.
Davis Yohe was appointed Executive Director on January 1, 2017 by the Liberty Board of Directors. Davis began his career with Liberty in 2006 bringing with him many years of executive level management and leadership experience. For the past 10 years he has served as Deputy Executive Director working closely with Liberty’s founder Thomas F. Kirkpatrick. During his tenure as Deputy Executive Director, Liberty has successfully closed on both preservation and new construction projects and has seen its number of units developed or owned grow to 2,774.
Mr. Yohe is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development of quality affordable housing working with Liberty staff and consultants- from identifying potential projects through closing. In addition he is responsible for oversight of existing Liberty properties. His other duties include staff liaison to the Liberty Board of Directors, building awareness of Liberty’s capabilities, and fostering strong relationships with funding agencies, banking and finance partners, and community leaders.
An active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, Mr. Yohe has achieved the CPM credential. He has held numerous community leadership positions and is a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International. Mr. Yohe is a graduate of the University of Virginia and a member of its Alumni Association.