THE BOARD

We Salute Our Founding Board Members

Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc. Board

Standing L to R: Thomas Kirkpatrick, Rev. Monsignor Walter Madej, Don Cieri, John Ligas, John Brennan, John Bradley;  Seated: Celeste Pylman, Patricia Caprio

LEADERSHIP

Jessica E. Scialdo

Diane Ackerman
Director of Operations

Diane Ackerman began a career with CRM Rental Management, Inc. (CRM) in 1987 as an Office Manager at Elizabeth Square Apartments in Waverly, N.Y.  In 1991 she was promoted to Senior Office Manager where she monitored the other properties within CRM Rental Management’s portfolio, training new office managers and performing site visits to check for HUD compliance.

In 1995 Ms. Ackerman was promoted to Director of Section 8 and Tax Credit Compliance then to her current position as Vice President, Compliance in 2016. Ms. Ackerman monitors and oversees all file reviews for over 45 properties. She ensures that all office managers are following the current Section 8 and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) policies, while assisting them in preparing for the yearly Management and Occupancy Reviews.

In July 2019, Diane Ackerman became the Director of Operations for Liberty Affordable Housing Inc. (Liberty) where she oversees the processes of acquiring, recapitalizing, renovating and preserving the properties, developing community contacts, preparing proposals for development and funding, recruiting Board members. Diane is providing leadership and assistance to the Liberty Board and staff in project coordination and community relations for the purpose of producing, protecting and preserving affordable housing.

Ms. Ackerman has received the following accreditations and maintains the annual certifications:

On an annual basis, Ms. Ackerman attends HUD conferences for current updates on rules and policy regulations, as well as attending the tax credit symposium sponsored by Spectrum. She also is a guest speaker at the annual Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc. conference.

Ms. Ackerman resides in Ulster, Pennsylvania with her husband.  She has 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

Don Davidson was appointed Interim Executive Director in December 2018 having been a member of the Liberty Board for many years. Don will be responsible to work with the Liberty Board to keep the current projects progressing while Liberty begins a search for a permanent Executive Director. Don is a long time local businessman in Rome. He and his wife Barbara annually volunteer internationally with Habitat for Humanity.

Davis G. Yohe

Donald Davidson
Interim Executive Director

BOARD MEMBERS

David Carello

David Carello
Interim President

John B. Ligas

John B. Ligas
Vice President, Past President & Director Emeritus, Executive Committee Member

John F. Buffa

John F. Buffa
Treasurer, Executive Committee Member

David Collis

David Collis
Secretary, Executive Committee Member

Rev. Msgr. Walter Madej

Rev. Msgr. Walter Madej
Board Chaplain

Patricia Caprio

Patricia Caprio
Executive Committee Member

Timothy Birnie

Timothy Birnie

Frederick T. Griffin

Frederick T. Griffin

Cindy LaFountain

Cindy LaFountain

Celeste Pylman

Celeste Pylman

Christina SanFillippo

Christina SanFillippo

Mary Rhoades

Richard F. Sanborn

Mary Rhoades

Michael B. Britton Sr.

Mary Rhoades

Mary Rhoades

Mary Rhoades

John Vagianelis
Counsel

CONTACT LIBERTY AFFORDABLE HOUSING TODAY!

Liberty Affordable Housing Inc.
117 West Liberty Street, Suite 3
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 334-9333
Fax: (315) 336-0371