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.