Our Board

NAHT is governed by an elected Board of Directors that meets face-to-face on a quarterly basis and via teleconference monthly. The Board is responsible for organizational policy, planning, overall agency direction and fiscal oversight.  NAHT’s Board of Directors solely consists of tenants in HUD-assisted housing from all regions of the country. These tenants come together both in person and via conference call to make decisions about organizational policy, planning, overall agency direction and fiscal oversight.

The NAHT Board is elected at Regional caucuses during the annual meeting. There can be a maximum of fifty members (five per region). The number of board members per region is determined by the number of member organizations in that region. Board members serve a term of 1 year.


Below is a list of our Board members for the 2015-2016 year:

Region I – New England

Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut

  • Margaret Arneaud
    • MethUnion Manor Co-Op
    • Boston, MA
  • Susan Mills
    • Warren Avenue Tenant Association
    • Boston, MA

Region II – East Coast

New York, New Jersey

  • Charlotte Rodgers, Treasurer
    • Medgar Evers Tenants Association
    • Brooklyn, NY
  • Geraldine Collins, Secretary
    • Phelps House Tenants Association
    • New York, NY

Region III – Mid-Atlantic

Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia

  • Lauren Bivens, Vice-President East
    • Northside Coalition for Fair Housing
    • Pittsburgh, PA

Region IV – South

North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi

  • Pauline Brathwaite
    • Town Park Plaza South Cooperative
    • Miami, FL

Region V – Midwest

Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin

  • H. Demetrius Bonner, Vice-President North
    • Drexel Court Tenant Association
    • Chicago, IL
  • Ed Lucas, President
    • Northwest Towers Residents Association
    • Chicago, IL

Region VI – Southwest

Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas

  • Rachel Williams, Vice-President South
    • Sunlight Manor Apartments: Restoring Hope & Expectations
    • Beaumont, TX

Region VII – Great Plains

Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska

  • Vacant

Region VIII – Mountain

Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana

  • Vacant

Region IX – West Coast

Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii

  • Charlotte Delgado, Vice-President West
    • Hensen Gardens
    • Sacramento, CA
  • Eleanor Walden
    • Redwood Gardens
    • Berkeley, CA

Region X – Northwest

Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska

  • Sue Luke
    • Alaska House Tenants Association
    • Seattle, WA