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 2018-2019 year:

Region I – New England

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

  • Margaret Arneaud
    • MethUnion Manor Co-Op
    • Boston, MA
  • David Nollman
    • Forbes Buildings Tenants Association
    • Jamaica Plain, MA

Region II – East Coast

New York, New Jersey

  • Charlotte Rodgers, Vice-President East
    • Medgar Evers Tenants Association
    • Brooklyn, NY
  • Geraldine Collins, President
    • Phelps House Tenants Association
    • New York, NY
  • Vanessa Trahan, Treasurer
    • Morningside Heights Multicultural Tenants Organization
    • New York, NY

Region III – Mid-Atlantic

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

  • Vacant

Region IV – South

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

  • Deborah Arnold, Vice-President South
    • Cityview at Rosa Barney
    • Atlanta, GA

Region V – Midwest

Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin

  • Yolanda Butler, Vice-President North
    • Asbury Plaza Tenant Association
    • Chicago, IL

Region VI – Southwest

Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas

  • Rachel Williams, Vice-President West
    • 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

  • Eleanor Walden, Secretary
    • Redwood Gardens
    • Berkeley, CA
  • Rene Cyprian
    • Frederick Douglass Haynes Gardens Tenants Association
    • San Francisco, CA

Region X – Northwest

Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska

  • Vacant

Watch videos below for interviews with some former NAHT Board Members telling their stories.


Former NAHT Board Member: Charlotte Delgado


Former NAHT Board Member: H. Demetrius Bonner