MOCARH's Board Members consists of the following dedicated, hard-working individuals, committed to affordable housing in Missouri.
Director Role History
Andrea Winter President Andrea Winter is currently the Director of Compliance for Fairway Management, Inc. in Columbia, Missouri. She has been working in affordable housing for the past 8 years in operations and now is exclusively working with compliance. Her prior experience is in managing, training, sales, and marketing for Starbucks, Estee Lauder and the Kellwood Company. Mrs. Winter earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mount Vernon College in Washington, DC and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Fashion Merchandising from Marymount University. She holds a designation of Specialist in Housing Credit Management from NAHMA and is a candidate for Certified Property Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management.
Sheila Calvert Vice President Sheila Calvert is currently the General Manager for Maco Management located in Malden, Missouri. Sheila started with Maco in 2017 and oversees a portfolio of more than 12,000 units consisting of tax credit, Rural Development, HUD, and conventional properties. Sheila holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Arkansas State University. Prior to Maco Sheila was the CPA and CFO for a large general contractor in Missouri for more than 20 years. Sheila is a Tax Credit Specialist and is responsible for the financial and leasing operations for Maco.
Sonja Bennett Executive Director Sonja Bennett is the Executive Director of MOCARH since December, 2014. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ottawa University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, and brings a wealth of executive management and business development experience with her. Previous employers include Concut Inc., SCD Probiotics, DITEQ Corporation and Husqvarna Construction Products.
Stephanie Hlade Secretary Stephanie Hlade is currently the Multi-Family Housing Supervisor for West Central Missouri Community Action Agency. Stephanie has served 31 years in the Multi-Family Housing industry, 13 years in the conventional Kansas City metro market and 18 years in affordable housing with West Central. Stephanie holds her HCCP accreditation and has received numerous trainings from the John Marshall Law School- Fair Housing Training, A.J. Johnson Consulting, Theo Pro, Elizabeth Moreland, and Ross Business Development. West Central’s portfolio includes Rural Development, LIHTC, HOME, 202 Section 8 and PRAC properties.
Megan Schellhorn Treasurer Megan Schellhorn is Finance and Accounting Manager for Action Management and Consulting Services LLC in King City, Missouri. She joined ACtion Management in 2007 where worked part-time until becoming full time in 2010. Prior to her current position she was regional manager over several different complexes responsible for compliance and other regulatory matters. Mrs. Schellhorn has attended numerous training and education courses sponsored by the Missouri Council for Affordable Rental Housing (MOCARH) .
Kristina Klass Board Member Kristina Klass began her career in 1988 as a property manager of a 202 Senior Housing Property owned and managed by West Central MO Community Action Agency. She has worked at West Central for the past 33 years in numerous positions. Over the past 25 years she has served in different position such as Property Manager, Service Coordinator, Multifamily Housing Supervisor and is now the Property Management and Services Director of the agency’s south properties for the Housing Enrichment Unit. She has experience in LIHTC/Rural Development/HOME and 202/Section 8 Programs. In 2019 she became a Certified Community Action Specialist.
Ryan Stevens Board Member Fairway Management Director of Operations Ryan Stevens began his experience in the housing industry in 2001. In his time with Fairway Management, he has assisted with the growth and expansion of the number of properties in the Fairway Management portfolio. As Director of Operations, Ryan manages multi-family housing across ten states and works to provide quality, affordable housing for families and senior citizens.
Before beginning at Fairway Management, Ryan attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, and received his Bachelor of Science in Finance, Banking and Real Estate in order to pursue his passion for the real estate industry.
In addition to his work at Fairway Management, Ryan spends his free time volunteering for the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia, and the United Way.
Becki Wells Board Member Fairway Management Regional Director Becki Wells joined the organization in 2009. She held positions of property manager, senior property manager and regional property manager before being promoted to her current position as regional director in 2021.  As regional director, Wells oversees the Fairway Management teams in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, New Mexico, Arizona, and Florida. Wells is also a Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP).
Connie Lasher Past President Connie Lasher is General Manager at ACtion Management & Consulting Services LLC in King City, Missouri where she began in July 2000 after leaving USDA Rural Development with more than 21 years experience. The last 13 years of RD work was in the Rural Rental Housing Program. While at Rural Development, Mrs. Lasher was a Rural Development Specialist for 150 RRH complexes. She was also a member of the Rural Development National Office Training Team for new employees in the RRH programs. Mrs. Lasher has attended numerous Tax Credit training from Ruth Theobold, Zeffert & Spectrum, RD training,  Fair Housing Training among others.