MOCARH's Board Members consists of the following dedicated, hard-working individuals, committed to affordable housing in Missouri.
Director Role History
Connie Lasher 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.
Andrea Winter Vice PresidentPresident 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.
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.
John Hixon Secretary John D. Hixson is a Sr. Housing Coordinator for  MACO Management, in Clarkton, Missouri. He joined MACO in September 2014.  He is under the day to day direction of the General Manager and acts as and with his full authority in all field matters as well as the direction of all management personnel, assists in overseeing the day to day operations of the properties managed by MACO, assists Regional Managers, and acts as a liaison between the governing agencies and MACO Management. Mr. Hixson has over 22 years of leading high quality teams and motivating personnel to their fullest potential. Mr. Hixson received an Associate of Arts degree from Mississippi County Community College in 1992,  a Bachelor of Science degree from College of the Ozarks in 1995 and a Master of Science degree from Arkansas State University in 1999.
Monica Green Treasurer Monica Green is Finance and Accounting Manager for Action Management and Consulting Services LLC in King City, Missouri. She joined ACtion Management in 2001 as an onsite manager where she managed 132 units that were a mix of MHDC , RD & HUD properties. Prior to her current position she was  property manager over several different complexes responsible for compliance and other regulatory matters. Mrs. Green has attended numerous training and education courses sponsored by the Missouri Council for Affordable Rental Housing (MOCARH) and an active member in the organization since 2001.
Lynn Miller Board Member Lynn Miller is the Compliance Officer for North East Community Action Corp (NECAC), Bowling Green, Missouri where she has been employed for 29 years in various positions and this position for 21 years. She has been involved with the application/development/compliance of Tax Credit properties since 1994. The portfolio has evolved to include Rural Development 515 properties as well as a HUD 202 Senior property.  Most are layered with tax credits, some have been rehabbed.  Mrs. Miller currently  manages 769 units, with an additional 490 units managed by partners. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Missouri, Columbia and HCCP certification. She has been an active member in MOCARH for many years.
Aubrey Housh Board Member Aubrey started with Bell Management in 2001. She attended Crowder College and majored in accounting. She has received both Spectrum’s S.T.A.R. and C5P certifications and attends Fair Housing, LIHTC and RD’s 7CFR 3560 training annually. Aubrey currently handles the compliance for 62 properties and accounting for 10 properties.
She is originally from Joplin and currently resides in Diamond. She has been married 16 years, has two sons. Aubrey is active in her community and school activities. She confesses that she is one of those crazy sports mom. Her favorite sport is football.
Mike Landers Board Member Mike Landers is President of Bell Management, Inc. in Joplin, Missouri.   As President, he is responsible for leading all development and operational activities of the organization. He joined Bell Management in 1999 after managing golf courses in St Louis, Missouri . Bell Management has over 100 properties in 3 states. These include tax credit, conventional and Rural Development properties. Graduated from University of Missouri, St Louis in 1989. Mr. Landers currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Council for Affordable Rental Housing (MOCARH) and is Past-President of the organization.
Tim Miller Board Member Tim Miller is currently the General Manager for MACO Management Company in Clarkton, Missouri. Mr. Miller started with MACO in June of 2009. Prior to becoming the General Manager for MACO he held the Regional Property Manager position for the state of Kansas. Mr. Miller reviews and regulates the financial operations of the company from its balance sheet to the management of its cash flow. Mr. Miller has over 30 plus years in Multi-Unit management experience from the Restaurant Industry to Property Management. He has lead and motivated multiple staffs understanding of growing market share along with maximizing profitability with consumer satisfaction. He attended Kansas State University with emphasis on Business Administration and currently holds certifications in Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP), Housing Compliance Manager for HOME programs (HCM-HF)and Spectrum Training Award Recipient (STAR).  Mr. Miller served as Secretary-Treasurer of the board in 2014.