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.
Aubrey Housh Vice President 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.
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.
Alison Barton Secretary Alison Barton has been with Bell Management since 2001. She has received Spectrum’s S.T.A.R.certification and attends Fair Housing, LIHTC and RD’s 7CFR 3560 training annually. For the past 10 years she has been accounting clerk handling 38 properties as well as handling the compliance for 83 properties. Alison lives in Carthage, has been married 20 years and is the mother of two daughters. She attended Missouri Southern State University and has a General Business degree.
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) .
Andrea Winter Board Member 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.
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.
Sheila Calvert Board Member 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.
Stephanie Hlade Board Member 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.