MOCARH's Board Members consists of the following dedicated, hard-working individuals, committed to affordable housing in Missouri.
Sheila Calvert is 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 earned her MBA 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. Sheila currently serves as the President of MOCARH.
Michele Young began a career in the affordable housing industry in 2012 as a property manager for a LIHTC community in Kirksville, Missouri. She has held various roles in operations since 2012 and now exclusively works in compliance with all affordable housing programs across multiple states. Currently, Michele is the Vice President of Compliance for Hunt Capital Partners headquartered in California. Michele attended Buena Vista University in Strom Lake, Iowa where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Michele currently serves as the Secretary of MOCARH.
Deven Donley is a “legacy” fourth generation affordable housing advocate with MACO Management following in the footsteps of his Mother, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He is currently the HUD Coordinator/Compliance Director for the organization. He has held the positions of Property Manager, Regional Manager, Operations Director, and Property Inspector. Deven strives to improve inspection scores for all the complexes. He takes pride in making sure the staff are successful in the jobs that they do. He holds a Missouri State Realtor License. Deven loves spending time with family, traveling and golf; received his open water diving certification at age 12 and his private pilot license in 2015. He currently serves as Treasurer MOCARH.
Donna Dunwoody has been the Executive Director of the Moberly Housing Authority since 1995. She worked 12 years as the site manager for two developments of public housing and Section 515 layered property. Donna served as the interim Director at the Macon Housing Authority with public housing and a Home program. Prior to working in the affordable housing industry, Donna was a case worker Division of Family Services, teller supervisor at a building and loan and worked in the cost accounting department for a brake lever operation. Donna serves in leadership roles for two professional organizations, NAHRO (National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials) on the state, regional and national levels and HAHMA (Heartland Affordable Housing Management Association). Donna was named Trustee for the National NAHRO Board of Ethics and Credentialing since October 2011 and serves nationally on a Small Agency Task Force. She is the SWNAHRO 2022 Charles L Farris Award winner, the 7-state regional highest honor and served as a trainer for both organizations.
Jennifer Schurmann is an Asset Manager for Affordable Equity Partners with over 17 years of affordable housing experience. In this role, Jen monitors the overall performance of a portfolio of assets in MO, TX, OK, MS, AZ, and WI to maximize the value of each asset through site visits and financial analysis and helps minimize the risk of tax credit recapture. Jen attended Rockhurst University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She also holds her HCCP designation as well as the Missouri Real Estate Salesperson license.
Tiffany Merritt presently serves as the Compliance Asset Manager at Affordable Equity Partners, boasting a career spanning over 24 years in the field of affordable housing. Before venturing into the affordable housing sector, Tiffany gained valuable experience as a Property Accountant. Tiffany is a Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) through the National Association of Home Builders. She also holds the designation of Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) from NAHMA. Tiffany graduated with a Degree in Business Administration.
Melissa Hahn is the Director of Training for Fairway Management. Since 2000 she has earned her National Apartment Association designation as Certified Apartment Manager (CAM), National Center for Housing Management certifications as Tax Credit Specialist (TCS) and Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS). Melissa’s passion for training has led her to obtain her Development Dimensions International designation (DDI) and The Center for Effective Performance (CEP) certification Mastering the Art of Instructor Led Training. Certified by RealPage in training of multiple software products, she also conducts training on other industry systems along with New Hire, Leadership, Sales, and Customer Service training.
Sara Wells is the Director of Management Operations for HRM Services. She began her career with HRM in 2021 and worked as a Regional Manager and a Risk Management Coordinator prior to her current position. In her position she wears “many hats.” She has been in property management for over sixteen years and in the affordable housing industry for over thirteen years. Over the course of her career in affordable housing, Sara has been afforded many opportunities to be a part of multiple organizations, program types, community initiatives, and supportive services collaboratives. She started as a leasing agent and moved through the various ranks of management up to the COO at her previous company. She holds multiple certifications in the affordable housing industry. She was awarded Manager of the Year twice and Empowered Abilities, Community Partner of the Year in 2019. Sara joined the MOCARH Board of Directors in 2024.
Sonja Bennett has been the Executive Director of MOCARH since December 2014. She brings a wealth of executive management and business development experience with her to this position. She is currently the Administrative Director for the Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of Clay County, Missouri, a not-for profit organization that oversees tax dollars set aside to provide vocational services, education, housing, and transportation for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the county. Her previous employers include Husqvarna Construction Products where she had successful careers in Finance/Credit as well as Sales and Marketing and DITEQ Corporation where she served as Vice President of Internal Operations. She graduated from Ottawa University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.