TAHRA Board of Directors for 2020-2022

President

Paul Dellinger

Paul Dellinger has served as the executive director of the Cleveland Housing Authority since 2005, having previously served as the deputy director of the Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority (Lima, Ohio) for more than 12 years.  He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University in 1983 and later earned his master’s in business administration from Tiffin University in 2003.  Paul and his wife Sheri have two sons: U.S. Army Captain Aaron P. Dellinger currently stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska and Cody Dellinger, a surveyor with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Louisville, KY).  Paul and Sheri have two grandsons, Gentry (2yrs) and Landry (6mos) also currently stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.  Paul enjoys family, travel, playing guitar, and endurance mountain bike racing. 

 

Senior Vice President

Marcia Catron

Maria Catron joined Oak Ridge Housing Authority in 2019 as Executive Director.  Ms. Catron has served in a variety of roles for over 15 years in the public housing/affordable housing industry.  Her experience ranges from redevelopment with HOPE VI Community Supportive Services/Choice Neighborhoods to community programs and services with Family Self Sufficiency/Homeownership programs.  Maria has served on several local, regional, and state boards focused on affordable housing.  Currently, she is serving as Treasurer for the Tennessee Affordable Housing Coalition (TNAHC) and Senior Vice-President for Tennessee Association for Housing & Redevelopment Authorities (THARA).  Maria and her husband Darryl reside in Oak Ridge and have five sons and a daughter.

 

Secretary/Treasurer

Thomas Rowe

Thomas Rowe graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Atlantic Christian College. Thomas started his housing career with the Rocky Mount Housing Authority in 1980 as the assistant to the Comptroller. He held various posi- tions in Rocky Mount before becoming the Executive Director. In 1996, Thomas became the Executive Director of the Fort Mill Housing Authority until December 2013, when he joined the Murfreesboro Housing Authority. He was also the Director of three other non-pro t entities that were involved in land development for affordable housing. He is immediate Past President of SERC-NAHRO, and past president of the Carolina Council of Housing and Redevelopment Offcials. Thomas has twin sons, Bryan and Henderson who are 29 years old.

 

Vice President - Commissioners

Jo Alred

Jo Alred is currently serving as the board chairperson for the Jackson Housing Authority in Jackson, Tennes- see. Appointed to the housing board in 1998, she has served for the past 15 years. During this time she has served as co-chairperson for the commissioners committee for TAHRA and as secretary to the commissioners committee for SERC-NAHRO. She is a trainer for the commissioner certi cation offered through NAHRO. Before retiring in 1997, Jo had 31 years of service to the state of Tennessee as a teacher and administrator for Dyersburg City Schools, Jackson State Community College and the Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson.

 

Vice President - Housing

Jeff Green

Jeff Green is the Operations Director for Morristown Housing Authority.  He has worked with MHA since 1999.  His duties for the housing authority include supervising daily maintenance operations, managing the capital fund program, and overseeing procurement. Jeff is a graduate of Tusculum University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management with a Concentration in Financial Management.  He serves as co-chair of TAHRA’s exhibitors committee and is a member of the SERC/NAHRO History and Archives committee.  Jeff is also a member of the East Tennessee Purchasing Association.  Jeff and his wife have three boys and two granddaughters. They enjoy spending time with their family, camping, boating, and traveling.
 

 

Vice President - Professional Development

Susan Minor

Susan Minor has been with the Franklin Housing Authority (FHA) since 2012. She is currently serving as the Vice President-Operations where she is involved with development activities, human resources, community outreach, asset management, grant writing and those other items on a job description titled “other duties as assigned”. Susan has a broad range of professional experience including nonprofit management, marketing and communications and commercial real estate. She holds a B.S. in Finance from Arkansas State University and completed the PHADA/Rutgers Executive Director Education Program. She is involved with several organizations in the Franklin community. Susan and her husband, Gary, live in Franklin and have one son. 

 

Vice President - Members Services

Justin Jones

Upon graduating from Ripley High School, Justin continued his education by obtaining Bachelor’s degrees in both Business Management and Accounting, as well as his Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. After several years in public accounting, Justin became the Finance Director at Ripley Housing Authority in 2015.  He was promoted to the position of Executive Director in 2018. Justin has two children, Austin and Georgie, and is a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County.

 

First Past President

Lori Everett: Vice President - Housing

Jim Payne

Jim Payne has served as executive director of Sparta Housing Authority since 2002. His is also the past pres- ident of the Sparta Jaycees, past member of the Sparta Rotary Club, served as City of Sparta alderman for  fteen years, served as vice president at large for TAHRA under the leadership of two past presidents, and has been vice president of housing for the past two years. Jim was president of TAHRA from 2015-2017. He serves on the board of trustees for Motlow State Community College He is married to Judy Parker Payne.

 

Second Past President

Joyce Floyd

Joyce Floyd is the vice president of strategic planning and development for KCDC, the housing and rede- velopment agency for Knoxville, TN. Her responsibilities include the development of KCDC’s long range and annual organizational strategies, executive oversight of their implementation with focus on nancial impact, and over sees KCDC’s development and acquisition activities. She has over 30 years of experience in the affordable housing market. She also serves as chairperson for the Sparta Housing Authority board of commissioners. She has a strategic planning certi cation from the Performance Institute as a certi ed gov- ernment performance manager and oversees the strategic planning activities for both SERC/NAHRO and TAHRA. She currently serves on NAHRO’s Community Revitalization and Development Committee. Joyce received her bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University.