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Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Commissioners

LENORE STANTON

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Chairman, Sully District

Lenore Stanton was appointed to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority to represent the Sully District in 2019. She is currently in the Servicing Capitals Markets Group at Freddie Mac. Until 2020, she was a mortgage securities attorney at Freddie Mac for 24 years, specializing in securitization financing for single-family mortgages. She was the lead attorney for the company’s investment portfolio, responsible for all legal issues related to the management and disposition of distressed single-family loans. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, she was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.

 

Ms. Stanton holds a B.S. degree from Fairfield University and a J.D. from the University of Bridgeport.

ELISABETH LARDNER

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Vice Chair, Mount Vernon District

Elisabeth Lardner has lived in the Mount Vernon District since 1993. While being actively involved within her community, Elisabeth has led a nationally recognized landscape architecture and planning practice focused on public and nonprofit work. Her projects have ranged from large capital investments such as the development of an arts and crafts college master plan in Eastern Kentucky, to park master and management plans, streetscape design and downtown revitalization projects, to site specific design such as playground and trail design and visitor interpretation facilities.  
 

Prior to her current appointment to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), Elisabeth has served on several civic boards, authorities, and commissions – including previous terms of service as the Mount Vernon Commissioner and as a former Chair of the FCRHA. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Oregon and a Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University

STEVEN BLOOM

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 Dranesville District

Steven M. Bloom serves as Assistant Vice President of Government Relations at the American Council on Education (ACE), the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities with a diverse membership of more than 1,700 colleges and universities, related associations, and other organizations in America and abroad. He leads ACE’s legislative and regulatory advocacy before Congress, the White House, and executive agencies on an array of policy issues including taxation, endowments, health care issues including student health insurance, telehealth, and student mental health, Dream Act/DACA, COVID-19 workplace mitigation, labor/employment, and climate change. As an expert voice on behalf of colleges and universities, he is quoted widely in the national media on higher education issues in his public policy portfolio. In the fall of 2002, he served as counsel to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the Labor Policy Office of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA). Prior to ACE, he worked at the Independent Sector, which represents national charities and foundations, where he served as Senior Lobbyist and Director, Government Relations and at the United Jewish Communities as Senior Legislative Associate.

 

Prior to coming to Washington, D.C., Bloom was a practicing attorney for 10 years in Boston, focusing on litigation including appellate practice, criminal defense, employment law, federal civil rights, torts, and commercial disputes. He also clerked for the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Before attending law school, he served as an India Fellow of the Oberlin Shansi Memorial Association.

 

He is a trustee, and past president and vice president of the McLean Community Foundation, and was a member and past chair of the Fairfax County Human Services Council and the Fairfax County Community Action Advisory Board.

 

Bloom graduated from Oberlin College (OH) in 1983 and the Northeastern University School of Law (MA) in 1992.

STACI ALEXANDER

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Mason District

Staci Alexander is the Director of Thought Leadership for AARP and works to amplify AARP’s voice in key conversations around longevity, aging and equity.  In her role, Staci leads the AARP Thought Leadership agenda with external stakeholders and allies.  In this capacity, Staci develops and executes external engagements with both traditional and nontraditional partners to expand the conversation on the future of aging.  Staci has a rich history of cultivating partnerships and alliances in support of mission driven goals across the fields of policy development, communication and housing and community development. Staci has worked as a staffer in the United States Senate, as a lobbyist for nonprofit urban and rural affordable housing developers, and as a grant maker focused on expanding the capacity of nonprofit housing developers for the Fannie Mae Foundation.  Prior to joining AARP, Staci expanded her communications and outreach skills to work with public media as an Assistant Director with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and Senior Associate of the Community Strategies Group for the Aspen Institute.

 

Staci has a MPA from City University of New York, Baruch School of Public Affairs and a BA in political science from Vassar College.

 

Staci is also an advocate for children and adults with developmental disabilities and serves on the board of the Institute for Exceptional Care.  She lives in Annandale, Virginia with her husband and twin daughters.

VACANT

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Providence District

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MICHAEL McROBERTS

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Hunter Mill District

Michael McRoberts is a 32 year Hunter Mill District resident and was appointed to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority to represent the Hunter Mill District in 2024.  He has 40 years of commercial mortgage experience most recently with PGIM Real Estate which is within the asset management functions of Prudential Financial.  At PGIM, Michael was Chairman of the Multifamily Lending Businesses responsible for leading a 150 person nationwide team in originating multifamily loans for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and other proprietary capital sources of Prudential.  Annual loan production averaged more than $6 Billion per year.  In addition, he ran an equity investment group that placed PGIM capital with Multifamily fund operators.  Prior to that, he was National Head of Sales for Freddie Mac’s Multifamily Division where he led the sales team in purchasing loans secured by conventional apartments, seniors housing, targeted affordable housing properties, student housing and manufactured housing. 

 

Michael has been very active with various national rental housing trade groups, advisory councils and committees throughout his career. He acted as Chairman of the Fannie Mae Multifamily Advisory Council for 3 consecutive years, chaired the Multifamily Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, chaired the Finance Committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council and currently serves on the Silver Multifamily Council for the Urban Land Institute. 

 

He is a 1984 graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelors degree in Finance and a 1992 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Finance. 

NICHOLAS McCOY

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Franconia District

Nicholas McCoy is an Investment Management Associate at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington DC. He focuses his practice on fund formation and his pro bono practice on immigration and prisoner advocacy. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. McCoy served as an 8th-grade math teacher in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

 

Mr. McCoy was appointed to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority to represent the Franconia District and is committed to the RHA's goal of safe and decent housing for all. Mr. McCoy has a particular interest in affordable housing for all incomes. Mr. McCoy earned his M.B.A. from the University of Arizona and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.

LATOYA ISAAC

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Braddock District

LaToya Isaac is an attorney with the federal government in Virginia. Ms. Isaac previously served on the Civil Service Commission. Ms. Isaac was appointed to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) in 2023 as the Braddock District Commissioner. She is committed to the mission of the FCRHA and serving as a representative for the Braddock District. Ms. Isaac earned her J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law and an LL.M. from George Washington University Law School. 

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At-Large

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MICHAEL CUSHING

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At-Large

Michael Cushing is a 30-year resident of McLean, in the Dranesville District. He was appointed to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority in 2023 as an At-Large Commissioner.

 

Mr. Cushing has been a senior federal executive for more than 30 years. He has held leadership positions at the US Agency for Global Media, the Export Import Bank of the United States, the US International Development Finance Corporation, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Office of Presidential Personnel.

 

Since 2018, he has served as a Strategic Advisor to Government Executives (SAGE) for the Partnership for Public Service, which advises federal senior leaders on navigating the federal environment and its political, management, and legal demands.

 

As an attorney in private practice, Mr. Cushing specialized in real estate finance, representing financial institutions, developers, and owners in real estate acquisition, financing, leasing, management, restructuring, and the disposition of commercial and multi-family residential properties.

 

Mr. Cushing received his A.B. from Harvard College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. 

PAUL ZURAWSKI 

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Springfield District

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