Board of Trustees
Housing Services Alliance 's nationally recognized Board of Trustees is comprised of the following members:
Liam P. McGuigan
Coventry Capital Group
Liam McGuigan is the Managing Director and President of Coventry Capital Group (CCG) in Pennsylvania. Since its start in 2006, CCG has done work in the secondary mortgage market of the affordable housing industry, specifically the USDA Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program. In this role, Liam is responsible for all transactions involving the funding and closing of loans under the USDA Section 538 in addition to other programs that fall under the affordable housing industry. He has also been instrumental in working with various state housing agencies on behalf of numerous developers in obtaining Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credits for the development of affordable housing. Liam also has expertise in the area of tax exempt bonds and the rehabilitation of USDA Section 515 properties.
Liam has been responsible for the financing of 300 projects under the USDA 538 in 39 different states. These projects have provided 14,330 low to moderate income housing units throughout rural America. He uses his influence, networks and vast wisdom to help
other organizations make a difference in communities.
Rodney A. Pritchard
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Housing Director
Rod Pritchard has been with the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging for the past 23 years and currently serves as Housing and Grants Director. Rod's current work at COAAA includes the coordination of Older Americans Act Title III funds and Alzheimer's grant programs, as well as the agency's efforts in housing that include minor home repair programs, Ohio Housing Trust Fund programs, and facility development. Rod also serves as Senior Facilities Program Coordinator for senior center renovation and construction projects and is co-chair of the agency's Safety committee.
Prior to joining COAAA, Rod worked as a Housing Rehabilitation Specialist for ten years in both the City of Columbus Development Department and Department of Human Services. Rod currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Housing Services Alliance and has just completed membership on the Home Weatherization Assistance Program Advisory Committee for the State of Ohio.
He is an active beekeeper and a member of the Ohio State Beekeepers Association and a trustee of the Central Ohio Beekeepers Association. He has been active in a variety of youth sports programs and operates a small farm in Franklin County along with real estate investments.
Rod holds a bachelor degree in Political Science from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota.
N. Scott Phillips, Esq.
WBC Community Development Corporation
N. Scott Phillips, Esq. seeks opportunities to assist firms in the development of residential and commercial properties throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Currently the firm is serving as general counsel to the WBC Community Development Corporation and Wayland Baptist Church in its development of Wayland Village, a 90 Unit Faith Based Senior Housing Apartment Project in West Baltimore. Scott assisted his client with acquisition of 2.4 acres of land, negotiated an agreement between his client and two joint development partners and negotiated several sources of funds for the project. Scott is a hands on participant lending both legal and business advice to the development process.
Scott Phillips, as an attorney concentrates his practice on business development for minority firms. For the last ten years Mr. Phillips has served as general counsel for PMS Parking, Wayland Baptist Church, Class Act Caterers, Inc. and other Baltimore based organizations. For five years, he managed IBM's federal minority business development program. His development experience includes zoning, permitting, landlord tenant, property acquisition and government relations. Scott has served on the board of numerous non-profit organizations. Through his board experience he has developed an understanding of how to leverage community, corporate and government resources to get projects done.