Our Board is comprised of experts in private-sector real estate, urban planning, community development, finance, and psychology who have come together to change the discourse around ending homelessness.
Philip is a pragmatic idealist who believes that it is possible to do good while doing well.
For nearly 30 years, Philip has worked to produce and maintain multifamily rental housing that is affordable to the workforce. During this time, he has served in various roles at a number of real estate companies including being Chairman of a public company, CFO of both a private and public company, and a Board Member and Audit Committee Chairman for two public companies. He has extensive experience and expertise in the areas of development, acquisition, rehabilitation, management, operation, financing, tax and legal issues of multifamily housing. He is currently a principal in Ginkgo Residential, which provides workforce housing in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, the founding chairman of its Responsible Property Investment Council and the current Chair of ULI Charlotte. He is also a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council. Philip holds both a BS in Psychology and a JD from the College of William & Mary.
Mary Ruth began her career as a psychologist at a large public hospital where she developed and evaluated treatment programs for children, adolescents, and adults dealing with mental illness or chemical dependency. As the deinstitutionalization movement progressed, she became an administrator and collaborated with the clinical directors of nine community services boards in the Tidewater region of Virginia to ensure comprehensive coordination of services before and after discharge. She was also responsible for media and public relations activities and worked closely with advocacy and civic groups on projects that promoted interest in the hospital and understanding of mental health issues. Later, in the private sector, she managed two start-up chemical dependency and mental health inpatient programs where she supervised all clinical and support staff, and prepared the programs for review by the national Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and for inspections for Medicare coverage and state licensure.
Mary Ruth holds a MA in psychology from the College of William & Mary and a BA in English from Cleveland State University. She describes herself as a reader, outdoors enthusiast, and nana to seven exceptional grandchildren.
Molly describes herself as a Scout, Map Maker, and Bridge Builder. She’s the CEO and Founder of HaydenTanner, a strategic real estate advisory firm focused on accelerating impact investment & sustainability in the built environment. Molly founded HaydenTanner after spending many years with large financial institutions in commercial real estate finance, capital markets and development. She has spent her career cultivating practical solutions and strategies to accelerate the emergence of resilient buildings and vibrant, sustainable cities. She is Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Responsible Property Investment Council, Faculty for the National League of Cities Rose Center for Public Leadership and Land Use and sits on the Board of The Freshwater Trust. She holds a BS in Managerial Economics from University of California at Davis and an MBA in Finance from the University of San Francisco. Originally from San Francisco, she now lives in Montana with her family and a host of pets. The quote that lives over her desk says, “The only death you die is the death you die every day by not living. Dream big and dare to fail.” -Norman Vaughn, Alaska, age 93
Beth is a DC-based urban planner and economic development practitioner, and is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations for the Lotus Campaign. Before joining the Lotus Campaign, Beth was the Vice President of Advisory Services for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), working with global communities to think through complex urban challenges and develop unique programs to help places address everything from housing affordability to community resilience. During her time at ULI, Beth also helped create and staff the Equitable Economic Development Fellowship, a partnership between the National League of Cities, ULI and PolicyLink—providing one year of technical assistance to an annual class of six cities to help them pursue more equitable and inclusive economic development policies, programs and funding.
Prior to ULI, Beth was Assistant Vice President/Chief of Staff with the NYC Economic Development Corporation, balancing program management with a portfolio of economic development, real estate, cultural heritage, and policy projects. Beth holds a Master’s degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s in urban landscape studies from the University of Maryland. When not working, Beth can usually be found outside; running, biking, surfing and hiking… and generally encouraging friends and family to enjoy the great outdoors with as much unabashed enthusiasm as she does.
Her personal motto is: “Find out who you are and do it on purpose", which she proudly lifted from Dolly Parton.
Steve’s career in real estate spans over 45 years and includes experience in real estate investment banking, advisory and consulting services, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to serving as the senior officer responsible for all real estate activities for three Wall Street investment banking firms, Steve has served as an Independent Director as well as non-Executive Chairman, lead Director, and Committee Chair (Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees) of public companies focused in the multifamily residential, shopping center and hospitality sectors. After retiring from the investment banking, Steve joined the Urban Land Institute as Senior Fellow, Real Estate Capital Markets. Steve is involved in charitable activities including serving as member of the Board of the Boca West Children’s Foundation.