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Devika Goetschius

Dev Goetschius, Partner, has over 20 years of professional experience in managing non-profits. She currently is Executive Director of Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County (HLTSC), a non-profit corporation established in 2002, a position she has held since 2003. She joined Burlington Associates in Community Development in 2010. She is a founding board member and serves on the board of the National Community Land Trust Network. She has a Bachelors degree from Drew University in Psychology and Spanish Literature, and is a credentialed teacher of the handicapped. She is fluent in...

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Jane Knodell

JANE KNODELL, Partner, is a Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont, where she teaches and conducts research on financial institutions. She currently serves as UVM’s Provost and Senior Vice President. Jane has hands-on experience working with municipal governments and nonprofit organizations in fostering broad-based economic development.

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John Emmeus Davis

JOHN EMMEUS DAVIS, Partner, was one of the founders of Burlington Associates in 1993. He has over 40 years experience providing technical assistance to community land trusts and other nonprofit community development organizations throughout the United States. He previously worked as a community organizer and nonprofit executive director in East Tennessee and served as Housing Director and Enterprise Community Coordinator for the City of Burlington, Vermont.  He has taught housing policy and neighborhood planning at New Hampshire College and MIT.  He was a co-founder...

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Mary O'Hara

Mary O’Hara, Partner, has been with Burlington Associates since 1999. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of community development lending and community reinvestment, with a special expertise in loan fund start-ups, loan underwriting, work-outs, fund management, and technical assistance to community development financial institutions. She has held leadership positions at the Massachusetts Urban Reinvestment Advisory Group, Boston Community Capital, and the Institute for Community Economics. She presently serves as Director of the ROC USA Network...

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Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Partner, has nearly 40 years of experience in community development, housing development, advocacy, and organizational development – particularly with community land trusts and other shared-equity strategies. Prior to becoming a Partner in Burlington Associates, he served as the first Executive Director of the Woodland Community Land Trust in Clairfield, Tennessee, one of the first CLTs operating in the United States, the Associate Director of the Institute for Community Economics and the founding Executive Director of the Housing Coalition in...

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Michael Monte

Michael Monte, Partner, has worked in the community development field for over 40 years. During the course of his career, Michael has served as executive director for several nonprofit organizations and was employed by the City of Burlington (Vermont) for 19 years.  For twelve of those years, he was a department director, leading Burlington's award-winning Community and Economic Development Office.  Since 2007, Michael has served as the Chief Operating and Financial Officer for the Champlain Housing Trust. CHT is the largest community land trust in the...

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Amy Wright

Amy Wright, the newest member of Burlington Associates, joined in October 2014. She has over 25 years of experience as a developer of affordable housing, with a specialty in assisting nonprofit organizations in accessing and utilizing the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. Her development work, including rental housing for low-income families and elders, limited equity cooperatives, and housing with supportive services, has been guided by goals of sustainability and permanent affordability. In addition to new development, she has found work-out solutions for nonprofit organizations with troubled projects or under-performing portfolios. She has developed...

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