Michael Loftin, Chief Executive Officer, oversees Homewise strategic direction, including managing the annual operating goals of Homewise. Mr. Loftin has been in the community development field for 35 years and the Executive Director of Homewise for 26 years. He sets annual activity goals collaboratively with staff and board and monitors delivery of impact to the Target Market, is the public face for external affairs, and reports to the Board of Directors.
Mark Vanderlinden, Chief Lending Officer, is responsible for overseeing and managing loan production, underwriting, quality control, and compliance for Homewise. Mr. Vanderlinden has over 32 years’ of direct experience in the mortgage lending industry including work with Fannie Mae as the Director of Community and Multicultural Lending and Affordable Lending Specialist, and with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta.
Laura Altomare, CFRM, Chief Communications Officer, has over 20 years of experience in Communications, Marketing, Fund Raising, and Public Relations. At Homewise, she leads the organization on all aspects of strategic communication including branding, public and media relations, investor relations, fund raising, community affairs, business development, and marketing.
Daniel Slavin, Director of Real Estate Development, joined Homewise in 2017 after a career as Director of Finance for a locally managed nonprofit organization. At Homewise, he leads the real estate development strategy to provide homeownership opportunities for low to modest-income families in New Mexico.
Agiola Bejko, Director of Coaching, Education and Outreach, manages the Homewise team of Home Purchase Advisors, Trainers and Outreach Coordinators. Ms. Bejko ensures that her team educates, supports and prepares Homewise customers for the home purchase process. She also oversees training and counseling, curricula development and evaluation, client pipeline management and outreach.
Elena Gonzales, Director of Albuquerque Operations, has 20 years of experience managing non-profit, service-oriented organizations including affordable housing providers. Her deep roots in the Albuquerque community are crucial to in her role as community liaison and advocate for affordable homeownership in our growing Albuquerque market.
David Brasier, CMA, CPA, Director of Finance, joined Homewise in 2017 as the Controller. He has 25 years of experience in accounting, financial management, and budgeting for large commercial and government organizations. David works to maximize the return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems while ensuring legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions.