Meet the ACDA Team

Faye Andrews
Director
 
 
Contact: 518-434-5265
 
Since 2000, Faye has overseen the Albany Community Development Agency (ACDA) which revitalizes Albany neighborhoods by increasing home ownership, providing resources for home and community improvements, and connecting partners to facilitate quality of life projects and workforce opportunities for residents with low to moderate incomes. 

ACDA secures and manages millions of dollars in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds each year, which are often combined with other funding sources to maximize community development initiatives, increase home ownership, improve housing conditions, leverage strategic neighborhood projects, combat blight, and foster economic and commercial stability in neighborhoods.


Luis Perez
Deputy Director
 
 
Contact: 518-434-5265
 
Luis has worked in various capacities in ACDA for 25 years.  Luis assists the ACDA Director in developing and supervising staff.  He also ensures that grantees comply with federal and state housing regulations.

Amie Jefferson
Administrative Assistant
 
 
Contact: 518-434-5265
 
Amie has worked for ACDA since 2016, and is often the first point of contact for the Department. Amie answers inquiries from the public, providing customers with applications and guideline packets on various ACDA programs, helping to connect the community with ACDA staff, and assisting with meeting arrangements or other Department general needs.

Previously, Amie worked in the City of Albany’s Human Resources Department, the “place where I continued to further my customer service experience,” she says.  Amie has a Bachelor of Science from Sage College, and in her free time she likes to shop, watch movies, and eat out.


James Romano
Construction Director
 
 
Contact: 518-434-5265
jromano@albanyny.gov

Jim oversees the maintenance of ACDA-owned lots and buildings, such as the Albany Boxing Gym and the condos at 135 Elizabeth Street, which are used to house individuals and families, while heir homes are being made safe and lead-free through ACDA's lead abatement program.  He also oversees and manages the contractors who are hired to rehab properties for ACDA, making sure that they comply with EEO standards and other government regulations. 

Jim previously worked as a general contractor in the Albany area, and for fun, he loves all things related to sports!


Glen Campman
Maintenance
 
 
Contact: 518-434-5265
gcampman@albanyny.gov

Glen Campman is ACDA's building and property maintenance assistant.  Glen maintains ACDA properties, keeping them clean and litter-free year-round (mowing in summer, clearing snow in winter).  Glen also paints and makes handyman repairs as needed or requested by staff.  Glen has been working for ACDA for over a decade.

Dennis Gaffney
Communications Coordinator
 
 
Contact: 518-434-5164
 
As Communications Coordinator for the City, Dennis handles all internal communications.  Dennis is also author and Editor in Chief for the staff newsletter, Citynet.  “I see my job as building community for City staff and fostering positive morale,” he says.

Dennis also oversees publicity and social media for the One Stop Shop—Albany's 200 Henry Johnson office location, which houses Albany Community Development Agency, the Department of Planning and Development, and the Department of Buildings and Regulatory Compliance.

Dennis helps the Mayor's Office by taking on special projects, and is the point person for the City's Cultural Heritage projects.  In his free time, Dennis likes to take photos, play the ukulele and squash. 


Mick Foley
Rehab & Environmental
Service Manager
 
 
Contact: 518-434-5265
 
Mick Foley supervises the ACDA’s Rehabilitation Specialists, the Environmental Coordinator, and the Senior Lead Rehab Specialist.  He often troubleshoots issues that arise on ACDA projects, and is responsible for approving job changes, emergency authorizations and construction vouchers.

Mick has been with ACDA for the nearly 10 years, and has worked under previous titles: Rehab Specialist (2001 to 2004) and Vacant Building Rehab Coordinator (2004 to 2008).

John Kisselback
Senior Finance Counselor
 
 
Contact: 518-434-5265
 
John has worked for ACDA going on 10 years.  He currently does the intake for anyone applying for the various ACDA home and property improvement programs, reviewing applications for completeness and income eligibility requirements for the various programs.  John also approves loans that come through the ACDA, ensuring that all required documentation is provided by applicants. 

For 13 years he owned his own mortgage company in Albany, and has 37 years experience working in the banking and finance industry.


Patsy Lucarelli
Vacant Building Rehab
Specialist
 
 
Contact: 518-434-5265
 
Patsy is the Vacant Buildings Rehab Specialist for ACDA, ensuring compliance of federally funded programs by performing rehabilitation inspections and cost estimates, coordinating work scopes, EEO documentation, project budgets and contractor payments for rehabs performed by ACDA in the City. 

The projects that Patsy manages through the Vacant Buildings Rehabilitation Program pay up to $50,000 toward the building rehabs, that range from single family homes to four units.  Buildings owned by individuals, as well as ACDA and the Albany County Land Bank, are eligible.

In his free time, Patsy likes to play golf and spend time with his family.
 

Dan Lyman
Rehabilitation Specialist
 
 
Contact: 518-434-5265
 
Dan has worked as a Rehabilitation Specialist for ACDA for 11 years.  He is a New York State Accredited Code Enforcement Officer, overseeing the process for various ACDA rehab programs for City homeowners. “I’m here for you,” Dan says.

Previously, Dan worked as a Code Inspector for the Department of Buildings and Regulatory Compliance and a repairman for the City of Albany Water Department.

Jim Matteo
Community Outreach
Coordinator
 
 
Contact: 518-434-5265
 
Jim has worked as a program compliance officer with ACDA since 2002, before a recent transition to his current position of Community Outreach Coordinator.  Jim’s new position consists of finding ways to promote ACDA home and property programs, but also the City's Facade Improvement Program, like the Facade 

“I’m continuing to work with the community, which I enjoy, but in a different capacity,” he says.  He can be seen at public meetings, Neighborhood Association meetings, and “pop-up” events, such as the popular Albany Police Department summer movie nights that take place in parks, Citywide. 
 

Roger Pelletier
Rehabilitation Specialist
 

Contact: 518-434-5265
 
Roger Pelletier has worked for ACDA for almost 10 years as a Rehabilitation Specialist.  I like working with people and I enjoy coming to work,” Roger says. “It makes me happy that we can help people.” When he’s not at work Roger likes to be outdoors fishing and playing golf.

Ron Preville
Rehabilitation Specialist
 
 
Contact: 518-434-5265
 
Ron is Rehabilitation Specialist with ACDA.  As part of the Rehab Team, he also performs rehabilitation inspections, cost estimates, and other functions of program compliance.  He is a NY State Accredited Code Enforcement Officer and previously worked for 10 years as a building inspector for the Department of Buildings and Regulatory Compliance.

Ron came to the City from the City School District of Albany, where he oversaw maintenance crews at various Albany school buildings.  Outside of work, Ron likes to spend time with his grand kids and throw himself into home projects.
 

Joe Severino
Senior Finance Counselor
 
 
Contact: 518-434-5265
 
Joe assists the community who are applying for any of the various housing programs offered by ACDA.  Joe meets with applicants and reviews their eligibility, whether it is to purchase a home, to do necessary home repairs, or to address lead paint abatement.  "We see what people’s needs are, and how we can assist them,” says Joe, who has worked at ACDA since 1995.

Lisa Clevenger
Accountant
 
Contact: 518-434-5265
 
Since 2013, Lisa has overseen the day-to-day fiscal operations of ACDA.  Previously, she worked as an office manager and an accountant for the Albany Housing Coalition, which houses low-income residents and veterans.

Outside of work, she attends to her dog, Milo, loves camping and growing flowers and herbs in her garden.
 

Kristin Cronin
Finance Compliance Officer
 
Contact: 518-434-5265
 
Kristin has been the Finance Compliance Officer for ACDA for 17 years.  She prepares all environmental reviews, loan and grant documents and applications, and conducts property closings for rehab projects.

Kristin also oversees repayable loans, mortgages, and grant files, and monitors HUD requirements for bigger projects, such as Ida Yarbrough and Sheridan Hollow.
Previously, Kristin spent 10 years in the residential and commercial mortgage fields.