Christie has worked for public service organizations in NYC since 1994. She provided Community Case Management services for people living with HIV and AIDS for both the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Women's Prison Association. She then advocated for Medicare and Medicaid recipients enrolled in HMO plans with the Medicare Rights Center and Gay Men's Health Crisis. While working for the Building Services 32BJ Pension Fund, Christie worked on an employer assisted housing project, which led her to work for not-for-profit affordable housing developers in Bushwick and Washington Heights. She joined CNYCN most recently from the New York State Housing Finance Agency, where she underwrote tax-exempt bond deals to preserve affordable housing, and served as Deputy Director at CNYCN until July 2011. Christie has a BA from Harvard and a MSW from the Hunter College School of Social Work in Community Organizing and Planning.
Lucy joined CNYCN in December 2009 as Program Director with responsibility for managing the Center’s relationship with its 29 network partners. Most recently, Lucy worked on a wide variety of development projects at Places for People, one of the largest owners of affordable housing in the United Kingdom. Previously, in New York City, Lucy acted as a development consultant at K. Backus & Associates, helping institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and local government agencies manage and plan their real estate development projects. Prior to becoming a consultant, Lucy worked in New York City government for five years, at both the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the Department of Homeless Services. Lucy has a BA from Brown University and a Masters of Urban Planning from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Brendan joined CNYCN as a Call Center Representative in February of 2009. His work consists of receiving direct calls and referring homeowners to the appropriate non-profit Network Partners. He has previous experience as a real estate salesperson and call center representative in several industries. He obtained a B.A. from the University of California Santa Cruz in 1998.
Matthew Hassett manages CNYCN's relationships with lenders and servicers active in New York City and works to ensure that their policies and programs further the Center's mission of promoting and protecting affordable and sustainable homeownership. Matthew also manages CNYCN's direct programs, including the Mortgage Assistance Program, the Neighborhood Recovery Fund, and the Escalations program. Before working at the Center, Matthew worked in financial services and government. At Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance group, he focused on Community Reinvestment Act programs, community relations, and compliance. At New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Matthew worked in the Distressed Asset Financing Programs division on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and other foreclosure mitigation and recovery programs. Matthew has a BA from Brown University.
Alana Massey, Communications Manager
Alana Massey joined CNYCN in October of 2012 as the Communications Manger overseeing strategic communications for CNYCN. She is responsible for proactive outreach to members of the press, elected officials, and community groups to generate awareness of the ongoing mortgage crisis in New York City. Before working at CNYCN, Alana worked at a variety of non-profit communications roles including American Corporate Partners, Camino Public Relations, and The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Alana has a BA from New York University and an MA from Yale University.
Braden Listmann, Program Manager
Braden Listmann joined CNYCN in October 2012 as the Program Manager for the Office of the Attorney General’s Home Ownership Protection Program (HOPP). Braden manages grant communication and reporting for foreclosure prevention and super-storm Sandy disaster relief projects. Braden started out working on neighborhood improvement and mixed use development policy campaigns in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining the center, Braden worked for a non-profit organization in Chicago where he led campaigns to establish court-sponsored mediation in foreclosure cases and a vacant property ordinance to address abandoned foreclosed buildings. Braden has a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.
Alan Biller, Senior Underwriter
Alan Biller joined CNYCN in May 2011 as an Underwriter for the Mortgage Assistance Program. He is responsible for reviewing MAP applications, as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of MAP. Before working at CNYCN, Alan was a research assistant at NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. In 2009, he participated in the Manhattan Borough President’s Office Community Planning Fellows Program, where he assisted Manhattan Community Board 7 (Upper West Side) to create a database of affordable housing and develop policy goals for preserving affordable housing. He got his start in housing and community development as a tenant organizer in Washington, DC. Alan has a Masters of Urban Planning degree from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Clementine Brown, Underwriter for Mortgage Assistance Program
Clemmy joined CNYCN in October of 2012 as an underwriter for the Mortgage Assistance Program. Previously, she worked for three years as a foreclosure prevention counselor for Brooklyn homeowners at Camba Legal Services and MHANY. During part of that time she was a mentor counselor, training her peers in the network of NYC housing counselors. Clemmy has a BA from Carleton College in History and Women and Gender Studies.