Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation
HNEF Senior Team Members
Joseph L. Flatley
Joe Flatley is President and CEO of the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC). He has led the organization since it was founded in 1990 as a private non-profit whose mission is to be an innovative financier of affordable housing and community development. Over the twenty-seven year period since its inception, MHIC has invested over $2.6 billion in 571 projects – for the creation and preservation of more than 22,091 units of affordable housing and more than five million square feet of commercial space throughout New England. MHIC has been a leader in the creative utilization of the New Markets Tax Credit program to finance community development projects and has been awarded twelve allocations of New Markets Tax Credits totaling $872 million. Prior to MHIC, Joe served for many years in a number of positions in state government advancing affordable housing and community development, including Assistant Secretary for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development (EOCD), and Chief Planner with the Office of State Planning. Joe serves on a number of national and local boards; a few notable examples include the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, Citizens Housing and Planning Association, the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition, and the Affordable Housing Institute. Joe is a native of Chicago and is a graduate of MIT and Harvard University where he earned degrees in city planning.
Peter Sargent is the Director of Capital Development of the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC). Peter joined MHIC in February 2008. From 2000-2008 he was Managing Director of Investor Relations for a New York City based tax credit syndicator where he was responsible for raising LIHTC investment funds from investors across the United States. From 1996–1999, Peter worked for BankBoston Development Company (“BBDC”) where he managed the tax credit group that invested in low-income housing tax credit and historic tax credit properties throughout BankBoston’s market. Prior to BankBoston he held a variety of positions at BayBank Boston, N.A. from 1992-1996. Peter has an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management and a B.A. magna cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University majoring in Japanese studies. He serves on the Newton Community Preservation Committee and is past President of the National Association of State and Local Equity Funds (NASLEF).
Kathleen McGilvray currently serves as the Director of Investment for Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC). Kathy joined MHIC in 2003 as an asset manager and transferred to the development department in 2005. She now manages the underwriting staff and project pipeline for MHIC.
Before joining MHIC, Kathy worked as an auditor for Coopers & Lybrand where she had healthcare, financial services, bio-tech and non-profit clients, and worked for a physician practice management company at which she was responsible for conducting the financial analyses for physician practices looking to join the company. She was also Director of Financial Reporting for an internet commerce company, Fatbrain.com, which she brought through an Initial Public Offering.
Kathy is a member of the Somerville Community Corporation Board of Directors, where she currently serves as Treasurer, and is former co-chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee of CREW Boston (formerly New England Women in Real Estate “NEWiRE”). She also serves on the Board of Trustees and the Finance, Audit & Compliance, and Strategic Planning Committees of the Cambridge Health Alliance, a health system comprised of three community hospitals and numerous health clinics throughout Boston’s metro-North. Kathy holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and American Studies.
Maggie Super Church
Maggie Super Church is Senior Advisor to the Conservation Law Foundation, where she is leading the integration of CLF’s current Ventures program into core CLF programs and guiding its transformation into a “think and do tank.” Previously, Maggie served as CLF’s Health Strategy and Metrics consultant on the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund, a pioneering private equity real estate fund co-sponsored by CLF and the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation. She also serves as Co-Principal Investigator for the Healthy Neighborhoods Study, a longitudinal mixed-methods Participatory Action Research project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
In her consulting practice, Maggie works with a mix of non-profit, philanthropic and public sector clients to develop and implement strategies for healthy, sustainable and equitable communities. She is a member of the RWJF County Health Rankings Scientific Advisory Group and InvestHealth National Advisory Committee, a Fellow at the MassInc Gateway Cities Innovation Institute, and a Corporator and CRA committee member at The Savings Bank. Maggie was honored to receive a Conservation Hero award from the National Park Service in 2015 for service to Groundwork USA, where she served as Board Chair from 2010 to 2015.
Maggie earned her master’s degree in City Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she was the recipient of the Wallace Floyd Award for City Design and Development and the MIT/DUSP Excellence in Public Service Award. She is a 1994 Truman Scholar and holds a master’s degree in Urban Design from the Edinburgh College of Art and a BA in Architecture from Yale University.
Virginia (Gina) Foote is the Director of Fund Development at CLF Ventures, where she helps cultivate market-based solutions to New England’s environmental problems. Gina identifies target markets mission-aligned with CLF’s programs where CLF Ventures can catalyze change with strategic funding facilities. She finds best-in-class partners, structures funds, raises capital, participates on investment committees, and oversees the monitoring of impact results over time.
Gina is an impact investing and finance professional. She has a wide range of deal experience in both investment banking and venture investing. Prior to CLF Ventures, Gina was CFO/COO for a private equity fund investing in clean energy and materials. Formerly, she was the CFO/Controller for a for-profit international education company. She has also consulted for ACCION International, a non-profit dedicated to building a financially inclusive world with economic opportunity for all. Earlier in her career, Gina worked in corporate finance advisory in New York and Mexico and taught Introductory Finance and Business History at Boston University.
Gina serves on the Board of Directors of The Charles River Conservancy and is a member of the Trustees Collaborative, a greater-Boston parks advocacy group, and The Boston Club. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Yale University.
Vedette Gavin is the Director of Research and Partnerships for CLF Ventures. In this capacity, she is responsible for building cross-sector partnerships with public agencies, non-profit organizations, academic leaders, community groups, and neighborhood residents to understand complex challenges at the intersection of urban development, neighborhoods and health. She currently oversees the Healthy Neighborhoods Research Consortium, a nine-city participatory action research (PAR) network that combines the power of big data, community-based research, and community organizing to understand and address the impacts of urban development on the health and well-being of residents of historically marginalized and under resourced communities through translational research and metrics. Partners include the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Massachusetts Department of Health, and community-based organizations in nine neighborhoods in eastern Massachusetts.
Vedette was previously the Director of Community Engagement at the Case Western Reserve Center for Reducing Health Disparities at MetroHealth in Cleveland, Ohio, where she launched Healthy Eating Active Living, a community-led partnership that engaged residents in transforming neighborhood conditions to foster better health. Prior to that she spent seven years coordinating strategic population health initiatives in the areas of asthma, active transportation and patient experience. Her work is recognized by the American Public Health Association, Centers for Disease Control, and Public Health England. Vedette is also the Co-Founder and Director of Programming and Partnerships for New Majority Community Labs, a social enterprise that uses the power of big data and community organizing to equip communities of color to launch community-derived, community-funded solutions to everyday challenges in their communities. Vedette is an Ohio native and holds a BS from the University of Maryland, College Park, an MPH from The Ohio State University, and a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she was an inaugural Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellow.