Housing Assistance Corporation Senior Staff

Alisa Magnotta Galazzi
Alisa Magnotta GalazziCEO
Alisa holds the honor of being the second CEO Housing Assistance Corporation has had since its inception in 1974. She arrived at Housing Assistance in January 2017, bringing with her more than two decades worth of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has served as the COO at Gosnold, the executive director at Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod & the Islands and the development director for The Cape Cod Foundation.

Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Alisa holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from California State University and a masters of science in communication management from Simmons College. She lives in Orleans with her family.

Walter Phinney, M.A.
Walter Phinney, M.A.Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Walter joined Housing Assistance Corporation in the summer of 2016. Walter has decades of executive experience in health and human services, most recently as the COO of Arbour Counseling Services, managing 10 outpatient behavioral health and substance use recovery centers across Massachusetts. Prior to that Walter was the COO at Outer Cape Health Services, overseeing health centers in Harwich, Wellfleet and Provincetown and a pharmacy in Wellfleet and Provincetown. Walter lives in South Dennis and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Dennis Libraries.
Stephen Ferris
Stephen FerrisChief Financial Officer (CFO)
Stephen joined the HAC team in November 2017, bringing a wealth of financial experience to the agency. He spent more than two decades at American Express where he served in a number of roles, most recently as its Vice President of Finance in the company’s Lower Manhattan office. Born and raised in Boston, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and accounting from Northeastern University.

Stephen, who lives in Brewster with his wife Joanne, is the co-owner of The Break Room in Chatham with his daughter Heather.

Anne Van Vleck
Anne Van VleckChief Development Officer
Anne joined HAC in the summer of 2017, after almost seven years as the Executive Director at CCYP (Cape Cod Young Professionals). While at CCYP, Anne was able to lead and promote a culture focused on addressing the Cape’s workforce issues through mentoring, civic engagement programs, and creating opportunities for housing that are affordable, accessible and available to young professionals on Cape Cod. Anne lives in Chatham with her family.
Cheryl Codair
Cheryl CodairDirector of Education & Engagement
Cheryl joined the HAC team in April 2018, bringing extensive operational experience in the fields of healthcare, real estate, software, and education. Cheryl spent 17 years at IBM where she served as the worldwide Pricing Program Manager and Global Training Leader, educating teams on new business processes. Most recently, she served as the program director for the Cape Cod Institute. Living on Cape Cod for 20 years, she holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Vermont. Cheryl has a passion for helping underserved populations. She has volunteered as a nurse in Honduras and is a former member of the Nauset Regional School Committee. Cheryl lives in Orleans with her family.
Cassi Danzl
Cassi DanzlDirector of Family and Individual Services
Cassi joined HAC in the beginning of 2017. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she comes to HAC with experience in the mental health field as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, community based services supervisor, and most recently as an Outpatient Clinic Director. Cassi’s department services individuals and families with intake and referral; homeless prevention; homeless outreach; housing search; housing consumer education; permanent supportive housing; case management; stabilization; housing efforts on Martha’s Vineyard; and HAC’s family shelters. Cassi lives in West Yarmouth and enjoys traveling, crafts, reading, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.
Cindi Maule
Cindi MauleDirector of Leased Housing
Cindi Maule has nonprofit experience in Oregon, Alaska and Maine before she came to Cape Cod in 2008 to become the Director of HAC’s Leased Housing Department. In administering six federal and state rental subsidy contracts comprising over 900 vouchers, she manages a staff of 10 and an annual budget of $8 million. She is the chief program liaison with over 650 property owners. She also is a member of the Regional Housing Network Board. Cindi is co-chair of the Chatham Affordable Housing Committee.
Shawna Moos
Shawna MoosDirector of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives
Shawna directs Housing Assistance’s marketing, advertising, and media relations efforts, as well as coordinates with community organizations, advocacy groups, and legislative affairs staff to ensure HAC’s impact across Cape Cod and the Islands. Shawna serves on the Philanthropy Day of Cape Cod Committee, and brings a combination of expertise in marketing and communications; foundation, corporate, and media relations; and organizational development. She previously served as Director of Communications for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
David Quinn
David QuinnDirector of Housing Development and Planning
David joined Housing Assistance in December 2016 as Assistant Director of Housing Development, before moving into the Director role in 2019. David co-authored HAC’s widely-quoted report, “Housing On Cape Cod: The High Cost of Doing Nothing” and he helped established our innovative Rent 365 program. Today David oversees the agency’s short- and long-term housing development efforts. Previously, David was the Regional Waste Reduction Coordinator for Barnstable County. He holds a master’s degree in urban and environmental policy and planning from Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from The College of the Holy Cross.

Housing Assistance Corporation Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Peter J. Muise, Chair First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union

Peter L. FreemanVice Chair Freeman Law Group LLC

Liam Cahill, Treasurer Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank

Ashley Moore Baker, Clerk International Fund for Animal Welfare

Members at Large

  • Bill Bogdonavich, Broad Reach Healthcare
  • Elaine Bolognese
  • Cliff Carroll, President/CEO, Carroll Commercial
  • Mark R. Forest
  • Cathy Gibson, Department of Transitional Assistance
  • Margaret Hayes
  • Paul N. Melville, Family Continuity/Cape Cod and Nantucket Family Resource Centers
  • Susan Rohrbach
  • Paul Ruchinskas
  • Dr. Kumara Sidhartha, Cape Cod Healthcare
  • Moriya Smith
  • Raymond Tamasi, The Tamasi Group, LLC
  • Tara Wallace, Independence House, Inc.
  • Ron Winner
  • Linda Zammer