Housing Assistance Corporation Senior Staff

Alisa Magnotta
Alisa MagnottaChief Executive Officer (CEO)
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 Housing Assistance 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 Housing Assistance 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. Prior to that, Anne was the Director of Events at the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, focusing on fundraising, sponsorships, and running the Hooker’s Ball. Anne lives in Chatham and serves on the board of the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund.
Cassi Danzl
Cassi DanzlVice President of Programs and Client Services
Cassi joined Housing Assistance in the beginning of 2017. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Cassi has 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 consumer education; permanent supportive housing; case management; stabilization; and Housing Assistance’s family shelters. Cassi lives on Cape and enjoys cheering on her favorite Cape Cod Baseball League team.
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 Housing Assistance’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 MoosVice President of Operations 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.
Keith Trott
Keith TrottDirector of Housing Production and Maintenance
Keith joined Housing Assistance Corporation in 2012 and manages all construction projects including the development of new housing and the acquisition and refurbishment of existing properties. Keith also manages day-to-day operations and maintenance of 19 residential rental units, 11 scatter- site units, 5 shelter properties, and special projects as needed. Keith maintains a Massachusetts Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License. For almost twenty years prior to joining Housing Assistance, Keith owned and operated an independent contracting company engaged in all phases of commercial and residential building.

Housing Assistance Corporation Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Peter J. Muise, Chair

Peter L. FreemanVice Chair
Freeman Law Group LLC

Bill Bogdanovich, Treasurer
Broad Reach Healthcare

Ashley Moore Baker, Clerk
International Fund for Animal Welfare

Members at Large

  • Liam Cahill, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
  • Cliff Carroll, President/CEO, Carroll Commercial
  • Cathy Gibson, Department of Transitional Assistance
  • Margaret Hayes, Carpet Barn
  • Larry Marsland, Lower Cape Outreach Council
  • Kara O’Donnell-Galvin, MassHire Cape & Islands Workforce Board
  • Alex Rodolakis, Fletcher Tilton P.C.
  • Susan Rohrbach
  • Paul Ruchinskas
  • Dr. Kumara Sidhartha, Cape Cod Healthcare
  • Raymond Tamasi, The Tamasi Group, LLC
  • Tara Wallace, Independence House, Inc.
  • Ron Winner, E.J. Jaxtimer Builder
  • Linda Zammer, Cape Cod Restaurant Group