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Ana Cruz

Lending Program Assistant

Better lives, better communities! A home is the foundation upon which all other aspects of life can thrive. I have worked in Film and Communications where I have had the privilege to contribute my work to social justice documentaries, narrative and commercial films. Since 2013, my small family and I proudly call St. Paul “our home” and my role at NeighborWorks Home Partners allows me to actively participate in the fight for housing justice in our community.

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Work Phone: 651-348-5092 Work Fax: 651-314-8005

Better lives, better communities! A home is the foundation upon which all other aspects of life can thrive. I have worked in Film and Communications where I have had the privilege to contribute my work to social justice documentaries, narrative and commercial films. Since 2013, my small family and I proudly call St. Paul “our home” and my role at NeighborWorks Home Partners allows me to actively participate in the fight for housing justice in our community. I’m dedicated to helping individuals and families secure affordable housing solutions, and I’m honored to be part of this vital mission.

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Gina DeNardo Graf

Homeownership Advisor

I have spent my career supporting individuals and families as they achieve their financial goals.   I love seeing others succeed, and being part of that success is one of my joys in life.  Working at NeighborWorks Home Partners as a Housing Counselor, I am able to be the unbiased coach in new home buyer’s team as they achieve the American Dream of owning a home! …View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5075 Work Fax: 651-314-8029

I have spent my career supporting individuals and families as they achieve their financial goals.   I love seeing others succeed, and being part of that success is one of my joys in life.  Working at NeighborWorks Home Partners as a Housing Counselor, I am able to be the unbiased coach in new home buyer’s team as they achieve the American Dream of owning a home!  One of my favorite topics to discuss is credit; how to build, repair and use credit so it can become an asset in a person’s life!  I am fortunate that I can bring this knowledge and passion to my job (since my family and friends are tired of this topic!)

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Becky Errigo

Housing Project Manager

Even as a young girl, I enjoyed touring homes and imagining how to enrich the functionality and aesthetics. My background is in design and construction and I have a strong desire for functional beauty. The majority of my 20+ year career has been working for non-profit, community-based housing organizations. It is very gratifying to help others realize their dream of homeownership and build relationships with community members while positively affecting neighborhoods.…View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5086 Work Fax: 651-317-5413

Even as a young girl, I enjoyed touring homes and imagining how to enrich the functionality and aesthetics. My background is in design and construction and I have a strong desire for functional beauty. The majority of my 20+ year career has been working for non-profit, community-based housing organizations. It is very gratifying to help others realize their dream of homeownership and build relationships with community members while positively affecting neighborhoods. When away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family, experimenting in the kitchen, and repurposing underused items.

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Beth Hyser

Chief Program Officer

I have worked for more than 15 years in a number of non-profit community development and fundraising roles including seven years as Executive Director of a neighborhood CDC. I am passionate about serving the community through partnerships and innovative programs to improve housing. I can be found at our cabin on summer weekends and love to grow a variety of flowers and veggies in my home garden.View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5084 Work Fax: 651-302-7878

I have worked for more than 15 years in a number of non-profit community development and fundraising roles including seven years as Executive Director of a neighborhood CDC. I am passionate about serving the community through partnerships and innovative programs to improve housing. I can be found at our cabin on summer weekends and love to grow a variety of flowers and veggies in my home garden.

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MacDella Jaa

Lending Coordinator

I grew up with my mother helping families in need in our community, so working for a non-profit organization was inevitable. One of my many reasons I love working at NeighborWorks Home Partners is seeing the result firsthand. Receiving heartfelt "thank you" and update e-mails from our new homeowners keeps me motivated to tell more individuals and families that Neighborworks Home Partners can help fulfill their goal/dream.View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5073 Work Fax: 651-317-5428

I grew up with my mother helping families in need in our community, so working for a non-profit organization was inevitable. One of my many reasons I love working at NeighborWorks Home Partners is seeing the result firsthand. Receiving heartfelt “thank you” and update e-mails from our new homeowners keeps me motivated to tell more individuals and families that Neighborworks Home Partners can help fulfill their goal/dream.

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Kjirsten Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

While I’ve spent the majority of my career working at non-profits, I’m very excited to be a part of NeighborWorks Home Partners. The positive impact on people’s lives and the revitalization of communities is what drives this organization. I spend the majority of my non-working hours carpooling and dog walking.View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5088 Work Fax: 651-318-3356

While I’ve spent the majority of my career working at non-profits, I’m very excited to be a part of NeighborWorks Home Partners. The positive impact on people’s lives and the revitalization of communities is what drives this organization. I spend the majority of my non-working hours carpooling and dog walking.

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Chris Lubin

Lending Coordinator

I have been in and around the mortgage and real estate arenas for over 25 years and have worked at NeighborWorks as needed since 2013. I am a lending administrator, which means I can do whatever is asked of me. More specifically I administer our down payment assistance. (Chris is too humble to say this himself, but he has excellent taste in socks, and quite a colorful collection.)View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5079 Work Fax: 651-318-3936

I have been in and around the mortgage and real estate arenas for over 25 years and have worked at NeighborWorks as needed since 2013. I am a lending administrator, which means I can do whatever is asked of me. More specifically I administer our down payment assistance. (Chris is too humble to say this himself, but he has excellent taste in socks, and quite a colorful collection.)

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Marie Malrick

Lending Advisor

As a lending advisor my role is to guide homeowners to the right solution for their home improvement needs. I have worked in nonprofit home improvement for nearly two decades after realizing I was passionate about meeting our community’s need for stable and safe housing. I love helping homeowners get the repairs they need – such as a new furnace, fixing a leaking roof, or replacing lead paint-covered windows – and am thrilled to know that with every loan I close I am enriching that family’s life and the long-term value and integrity of their home.View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5083 Work Fax: 651-318-3938

As a lending advisor my role is to guide homeowners to the right solution for their home improvement needs. I have worked in nonprofit home improvement for nearly two decades after realizing I was passionate about meeting our community’s need for stable and safe housing. I love helping homeowners get the repairs they need – such as a new furnace, fixing a leaking roof, or replacing lead paint-covered windows – and am thrilled to know that with every loan I close I am enriching that family’s life and the long-term value and integrity of their home.

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Mary Moua

Lending Coordinator

From my years of being a mortgage closer/post closer, being given this opportunity to work at a non-profit organization that helps underserved communities feels just like home. Helping others have always been a passion of mine so I feel fulfilled being able to continue to offer resources that help buyers achieve their homeownership goals.View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5093 Work Fax: 651-318-3944

From my years of being a mortgage closer/post closer, being given this opportunity to work at a non-profit organization that helps underserved communities feels just like home. Helping others have always been a passion of mine so I feel fulfilled being able to continue to offer resources that help buyers achieve their homeownership goals.

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Liban Omar

Lending Coordinator

The mission of helping folks buy, fix, and keep their homes is what led me to choose to work at NeighborWorks. I speak Somali and Arabic, and I hope this will help overcome any potential language barriers. My goals are to alleviate some of the stress associated with the homebuying process and be a helping hand that assists people throughout their homebuying journey.View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5074 Work Fax: 651-318-4919

The mission of helping folks buy, fix, and keep their homes is what led me to choose to work at NeighborWorks. I speak Somali and Arabic, and I hope this will help overcome any potential language barriers. My goals are to alleviate some of the stress associated with the homebuying process and be a helping hand that assists people throughout their homebuying journey.

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Jason Peterson

Chief Executive Officer

Safe and stable housing is one of the cornerstones from which all else grows.  I have worked for the last 15 years helping families with their housing needs here in the Twin Cities. From assisting families to find emergency shelter to helping families buy their first home – the importance of the basic need for housing is present.…View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5072 Work Fax: 651-243-9018

Safe and stable housing is one of the cornerstones from which all else grows.  I have worked for the last 15 years helping families with their housing needs here in the Twin Cities. From assisting families to find emergency shelter to helping families buy their first home – the importance of the basic need for housing is present. I was born and raised and currently live in St. Paul with my wife and kids and what I love most about working at NeighborWorks Home Partners is driving through the neighborhoods where I live and work and seeing the difference we are making each and every day

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Fraynke Plachecki

Lending Coordinator

One of my favorite things about working with NeighborWorks Home Partners is how each and every one of the people I work with, directly or Indirectly, has this amazing passion to help others. I’ve never been a part of an organization that is so dedicated to truly impacting our neighborhoods for the better. It’s that feeling and surrounding energy that makes you want to jump in and get your hands dirty!View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5085 Work Fax: 651-318-4933

One of my favorite things about working with NeighborWorks Home Partners is how each and every one of the people I work with, directly or Indirectly, has this amazing passion to help others. I’ve never been a part of an organization that is so dedicated to truly impacting our neighborhoods for the better. It’s that feeling and surrounding energy that makes you want to jump in and get your hands dirty!

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Brayden Strachan

Homeownership Advisor

My passion has always been to provide assistance and be an amplified voice for those who may not have the ability to speak. From being a mentor and working in the social advocacy space for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities in Washington D.C. to moving across the country and now providing support for people to not only be able to buy a home but stay in their home has been very transformative and NWHP has helped me achieve that goal.View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5078 Work Fax: 651-304-3577
My passion has always been to provide assistance and be an amplified voice for those who may not have the ability to speak. From being a mentor and working in the social advocacy space for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities in Washington D.C. to moving across the country and now providing support for people to not only be able to buy a home but stay in their home has been very transformative and NWHP has helped me achieve that goal.

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Janny Thao

Senior Lending Advisor

My passion is helping others. I am thrilled to be part of an organization to empower individuals through homeownership. My family and I have lived in Frogtown for almost 5 years and love the diversity and friendly neighbors. We enjoy the outdoors and spend time together hiking, visiting national parks, or spending a day at the lake.…View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5091 Work Fax: 651-317-5342

My passion is helping others. I am thrilled to be part of an organization to empower individuals through homeownership. My family and I have lived in Frogtown for almost 5 years and love the diversity and friendly neighbors. We enjoy the outdoors and spend time together hiking, visiting national parks, or spending a day at the lake. I also enjoy cooking and sharing meals with family.

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Lee Thao

Loan Servicing Coordinator

Helping people has always been the core of my career, whether that be in acts of services or providing support and resources. I have always found myself in jobs that provided help for individuals to achieve their goals. Now, at NeighborWorks Home Partners, I can continue focusing on helping individuals achieve their goals and providing loan servicing support when needed.…View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5080 Work Fax: 651-317-5389

Helping people has always been the core of my career, whether that be in acts of services or providing support and resources. I have always found myself in jobs that provided help for individuals to achieve their goals. Now, at NeighborWorks Home Partners, I can continue focusing on helping individuals achieve their goals and providing loan servicing support when needed. I am excited to watch the growth of first-time homeowners and be part of this amazing organization.

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Nina Thao

Operations & Outreach Coordinator

I am so excited to join this team in empowering individuals on their homeownership journey. I was fortunate enough to have lived in a home my whole life, with so many memories. It is a huge honor being able to help families create core memories of their own in a home they can proudly say is theirs.View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5077 Work Fax: 651-314-8040

I am so excited to join this team in empowering individuals on their homeownership journey. I was fortunate enough to have lived in a home my whole life, with so many memories. It is a huge honor being able to help families create core memories of their own in a home they can proudly say is theirs.

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Casey Ware

Director of Lending

I believe that support can be key to a successful homebuying experience. My passion is seeing people be able to improve in all areas of their lives. I’m excited about getting more people into home ownership. So many people are credit-ready, but just can’t see themselves owning a home. I’m here to say we can help you do it!…View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5076 Work Fax: 651-300-1063

I believe that support can be key to a successful homebuying experience. My passion is seeing people be able to improve in all areas of their lives. I’m excited about getting more people into home ownership. So many people are credit-ready, but just can’t see themselves owning a home. I’m here to say we can help you do it! Come to NeighborWorks – we have the resources to help you get into a home. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family, going to church, and reading.

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Alan Xiong

Accounting Coordinator

I have always worked for big companies, and NeighborWorks is my first time working with a non-profit. I appreciate what NeighborWorks does to help people buy, fix, and keep their homes. I want to help NeighborWorks continue to improve the lives of people of color and low income families. I know the struggle of finding the right home, and there are so many steps to get to that point.View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5090 Home Fax: 651-318-4913

I have always worked for big companies, and NeighborWorks is my first time working with a non-profit. I appreciate what NeighborWorks does to help people buy, fix, and keep their homes. I want to help NeighborWorks continue to improve the lives of people of color and low income families. I know the struggle of finding the right home, and there are so many steps to get to that point.

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Nick Yang

Homeownership Advising Manager

Helping communities obtain financial success is what drives my passion for the work that I do. I want to be able to share my success as a homeowner to potential first time homebuyers so that they can achieve the goal of homeownership as well. Kuv yog Hmoob, kuv hais lus Hmoob. Kuv yuav pab tau nej.View Contact Info
Work Phone: 651-348-5081 Work Fax: 651-318-3962

Helping communities obtain financial success is what drives my passion for the work that I do. I want to be able to share my success as a homeowner to potential first time homebuyers so that they can achieve the goal of homeownership as well. Kuv yog Hmoob, kuv hais lus Hmoob. Kuv yuav pab tau nej.

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533 Dale Street N.
Saint Paul, MN 55103

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1930 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405
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