ABOUT

Executive Officers


Rachel Shatney has been in the property management business for the past seventeen years; the last eleven years have been in affordable housing.  Before assuming her current role as Associate Director of Property Management at Downstreet Housing & Community Development, Rachel served Downstreet (formerly known as Central Vermont Community Land Trust [CVCLT]) as a Senior Property Manager, Property Manager, Occupancy Specialist and as Property Management Coordinator.   She has received certifications for COS, TCS, and S.T.A.R.  When she's not working, Rachel enjoys spending time camping and hiking with her family, and lives in Barre Town with her husband, three sons, and two dogs.

rshatney@downstreet.org
802.477.1348

Iris Gilbert serves as the Secretary of the VHMA.  Iris has been working in the affordable housing field for 19 years.  She has worked as an Occupancy Specialist, a Property Manager, a Compliance Manager, a Deputy Director of Property Management and she currently works at the Vermont State Housing Authority as a Property and Compliance Manager.  She holds the industry designations of Certified Occupancy Specialist, Tax Credit Specialist and USDA Rural Development S.T.A.R.  Iris spends her free time volunteering for various community organizations, in addition to working toward fulfilling her goal of hiking the 48 New Hampshire 4,000 foot mountains with her husband and her beagle.

iris@vsha.org
802.828.3098

Colleen Lee is the Occupancy and Compliance Manager at Cathedral Square, a non-profit organization created in 1977 to develop and operate communities for seniors and individuals with special needs.  Colleen joined Cathedral Square in 2011.


With Cathedral Square, Colleen has attained COS, TC, and S.T.A.R. certifications.  She is also a certified Fair Housing Specialist.


Colleen is passionate about serving others.  She is proud to be part of a company with a mission to provide seniors and individuals with special needs, healthy affordable housing, along with quality of life and the ability to age at home with services.


Colleen became a member of the VHMA Board in 2012, where she was appointed Treasurer.  She was awarded with the VHMA Volunteer of the Year award in 2013.

lee@cathedralsquare.org
802.859.8807

Education Committee


In addition to being acting President of the VHMA, Josie Curtin also serves as a board member of the VHMA Education Committee.

josie.curtin@champlainhousingtrust.org
802.862.6244

In addition to being acting Secretary of the VHMA, Iris Gilbert also serves as a board member of the VHMA Education Committee.

iris@vsha.org
802.828.3098

Brian LaLime serves as a board member of the VHMA Education Committee.

brian.lalime@portlandglass.com
802.249.0101

In addition to being Treasurer of the VHMA, Colleen Lee also serves as a board member of the VHMA Education Committee.

lee@cathedralsquare.org
802.859.8807

Rachel Shatney has been in the property management business for the past seventeen years; the last eleven years have been in affordable housing.  Before assuming her current role as Associate Director of Property Management at Downstreet Housing & Community Development, Rachel served Downstreet (formerly known as Central Vermont Community Land Trust [CVCLT]) as a Senior Property Manager, Property Manager, Occupancy Specialist and as Property Management Coordinator.   She has received certifications for COS, TCS, and S.T.A.R.  When she's not working, Rachel enjoys spending time camping and hiking with her family, and lives in Barre Town with her husband, three sons, and two dogs.

rshatney@downstreet.org
802.477.1348



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