Board of Directors

Terrian C. Barnes (Louisville, Kentucky) was elected to the Board of the National Trust Community Investment Corporation in 2002. She is co-founder of Fe-smart LLC. Previously, she was the Chief Diversity Officer at Yum! Brands (parent of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell), a role she created and held for 14 years. In this capacity, Ms. Barnes was the business partner responsible for leading an enterprise-wide strategy to drive organizational goals through multicultural marketing, optimizing diverse talent, and minority and women’s business development. Prior to joining Yum!, as the International Franchise Association’s Public Affairs Group vice president, Ms. Barnes crafted forward-looking, innovative economic development strategies for under-served markets.  Black Enterprise Magazine named her as one of  2011’s Top Executives in Diversity. Ms. Barnes is a graduate of Windham College.

Bruce Block (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was elected to NTCIC’s board in 2008.  He is a shareholder in the law firm of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c.  He is chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department and has served on the firm’s Board of Directors for more than a decade. An active member of the community, Bruce currently serves as chair of the Froedtert Hospital Foundation board, and is also on the boards of the Milwaukee Riverwalk District and the Turner Hall Preservation Trust. He is past president of the UWM foundation, chairman of the UWM Real Estate Foundation, a member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, a trustee of the Public Policy Forum, a former member of the Board of Curators of the Wisconsin Historical Society, past president of the Wisconsin Historical Foundation, a member of the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board and president of the Wisconsin Preservation Fund.  Additionally, Bruce has served his profession in a number of capacities, including eight years as a board member and chair of the Construction and Public Law section of the Wisconsin State Bar and a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers since 1992.   Bruce is a frequent speaker on real estate matters, land use, and zoning and tax incremental financing. Bruce graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976 and from the Boston University School of Law in 1979.

Susan Guthrie Dunham (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) was elected to the National Trust’s Board in 1995 and is a founding member of the NTCIC Board. She is the former President of Capital Development Corporation and currently serves as treasurer of Capstone Financial Group, Inc. Ms. Dunham previously served as the chair of the National Trust’s Board of Advisors (1993-95) and was an Advisor from the state of Oklahoma (1986-95). Ms. Dunham received a B.B.A. from South Arkansas University and is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking.

Pete Garcia (Phoenix, Arizona) is the President and Founder of the Victoria Foundation. From 1984 to 2007, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) though he worked for the organization in other capacities since 1972. CPLC is among the leading producers of single-family and multifamily housing in the nation and is a major employer of Mexican-American professionals in the state of Arizona. During his years as President, Garcia brought the organization’s asset base from $15 million to more than $155 million and oversaw the purchase and acquisition of more than 2,400 units of affordable housing. He and his staff also worked with underwriters and financial institutions, including Fannie Mae, to preserve the housing by packaging several thousand units together with complex financing. In his more than 30-year career, Mr. Garcia also participated in the Intergovernmental Management Training Program at the Department of Health and Human Services and served as President and CEO of Valle del Sol. Mr. Garcia also advocates for consumers through his work with the Federal Home Loan Bank, Community Reinvestment Coalition and Rural Development Finance Corporation and assists communities in the United Kingdom. He received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California. Mr. Garcia continues to participate in a number of boards and committees including the McCormick Baron Salazar New Markets Board, CPLC New Markets Board and the City of Phoenix New Markets Board.

Curt Heidt (Des Moines, Iowa) was elected to NTCIC’s Board in 2009. He is also on the Board of the National Trust’s other subsidiary, NT CDFI and serves as an Advisor Emeritus for the National Trust. Mr. Heidt is Vice President for External Relations for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, Iowa since 1997 where he has held several positions. Curt provides education and public relations support to members of Congress, community leaders and FHLB members.  He assisted in the development of the Rural Leadership Development Program, the Rural Capital Advance Program, grant programs for Native American housing, supportive housing and redevelopment of USDA properties. Mr. Heidt has over 40 years of financial institution and non-profit experience ranging from the financing of housing to economic development strategies. Curt received his B. S. degree from Iowa State University in History and Political Science.

Irvin M. Henderson (Henderson, NC) was elected to NTCIC’s Board in 2002. He is President of Irvin M. Henderson & Co., a consulting firm with expertise in community development finance and capital structure, collaboration and community involvement, community reinvestment and project design and management. He has developed or assisted in the development of a substantial number of projects in affordable housing, commercial development and enterprise development. As the Chair of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and as a director for many state and national concerns, Mr. Henderson has consulted with and/or presented to community-based organizations and leaders, presidents, heads of state and federal agencies on these subjects.

Kevin Krulewitch (Indianapolis, IN) was elected to the NTCIC Board in 2009. Mr. Krulewitch has directed the redevelopment and new construction of over twenty five million dollars of real estate since 1987.  A graduate, with honors, from Boston University, he is a non-practicing CPA with over 25 years of public and private accounting experience.  In 1988, Mr. Krulewitch co-founded DTA, LLC  – The Downtown Alternative, a real estate development and construction management company.   Mr. Krulewitch is also Managing Broker of the Real Estate Alternative, LLC , which focuses on residential brokerage and sales and he is a member of the National Association of Realtors.  Mr. Krulewitch and his development partners have received numerous awards acknowledging their redevelopment efforts, including Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana’s Sensitive In-fill Housing Award and Sensitive Historic Rehabilitation Award. He is currently working on the redevelopment of a 250-unit affordable housing community on the west side of Indianapolis.

Lauri Michel (Hillsborough, NC) was elected to the NTCIC Board in 2008. Ms. Michel serves as Vice President of KEMA Advisors, a North Carolina-based financial consulting firm providing services to non-profits, private companies and the federal government.  She formerly served as Vice President for National Trust’s Community Revitalization Department and as President of NT CDFI, Inc., its nonprofit subsidiary.  Ms. Michel has over fifteen years of experience in commercial real estate finance, holding positions at Chemical Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and CIBC Oppenheimer. She served as Deputy Commissioner for Development at New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation & Development where she was responsible for the City of New York’s affordable housing development and finance programs.  Ms. Michel holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

F. Joseph Moravec (Washington, DC) is Managing Director of Easterly Partners, a privately held real estate investment and asset management firm with offices in Boston, New York and Washington, DC. His 40 year career has been spent as a practitioner, manager and owner of investment properties and commercial real estate services companies. From 2001-2005, he served as U.S. General Services Administration Commissioner of Public Buildings.

Martin L. J. Newman (Tulsa, OK) is a realtor.  He served on the National Trust Board of Advisors for nine years and was Co-Chair of the 2008 National Preservation Conference held in Tulsa, OK.  He is currently on The Advisory Board of Historic Hotels of America.

Barbara Sidway (Baker City, Oregon) was elected to the Board of the National Trust Community Investment Corporation in 2007. She is Principal and Founder of Sidway Investment Corporation, which rehabilitated the Geiser Grand Hotel in Baker City, winner of the Governor’s Livability Award and a National Trust Honor Award (1998). Other award-winning projects include the Odd Fellows Building in McMinnville, Ore., the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., and the Freedom Tower in Miami, Fla. Ms. Sidway was appointed by the Oregon Governor to the Oregon Heritage Commission, where she also served as a past chair. She is also Chair and President of Oregon 150, was elected to the Board of Trustees for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2005 and is founder and board member of the Oregon Heritage Trust. Ms. Sidway has served on the Boards of Historic Baker City, Inc. and the Baker County Chamber of Commerce. She was a co-recipient of the 2009 Leadership Award from the National Trust Main Street Center. Ms. Sidway holds a B. A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Mark Sissman (Baltimore, MD) was elected to the NTCIC Board in 2009. Mr. Sissman is the President of Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc., a Baltimore community development intermediary that provides market driven strategies and capital to increase home values. Sissman has previously acted as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hippodrome Foundation, a Baltimore development partner for the redevelopment of the abandoned Hippodrome Theater. He also served the Enterprise Foundation for fourteen years as President of the Enterprise Social Investment Corporation and Vice Chair for Strategic Initiatives.  Under his leadership, ESIC was the nation’s foremost syndicator of the Low Income Housing Tax Credits.  In January 1999, he joined Bank of America as Senior Vice President to organize the Bank of America Catalyst Fund, an equity initiative to support the rebuilding of America’s cities.  Prior to assuming the presidency of ESIC, Mr. Sissman was the Deputy Housing Commissioner for the City of Baltimore between 1979 and 1984.  Mr. Sissman is an attorney and served as Chairman of the Maryland Credit Assurance Review Committee, the Advisory Board of the Housing Development Reporter, the Board of the Empower Baltimore Management Corporation, and the Board of the National Low Income Housing Coalition.  In Maryland, he served on the Board of the House of Ruth, a shelter for battered women, and has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Maryland Housing Policy Commission.  Mr. Sissman was President of the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning and served on the board of the Downtown Housing Council.  He serves the Baltimore Community Foundation on its Community Development Committee and as a board member of its Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. subsidiary.

Camille J. Strachan (New Orleans, Louisiana) was elected to the National Trust Board in 1993 and is a founding board member of the Board of NTCIC. She is an attorney in private practice with more than 40 years experience in historic inner-city neighborhood preservation and revitalization. In New Orleans, she is a member of the boards of Felicity Street Redevelopment Project Inc. and   Le Petit Salon.  With her late husband, she was a founder of the Coliseum Square Association, a past NTHP Honor Award winner. Ms. Strachan is a native of Florida and a graduate of Rollins College and Tulane University School of Law.

Rob White (Salt Lake City, Utah) is a founding member of the NTCIC Board and is also a National Trust Trustee Emeritus and Advisor Emeritus.  As a National Trust Trustee he chaired the Finance Committee and the Community Revitalization Committee, and was vice-chair of the Board of Trustees. Mr. White is the former Chairman and CEO of W.R. White Company, a Utah based manufacturing business. He was a board member of the Utah Heritage Foundation from 1984 to 2001 and served as its Executive Director from 2002 to 2005. From 2007 to 2012 he was co-chair of a $10million capital campaign to help fund the restoration of Ogden High School, a landmark public high school in Ogden Utah. Mr. White is a past president of the Egyptian Theater Foundation in Ogden, Utah. He has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Utah and an MBA from Harvard University.