Leadership Team

Tom McCasland

Tom McCasland

Director

Appointed July 2016

Prior to working for the City of Houston, Director McCasland served as the CEO of Harris County Housing Authority. In this role he implemented policies to ensure transparency and public accountability, and resolved multiple federal investigations related to waste, fraud and abuse that preceded his tenure. His efforts ultimately guided the housing authority back from the brink of bankruptcy, reducing operating expenses by nearly 50 percent, improving services to clients, and increasing salaries for the housing authority’s lowest paid employees. In order to maximize the benefit of limited taxpayer dollars, he prioritized affordable housing funds for Harris County’s neediest residents such as homeless schoolchildren, homeless veterans and seniors living in poverty.

He also worked with the Houston Parks Board on successful legislation, funding mechanisms and grant applications related to a $500 million expansion of linear parks and trails along Harris County’s 10 major bayous. He previously served as the director of research for the gubernatorial campaign of former Houston Mayor Bill White and provided general counsel services to local government entities while practicing law at Vinson & Elkins LLP.

Director McCasland received his bachelor’s degree from Hobe Sound Bible College, a master’s degree from Baylor University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Yale Law School. He is an avid cyclist, runner, and public transit rider.

Tom McCasland

Keith Bynam

Deputy Director
Compliance and Operations
Derek Sellers

Derek Sellers

Deputy Director
Planning & Grants Management

Senior Staff

Melody Barr
Melody Barr
Deputy Assistant Director
Public Services
Jean Gould
Jean Gould
Deputy Assistant Director
Policy & Communications
Temika Jones
Temika Jones
Assistant Director
Chief Financial Officer
Ana Martinez
Ana Martinez
Deputy Assistant Director
Public Facilities
Ray Miller
Ray Miller
Assistant Director
Multifamily & Public Facilities
Angela Simon
Angela Simon
Deputy Assistant Director
Planning & Grants Management
Anderson Stoute
Anderson Stoute
Deputy Assistant Director
Single Family
Janel Young
Janel Young
Assistant Director
Disaster Recovery

Division Managers

Ryan Bibbs
Ryan Bibbs
Multifamily
Chrystal Boyce
Chrystal Boyce
Compliance & Operations
Dean Carter
Dean Carter
Compliance & Operations
Krupa Desai
Krupa Desai
Finance
Coming Soon
Ken Esene
Single Family
Pirooz Farhoomand
Pirooz Farhoomand
Compliance & Operations
Marcus Garrett
Marcus Garrett
Director's Office
Alfred Henson
Alfred Henson
Planning & Grants Management
Mary Itz
Mary Itz
Planning & Grants Management
Cedrick Lasane
Cedrick Lasane
Planning & Grants Management
Kennisha London
Kennisha London
Planning & Grants Management
Roxanne Lawson
Roxanne Lawson
Compliance & Operations
Jayna Mistry
Jayna Mistry
Finance
Tywana Rhone
Tywana Rhone
Finance
Tandra Shropshire
Tandra Shropshire
Planning & Grants Management
Stephen Skeete
Stephen Skeete
Single Family

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