CCHLT is proud to have a Board of Directors who are active community members and also serve on various committees for CCHLT. As a community land trust, our team represents the diversity we strive for as a community with members from the general public, community organizations, public officials, and CLT residents (past, present, and future).
Currently, CCHLT’s Bylaws allow for twelve members to serve on the Board of Directors. Five members of the Board of Directors must come from our partner organizations with one person appointed from each organization: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County (HFHGCC), Housing Authority of Centre County (HACC), Housing Transitions Inc. (HTI), State College Borough (SCB), and State College Community Land Trust (SCCLT). We are honored to have the following individuals serving on our Board of Directors.
2017 Board of Directors
Brodie Dalton is a financial advisor in State College. His team, The Dalton Group, assists families, individuals, and business owners to successfully plan for their future through many different financial strategies while obtaining a firm understanding on their wants, needs, and goals. Brodie is an active young professional in the community. He enjoys spending time outdoors, attending sporting events, and volunteering with different organizations like the Downtown State College Rotary Club. Brodie believes that young professionals are essential to the growth and sustainability of our community but are limited by the high cost of owning or renting a home. He supports CCHLT to advocate for young professionals as they look to buy their first home.
Adam Brumbaugh has been the Township Manager of College Township since August, 1997. He completed his undergraduate work at York College of Pennsylvania and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Delaware. Prior to his tenure at College Township, Adam worked for 12 years in New Jersey, as Business Administrator in Egg Harbor City and Director of Community and Economic Development in the City of Bridgeton. During his time in New Jersey, he worked with the Bridgeton Housing Development Corporation, both as a board member and client, providing affordable housing options for residents of the City. Adam supports the mission of CCHLT because he understands the life-changing difference safe, affordable housing can make in the life of a young, hard-working family. He has been a CCHLT board member since 2016 and resides with his spouse, Noreen, in College Township.
David Richards, Jr.
Secretary, Appointee of SCCLT
Mary Wilson, State College Community Land Trust’s (SCCLT) appointee on the CCHLT Board, works closely with the regional and county elected officials in her capacity as College Township’s Asst. Township Secretary. She has earned her designation as a Pennsylvania Certified Governmental Administrator (CGA), as well as her International Certification (CMC) through IIMC. Mary brings an important element to the CCHLT Board due to her experience as the third SCCLT homeowner. With nearly 17 years now as a Land Trust homeowner, Mary adds a wealth of perspective to the CCHLT Board and also enjoys offering mentoring, home staging and decorating on a budget, and event volunteer services to other potential or recent Land Trust homeowners, as she continues to “pay it forward.”
Andrea Harman has lived in Centre County since 2011, and currently words for the Penn State Applied Research Lab. She joined the board of CCHLT hoping to share some of her community organizing and grantwriting experience to strengthen what she sees as a vital component of ensuring healthy growth for Centre County. She rents a home with her husband, with the assistance of an additional roommate, in Ward 3 of Ferguson Township just off the Penn State campus. Andrea also enjoys knitting, spinning wool, and quilting.
Appointee of State College Borough
Ed LeClear is the Planning and Community Development Director for the Borough of State College. Prior to joining the Borough, Ed was the Community Development Director for the Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities and a Community Planner with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. He began his career in downtown revitalization working as the Special Projects Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Downtown Center. A native of Northeast Ohio, Ed received his B.A. from Miami University (OH), a Master of Science in Urban Studies from the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and a Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University. Ed is also a member of the of American Institute of Certified Planners and a Board Member of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania. He and his family are proud residents of the Holmes-Foster neighborhood.
Appointee of Housing Authority of Centre County
Lisa Riley Brown
Appointee of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County
Appointee of Ferguson Township
In August 2015, Ray Stolinas moved to Centre County and became the Director of Planning & Zoning for Township of Ferguson where he deals with a mix of both rural preservation and suburban growth and development issues. Ray graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography with a concentration of Cartography, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. After an internship with the Wilkes-Barre City Planning Department, he began his work as a County Planner in 1991 with the Bradford County Department of Community Planning & Mapping Services and the Bradford County Planning Commission. In 1993, he became Director of the Department, where he provided community planning support with the county’s thirty-eight townships and thirteen borough governments. Ray is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He resides in Benner Township with his wife, Helen, who is an attorney for the Mazza Law Group in Ferguson Township and the Women’s Resource Center in Bellefonte/State College.
Vacant Position, Appointee of Housing Transitions