CONCORD, N.H.—ROC USA is pleased to announce the appointments of Tara Reardon and Julia Curry to the Board of Directors. Both were elected by their peers in ROC USA Network under the terms of the latest Network Agreement.
“The election of Certified Technical Assistance Providers (CTAPs) in Network to the Board of Directors reflects the deep partnership and shared commitment to scaling resident ownership through a strong national brand and system,” remarked Andrea Levere, Board Chair.
Reardon is the Vice President of ROC-NH & External Relations for the NH Community Loan Fund and immediate past program manager of the ROC-NH program. She came to know resident ownership first as an attorney who represented several loan closings for ROC purchases. Her breadth of experience and leadership in policy are important additions to the Board.
“Serving on the ROC USA board is an incredible opportunity to combine years of housing and policy experience with the dedication and innovative ideas of ROC USA,” said Reardon.
Curry is a Cooperative Housing Specialist at the Cooperative Development Institute and works with Resident Owned Communities in Vermont. She has worked with co-ops for nearly 15 years both at CDI and at the Champlain Housing Trust. With her background in co-ops and shared equity housing, Curry will help ensure ROCs are included in important shared equity housing discussions, policies, and resources.
“The ROC model is one of the most ingenious answers to our growing crisis of housing affordability, so I am honored and excited to see how I can best support ROC USA on the Board of Directors,” said Curry.
Reardon and Curry will serve staggered terms, with Reardon serving through 2022 and Curry’s term ending in December of 2023. Going forward, elected representatives from ROC USA Network will serve two-year terms.
“The new Network Agreement builds on the lessons-learned over the last 14 years and recommits its signers to scaling resident ownership through a strong national brand and system,” said Paul Bradley, President of ROC USA.
In a 2021 report by Transform Finance, ROC USA was cited as a national organization that is demonstrating how to engage the communities it serves. These elections further demonstrate its commitment to inclusive community development and ensure that the ROC USA social venture is guided in part by its nonprofit partners.