Session 2
July 13-15, 2022
Join us virtually or
in person* at the Mayflower Hotel in
Washington D.C.
*limited seats available


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Pre-conference: Federal Policy Update/Hill Visits Prep. Lunch provided.

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Pre-conference: Optional Hill Visits for in-person Rural LISC Partners

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM ET

Welcome & Update on Rural Promise

Nadia Villagrán
Program Director, Rural LISC
Jeffery Mills
Vice President, Community Development Manager, U.S. Bank
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM ET

Table Setting: Research & Trends in Rural Housing

Denise Scott
President, LISC
Victoria Bourret
Victoria Bourret, ERASE Coordinator, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Lance George
Director of Research & Information, Housing Assistance Council
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM ET

The Administration’s Rural Housing Priorities

Denise Scott
President, LISC
Erika Poethig
Special Assistant to the President for Housing & Urban Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

Federal Agency Rural Housing Roundtable

Lisa Glover
Joaquin Altoro
Administrator, Rural Housing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Adrianne Todman
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET


1:30 PM - 1:40 PM ET

Federal Housing Finance Agency Message

Sandra Thompson
Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency
1:40 PM – 2:15 PM ET

Federal Policy Update

Mark Kudlowitz
Senior Director for Policy, LISC
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM ET


2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

The Community Reinvestment Act: Proposed Changes & Potential Opportunities

Matt Josephs
Senior Vice President, Public Policy, LISC
2:30 PM - 3:10 PM ET
Andrew Dumont
Senior Community Development Analyst, Federal Reserve Board
Vonda Eanes
Director for CRA and Fair Lending Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Sara Miller
Senior Policy Analyst, Hope Policy Institute
Jesse Van Tol
President & CEO, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Ebony Sunala Johnson
Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel for Public Affairs, Truist
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET

Networking Reception

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM ET

Networking Breakfast

9:20 AM – 9:30 AM ET

Welcome Back Remarks

Nadia Villagrán
Program Director, Rural LISC
Makel Dickerson
Senior Associate of Affordable Lending and Housing Equity Accounts Team, Fannie Mae
9:30 AM – 10:20 AM ET

Solutions for Rural Homelessness

Tahirih Ziegler
Senior Vice President, Field Excellence, LISC
Jillian Fox
Director, Mid-Atlantic, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Jenn Lamb
Director of Supportive Services, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership
Joe N. Savage, Jr., PhD
Regional Coordinator, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
10:20 AM – 10:30 AM ET


10:30 AM – 11:20 AM ET

Building for Livability, Performance, & Resiliency

Kendra Pospychalla
Director, Disaster Solutions, Rural LISC
Theresa Nantor
Director of Rental Housing Development, Community Housing Improvement Program
Julie Shiyou-Woodard
President & CEO, Smart Home America
Rusty Smith
Associate Director, Rural Studio, Auburn University
11:20 AM – 11:30 AM ET


11:30 AM – 12:20 PM ET

Rural Workforce Housing & its Connection to Economies

Justin Burch
Director, Workforce & Small Business Development, Rural LISC
Mark Nelson
Loan Officer/SBDC Consultant, GROW South Dakota
Kristal Painter
Executive Director, Orange County Economic Development Partnership
12:20 PM – 12:30 PM ET

Closing Remarks

Nadia Villagrán
Program Director, Rural LISC

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