Staff

PCF Development Staff

Linda Weisinger, Executive Director

Linda Weisinger joined PCF Development as Executive Director in May of 2015.  She brings more than 20 years experience in affordable housing and homeownership development.  Linda was the chair of the Housing Network's Homeownership Committee from 2008 to 2015.  She enjoys exercising and running 5ks in her spare time!

Kim Pereira, Director of Construction & Project Management

Kim Pereira has been with PCF Development since 1995.  She is responsible for the construction and project supervision of all PCF housing.  It is because of Kim's eye for detail that our developments turn out so good!  Kim started her career working as a land planner and progressed to a Construction Project Manager for a large commercial real estate developer out of Hartford, CT.  While at PCF Development she earned a certificate in Construction Management from the University of Hartford, and has been trained by the State of Rhode Island as a LEAD inspector. On her free time Kim and her husband are building a cabin in New Hampshire.  On their own!

Andrew Pierson, Assistant Director of Real Estate Development

Andrew splits his time between real estate and the administration of PCF Development.  On the real estate side Andrew’s responsibilities include all pre-construction activities such as property and funding acquisition, grant writing, zoning approvals, working with architects & engineers, etc and assembling LIHTC deals.  Andrew also works closely with the Communications, Resident Engagement and Admin team to oversee the operations and outreach efforts at PCF Development.

Andrew feels incredibly fortunate to be able to see the impact that PCF has on the community – even from the office.  Working to transform distressed communities is incredibly hard work but seeing new housing go up, families push their strollers down the sidewalk and former crime hot spots turn into places to live and work makes it easy to come to work every day.

On any given weeknight or weekend you can find Andrew working on his house in Pawtucket or spending time with his wife and two daughters!

Dianny Pena, Homeownership Coordinator

Dianny is a HUD certified counselor and works with homebuyers to achieve sustainable homeownership and enhance their long term success. Additionally, she is responsible for coordinating resident relations initiatives, including an annual community Fall Fest and Toys for Tots event. Dianny has been with PCF since the Fall of 2013 when she began her career as an AmeriCorps member. She enjoys wearing the many hats that come with working in a nonprofit.  

On a normal “work day”, you might find Dianny working with a buyers to pursue their goals, strolling through the neighborhood and talking to residents about their needs and desires, surveying streetscapes, or dilifently working in the office. On the weekend you will most likely find her cuddling with her dog, Tiger.

 

Helder Ferreira, Construction Superintendent  

Helder Ferreira started his career in affordable housing in 1999 as a student in a construction training program directed at young adults in Pawtucket and Central Falls. He is now a carpenter with 15+ year’s experience in all aspects of residential construction.  With extensive experience in new construction as well as the rehabilitation of existing units, Helder is responsible for the daily operations of the small building crew which constructs 1 to 2 family homes for first time homebuyers. Most recently Helder and his team completed the house at 95 Washington in Central Falls.  

A resident of Pawtucket, Helder enjoys seeing the work he does bring positive change to families in the local community. When not working, Helder enjoys spending time with his two sons.



Christine Sherman, Bookkeeper

Christine joined the PCF Development staff as a bookkeeper in 2007 and is responsible for all daily financial transactions and preparing requisitions for housing development and administrative funding.  She has also been a self-employed bookkeeper since 2003. Christine is proud to work for PCF because of its great accomplishments and visions for a better future, one that promotes community development and encourages neighborhood revitalization.

In her spare time, Christine enjoys spending time playing indoor competitive woman’s soccer and baking for the PCF staff!

 

Jessica Thigpen, HEZ Program Coordinator

Jessica began her career in non-profit as an LISC AmeriCorps member in 2007. She enjoys wearing the many hats that come with working in a nonprofit and serving the community but more importantly, she cherishes the relationships forged along the way. Jessica works closely with residents and community partners to collect, analyze and share data with the goal of eliminating health disparities and promoting a healthy Pawtucket Central Falls community.

Being bilingual and growing up in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Jessica feels a personal connection to community engagement because of her firsthand experience living in a predominantly Spanish speaking community. She is passionate about engaging with all residents, regardless of a title or background. Helping others to find their voice makes all the hard work worth while for Jessica.

On any given weeknight or weekend you can find Jessica spending time with her husband and children or together involved within their church.

 

 

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