The five-member CHA Board oversees the Agency's overall direction. Board members approve all significant contract awards, budget decisions, formal submissions to state and federal funding agencies, planning and reporting documents, all major policy decisions and many other important matters.
Gerard J. Clark
A professor of law at Suffolk Law School, Mr. Clark has been on the Board since 1974. As a lawyer for the Boston citywide tenants association, he helped supervise five years of receivership at the Boston Housing Authority. He writes frequent articles on housing, constitutional law and ethics, is Chair of the CHA Conference Panel, an applicant appeals forum and has been diligent in efforts around affirmative action.
On the Board since 1982, Mr. McManus is Chief Operating Officer for the Somerville Homeless Coalition, Inc. He was Controller of the Cambridge Model Cities program and the Cambridge and Somerville Program for Alcoholism Rehabilitation. A lifelong City resident, he has devoted time for many years to youth and the disadvantaged, serving on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club and as president of Little League.
Mr. Pini joined the Board of Commissioners in January 2010. He is the Legislative Director of the Massachusetts Laborers' District Council of the Laborers' International Union of North America, AFL-CIO. Mr. Pini has served as an inspector for the City of Cambridge Inspectional Services Department. More recently he negotiated with CHA on behalf of Laborers Local 367 representing CHA's blue collar staff.
James G. Stockard Jr.
Mr. Stockard has been the Commonwealth's appointee to the Board since 1974. He is the Curator of the Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Design School, and has been a consultant in the affordable housing field for over 30 years with a particular interest in public housing. Mr. Stockard has served as the court-appointed Special Master of the Washington D.C. Housing Authority.
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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Board of Commissioners:
James G. Stockard Jr. Chairperson (Govenor Appointee)
Anthony Pini, Vice-Chairperson (City Manager Appointee)
Gerard J. Clark, Treasurer (City Manager Appointee)
Victoria Bergland, Member (City Manager Appointee) Warren R. McManus, Member (City Manager Appointee)
Gregory P. Russ, Executive Director
Michael J. Johnston, Deputy Executive Director