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Alesia Scott-Ford Resume

CANDIDATE 
Alesia Scott-Ford -Orange Park, FL

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Organizational Leadership
  • 21 Years of HUD Experience
  • Personnel Management
  • Affordable Housing Development
  • Budget Management
  • Community Relationship and Outreach

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Field Office Director - April 2014 to present 
(This is the highest-ranking position in the Jacksonville HUD Office with over 130 employees.)
Managing Directors for eight HUD Program areas for the State of Florida, serve as the first point of contact for elected officials, Mayors, Congressman and women, City Council, and non-profit organizations. This job entails extensive public relations and public speaking. This also includes collaborating and partnering with various agencies to achieve agency goals. This job also involves being the State point of contact for disasters, disaster assessments for properties, cities, and counties. Additional Duties: Implementing Secretary Initiatives such as Section 3 Implementation and Training, Repositioning Public Housing, Reducing Homelessness, Promoting Envision Centers, Promoting Healthy Homes, Opportunity Zones, and Disaster Recovery.

Director of Project Management (Program Center Director) - July 2011 to April 2014
Managing supervisors for Asset Management and Asset Development for the State of Florida, worked as the Chief Underwriter for affordable, market rate, and risk sharing development projects for the State of Florida, underwriter for senior and disabled housing, as well as refinance deals, supported the Hub Director with policy decisions, reviewing funding information, approving withdrawals for Reserve for Replacement, training asset managers and production staff, providing training to HUD Customers, making presentations at conferences, and conducting administrative work to insure that staff was accomplishing goals.

Mortgage Credit and Financial Analyst/Housing Underwriter - October 2002 to July 2011
Managing multi-million dollar development projects, interfacing with for profit organizations, coordinating with banking institutions and development corporations, reviewing financial statements, reviewing credit reports, conducting financial analysis, determining the eligibility for mortgages, preparing documentation for closings, reviewing organizational capacity, determining the methods and terms of financing, completing cost certifications, and processing financials for firm commitments. This position involved working with 202/811 housing programs. Refinancing multifamily housing projects and 232s was also a part of this job. This position also required reviewing and approving requisitions and advances from owners and contractors.

United States Federal Community Builder (appointed position) -  October 1998 to October 2002
First point of contact for elected officials, be the face of HUD, coordinate disaster activities, promote HUD programs, disseminate information about funding, make presentations to elected officials, assist elected officials with correspondence, give workshops on the grant programs, coordinate and facilitate meetings between HUD program specialists, resource for partners and customers; develop partnerships with community organizations, coordinate expositions, assist with economic and community development, plan and coordinate faith based conferences, manage the field policy data system, make presentations to colleges and universities, assist colleges and universities with their grants and grant management, make check presentations to college presidents, help customers resolve disputes and disseminate Fair Housing information; serve as a resource for non-profit organizations, and provide alternative solutions to community groups.

Edward Waters College - Department of Gerontology Jacksonville, FL
Founding Department Chair (Associate Professor) - November 1995 to October 1998

University Of South Florida Tampa, FL
Assistant Professor Department of Aging and Mental Health (Part-time) - August 1994 to December 1996

LTG &  Associates
Senior Research Associate (Medical Anthropologist) - September 1993 to September 1995

Allen Outreach Center, INC.
Founding Executive Director - August 1994 to September 1996

The Family Enrichment Center, INC.
Founding Executive Director - August 1992 to August 1994

EDUCATION

  • Turner Theological Seminary -
    Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA
    Master of Divinity, 2003
    Concentration Theology
  • University Of South Florida, Tampa, FL
    Doctor of Philosophy, 1991
    Applied Anthropology with an external specialty in Medical Gerontology and Biomedicine
  • Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
    Master of Art in Sociology, 1986
    Concentration in Medical Gerontology
  • University Of South Florida, Tampa, FL
    Bachelor of Arts in Religion, 1984

TRAINING/RESEARCH

  • University of Michigan - Conducting Research Related to the African American Aged, 1996
  • Harvard University - Public Sector Leadership Training, 1998