OHFA's Board

  • OHFA's Board
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the OHFA Board began meeting virtually in March 2020. These virtual meetings will be held until further notice. Visit OHFA's events calendar for dates and links to the meetings.

Board Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, OHFA's Board meetings take place the third Wednesday of every month at 10:30am in the Agency's boardroom at 57 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio.


2022 Board Meeting Schedule

January 19, 2022 July 20, 2022
February 16, 2022 August 17, 2022
March 16, 2022 September 21, 2022
April 20, 2022 October 19, 2022
May 18, 2022 November 16, 2022
June 15, 2022 December 21, 2022

For further information on current and past OHFA Board and committee meetings, visit the Board Docs website.


Meet OHFA's Board

An 11-member board administers the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. The board consists of the Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce (or designee), the Director of the Ohio Development Services Agency (or designee) and nine public members. The governor appoints the nine public board members for six-year terms to represent various housing sectors and the public. To learn more about any of our board members, please download the bios provided below.


Sheryl Maxfield

Sheryl Maxfield (Board Chair)

Sheryl Maxfield was appointed director of the Ohio Department of Commerce by Governor Mike DeWine in January 2019. More about Sheryl Maxfield...

Lydia Mihalik

Lydia Mihalik

Lydia Mihalik was appointed Director of the Ohio Department of Development by Governor Mike DeWine in January 2019. More about Lydia Mihalik...

Eileen Crotty Austria

Eileen Crotty Austria

Eileen Austria is an experienced advocate with a history of working in the private and public sectors and currently serves as the President and Owner of EFA Solutions.

Patricia P. Cash

Patricia P. Cash

Patricia P. Cash is a Retired Senior Vice President of Client and Community Relations Director for the central Ohio region of National City, now a part of PNC. More about Patricia Cash...

William Farnsel

William Farnsel

William Farnsel is the executive director of NeighborWorks Toledo, a community-based nonprofit organization, serving Toledo, Ohio for 38 years by assisting residents with various housing services city-wide. More about William Farnsel...

Ralph Griffith

Ralph Griffith

Ralph Griffith has extensive experience in investment banking, corporate lending, and investment management. More about Ralph Griffith...

Terence P. Joyce

Terence P. Joyce

Terence P. Joyce is the Business Manager of Building Laborers' Local 310 and President of the Cleveland Building Trades Council. He has been a member of Local 310 since 1987 and was elected president of the CBTC in 2008. More about Terence P. Joyce...

Brad Knapp

Brad Knapp

A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, Brad Knapp has been active in the real estate business in Ohio since 1979. More about Brad Knapp...

Duana Patton

Duana Patton

Duana Patton is CEO of the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., a private nonprofit serving nine counties in Ohio. Ms. Patton is also the President and CEO of the Area Agency on Aging Foundation, which she co-founded in 2011. More about Duana Patton...

Jeffrey Quayle

Jeffrey D. Quayle

Jeffrey Quayle most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Ohio Bankers League. He also held positions at the Ohio Bankers Benefits Trust and the Ohio Bankers Association.

Lori Steiner

Lori Steiner

Lori Steiner is president and COO of Borror and was appointed to the OHFA Board in December 2019.