OHFA's Executive Staff

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Meet OHFA's Executive Staff

OHFA's experienced executive staff facilitates the Agency's mission by overseeing and directing the programs and operations that help increase the availability of affordable housing opportunities in Ohio. To learn more about any of our executive staff members, please download the bios provided below.


Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith joined OHFA in 2019 after nearly two decades as a governmental accounting and public finance professional. Shawn is a Certified Public Manager and Certified Ohio Fiscal Professional. More about Shawn Smith...


Angela Hawkins

Angela Hawkins

Angela Hawkins was named Chief Legal Counsel for OHFA in late 2022. More about Angela Hawkins...

Joe Hewitt

Joe Hewitt

Joe Hewitt joined OHFA in January 2022 as the Director of Housing Programs. He comes from National Church Residences where he served as the Director of Asset Management. More about Joe Hewitt...

Christine Proebstl

Christine Proebstl

Gina Scheiderer

Gina Scheiderer

Gina Scheiderer joined OHFA in February 2020 as its Director of Human Resources. She brings 32 years of government human resources experience, having worked for elected officials, within the judicial branch and other executive branch offices. More about Gina Scheiderer...

Paula Steele

Paula Steele

Paula Steele joined OHFA as its Director of Operations in 2021 with more than 30 years of private and public sector experience. More about Paula Steele...