OHFA's Senior Staff

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Meet OHFA's Senior Staff

OHFA's experienced senior 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 senior 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...


Chelsea Buckwalter

Chelsea Buckwalter

With a background in public policy and data analysis, Chelsea Buckwalter joined OHFA in 2019 and was named Director of Research and Analytics in January 2022. More about Chelsea Buckwalter...

Guy Ford

Guy Ford

Guy Ford joined OHFA in August 2009 and is responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with members of the Ohio General Assembly and Ohio's Congressional delegation. More about Guy Ford...

Tim Glasser

Timothy Glasser

Timothy Glasser joined the OHFA team in August 2016 after 27 years in the public finance capital markets business with regional investment banking firms. Mr. Glasser is responsible for capital markets at OHFA. More about Timothy Glasser...

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...

Erin Higgins

Erin Higgins

Erin Higgins has worked for the Ohio Housing Finance Agency's homeownership office since joining the agency in 2014. She now serves as the Residential Lending Manager. More about Erin Higgins...

Taylor Koch

Taylor Koch

In 2023, Taylor Koch was promoted to director of Multifamily Development at OHFA where he oversees the state's 4% and 9% LIHTC programs in addition to administering gap financing programs. More about Taylor Koch...

Carrie Manno

Carrie Manno

Carrie Manno is OHFA's Single Family Tax Credit section chief. Prior to joining OHFA in 2023, she worked at the Ohio Department of Development as the deputy chief of the Office of Grants and Tax Incentives. More about Carrie Manno...

Penny Martin

Penny Martin

Penny Martin joined OHFA as the Director of Public Affairs in December 2021.

Steven McVey

Steven McVey

Steve McVey joined OHFA as Chief Information Officer in October 2013. More about Steven McVey...

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...

Kellen Showes

Kellen Showes

Kellan Showes joins OHFA's Office of Multifamily Housing's Program Compliance Division as the director of Program Compliance. Prior to joining OHFA, he worked at the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority as a development manager. More about Kellen Showes...

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...

Sean W. Thomas

Sean W. Thomas

Sean W. Thomas began his career with OHFA in 1993 and primarily worked in the Development Division where he helped administer more than $4 billion in federal housing tax credits and $700 million in loans and grants. More about Sean Thomas...

Tom Walker

Tom Walker

Tom Walker has worked for the Ohio Housing Finance Agency for over 20 years. He started his career serving in various positions since 1988 and currently serves as the Housing Preservation Development Manager. More about Tom Walker...

Donald E. West, Jr.

Donald E. West, Jr.

Donald West began his career at OHFA in May 1990 and has served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since July 2004. More about Don West...