HOUSING RESOURCE HUB
The Housing Resource Hub is a joint venture partnership between the High Performance Government Network, a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is "Together, we cultivate thriving communities", and CED Services, a woman-owned minority business enterprise established by Heather Presley-Cowen, to create high-performance housing-related private-public partnerships. Together, HPG Network and CED Services provide units of local government with a customized toolkit of housing programs, specifically designed to optimize the local housing market. From housing strategies to full-scale housing programs and the financial resources they require, we offer a menu of options to connect housing aspirations with real results.
Ryan Chasey, Co-Founder
Heather Presley-Cowen, Co-Founder
Ryan is our Chief Visibility Officer who heads up our community outreach and engagement efforts and co-manages program delivery. Ryan collaborates with local leaders to understand community needs and implement customized solutions. Ryan has worked for and with local government leaders on policy, operational, and finance issues since 2004.
Ryan brings a unique perspective to our work in communities because of his background in public sector process improvement. Earlier in his career he served as the Quality Director/Public Finance Officer for the City of Fort Wayne, where he was responsible for overseeing the city’s performance management program. During Ryan’s tenure, the City achieved completion of over 50 Lean Six Sigma projects, savings and cost avoidance of over $22 million, implementation of an improved cost savings tracking system, introduction of Activity Based Management tools, and improved integration of process improvement and leadership/management training.
Heather is our team's Chief Strategist, leading the Hub's work with creating customized solutions for our strategic partners, lenders and member communities.
With over 25 years of experience in the community development field, Heather specializes in working with federal, state, and local agencies to undertake various community development projects and programs, including those focused on housing, neighborhood, and economic development. Heather has a wealth of experience in community development planning, designing & delivering housing strategies, and contract compliance, including both financial and programmatic management of state and local funds.
Joy Hudson, Community Director
Alexandra Wise, Creative Director
Joy is our Community Director, responsible for community outreach and client engagement, project management, event planning/coordination, and coordinates our online education and virtual training programs for our member communities.
Joy previously worked in the Mayor's Office at the City of Fort Wayne as Executive Assistant to former Mayor Graham Richard. She has owned several small businesses, including serving as Founder and President of the Gourmet Touch, an upscale catering business that she passionately ran for over thirteen years.
Alexandra is our Creative Director and leads our advertising and marketing efforts, including planning community launches, monitoring brand campaigns, revising presentations, and shaping brand standards. Alexandra is also the Executive Administrator for Club 720, our home buyers club.
Alexandra is a graduate of Ball State University where she earned her degree in Public Relations and brings talents in creating inviting, exciting, and inspiring presentations and materials.
Deb Maynard, Accountability Officer
Deb is our team's Accountability Officer, responsible for seeking, identifying and attracting complementary resources to support our projects and initiatives with strategic partners and member communities. Her work with the Hub is focused on providing high quality services and assuring that funder and industry requirements are met.