Cook Inlet Housing is a dynamic organization constantly growing and working hard to improve current programs and develop new and better ways to meet the community's affordable housing needs.
CIHA has been fortunate to attract a team of executives who aren't just good at their jobs — they're sincerely dedicated to the mission of our organization.
Carol Gore, President / CEO
Before joining Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA), Carol was vice president of income producing real estate for Cook Inlet Region, Inc., where she managed a national and Alaska-based portfolio valued at more than $200 million.
As president and chief executive officer of CIHA, Ms. Gore's leadership has mapped a new strategic direction for the Authority to aggressively develop quality affordable housing and affordable housing programs throughout Alaska's Southcentral region.
Ms. Gore's leadership style, and not surprisingly CIHA's strategic plan, embody the values of partnering, shared services and leveraging every available affordable-housing dollar to ensure the long-term fiscal health of the organization and continue – for the long-term – to benefit those most in need.
Jeff Judd, Executive Vice President, Real Estate
Jeff brings to Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) more than 20 years of experience in the Alaska housing and finance industries. For the last fifteen plus years, Jeff has concentrated on Alaska’s affordable housing issues.
As the former director of operations and asset management for CIHA, Jeff oversaw key CIHA programs, including the HOME Loan Program, senior and family rental housing operations, housing services, and housing development finance. In 2010, Jeff assumed his current role as executive vice president of real estate for CIHA. Jeff’s experience and expertise has greatly enhanced the organization's capacity in improving existing programs and developing new opportunities for affordable housing in the Cook Inlet region.
Gabe Layman, Executive Vice President & General Counsel
A lifelong Alaskan, Gabe has served as in-house legal counsel to mission driven organizations for over a decade. During that time, he has simultaneously held various management positions responsible for oversight of business development, risk management, and public policy functions.
As Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA), Gabe plans and directs legal affairs and oversees the organization’s public policy work. He and his team collaborate with each department to ensure that CIHA maintains compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Gabe also manages CIHA’s insurance portfolio and related risk management functions.
Joe Dubler, Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration
Joe has 30 years of finance and accounting experience in Alaska. Before joining Cook Inlet Housing Authority, he served as the Vice President of Commercial Operations for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC). Prior to his work at AGDC, Joe was the Chief Financial Officer for the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
The Housing Authority’s accounting emphasis’ are in governmental, property management, capital asset development and construction, and mortgage lending.
Joe has a B.S.B.A. (accounting emphasis) from San Francisco State University and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Cash Manager.
Marcie Sherer, Vice President Community Advancement
Marcie has taken on a new role within Cook Inlet Housing Authority overseeing community and tribal outreach. Prior to moving to her current position, Marcie worked for over 20 years in financial management and administration. She first came to CIHA in 2000 as the Director of Finance and Administration and rose to Chief Financial Officer by 2005. She briefly left the company in 2010 before returning in 2013. As part of the senior leadership team, Marcie participates in strategic planning and implementation.
Tia Spade, Vice President Corporate Affairs & Strategic Initiatives
Tia has been with CIHA since 2001 where she began her career as a Planning Assistant. In recognition of her capabilities and her dedication to CIHA’s mission, Tia has held a variety of roles within the organization up to her current position. With expertise in administration, human resources, and organizational management, Tia works to exemplify CIHA’s corporate values of innovation and excellence in functional areas that affect the company as a whole.
She is currently the Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Strategic Initiatives which provides leadership to the Public and Resident Relations, Business Development, Human Resources, and Information Management departments.
Mark Fineman, P.E., Vice President, Project Management & Construction
Mark joined CIHA in 2008 as a project manager. He then served as a Director, before being named Vice President of Project Management and Construction. With over 20 years of project management experience, Mark is well suited to provide oversight of CIHA's projects and programs related to scope development, project planning and grant compliance. Mark provides guidance to the Weatherization Program, Construction Program, Third Party Project Management and all CIHA Project Management functions.
Mark serves as CIHA's tribal liaison, providing a consistent point of contact for the forging of partnerships with tribes and villages throughout Alaska.
Board of Commissioners
Cook Inlet Housing has a dedicated and active Board of Commissioners who help us focus on our mission of creating housing opportunities that empower our people and build our community. We are grateful for their continued diligence and support for our work.
Michael Boling, Chairman
Penny Carty, Vice Chair
Patrick Duke, Treasurer
Debra Morris, Secretary