Session Descriptions & Speaker Bios

SAHMA Virtual Conference Session Descriptions:

Building Bridges from Others to Yourself
If you believe a business is built on relationships, then make building them your business (Scott Stratten). 
Bridges have to have a strong foundation to ensure they are safe and long-lasting. They provide passage over an obstacle – something that is difficult to cross. Many think conflict is an obstacle to successful relationships, however, the reality is that it is an unresolved conflict that is the obstacle. In this keynote session, we will be reminded that conflict is a part of our everyday interactions, which when handled correctly can make individuals and teams stronger. We will provide strategies for resolving conflict and therefore building new and stronger relationships. We will share why the most successful leaders create relationships by building bridges from others to themselves.   

Emergency Preparedness
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Fair Housing
Join Joseph Henry and Professional Compliance Solutions as we discuss Fair Housing in the 21st Century. Learn about the protected classes and how to always stay in compliance with good Fair Housing practices. We will take a look at the types of discrimination, both intentional and unintentional. PCS will clearly outline how to establish good rental criteria in order to always protect yourself, your company, and the industry from poor Fair Housing practices. Learn all about reasonable accommodations and how to apply proper rules to proper requests. Remember, Fair Housing is the law, but it is also the right thing to do. 

Income Averaging
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Independent Living vs Assisted Living
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Maintaining Professional Boundaries: What ALL Staff Need to Know
Professional boundaries are critical to success in working with residents and colleagues in affordable housing communities. It is critical for ALL staff to stay in the zone of “being helpful and supportive” and not cross the line. The trainers will share information on how to stay “in bounds.” This includes becoming aware of different kinds of boundaries and what you need to know about them. They will present information on how to set and preserve boundaries in order to develop and maintain meaningful relationships. Finally, the trainers will discuss the role of confidentiality as it relates to boundaries.

NSPIRE: Major Changes to the REAC Inspection Protocol
Prepare for sweeping, generational change in how properties are inspected by HUD. The adoption of NSPIRE in 2023 will represent the most sweeping changes to REAC’s inspection protocol since the inspection began in 1998. It’s time for us to put away our understanding of REAC inspections that we have developed over the last 25 years and start completely over. We are in the middle of change - it’s happening - and what we understand about it will be changing throughout the next year. This presentation will be up to the moment on whatever changes are coming.

NSPIRE: Scoring System Announced
The workings of the NSPIRE scoring system was announced on March 23, 2023, and the new scoring system is much simpler than the old system. However, REAC will hold off on scoring some of the new items for the first year. The best part is that anyone can now understand and work with the simple arithmetic of this new system. With a little bit of study, you’ll be an NSPIRE expert in no time.

Overview of HOTMA
On January 1, 2024, HUD will implement the most comprehensive changes to the way HUD properties determine eligibility and calculate income and rent since 1981 when Congress raised the rent cap from 25% to 30% of Adjusted Income. The changes are expected to have a ripple effect on other affordable housing programs including Rural Development and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and HOME programs. Find out the most significant changes, what guidance HUD has provided to date, and when you will need to start following the new rules.

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Resolving EIV Discrepancies
What is an EIV Discrepancy?  Is it just that Income Discrepancy Report?  What do I do when I get an EIV Discrepancy?  We'll answer these questions and more in this session.

Tax Credit: Gig Income, Cash Apps & Cryptocurrency
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Speaker Bios:

Anita Moseman
President, Monfric Realty, Inc.
Anita Moseman is President of the Monfric Group, a property management and consulting firm based in Grand Junction, Colorado, She has been in the affordable housing industry for over 39 years. Anita holds numerous certifications including the following:  NAHPe, SHCM, CPO, FHC and RAM. 

She is a national trainer and has trained the CPO and RAM certification courses, FHC, marketing, occupancy courses, tax credit courses and organizational courses for Multi Housing World, various AHMAs, the National Association of Homebuilders, Federal and State Agencies, and other associations and management companies. In addition, she has trained different government organizations in the Contract Administrator Course.

Anita has served on the Board of Governors of RAM, as a board member of RockyAHMA and as a technical advisor for SHCM and HCCP.  She has been recognized by various AHMA’s for her excellence in training and has been awarded the Clive Graham Memorial Award in recognition of Outstanding Service to the Affordable Housing Management Industry.


David Sprowl
Founder/Managing Partner, WD International Consulting
Before forming WD International, David was the Executive Director of Lutheran Towers, located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia. He led a transformative journey in developing a person-centered approach in affordable housing. His prior experience included 16 years in the corporate arena.  As a certified Leadership Coach credentialed through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), David is committed to the mentoring and coaching of individuals with a focus on their professional and personal growth. As a seasoned educator, he has a demonstrated ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. He has a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management, from Georgia State University.  


Gates Kellett
Managing Principal, The Gates Development Group, LLC

Gina Germany
Owner/President, Touching Hearts Senior Care
Gina Germany is the owner of Touching Hearts Senior Care, Java Hut Coffee Shop, and the founder of Gulf Coast Senior Care, a non-profit in Mobile, AL. Ms. Germany opened the doors of her senior care business on August 1, 2007. Ms. Germany possesses two degrees from Rogers State University in Claremore, OK. Ms. Germany’s passion is helping people and she does just that with her four organizations. She created a 501c3 organization, Gulf Coast Senior Services, to address the Alzheimer’s/Dementia issues in the Gulf Coast area. Ms. Germany is a Certified Senior Advisor, Certified Dementia Practitioner, a Certified PAC Trainer with Teepa Snow and a Fit Mind Coach. Ms. Germany educates the public with workshops, conference sessions, support groups and trains her caregivers to be Certified Dementia Caregivers. Ms. Germany has also presented and trained over 700 Sheriff’s Deputies in Mobile County, how to assist a person living with dementia. Another popular program Ms. Germany has added to her services is the Fit Mind program, which is a personal trainer for your brain. We now have a program to combat dementia. Senior Placement is the newest program that we help seniors with. Ms. Germany is the person to know when you need to find the appropriate senior living facility for your loved one, and it’s a free service.


Gwen Volk
President & CEO, gwen volk INFOCUS, Inc.
Gwen Volk has worked in the affordable housing industry since 1983. She has been president and CEO of a Midwest property management company and chief compliance officer over a Dallas firm’s national portfolio. She has a Master’s degree in Business and is a Certified Property Manager through the Institute of Real Estate Management. Gwen holds certifications as a  National Affordable Housing Professional – Executive Level, Specialist in Housing Credit Management, Housing Credit Certified Professional, Certified Professional of Occupancy, and in Fair Housing Compliance and has been a servant leader in the AHMAs, NAHMA and IREM throughout her career. Gwen is a nationally recognized expert and trainer in the tax credit, bond, HOME, and Section 8 programs and enjoys helping agents, owners, and managers make sense of it all.


Joseph Henry
Owner/Trainer, Professional Compliance Solutions, LLC
Professional Compliance Solutions, LLC is owned by Joseph Henry. Joseph is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP). He began his career in the Affordable Housing industry in 1986. Since this time, he has brought about significant insight into training and how to help people understand and learn about regulations that will assist the Housing Professionals in all aspects of the job. Beginning his career as a maintenance person, Joe has a real world perspective on what we do, and why we do it! Whether you are a seasoned professional or just beginning your career in Affordable Housing, Joseph Henry will deliver the best training possible. 


Mike Gantt
Vice President, The Inspection Group
Michael Gantt is uniquely qualified to present insights on the coming changes to the REAC inspection as one of the nation’s longest serving REAC consultants. He has assisted owners and management companies with thousands of pre-REAC inspections and hundreds of appeals since 2003, and has been a popular speaker at SAHMA and other housing industry conferences for nearly 20 years.  


Stacy Day
Chief Operating Officer, Karen A. Graham Consulting, LLC


Walter Coffey   
Founder/Managing Partner, WD International Consulting
Before forming WD International, Walter was the CEO of LeadingAge Georgia and the Georgia Institute on Aging for 18 years.  His career spans from Georgia Council on Aging to the Alzheimer’s Association to various senior housing settings.  He is committed to the education and development of individuals with an emphasis on supporting organizations to empower and retain their staff.  Walter is an international leader in the culture change movement and has the demonstrated ability to transform organizations to become person-centered.  Walter is a national leader in focusing on care for people living with dementia.  He has a Master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in Gerontology, from Georgia State University.