About Us

North Shore CDC invests in neighborhoods to create thriving communities. We envision a North Shore where every neighborhood is one of choice and opportunity.

We use our community-focused development model to invest resources into low-income or distressed neighborhoods on the North Shore to improve the quality of life for residents. We are committed to the community through affordable housing, economic and youth development, community engagement, small business assistance, and public art + placemaking.

We serve over 1,000 individuals in more than 450 affordable apartments and over 3,000 individuals in our other programming.

We have installed over 80 Large Scale Murals in Salem and Gloucester, and have a rotating annual themed exhibition on Peabody Street in Salem highlighting local artists.


  • We believe everyone deserves a place to call home.
  • We believe in developing leaders of tomorrow.
  • We believe community is best built from the ground up.
  • We believe in focusing our real estate development on transformational opportunities which have a broad impact on the communities we serve.
  • We believe environmental responsibility starts with us.


Alysha Howes

Assistant Director of YouthBuild

Amy Schroeder

Development Assistant

Ashley Ganem

Senior Communications + Events Manager

Cameron White

Associate Project Manager

Christine Locke

Transition Coach

Doug Bilton

Construction Manager

Felicia Pierce

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Hannah Anselmo

Youth Services Coordinator

Ilene Vogel

Director of Real Estate

Jasmine Graddy

Director of Workforce Development

Jason Pina

Director of Portfolio Management

Jennifer Kolodziej

Real Estate Project Manager

Kiauris Sosa

YouthBuild Youth Counselor

Melissa DeLoach


Michael “Brandon” Stevens

Construction Assistant

Mickey Northcutt

Chief Executive Officer

Milagros Pichardo

Community Building Specialist

Nicci Roebuck

Director of Administration

Nina Lissarrague

Small Business Coordinator

Saniego Sanchez

Director of Punto Urban Art Museum

Shantel Alix Fernandez

Director of Community Building

Sophie Ragno

YouthBuild Education Teacher

Yinette Guzman

Design + Placemaking Project Manager


Frank Nitkiewicz

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

Mikki Wilson, President

Dot Connector Consulting, LLC

Faith Glickman Rossi, Vice President

Lerner & Holmes PC

Diana Moreno, Clerk

Metro Credit Union

Brian Castellanos, MS, LSWA

Department of Children and Families

Naomi Cottrell

Crowley Cottrell, LLC

Adriana Paz

Endurance International Group

Eileen Quinn

Wells Fargo

Xavior Cole

Berkshire Hathaway

Hannah Gilligan Commoss

Fidelity Investments

Ariel Noesi, Treasurer

Brookline Bank

Sarah Tarbet

Jones Architecture


St. Stephen’s Housing Corporation New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) MassHire North Shore Workforce Board NEI General Contracting | Seagrass Salem | Rockland Trust | Stoneham Bank Eastern Bank Foundation | The Leslie S. Ray + Marcie C. Ray Foundation | Brookline Bank | Democracy HUBS | Hackett Feinberg Hercules Capital Peabody Properties | Newburyport Bank | Tomforhde Foundation The City of Peabody | Crowley Cottrell Dorfman Capital | M & T Bank Charitable Foundation | DCU Digital Federal Credit Union | Jason Hayes Foundation | Marblehead Bank Bolden & Bonfiglio JTS Memorial Fund | Salem Five Charitable Foundation | Mass Cultural Council Essex Heritage Enterprise Community Partners | ICON Architecture BlueHub Capital | New Seasons Development | Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston Trinity Hydraulic Hammer Services LLC  RCG | Nuance Communications

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We envision a North Shore where every neighborhood is one of choice and opportunity. We do this by engaging passionate people like you that can help us achieve our mission!

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