Executive

The Executive Department establishes and promotes CHA’s long and short-term strategic goals.

Led by our Executive Director Michael J. Johnston, we oversee and direct the leaders of CHA’s Communications & Policy, Fiscal Affairs, Human Resources, Leased Housing, Legal, Resident Services, Planning & Development and Operations Departments. The Executive Department is responsible for the Agency’s administration of the City’s successful state and federal affordable housing programs.

Executive Staff

Brenda Downing - Deputy Executive Director

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Deputy Executive Director Work Phone: 617-520-6212

Michael Johnston - Executive Director

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Executive Director Work Phone: 617-520-6229

Andrew Kerivan - Asset Manager

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Asset Manager Work Phone: 617-520-6256

Shirley Sanford - Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

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Executive Assistant to the Executive Director Work Phone: 617-520-6229

Luis Vasquez - Senior Program Manager, Customer Service and Communications

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Senior Program Manager, Customer Service and Communications Work Phone: 617-520-6415