Chief Executive Officer
Ray D’Agostino, email@example.com, Phone Ext. 104
As the Executive Director, Ray assists in setting, and then is chiefly responsible for leading the implementation of, LHOP’s strategic vision of the organization. Ray served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of LHOP from 2005 until coming on the staff in September of 2009. He is passionate about affordable housing issues due to the impact it has on his own life story. Ray spent almost 20 years as a municipal manager gaining experience in planning, budgeting and infrastructure, then served a brief stint as Chief of Staff for State Senator Smucker. He also serves on numerous community boards and commissions.
Home Ownership Center Director
Miriam Soto, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone Ext. 102
Miriam is responsible for the programs and services offered under the Home Ownership Center. She is responsible for providing education to prospective home buyers and administering the Home Buyer Loan program. She also promotes LHOP’s programs and services to community organizations, realtors, lenders, employers, and others. Miriam has earned the NCHEC certification in Pre-purchase Homeownership Education.
Miriam started at LHOP in March 2015 and, previously, was the LHOP Spanish instructor for the Home Buyer Education program from 1997-2004. Miriam was raised in public housing in the City of Lancaster. In her 27-year career, she has been dedicated to advocating and bringing financial knowledge and products to those in under-served markets. She is committed to the “Dream of Homeownership” and to promoting education about housing issues. She believes that every human interaction is an opportunity to teach and learn.
Program Development Director
James Shultz, email@example.com, Phone Ext. 105
Jim is responsible for assisting developers of affordable housing with technical advice, reviewing affordable housing loan applications for LHOP financing and managing LHOP’s neighborhood improvement program. Jim was one of the founding members of LHOP and was a member of the Board of the original LHOP Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Jim came onto the staff of LHOP in January 2012. Jim is passionate about affordable housing issues because he was raised in a public housing development in the City of Lancaster. For the last 22 years, Jim has taught an evening class on the topic of City Government at his alma mater, Franklin & Marshall College.
Larry Plasterer, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone Ext. 103
As the Finance Director, Larry is responsible for the overall management of LHOP’s budget and finances. Larry joined LHOP in July 2013. He served 3 years in the US Army. After the Army he attended college and graduated from Elizabethtown College with a BS Degree in Accounting. Larry has 40 year’s experience in the accounting field, primarily working in for profit manufacturing companies. He enjoys the challenge of working for a community benefit organization (non-profit) and contributing to LHOP’s mission and growth. Larry enjoys watching sports and history on TV, playing golf and traveling.
Miriam Roman-Carvajal, email@example.com, Phone Ext. 100
Miriam was born and raised in Lancaster County. She has worked in both the Finance and Mortgage industries for over 18 years and also the Title industry for a year. She enjoys working with the public and looks forward to serving the community through LHOP’s programs.
Laurie A. Moir, lmoir@lhop, Phone Ext. 108
Serving as Director of Development, Laurie is responsible for developing and building relationships throughout the community by overseeing all aspects of fundraising. Laurie has devoted her entire career to fund raising in non-profits such as La Academia Partnership Charter School, The Arc of Lancaster, the American Red Cross and Resurrection Catholic School. She is a graduate of PSU with a Masters Degree in Public Administration.
Housing Programs Specialist
Brittany Mellinger, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone Ext. 109
As the Housing Programs Specialist, Brittany works to connect populations with special needs to programs and resources, supporting education and programming. Born and raised in Lancaster County, Brittany is excited to return to her hometown, bringing more than 5 years of non-profit program planning, management, and evaluation experience supporting vulnerable adults in Philadelphia. She is passionate about the intersection of public health and affordable and accessible housing, with a Master of Public Health from Temple University. Her other passion is the outdoors, having hiked from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail.
Director, Housing Equality & Equity Institute
Adrian Garcia, email@example.com, Phone Ext. 110
Adrian Joined LHOP in 2016 as Director, Housing Equality & Equity Institute. He leads the effort of affirmatively furthering fair housing, by providing training, technical assistance in the filing of housing discrimination complaints, and bringing awareness to fair housing issues through innovative marketing programs and special events. Adrian brings a variety of experiences that span over 30 years in the areas human relations, advertising, marketing and insurance. He has been an active member of the community for over 15 years; having served on many of the local boards like SACA Development Corp., Lancaster Foundation for Educational Enrichment, Latino Education Committee, and Lancaster Downtown Investment District, to name a few.
Director, York Housing Opportunity Center
Marysol Carino, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone-717-827-4334
Born and raised in Reading PA, Marysol grew up in the projects of public housing. She began her career in banking in 2009 and exceled at various positions within the mortgage industry: Bank Support Analyst, Underwriter and Loan Document Specialist. Marysol brings over 17 years in customer service experience, and her previous role as a Housing Counselor gave Marysol the opportunity to grow and become a self-motivated and results-driven person. Her position included coordinating Homebuyer Education classes which allowed her to cultivate relationships with different Lenders, Bankers, Realtors and Insurance Companies while at the same time, developing a Housing Counselor process. Mrs. Carino is certified, through NCHEC, in pre-closing, pre-purchase Homebuyer Education and will be enrolling in training classes to further her education.
More importantly, this newlywed is a proud mother of two kids; her talented artist son Carlos and daughter Miranda, who is currently in her second year of College at Harrisburg University of Science Tech. “I am excited to be given this great opportunity as the Director of York Housing Opportunity Center and look forward in helping working families of the great community of York PA achieve the American dream of Homeownership and provide a bright future through the Homebuyer Education services for first time homebuyers. My work and life experiences have given me valuable insight of the passion people have to want to improve their lives and accomplish their dreams, and I would like to help them achieve that.”
Home Ownership Specialist
Laura Juarbe, email@example.com, Phone- 717-291-9945 ext. 106
Although born in Jersey Laura grew up in Southeast, Lancaster. She began her career in banking in 1991 and has held various positions within the mortgage industry: Customer Service, Bank Support Analyst, and Mortgage Origination.
Laura currently has a health and wellness business and works as a title agent and notary as well as a translator. Laura also is a volunteer for several non-profits in the Lancaster Community. Her years of experience have given her the unique tools needed to assist Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership’s clients and work closely with LHOP partners. Laura is self -motivated and results-driven, strengths that she has gained over her 26 year in the banking arena. Her current position at LHOP includes working directly with clients in need of financial assistance as they navigate the home buying process and hosting the First-Time Homebuyer Education classes in partnership with area Lenders, Bankers, Realtors and Insurance Companies.
Laura’s greatest accomplishment along with her husband is her six children and nine grandchildren. In reflection of all Laura has achieved she stated the following “as a homeowner, it bring me Great Joy to be able to utilize all my skills in knowledge that I have developed to assist others and also be part of an organization that provides a helping hand in the process to those individuals and families that are seeking to achieve their own Dream of Homeownership.