Yvette Ross Kane
Yvette Ross Kane is the Director of Asset Management at the Washington Housing Conservancy. With a background encompassing roles in government, nonprofit and affordable housing, Yvette helps WHC create enriching and vibrant communities replete with amenities and services that let residents create a bright future for themselves and their families.
Prior to her role at WHC, Yvette served as the Vice President of Portfolio Management at Homes for America, a mission focused nonprofit affordable housing developer and owner. She also served as the Chief of Asset Management at the District of Columbia Housing Authority where she managed the mixed finance (HOPE VI) portfolio. Yvette has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Africana Studies from Wellesley College and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Yvette currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust and Community Family Life Services, both District based non-profit organizations.
WHC is governed by an independent board of civic leaders.
Chief Executive Officer of Bernstein Management Corporation
Chief Program Officer for the Federal City Council
Carol Thompson Cole
President and CEO of Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP)
Former President of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
Executive Director, WHC
Former Vice President of Buvermo Investments, Inc.
CEO of MDB Communications
Charlene Drew Jarvis
Former Director at National Women's Business Center, Inc.
Partner at ArentFox Schiff
Deborah Ratner Salzberg
Principal at Uplands Real Estate Partners
Chair of JBG SMITH’s Board of Trustees
Fusing commercial real estate expertise with a social impact mission.
We disrupt inequities in the housing market with an innovative model that prevents displacement and promotes opportunity and wealth building.
Preserving housing affordability and promoting economic mobility in the DC-region
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