Executive Staff

Matthew Mainville — Executive Director

Mr. Mainville has 15 years of progressive housing experience in mixed finance development, HOPE VI, and Facilities and Operational Management.  He has served as HOPE VI Coordinator, Director of Development, Assistant Executive Director, and recently was appointed to the position of Executive Director of the Holyoke Housing Authority.

Mr. Mainville received a Bachelors’ Degree and a Masters Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Matthew is active in the community, having served on numerous Boards, including the New England Regional Council of NAHRO, Massachusetts NAHRO, the Emergency Food and Shelter Board of Western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission’s Regional Housing Planning Committee and the Holyoke Boys and Girls Club.

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Marilyn Sanabria — Chair

Marilyn Sanabria was appointed to the Holyoke Housing Authority Board of Commissioners as a mayoral appointee in December, 2008.  Ms. Sanabria has worked with the Holyoke Public School System for over 13 years and is a lifelong resident of the Holyoke community.

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Aaron W. Wilson — Vice Chair

Aaron W. Wilson was appointed to the Holyoke Housing Authority Board of Commissioners by the Governor in 2008.  Mr. Wilson is a lifelong resident of the city of Holyoke and is a practicing attorney in Holyoke since 1976.  Prior to that, Mr. Wilson served as a Probation Officer for Hampshire District Court, and was also a Police Officer for the Holyoke Police Department.

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Theresa Cooper-Gordon — Treasurer

Theresa Cooper-Gordon was appointed to the Holyoke Housing Authority Board of Commissioners as a mayoral appointee in May 2013.  Ms. Cooper-Gordon joined the Board with over two decades of professional experience in human services and education and is a skilled community organizer and social activist.  Ms. Cooper-Gordon serves on the Board for Enlace de las Familias as well as innumerable other boards.

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Michael Falcetti — Board Member

Michael Falcetti was appointed to the Holyoke Housing Authority Board of Commissioners as a mayoral appointee in 1990 and has served this organization ever since.  Mr. Falcetti has been the Vice-President of Falcetti & Clark for over 40 years.  He has also served as a Board Member on Holyoke Community Development Committee, the Holyoke Public Library, the Churchill Neighborhood Community Youth Organization, the Wistariahurst  Museum Association, among other civic organizations.

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Timothy W. Purington  — Board Member

Timothy W. Purington was appointed to the Holyoke Housing Authority Board of Commissioners as a mayoral appointee and was confirmed by the City Council in September 2014.  He has over 20 years of management experience in non-profits. Prior to joining the Housing Authority Board, Mr. Purington’s public service record includes serving 4 years as the Holyoke Ward 4 City Council, as well as serving on Holyoke’s Historic Commission and the Board of Registrar of Voters. He also served on the Board of Directors of other non-profits in the City.

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