Support & Professional Staff

No standard is of higher importance than the esteem in which we are held by our team of supporting staff and professionals. It is with the support and collaboration of our team that the Authority finds solutions to today's housing industry challenges, while building strategies for tomorrow.

MorrisW.D. Morris
Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Morris is the Executive Director/ CEO of the Orange County Housing Finance Authority. Prior to his appointment to the position of Executive Director/ CEO in April 1996, Mr. Morris served as Director of the Orange County Housing and Community Development Department from 1986 1996. Mr. Morris has more than 40+ years of experience in the fields of executive management, housing finance, municipal finance, housing development, urban planning, economic development, neighborhood revitalization and community development and redevelopment. Mr. Morris serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA); Florida Association of Local Housing Finance Authorities (Florida ALHFA). He is a Past Chairman and Board Member of The Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (ONIC), The National Association of County Community and Economic Development Association (Sub-Committee Chairman (NACCED) and past President of The Florida Community Development Association (FCDA).  

Contact Mr. Morris:
oroman@ochfa.com

Jim SinghJaiseery Arjoonsingh
Deputy Exec. Director/ Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Singh has more than 30+ years of experience in financing, 18-years of which were in the fields of management, affordable housing finance including tax-exempt and taxable bond financing and structuring, mortgage financing, affordable housing project developments, including special needs housing. He has served on many housing committees which include the 2000 Housing Initiative Task Force under the Clinton Administration. Mr. Singh is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Juris Doctor in Law.

Contact Mr. Singh: jsingh@ochfa.com

 

BurrellFrantz Dutes
Director, Single-Family Programs

Mr. Dutes has an excess of 27 years experience in affordable housing, community development and neighborhood and redevelopment initiatives. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Brooklyn College), and a Master of Business Administration (University of Central Florida). Mr. Dutes' housing and financing industry experience includes: State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP); Housing Choice Voucher Program; Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP); Home Investment Partnership Program; Fair Housing; Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

 

Contact Mr. Dutes:
fdutes@ochfa.com


GuzmanMildred Guzman
Administrator, Multi-Family Programs

Ms. Guzman has 17 years experience multi-family housing finance industry. As the Multi-Family Program Administrator, Mildred is responsible for day-to-day administration and coordination of all operational functions of the Authority's Multi-Family Program; to include compliance monitoring of all OCHFA, bond-financed rental projects.

 

Contact Ms. Guzman:
mguzman@ochfa.com

General Counsel
 
Bond Counsel
GREENBERG TRAURIG
CNL Building
450 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 650, Orlando, FL
Warren Bloom, Esq.
Mike Watkins, Esq.
 
GREENBERG TRAURIG
Avenue of the Americas
333 SE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL
Bruce Giles-Klein, Esq.
Sylvia S. Penneys, Esq.
Financial Advisor
 
Auditor
CSG ADVISORS, INC.
1720 Winward Concourse, Ste. 380
Alpharetta, GA
David Jones
 
DUFRESNE & ASSOCIATES, CPA, PA
P.O. Box 1179, Orange Park, FL 32067
info@dufresnecpas.com
Underwriter (Senior)
 
Underwriter (co-managing)
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS
100 Second Ave. South, Ste. 800
St. Petersburg, FL
Helen H. Feinberg
 
RAYMOND JAMES
880 Carillon Pkwy
St. Petersberg, FL
Donald Peterson
Tim Wranovix