HAC Senior Management
Alisa Magnotta Galazzi, CEO
Alisa holds the honor of being the second CEO Housing Assistance Corporation has had since its inception in 1974. She arrived at HAC in January 2017, bringing with her more than two decades worth of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has served as the COO at Gosnold, the executive director at Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod & the Islands and the development director for The Cape Cod Foundation.
Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Alisa holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from California State University and a masters of science in communication management from Simmons College.
She lives in Orleans with her family.
Walter Phinney, M.A., Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Walter joined Housing Assistance Corporation in the summer of 2016. Walter has decades of executive experience in health and human services, most recently as the COO of Arbour Counseling Services, managing 10 outpatient behavioral health and substance use recovery centers across Massachusetts. Prior to that Walter was the COO at Outer Cape Health Services, overseeing health centers in Harwich, Wellfleet and Provincetown and a pharmacy in Wellfleet and Provincetown. Walter lives in South Dennis and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Dennis Libraries.
Stephen Ferris, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Stephen joined the HAC team in November 2017, bringing a wealth of financial experience to the agency. He spent more than two decades at American Express where he served in a number of roles, most recently as its Vice President of Finance in the company's Lower Manhattan office. Born and raised in Boston, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and accounting from Northeastern University.
Stephen, who lives in Brewster with his wife Joanne, is the co-owner of The Break Room in Chatham with his daughter Heather.
Anne Van Vleck, Chief Development Officer
Anne joined HAC in the summer of 2017, after almost seven years as the Executive Director at CCYP (Cape Cod Young Professionals). While at CCYP, Anne was able to lead and promote a culture focused on addressing the Cape’s workforce issues through mentoring, civic engagement programs, and creating opportunities for housing that are affordable, accessible and available to young professionals on Cape Cod. Anne lives in Chatham with her family.
Sandy Horvitz, Director of Housing Development
Sandy comes to HAC with decades of experience in the development, finance and construction of affordable housing. He has worked for or as a consultant with: nonprofits, financial institutions, housing authorities, private developers, HUD and NAHRO in creating affordable housing developments in 10 states. A Massachusetts native, his work has had him live as far west as Arizona and as far south as Florida. He currently resides in South Dennis with one of his daughters and his granddaughter.
Cassi Danzl, Director of Family and Individual Services
Cassi joined HAC in the beginning of 2017. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she comes to HAC with experience in the mental health field as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, community based services supervisor, and most recently as an Outpatient Clinic Director. Cassi’s department services individuals and families with intake and referral; homeless prevention; homeless outreach; housing search; housing consumer education; permanent supportive housing; case management; stabilization; housing efforts on Martha’s Vineyard; and HAC's family shelters. Cassi lives in West Yarmouth and enjoys traveling, crafts, reading, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.
Cindi Maule, Director of Leased Housing
Cindi Maule has nonprofit experience in Oregon, Alaska and Maine before she came to Cape Cod in 2008 to become the Director of HAC’s Leased Housing Department. In administering six federal and state rental subsidy contracts comprising over 900 vouchers, she manages a staff of 10 and an annual budget of $8 million. She is the chief program liaison with over 650 property owners. She also is a member of the Regional Housing Network Board. Cindi is co-chair of the Chatham Affordable Housing Committee.
Laura Reckford, Director of Community Relations
Laura Reckford heads up HAC’s Community Relations Department which handles community outreach, media and fundraising. A resident of Falmouth, she comes to HAC after more than 20 years as a journalist on Cape Cod, working in magazines, newspapers, radio and online. She is on the boards of the Falmouth Theatre Guild, the Woods Hole Historical Museum and Falmouth Water Stewards. She is also co-founder and editor of the online magazine, CapeCodWave.com.