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Seila Mosquera

President & CEO since 2003 – Joined NWNH in 1997

Seila Mosquera-Bruno is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mutual Housing Association of South Central Connecticut, Inc., dba NeighborWorks® New Horizons. NWNH is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing affordable housing opportunities to help build strong communities and revitalize neighborhoods. Since joining NWNH in 1994, Seila has served in many different capacities and became the Executive Director in 2003. Under her leadership, the organization expanded operations Beyond New Haven County to New London and Fairfield Counties, more than doubled its portfolio and personnel.

Seila has a Master’s degree in Urban Studies from Southern Connecticut State University, a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and completed the Achieving Excellence in Community Development 18-month fellowship program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Seila’s contributions and participation in efforts that strengthen communities is vast and extensive. Seila was a Board Member of the National NeighborWorks Association. She was the Co-chair of the NWA National Real Estate Development Advisory Council. She is on the Board of The Connecticut Legal Rights Project. She is a member of the Reaching Home Campaign and the Home Connecticut Steering Committee. In 2004 she received the Forty under 40 Award from New Haven Business Times; in 2007 she received the Housing Good Egg Award and in 2009 she was recognized as a Rising Star by Business New Haven. In 2010, Seila was inducted into the Gateway Community College Foundation’s Hall of Fame for her exceptional contributions to the community. In 2014, she was the Waterbury Mayor for a day and she was also one of the 50 most influential Latinos in Connecticut recognized by Latinos United for Professional Advancement (LUPA). In April 2015 she joined the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston Advisory Council and in 2017 she joined the Santander Bank Community Advisory Board.

Seila is an advocate for affordable housing in the state and nationally; has been a speaker at several local and national venues on housing related issues; and has organized and recruited volunteers to conduct conferences on capacity-building and to provide technical assistance to non-profits in Guayaquil Ecuador. Since 2018 she has been assisting NHS Puerto Rico in the recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria.

Seila Mosquera, President & CEO
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Bonnie Ballantyne, Chief Financial Officer
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Natalia Rutenberg, Accounting Manager
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Clara Izaguirre, Compliance Manager
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Valmira Baka, Accountant
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Kelven Howard, Accountant
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Tricia Nevard, Accountant
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Zuleika Viches, Accounting Tech
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Dave Purvis, Corporate Counsel
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Real Estate Development

Tom Cruess, Director of Real Estate Development

Andrea Asprelli,
Fund Development & Communications Manager
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Property Management

Terri Ptak-Salcedo, Director of Property Management
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Wendy Au, Property Manager
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Yaricelis Aviles, Office Manager/Receptionist
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Ella Mauhs,
Resident Services Coordinator (Winter Grove)

Felicia Melvin, Property Manager (Waterbury)

Anne Pelletier, Property Manager (Stonington)

Carmen Rodriguez, Administrative Assistant
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Tynesha Snow, Assistant Property Manager
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Ana Vazquez, Property Manager
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To report a work order or emergency 24/7, please call 1-866-623-0416 for assistance

Maintenance Department

Cesar Pilco
Maintenance Supervisor

David Pagan
Assistant Maintenance Supervisor

Julio Arroyo
Maintenance Technician

Radames Barriera
Maintenance Technician

Angel Berrios
Maintenance Technician

Juan Crespo
Maintenance Technician

Marvin Guevara Gala
Maintenance Technician

Eduardo Ortega
Maintenance Technician

Jhonny Romero
Maintenance Technician

Jaime Rosario
Maintenance Technician

Angel Luis Laureano
Housekeeping Specialist

Carolina Morales
Housekeeping Specialist

Dilson Valencia
Housekeeping Specialist


Community Development / Operations

Yves Galliotte
Director of Operations & Programs
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Jenny Bermeo
HBE Admin & Event Coordinator
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Ivette Hernandez
Resident Services Coordinator
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Marilys Lugo
Resident Services Coordinator
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Jayvona McDaniel
Marketing & Communications Specialist

Michelle Rodriguez
Project Manager

Jose Santos
Financial Education & Counseling Services
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