Staff Directory

Administrative

The CDA’s administrative staff are responsible for day-to-day management of CDA operations and provide expertise on matters of legislative advocacy, communications, and personnel management.

Melissa Taphorn

Executive Director

651-202-2821

Alyssa Soderlund

Administration Director

651-379-9554

Noelle LaFontaine

Human Resources & Communications Coordinator

651-379-9359

Matt Moritz

IT Manager / Analyst

651-202.-809

Ashlee Rea

Administrative Specialist

651-458-0936

Maryam Alomary

Administrative Specialist

651-458-0936


Finance

The Finance Department handles financial reporting, risk management, and related activities for the CDA and CDA-related legal entities.

Aaron Christianson

Finance Director

651-202-2815

Ashley Engh

Finance Assistant Director

651-202-2817

Becky Nelson

Senior Accountant

651-202-2819

Blia Her

Senior Accountant

651-202-2818

Debbie Gallion

Accounts Payable Clerk

651.202.2816

Jody Boyd

General Accountant I

651-379-9553

Sherap Wachungtsang

General Accountant I

651-202-2816


Housing Programs

The CDA housing staff manage programs related to homeownership and homebuyer counseling, as well as coordinate federal and local rental assistance programs under CDA management.

Ann Lindquist

Housing Assistance Director

651-202-2807

Eric Schumacher

Housing Assistance Assistant Director

651-202-2813

Brian Starks

Rental Assistance Specialist

651-202-2812

Kara Young Dybedahl

Rental Assistance Specialist

651-202-2806

Sharron Perry

Rental Assistance Specialist

651-202-2805

Tami Bayne

Rental Assistance Specialist

651-202-2811


Community and Economic Development

Our community and economic development staff work on and provide assistance to outside parties to grow Washington County’s economy, create affordable housing opportunities, and manage related projects that strengthen our communities and neighborhoods.

Karly Schoeman

Deputy Executive Director

651-458-6556

Christopher Eng

Economic Development Director

651-202-2814

Kristen Scobie

Community Development Assistant Director

651-379-9358

Angie Shuppert

Community Development Programs Manager

651-379-9551

Kathryn Paulson

Community Development Project Manager II

651-202-2820

Sarah Bellefuil

Community Development Project Manager II

651-313-5281

Scott Cornelius

Community Development Project Manager II

651-202-2824

Elena Shulman

Community Development Project Manager I

651-202-2823

Karen McLeer

Community Development Project Manager I

651-379-9363

Dana Slimmer

Homeownership Specialist

651-202-2810

Sheila Hawthorne

Homeownership Specialist

651-202-2808