Our Team

The dedicated staff at Florida Home Partnership go above and beyond to help you achieve your dream of home ownership. Our employees help you from start to finish, from covering down payment and loan assistance, to finance and loan closing. Several of our staff members have been with us for decades and some are also graduates of our Self-Help Home-Ownership Program.

Our Staff

Detra Smith-O'Bryant

Vanessa Josey*

Chief Operating Officer Vanessa@FLHome.org Community Association Manager – CAM 28387
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Tom Taylor

Chief Financial Officer
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Teresa Alvarado*

Chad Taylor

Construction Manager Chad@FLHome.org
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Sara Adams

Senior Loan Specialist
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Mary G. Bernardino

Loan Closer Specialist Mary@FLHome.org
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Yvette Dickinson*

Michelle Garner*

Jackie Garcia

Jim Mathias*

Construction Coordinator Jim@FLHome.org
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Tania Centeno-Melendez

Gaspar Ortega*

Senior Construction Coordinator Gaspar@FLHome.org
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Melanny Ramirez

Administrative Assistant Melanny@FLHome.org
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Christina Reyes

Certified General Contractor –  CGC1520691 Christina@FLHome.org
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Nora Santos

Anthony Mills*

Family Construction Coordinator Tony@FLHome.org
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Sandra Duarte*

Senior Loan Specialist Sandra@FLHome.org
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Kim Bishop*

* Graduates of USDA Self-Help Program

Board of Directors

As a designated Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDO), a percentage of our board members represent the local community and the Self-Help individuals and families we serve.

Eric Isenbergh

Homebuilder / Developer / Florida State Certified General Contractor
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Vernon Fuller

Retired USDA Rural Development employee
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Paul Cliff*

Vice President
Richard Bailey Professional Forester
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Julia Sarmiento-Cohen*

Hillsborough County Schools Click Here for Bio

Martine Dorvil

Service4Impact, LLC
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Peggy Gleason

Hillsborough Community College, SouthShore Campus
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David Goldstein

Attorney For Pasco County Click Here for Bio

Hazel Jackson*

Retired Health Care
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Pablo LaTorre*

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Click Here for Bio

Daniel Blood

Retired Hillsborough County Planning & Growth Management Department
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Walter Walker Jr.

Retired Affordable Housing Counselor
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Our Partners