Ralph M. Perrey, Executive Director

Ralph M. Perrey is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. He assumed his position in November 2012 following nine years’ service on THDA’s Board of Directors.

His tenure as THDA’s executive director has seen the agency revamp its mortgage products and down payment assistance program; establish its own loan servicing division; and base THDA staff regionally to better interact with partners across the state.

Perrey serves on the Board of Governors of the National Housing Conference, the nation’s oldest housing advocacy organization. He is also a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council.

Executive Leadership:

Cindy Ripley, Assistant to the Executive Director 615-815-2200
Lynn Miller, Chief Legal Counsel 615-815-2028
Trent Ridley, Chief Financial Officer 615-815-2012
Lindsay Hall, Chief Operating Officer of Single Family Programs

Lorraine Shearon, Chief Strategy Officer 615-815-2013

Program Leadership:

Rhonda Ronnow, Director of Single Family Loan Origination 615-815-2111
Trebia Johns, Director of Single Family Loan Servicing 615-815-3415
Cynthia Peraza, Director of Single Family Special Programs 615-815-2112
Steve Fisher, Director of Mortgage Loan Administration 615-815-3415
Don Watt, Acting Director of Multifamily Development 615-815-2032
Don Watt, Director of Community Programs 615-815-2032
Gwen Coffey, Director of Section 8 Contract Administration and Compliance 615-815-2219
Jeboria Scott, Director of Rental Assistance 615-815-2164

Division Leadership:

Joe Brown, Controller 615-815-2050
Stephanie Bounds, Director of Communications 615-815-2185
Jeremy Heidt, Director of Industry and Government Affairs 615-815-2014
Nicole Lucas, Director of Information Technology 615-815-2250
Wayne Beard, Director of Finance 615-815-2157
Gathelyn Oliver, Director of Internal Audit 615-815-2132
Bettie Teasley, Director of Research & Planning 615-815-2125
Cathy Salazar, Director of Human Resources 615-815-2116
Debra Murray, Director of Operations 615-815-2053