Board & Staff

MEET OUR ISLAND HOUSING TRUST STAFF

Philippe Jordi

Philippe Jordi has worked for over 20 years on Martha’s Vineyard as a developer and manager of affordable community housing for the Island Housing Trust and the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority, and as a community development planner for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

Philippe lives with his family in West Tisbury.

Philippe Jordi

Executive Director
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Breeze Hodson Tonnesen has over 30 years experience in project and business management, marketing and communications. She has lived on the Vineyard since 1999 and has designed and built several houses here on the island.

Breeze lives with her family in Tisbury.

Breeze Tonnesen

Communications & Operations Dir.
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Christopher Anderson brings his 20+ years of experience as a writer and educator to IHT’s fundraising mission.

Christopher lives in West Tisbury with his family.

Christopher Anderson

Development Director
Derrill Bazzy

Derrill Bazzy worked for the 28 years as an architectural designer on Martha’s Vineyard. He earned a master and bachelor degree in architecture from Virginia Tech and the University of Florida.

Derrill lives with his family in Aquinnah.

Derrill Bazzy

Project Director
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After starting an ecological cabinetry business in Manhattan during the 90’s, Keith obtained a degree in Architecture. He and his wife, Hara, moved to Tisbury in 2000, where he established his residential design and project management  company. 

Keith McGuire

Project Manager
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Faren Worthington her fellowship researches site suitability for affordable housing in all six island towns. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont and a Masters of Science in Ecological Design from The Conway School.

Faren lives in West Tisbury with her family.

Faren Worthington

Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellow
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Garri Saganenko has experience working in development for arts-based non-profits on Martha’s Vineyard. He is a graduate of St. John’s College.

Garri lives on the island year-round.

Garri Saganenko

Office Mgr. & Development Assoc.
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Pam Scott has a Masters of Science in Real Estate Development and a Masters in City Planning. Pam also has an extensive background in real estate project management and owner’s representative services to residential, commercial and non-profit entities.

Pam lives in Edgartown with her family.

Pam Scott

Development Associate

MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Business management consultant and a West Tisbury resident.

Doug Ruskin

President
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Senior Vice President of Rockland Trust Bank and a resident of Edgartown.

Delos Lander

Vice President
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Registered investment advisor and a Tisbury resident.

Dan Seidman

Treasurer
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Attorney who specializes in affordable housing development and a seasonal Tisbury resident.

Peter Freeman

Clerk
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Retired Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Avaya, and a resident of Edgartown.

Pam Craven

Asst. Clerk
Bob Green

Chairman of Longfellow Real Estate Partners and trustee of the Keen Foundation in Boston and a seasonal Chilmark resident.

Bob Green

Debra Cedeno

Architect and owner of Architecture + Indigo, LLC and a West Tisbury resident.

Debra Cedeno

Juliann Vanderhoop

Owner of the Orange Peel Bakery who is an Aquinnah Selectman and resident.

Julianne Vanderhoop

Richard Leonard

Cape Cod 5 Regional President – Martha’s Vineyard and a resident of Oak Bluffs.

Richard Leonard

Trey Rasmussen

Banking Officer at Rockland Trust Bank specializing in Construction loans and a Tisbury resident.

Trey Rasmussen

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Social worker and the Interim Administrator at the Edgartown Council on Aging, advocating for the needs of older adults and a resident of Edgartown.

Victoria Haeselbarth

Wendy Swolinzky

Small business owner and IHT homeowner and a resident of Aquinnah.

Wendy Swolinzky

COMMITTEES

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Pam Craven, Chair

Richard Leonard

Trey Rasmusen

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Eric Coles

Lupi Robinson

Richard Leonard

Victoria Cervone

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Doug Ruskin, President

Delos Lander, Vice President

Dan Seidman, Treasurer

Peter Freeman, Clerk

Pamela Craven, Vice Clerk

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

Delos Lander, Chair

Bob Green

Wendy Wolf

Elaine Miller

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Pam Craven, Chair

Doug Ruskin

Juli Vanderhoop

Wendy Swolinzky

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Debra Cedeno, Chair

Faren Worthington

Matt Coffey

Mark Baumhofer

Pam Swan

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE

Victoria Haeselbarth, Chair

Dan Seidman

Jonathan Holter