Board & 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


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.

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

Deputy Director of Advancement

Having grown up spending summers, holidays, and everything in between with her family in Edgartown, Weezie always spent as much time as she could on the Vineyard. After 18 years of residing and raising her two children on another island, Bermuda, she eventually found her way back to her beloved Martha’s Vineyard full-time in 2020. Weezie brings over 12 years of experience managing office operations and is thrilled to be part of the IHT team. She lives in West Tisbury with her family.

Louise O'Brien

Office Manager

Inspired daily by the generosity, spirit and warmth of the Martha’s Vineyard community, Joanna McCarthy brings 25+ years of Major Gifts Fundraising and Advancement Management expertise to the island.

Joanna has been an island visitor for the past twenty years, always dreaming of working in a place she and her family love.

Joanna McCarthy

Chief Advancement Officer

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

Real Estate Project Director

Garri Saganenko has experience working in a variety of roles for non-profit organizations on Martha’s Vineyard. He formerly served on the Oak Bluffs Affordable Housing Committee. Most recently, he worked in an administrative role for Oak Bluffs’ Conservation Commission. He lives year-round in Oak Bluffs and moonlights as an Ice Hockey Official.

Garri Saganenko

Real Estate Project Manager

Paige Leahy brings her professionalism, organziational skill and team building talent to IHT’s mission. She is a lifetime vineyard visitor who is passionate about helping to create more year-round affordable housing on the Island and helping to sustain our vibrant community . She is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College.

Paige lives on the Cape.

Paige Leahy

Advancement Officer

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

Real Estate Project Associate

Elissa is interested in housing equity both on and off the island. She has worked with island non profits and local government on a variety of projects that include housing equity and food security.

An island resident since 2005, Elissa lives in an IHT-built house with her two young daughters in Vineyard Haven.

Elissa Turnbull

Communications, IT and Stewardship Manager



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

Pamela Craven


Victoria is the social outreach worker for older adults in the town of Edgartown. She works at the Council on Aging and is involved in numerous civic activities. She is a year-round resident of Edgartown.

Victoria Haeselbarth

Vice Chair

Norman has worked in the CFO role for both privately held and public companies in a variety of industries. He has served on the boards of national and local non profits. He resides in Chilmark..

Norman Werthwein


A professional cabinetmaker initially, Doug spent most of his career selling, designing and implementing commercial software systems, streamlining his clients’ business processes. He spent 8 years on the West Tisbury Finance Committee and is a Dukes County Commissioner. He’s a past president of Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard and still loves building furniture.

Doug Ruskin


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

Delos Lander

Vice Chair

Sophia is the Assistant to the Aquinnah Town Administrator and Planning Board Plan Review Committee. She is also a member of the Aquinnah Affordable Housing Committee and of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe.  Sophia is a year-round resident of Aquinnah.

Sophia Welch


James “Moss” Hanrahan lives in Oak Bluffs with his wife Scout Austin. Moss is a retired lawyer who practiced for 44 years and was a partner with Bowditch & Dewey LLP. His practice specialized in land use planning, non-profit corporations and a wide variety of affordable housing projects. In addition to his continued interest in affordable housing initiatives. Moss now devotes his time to photography and writing fiction and poetry. He also spends time wrangling his two dogs and five grandchildren.

Moss Hanrahan

Bob Green

Bob is a tireless advocate for affordable housing and a Co-trustee of the KUEHN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION.

Bob Green


John is the retired President and COO of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. He is a resident of Edgartown with broad not for profit and public company board experience.

John Schaefer


A social policy analyst and philanthropist who organizes women and the men in their lives in support of progressive social change. She is a seasonal resident of Chilmark.

Wendy C. Wolf, Ph.D


Jefrey is an independent real estate developer, broker and founder/principal of The New Urban Collaborative, a development company operating throughout Boston and Martha’s Vineyard. He is also a member of the West Tisbury Affordable Housing Committee and a year-round resident of West Tisbury.

Jefrey DuBard


Robert is a retired bank executive lending to farmers and agricultural cooperatives. He serves on several nonprofit boards and is a resident of Edgartown.

Robert Egerton



Pam Craven, Chair

Richard Leonard


Bob Green, Chair

Claire O’Hare

Delos Lander

Elaine Miller

Lupi Robinson

Michelle Vivian-Jemison

Sophia Welch


Doug Ruskin, Chair

Delos Lander, Vice Chair

Norman Werthwein, Treasurer

Peter Freeman, Clerk

Pamela Craven, Assistant Clerk

Advisory Council

Co-Chairs, Diana Barrett/Bob Vila

John Abrams

Steve Bernier

Polly Brown

Phillip Clay

J Durst

Sam Feldman

Bob Green

Marni E. J. Grossman

Jeremy Henderson

Brook Katzen

Pamela Kohlberg

Drew Marcus

Marilyn Meyerhoff

Deborah Rappaport

Wendy Wolf


Pam Craven, Chair

Doug Ruskin

Norman Werthwein


Jefrey DuBard, Chair

Debra Cedeno

Faren Worthington

Mark Baumhofer

Matt Coffey

Pam Swan

Peter Freeman


Victoria Haeselbarth, Chair

Tim Brown

Jonathan Holter

Kim Laird


Norman Werthwein, Chair

Mary Bihlre

Bob Egerton

Howard Goldstein

Delos Lander