Our Team

KatIe Goar

KatIe Goar

President

Ms. Katie Goar has been with Quadel since 2007. Named Quadel President in 2015, Goar has shifted Quadel’s corporate culture resulting in excellent client service. She has more than 23 years of affordable housing experience. In addition, she was Adjunct Faculty with Indiana University-Purdue University teaching Public Management, Public Organization, and Public Policy courses for over eight years. Goar is responsible for corporate oversight and performance of six subsidiary offices, project management and client relations.

She holds a Master of Public Administration in Policy Analysis from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts from Anderson University.

Roberta Graham

Roberta Graham

Vice President

Ms. Roberta Graham has almost 40 years of industry experience and currently manages several HUD research contracts including a MTW Evaluation and Housing and Children’s Healthy Development. Graham specializes in the management of HCV programs, including VASH, Family Unification, and Family Self-Sufficiency. She also provides technical assistance in staff capacity building and training and program operational assessments for at- risk PHAs. In addition, she works with clients to create new program designs, program policies/procedures and implement MTW programs. Graham holds a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.

To discuss your HCV program’s needs with Graham, email her.

R. Gray Beck

R. Gray Beck

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. R. Gray Beck manages corporate and program finance for Quadel and has been with the company since 2007. His experience includes data analysis, quality control, program financial management, project management, proposal costing and pricing, procurement, and contractual compliance.

Beck holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Michael Adamson

Michael Adamson

PBCA Director

Mr. Michael Adamson, Director of Quadel’s PBCA Division, provides overall contract oversight and management of Quadel’s PBCA engagements in Indiana and North Carolina. Adamson has more than 30 years of experience in the affordable housing industry, of which 20 years of his experience has been working with HUD’s Project Based Section 8 program. In addition, he also works closely with and collaborates on a variety of other projects in Quadel’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Division, Quadel’s Training Division and Quadel’s Business Development Team. Adamson holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.

To discuss your PBCA program needs with Adamson, email him.

Cheiktha Dowers

Cheiktha Dowers

Tennessee Quadel Managing Director

Ms. Cheiktha Dowers directs the management and operations of Memphis Housing Authority’s High Performing HCV program. Since her arrival in Memphis in 2012, Dowers’ responsibilities include oversight of finance, inspections, operations, quality assurance/performance management, owner outreach, and customer service. She is a champion of the mission to provide decent and safe housing to Memphis’ most vulnerable citizens and assists in recommending policy to set aside vouchers for homeless or special needs families. One of her proudest accomplishments is spearheading innovative outreach efforts such as Housing Fairs to bring property owners, service agencies, city/county school representatives, and HCV participants together to serve more Memphis residents. Dowers holds a Bachelor’s degree from Palm Beach Atlantic College and a Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University.

To discuss how to expand your affordable housing opportunities or other HCV program needs with Dowers, email her.

Jim Evans

Jim Evans

Director

Mr. Jim Evans has 25 years of experience and is nationally recognized for his Housing Choice Voucher program knowledge and expertise. In addition, Evans understands RAD and PBV conversions and can work with PHAs to determine if those programs are the right decision. He has run high-performing HCV programs in Carroll County (MD), Fort Wayne (IN), Indianapolis (IN), Houston (TX) and Baltimore (MD) and managed high-performing Family Self Sufficiency (FSS), Mainstream, Family Unification and HCV homeownership programs strengthened by their collaboration with community-based programs and partnerships. Evans managed court ordered and voluntary mobility counseling programs and was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award by the Maryland HUD Field Office for work associated with fair housing. Evans holds his Bachelor’s degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

To discuss your program or mobility needs with Evans, email him. 

 John Rowland

John Rowland

Managing Director

Mr. John Rowland is a housing and human services professional with 25 years of multi-agency and multi-program management, contract and grants administration, social services program development, and management. Rowland is also experienced in the financing, development and management of supportive, public, and affordable housing projects. He is also a public housing repositioning expert. Rowland is an effective supervisor with a history of getting consensus, action, and results by emphasizing a coordinated process and the realization of common goals. Rowland has a Bachelor’s
degree from Boston University.

To discuss your housing program needs with Rowland, email him.

Andre Serrette

Andre Serrette

Arizona Quadel Managing Director

Mr. Andre Serrette has more than 10 years of professional affordable housing experience. Serrette has had a far-reaching career – with “on the ground” experience as a field supervisor for a property management firm, to assistant manage positions at one of the country’s largest housing authorities, to the managing director of Arizona Quadel’s program at the City of Phoenix Housing Department in Phoenix, AZ.  Serrette is a skilled program manager who focuses on program improvement and compliance, including lease-up efforts. Serrette holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from the University of Southern California.

To discuss your HCV program needs with Serrette, email him.

Sandra Soucie

Sandra Soucie

Director

Ms. Sandra Soucie has more than 20 years of experience in direct project management and affordable housing program administration. Soucie has supported the Memphis Housing Authority HCV direct management engagement for the past 18 years: writing program policy consistent with MHA’s mission, collaborating with MHA executive personnel on program enhancements and assisting the HCV Program Director with process and reporting. She has set national standards in maximizing utilization and wait list management to serve the most number of families. Soucie’ s expertise includes program assessment, planning and implementing waiting list openings, maximizing leasing and policy and procedure development. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s degree from Bellevue University.

To discuss your program, organizational assessments, or policy and procedure needs with Soucie, email her.

Penny VanderWall

Penny VanderWall

Director

Ms. Penny VanderWall has more than 42 years of professional experience in the affordable housing industry. Currently, she oversees Quadel’s contract for managing the City of Phoenix Housing Department’s HCV program in Phoenix, AZ. VanderWall is an expert in direct management of Section 8 and Public Housing programs. She specializes in assessing Troubled PH and HCV programs and implementing successful recovery plans. She also works with Standard and High Performer agencies to maximize efficiencies and further improve operations. She specializes in designing and implementing streamlined processes to maximize staff and funding. VanderWall has received numerous NAHRO and HUD Best Practices Awards for reengineering the HCV program, including the creation of the nation’s first HCV Lottery System and innovations in reexamination processing, inspections and landlord recruitment and retention. VanderWall holds a Bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State College in Colorado.

To discuss your program’s needs with VanderWall, email her.

Amy Vorenkamp

Amy Vorenkamp

North Carolina Quadel Managing Director

Ms. Amy Vorenkamp is the Managing Director of the North Carolina Quadel office. She is a senior manager with more than 15 years of knowledge and experience in compliance and implementation of the Performance Based Contract Administration program (PBCA) under HUD. Vorekamp is responsible for more than 500 PBCA contracts across the state, including the oversight of program activities, implementation of policies and procedures, rules, and client relations. She specializes in quality control and compliance. Vorenkamp has both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree from Nicholls State University in Louisiana.

To discuss your PBCA program needs with Vorenkamp, email her.

Nicole Walls

Nicole Walls

Indiana Quadel Managing Director

Ms. Nicole Walls is the Managing Director for Indiana Quadel where she plans, organizes, manages, controls and directs the daily activities of the company, its staff and subcontractors. Walls has over 17 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. She began her career as a property manager and has managed several different property and program types throughout her career. She has also served in a variety of roles at Quadel, including a Program Compliance Specialist, Assistant Voucher Manager and Contract Renewal Manager. 

Walls holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and a Master’s degree from Strayer University. She also holds Assisted Housing Manager (AHM) and Housing Quality Standards (HQS) certifications.  

To discuss your PBCA program needs with Walls, email her.

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