Meet the Team

Our team is here to help you achieve all your housing and financial goals!

Roy Nash, President and CEO

Roy Nash

President & Chief Executive Officer

Roy Nash serves as the President and CEO of NeighborWorks® Waco and has over 38 years of experience in the housing and building industry. He serves on the Visibility and Resource Development Committee for NeighborWorks® America as well as the NeighborWorks America HomeOwnership Steering Committee and the National NeighborWorks® Association. He is the founding and current chair of the NeighborWorks® Alliance of Texas, a collaboration of Texas NeighborWorks® organizations. Nash is the current vice-chair of the Waco Housing Coalition, and he also serves on the boards of the Heart of Texas Builders Association, the Texas Association of Builders and the Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions.

Nash graduated from Baylor University where he received a BBA degree in Business Management. In his spare time, he enjoys family activities with his wife, Jane, and their two daughters’ families.

roynash@nw-waco.org

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Delisa Burnell-Smith, Vice President and COO

Delisa Burnell-Smith

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Delisa Burnell-Smith serves as Vice President & COO of NeighborWorks® Waco. She is certified by NeighborWorks® Full-Cycle Lending in three categories: homebuyer education, mortgage lending and loan portfolio management. Since joining the organization in 1994, Burnell-Smith has counselled thousands of families. Burnell-Smith has served on non-profit organization boards of the East Waco Development Corporation, Waco Family Abuse Center, Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, Centex African American Chamber of Commerce, City of Waco Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. She currently serves on the boards and commissions of the City of Waco Building and Standards Commission and Cameron Park Zoological and Botanical Society, Inc.

Delisa, a native Wacoan, earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas. In her spare time, Delisa enjoys traveling and considers herself a food connoisseur.

dsmith@nw-waco.org

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Karen Saucedo, CFO

Karen Saucedo

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Karen is responsible for managing the organizations grants and assets, and working with our accountants to keep the organization on budget. She works closely with local and national lending sources to generate the funds needed to continue serving Central Texas families. Karen has also been designing homes for NeighborWorks® families since 2001. Whether it is speculative or custom, Karen can create beautiful affordable homes for our families.

When Karen is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and quilting with her mom.

ksaucedo@nw-waco.org

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Kym Lincoln, Office Manager

Kym Lincoln

Office Manager

As Office Manager of NeighborWorks® Waco, Kym is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the office to ensure it is running smoothly. In addition, she performs various other tasks such as servicing loans, numerous accounting tasks, processing foreclosure proceedings and other legal documents and assisting families in the rental and homeownership processes. Kym is a graduate of Baylor University and joined NeighborWorks® Waco in March 2013.

klincoln@nw-waco.org

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Calvin Hodde, Construction Manager

Calvin Hodde

Construction Manager

As Construction Manager of NeighborWorks® Waco, Calvin oversees all aspects of the construction process at each new home site that the organization builds and homes under rehabilitation. His duties include inspecting potential home sites for lot acquisitions, obtaining building permits, overseeing NeighborWorks® Waco’s independent contractors, working with new homebuyers on details of their new home, maintaining NeighborWorks® rental property, showing rental property to prospective tenant’s and identifying homes to add to the Organization’s rental portfolio. Calvin joined NeighborWorks® Waco in December of 1997.

In addition to his day job with NeighborWorks® Waco, Calvin also serves as the Mayor of Lacy Lakeview, Texas. Calvin also enjoys hunting, fishing and being outdoors.

chodde@nw-waco.org

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Allison Abel, Homeownership Center Manager

Allison Abel

Homeownership Center Manager

As Homeownership Center Manager at NeighborWorks® Waco, Allison counsels with families hoping to be homeowners, coordinates homebuyer education and financial freedom workshops, and is a licensed mortgage loan originator. Allison graduated Cum Laude from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies, concentrated in Family Life, and a minor in Business Administration.

A Waco native, Allison loves all things Baylor, especially cheering the Bears onto victory! Allison also enjoys spending time with family, reading any novel she can find, and exploring downtown Waco with her pup, Ollie.

aabel@nw-waco.org

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Codie Robinson

Program Specialist

A 2016 graduate of Abilene Christian University, Codie serves as Program Specialist at NeighborWorks® Waco. She is responsible for assisting in various aspects of programming, including funding, planning, and implementation. Codie also oversees the Temple office - counseling with families, building & maintaining community relationships, and coordinating workshops.

Outside of work, Codie loves to spend time with her mom, dad, and two sisters. She faithfully attends church at Vista Community Church in Temple. Codie is also a lover of travel, novels, cats, and cupcakes!

crobinson@nw-waco.org

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Meet the Board of Directors

Jose Villanueva, Chair

Brook Oaks Neighborhood Representative

Jean Hoover, Treasurer

Lender Representative

Rev. Elton Hall

Business Representative

George Springer

Business Representative

Willie Stanley

Carver Neighborhood Representative

Pat Nowotny

Bear Ridge Neighborhood Representative

Joey Dingrando

Brazos Downtown Neighborhood Representative

Gale Edwards

Honorary Board Member

Andrew Telep

Honorary Board Member

Chris Gutierrez, Vice Chair

Business Representative

Delfina Velasquez, Secretary

Sanger Heights Neighborhood Representative

Bob Good

Business Representative

Scott Williams

Sanger Heights Neighborhood Representative

Linda Weaver

Northeast Riverside Neighborhood Representative

Barry Abel

North Waco Neighborhood Representative

James Nelson

Lender Representative

Jana Hixson

Honorary Board Member

Steve Bearden

Honorary Board Member

Nancy Grayson

Honorary Board Member