Senior Staff

David Price, Executive Director

David Price is the Executive Director of Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation, a community development corporation serving Boston’s Roxbury community since 1981 with a legacy of excellence and innovation in affordable housing, economic development, community action and leadership development.  Nuestra Comunidad educates first-time homebuyers, counsels homeowners facing foreclosure, strengthens the financial capability of low- and moderate-income residents and advocates for systems and policy change to improve community wealth and health.  Nuestra’s innovative asset management business extends beyond its portfolio, providing services to other affordable housing owners.  David has been a leader in Boston’s community development field since 1995.  He has extensive experience in community organizing, beginning as a volunteer for Mel King’s campaigns for Mayor of Boston in 1979 and 1983.  David was a real estate attorney at Goulston & Storrs in Boston prior to joining the CDC field. He is a graduate of Harvard College ’77 and Boston College Law School ’91. You can follow David and Nuestra’s work on Twitter @nuestradavid.

 

David Bresnahan, Vice President for Resource Development

David Bresnahan joined Nuestra Comunidad as Director of Resource Development and Marketing in March 2013.  In this position David oversees organizational fundraising as well as a variety of community outreach and external affairs activities. Since 2003, David has worked as a staff member for or consultant to a variety of affordable housing, homelessness, and anti-poverty nonprofits and social enterprises, including as Program Manager for the Beverly Affordable Housing Coalition (now the North Shore CDC) and as Director of Special Projects for UNITY of Greater New Orleans.  He holds a B.S. in Social Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and an M.B.A. in nonprofit management from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.  A Boston native, he serves as the senior warden (chairperson) of the vestry (board) of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner neighborhood, near his home.

Monica Dean, Vice President for Resident Services

Monica Dean joined Nuestra in October of 2009 as Director of Organizing & Resident Services. Monica brings to this position a wealth of experience with community development and organizing in Roxbury, Nuestra’s core service area. Monica knows Roxbury very well both as a long-time resident and through her professional history. She served as Chief of Staff for a State Senator in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and while there assisted hundreds of residents in accessing crucial resources and opportunities, helping many find affordable housing and others avoid foreclosure. In that role Monica worked closely with community development corporations, other community-based organizations, churches and neighborhood associations across the Commonwealth and the Second Suffolk District. She helped broker agreements to build affordable housing, to revitalize commercial properties and to address crucial issues such as CORI reform and environmental justice in our community. Previously, Monica worked as the Office Director at the corporate headquarters of Maloney Properties, a property management company with a large portfolio of affordable housing developments, including many in Roxbury. She has also served as a Counselor at Aid to Incarcerated Mothers in Boston, working closely not only with incarcerated mothers but also their families in the community, helping them access educational opportunities, employment and other crucial resources. Monica is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, where she received a B.A. in Psychology, and the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she earned a Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling.

Mary Wambui, Vice President for Asset Management

Mary Wambui is an affordable housing professional with 13 years of experience maximizing the value of real estate assets and preserving affordable housing for low income families. Mary also serves as a resident councilor at the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council. Mary has a Master’s degree from Tufts University in Urban and Environmental Policy as well an M.S. in International Community Economic Development from Southern NH University. Mary is a CHAM certified housing asset manager. Mary enjoys writing music and singing. Her motto is that “all things are possible to those who believe.”