UNITED STATES HEADQUARTERS
- Patrick Kelley
Director, International Housing Finance
Mr. Kelley serves as director of international housing finance for Habitat for Humanity International’s work in over 90 countries worldwide. His responsibilities include directing Habitat’s global strategy for sustainable housing finance, developing retail product linkages with banks and other retail financial service providers, and sourcing capital to bring housing solutions to scale
Prior to Habitat for Humanity, Mr. Kelley served extensively in Africa supporting MFIs and national microfinance networks. He served as executive director of URWEGO LLC, the largest MFI in Rwanda, and initiated the start-up of Turame in Burundi, and Hekima in the DRC.
Both URWEGO and Turame were awarded “Best MFI in Country” by the UN Year of Microcredit Campaign. Mr. Kelley also introduced a non-mortgage housing finance product in Rwanda, and has previous housing experience in Latin America. Mr. Kelley is a certified public accountant, holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a master’s in international public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
- Amy Davis
Associate Director, International Housing Finance
Ms. Davis joined Habitat for Humanity in early 2008, and is based out of the Washington DC office. She helps the global team further develop promising practices, develops rigorous evaluation methodologies for implementing models, and spearheads efforts to develop global expertise in market research and product development.
Most recently, Ms. Davis was a consultant with The SEEP Network, Catholic Relief Services, FINCA International, IDEAS, and Habitat for Humanity, performing diagnostics, evaluations, training and strategic planning. Additionally, she facilitates workshops in the areas of change management, social performance metrics, client assessment/ impact assessment, market research and new product development.
Ms. Davis has 15 years of microfinance experience and more than 20 years in international development, residing overseas for over 12 years. Prior to consulting, she was the manager of the microfinance unit at Catholic Relief Services in Baltimore and the senior technical advisor for their West Africa Regional Office. She began her microfinance career with FINCA International as program manager in Uganda and Haiti. Ms. Davis is a founding member, former president and currently on the board of directors of Women Advancing Microfinance International.
- Sasi Thumuluri
Global Business Strategy Manager
Mr. Thumuluri coordinates capital market initiatives and portfolio management strategies for Habitat’s housing finance programs worldwide. He has over a decade of experience in microfinance and livelihood promotion. He has extensive knowledge and skills in microfinance investments, field operations, policy analysis and institutional development.
Mr. Thumuluri was among the early team of BASIX, a leading microfinance institution in India. There, he was instrumental in developing new products and services, streamlining operational methodologies, expanding to new geographies, training and building capacity of start-up MFIs and designing innovative livelihood interventions. Prior to Habitat, he worked with MicroVest Capital Management, a Washington based microfinance investment fund, where he was responsible for investments in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South Asia and Africa.
Mr. Thumuluri received his master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences from Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad and MBA from Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India. He speaks English, Hindi and Telugu.
- Dilwonberish Aberra
Specialist, Housing Microfinance Programs
Ms. Aberra’s is located in Habitat’s office in Atlanta, Georgia. Her main responsibilities include financial budgeting, forecasting and analysis; knowledge management; grant management, reporting and publications and pilot-testing a loan tracking software in Africa & Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Ms. Aberra has eight years of work experience in economic development and international development. She has worked on various economic development and microfinance projects with The Carter Center, CARE, Refugee Women’s Network and Institute for Development, Evaluation, Assistance and Solutions (IDEAS). In 2002, Ms. Aberra worked as a consultant for CARE’s Economic Development Unit and helped create their first online e-resource library. While at Refugee Women’s Network, Ms. Aberra started and successfully managed the first microfinance program targeting refugee and immigrant women in Atlanta, Georgia.
She is a certified business plan trainer through the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial leadership and has provided business plan and financial literacy training for more than 100 female micro-entrepreneurs. Most recently, Ms. Aberra worked with IDEAS (a microfinance consulting organization) where she managed the process of opening their East African regional office. She was born and raised in Ethiopia. She holds a master’s degree in sustainable international development from Brandies University in Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Berea College in Kentucky, U.S.A.
- Jane Katz
Director, International Affairs and Programs
Ms. Katz is Director based out of Habitat’s Washington DC Government Relations and Advocacy Office. There, she provides program and policy support on a variety of housing finance and related issues and works to develop innovative housing collaborations with organizations engaged in international development activities. She has over thirty years of public and private sector achievements in housing finance, policy, marketing, and business/program development.
Prior to Habitat, she spent fourteen years at Fannie Mae. She spent 15 years in the U.S. public sector working in mortgage finance, regulatory oversight, and housing policy at the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.
Ms. Katz received an M.A. in government and politics from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Cincinnati, and has attended the Boulder Institute of Microfinance and the International Housing Finance program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.