Our Team

Meet the Holy Name Housing Team



Joe Vaughan
New Construction Supervisor

Joe has over 36 years' experience in the construction industry. Hired by Holy Name Housing in 1981, Joe was promoted from the construction crew to Rehab Supervisor. In 1995, Joe was promoted to Construction Manager of Holy Name Housing. In this position, he oversees all aspects of new construction.


Shawn Vaughan
Maintenance/Rehab Supervisor

Shawn joined the Holy Name Housing construction crew in 1983 as a carpenter. In 1995, he was promoted to the Supervisor of Housing Renovation. He now oversees the maintenance for Holy Name Housing's entire portfolio.


Diane Stuart

Diane started with the organization February 2016. She is responsible for all aspects of financial accounting. Diane has 25+ years in accounting and is a great asset to the organization.


Mary Anderson
Director of Development & Administrative Services

Mary's primary position is grant writing for the organization. Mary assists the Support Services and property management teams with their administrative needs. Mary comes to us with a 20+ year background in affordable housing which includes compliance, development and property management.


Lisa Stowe
Property/Compliance Manager

Lisa is responsible for all property management and compliance issues. Lisa started with Holy Name Housing in March 2016. She has 15+ years in the property management and administrative field.


Katie Schumacher
Support Services Manager

Katie came to Holy Name Housing Corporation in December 2017 with 8 years of experience in the human services field. She plans to serve tenants by using her experience in supportive services and resource knowledge, keeping the mission of Holy Name Housing Corporation in mind: “Building a strong community, one home at a time. To rebuild North Omaha neighborhoods by providing affordable housing and empowering individuals and families.”


Pat Albright
Construction Assistant

Pat is a longtime resident of the Holy Name neighborhood and joined the staff in 1996. He initially worked on renovation projects and is currently assisting the new Construction Manager.


Jean Romsa
Administrative Assistant

Jean recently joined us in May 2018. She comes to HNHC with a background in human services and administrative experience. She is the face that greets each person who walks through our doors and is the cheerful voice you hear on the phone. She supports Holy Name Housing staff with various administrative duties and loves working with our tenants and applicants!


Tamara Schaefer
Property/Compliance Assistant Manager

Tamara started with Holy Name Housing in October of 2017. She has 15+ years in property management, with 8 of those years working in North Omaha in the tax credit program and also with senior housing.


Jennifer DeRoos

Jennifer DeRoos joined Holy Name Housing in 2019 and is bringing with her more than two decades of paralegal experience. Jennifer received her paralegal certification from the National Federation of Paralegals in 1994 and studied Pre-Law at Iowa Western in Council Bluffs, Iowa from 2004-2008. Jennifer is excited to be part of the HNHC team and use her paralegal and management experience to keep the organization moving forward in serving those in need of affordable housing.

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Leo (Duffy)Vaughan Maintenance/Rehab Crew

Leo recently joined Holy Name Housing and will be responsible for all areas of maintenance for Holy Name Housings portfolio.  Leo comes to us with over 35 years of construction/maintenance experience.

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 Tony Towers – Maintenance/Rehab Crew

Tony also recently joined Holy Name Housing and will be responsible for all areas of maintenance for Holy Name Housings portfolio.  Tony comes to us with over 25 years of maintenance experience.