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Mortgage Professionals Named New Hampshire Housing Fellows

Published on October 23, 2018 by New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
Mortgage Professionals Named New Hampshire Housing Fellows

Fellowship offers opportunity to delve into lending and housing issues

BEDFORD, NH –  Ten Granite State professionals who work with homebuyers have been named 2019 New Hampshire Housing Homeownership Fellows. This program offers the group an interactive and educational opportunity to explore the issues and challenges of the mortgage finance system. Fellows participate in sessions about housing and public policy, housing and economic development, state government issues, and New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority’s homeownership programs.

A highlight of the fellowship is meeting with members of New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation while in Washington, D.C., and the opportunity to discuss issues with representatives from Fannie Mae, the Federal Housing Administration, and USDA Rural Development.

The 2019 New Hampshire Housing Fellows are: 

  • Kara Eastman, Lend US, LLC DBA Regency Mortgage
  • Lisa Ford, Bank of New Hampshire
  • Leo Gagnon, Keller Williams Coastal and Lakes & Mountains Realty
  • Samantha Norrie, Union Bank
  • Coralie O’Brien, Federal Savings Bank
  • Paul Pezone, HarborOneMortgage
  • Jake Potter, Merrimack County Savings Bank
  • Evelyn Rivera, NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire
  • Justin Small, Meredith Village Savings Bank
  • Mary Sullivan, Sugar River Bank

“Our Fellows program offers a unique opportunity for New Hampshire lenders and real estate professionals to gain a deeper understanding of the mortgage system and the factors that influence it,” said Dean Christon, executive director of NHHFA. “Beyond learning about residential lending practices and housing issues at the local and national level, they will explore affordable housing issues in the Granite State.”

Photo and details about the New Hampshire Housing Homeownership Fellows are available at

About New Hampshire Housing
As a self-supporting public corporation, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority promotes, finances and supports affordable housing. The Authority operates a number of rental and homeownership programs designed to assist low- and moderate-income persons with obtaining affordable housing. Since its inception, New Hampshire Housing has helped more than 45,000 families purchase their own homes and has been instrumental in financing the creation of more than 14,500 multi-family housing units.