OHFA's Board

  • OHFA's Board

Board Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, OHFA's Board meetings take place the third Wednesday of every month at 10:30am in the Agency's boardroom at 57 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio.


2019 Board Meeting Schedule

January 16, 2019 July 17, 2019
February 20, 2019 August 21, 2019
March 20, 2019 September 18, 2019
April 17 24, 2019 ** October 16, 2019
May 15, 2019 November 20, 2019
June 19, 2019 December 18, 2019

** The April Board meeting has been moved to April 24th.


For further information on current and past OHFA Board and committee meetings, visit the Board Docs website.


Meet OHFA's Board

An 11-member board administers the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. The board consists of the Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce (or designee), the Director of the Ohio Development Services Agency (or designee) and nine public members. The governor appoints the nine public board members for six-year terms to represent various housing sectors and the public. To learn more about any of our board members, please download the bios provided below.


Lydia Mihalik

Lydia Mihalik

Lydia Mihalik was appointed Director of the Ohio Development Services Agency by Governor Mike DeWine in January 2019. More about Lydia Mihalik...

Sheryl Maxfield

Sheryl Maxfield

Sheryl Maxfield was appointed director of the Ohio Department of Commerce by Governor Mike DeWine in January 2019. More about Sheryl Maxfield...

Robert A. Alexander

Robert A. Alexander

Robert A. Alexander is a Retired Senior Vice President of Commercial and Residential Construction and Permanent Real Estate Lending for PNC Bank and former Cincinnati Regional Executive Director of National City Community Development Corporation. More about Bob Alexander...

Gregory Arcaro

Gregory Arcaro

Coming soon...

Patricia P. Cash

Patricia P. Cash

Patricia P. Cash is Senior Vice President, Client and Community Relations Director for the central Ohio region of National City, now a part of PNC. More about Patricia Cash...

Catherine A. Cawthon

Catherine A. Cawthon

Catherine A. Cawthon is President of Fifth Third Community Development Corporation (CDC) headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. More about Catherine Cawthon...

Jason Clark

Jason Clark

Jason D. Clark is the Ohio Political Director/Business Representative for the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters, a division of the Brotherhood of Carpenters, which represents 17,000 members in the state of Ohio. More about Jason Clark...

Ralph Griffith

Ralph Griffith

Ralph Griffith has extensive experience in investment banking, corporate lending, and investment management. More about Ralph Griffith...

Brad Knapp

Brad Knapp

A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, Brad Knapp has been active in the real estate business in Ohio since 1979. More about Brad Knapp...

Duana Patton

Duana Patton

Duana Patton is CEO of the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., a private nonprofit serving nine counties in Ohio. Ms. Patton is also the President and CEO of the Area Agency on Aging Foundation, which she co-founded in 2011. More about Duana Patton...