Prior to establishing the Alliance she worked in several capacities:
- As an Outreach Coordinator for the National Low Income Housing Coalition, to coordinate the congressional advocacy of low income housing activists
- As a Community Organizer, to Establish tenant associations
- As a Housing Cooperative Education and Training Coordinator, developing, training, planning and implementing curriculum for housing cooperative members
Ms. Leaks is also the Co-founder of the District of Columbia Grassroots Empowerment Project (Empower DC), However she credits herself as a life-long Cooperative Advocate, who has focused on creating affordable housing for all.
Vernon Oakes is President of Oakes Management Inc. As President, he has renovated and managed his own properties, and those owned by other entities since 1985. This former coordinator of the MBA program at Howard University, and MBA graduate of Stanford University, has used his business acumen to benefit the community by providing quality housing for all populations and being a consummate advocate for cooperatives.
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