Development Corporation is proud to announce the selection of Sharon Morris as
its new Executive Director. The Board of Directors of Omni Development
Corporation, under the leadership of its board Chairman and President, Laurence
K. Flynn, conducted a vigorous selection process which fielded over 85
applicants. The board is grateful for the tireless work of its search committee
during the selection and interview process.
board extends its sincere appreciation for the hard work and dedication of
Lawrence Brown, CPA, outgoing executive director, for sustaining the
organization for the past two years after the passing of Omni’s longtime
executive director, Joseph Caffey whose name and dedication were synonymous
with Omni‘s excellent work and existence. Ms. Denise Ruffin, Director of Asset
Management for the organization, has been appointed by the Board in the interim
and will have full operational control until Ms. Morris assumes her position.
Ms. Morris’ extensive background in affordable housing, and her long-standing
commitment and national experience, the board looks forward to her leadership,
strong advocacy and perseverance to achieve the goals the board has set for the
future of Omni Development Corporation and its service to those in need of
affordable housing in the Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Morris grew up in South Providence, and is a graduate of Central High School.
She received her B.A. Degree from Livingstone College (Salisbury, NC) and M.A.
Degree from the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI).
Morris has worked in the Affordable Housing Industry for 19 years. Most
recently she was the Director of Compliance at the National Equity Fund, Inc
(NEF). She joined NEF in 2007 as an Asset Manager. NEF is the largest
non-profit syndicator of low income housing tax credits in the United States
with a portfolio of over 2,584 properties, totaling 166,632 units. She
previously held positions at Rhode Island Housing and WinnResidental.
Morris resides in Providence with her family. She is actively involved in a
number of community organizations in the Greater Providence Area.
About Omni Development Corporation
Development Corporation is a not-for-profit development corporation
that provides affordable housing for low-to-moderate income families in Rhode
Island and Massachusetts. Omni has developed over 1,200 units of affordable
housing in the past 20 years, fueling a renaissance to some of Rhode Island’s
poorest neighborhoods, replacing vacant lots and abandoned properties with high
quality, safe and affordable housing for residents who otherwise may not be
able to obtain it.