In recognition of the outstanding achievements of our industry’s exemplary women business leaders, the 15th annual Five Star Conference and Expo will proudly host the presentation of the 2018 Women in Housing Leadership Awards, the Keystones.


We are honored to introduce the finalists for the 2018 Keystones. During the Women in Housing Banquet’s live awards presentation, we will announce which one of the five finalists in each category has been selected as the award recipient and recognize them on stage.

Award Categories:


Rising Business Leader Award

Recognizing individuals who, while still early in their careers, have demonstrated an outstanding capability to lead and drive progress (fewer than 10 years’ consecutive industry experience).

Jennifer Bross
AVP, Client Relations, ServiceLink
Jennifer Carroll
Senior Foreclosure Specialist, Fay Servicing
Cara Hardy
VP, Loss Mitigation and Bankruptcy, Statebridge Company
Elizabeth Kameen
Project Manager, Fannie Mae
Courtney Thompson
Director, Default Oversight and Operations, Flagstar Bank

Cultural Leader Award

Honoring industry leaders who have successfully fostered forward-thinking company cultures and workplaces through corporate strategies and initiatives that have led to tangible, positive outcomes for colleagues company-wide and beyond (minimum 10
years’ consecutive industry experience).

Charmaine Brown
Diversity Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Fannie Mae
Jan Duke
COO, a360 Firm Solutions
Riham El-Lakany
VP and CMO, Freddie Mac
Yvette Gilmore
VP, Single-Family Servicer Performance, Freddie Mac
Ann Thorn
EVP, Mortgage and Vehicle Servicing, Bank of America

The Community Leadership Award

Acknowledging individuals who displayed tremendous leadership and cooperation in local communities. This includes all commendable community achievements by those in the non-profit, government, small business, and corporate sectors (minimum 10 years’
consecutive industry experience).

Timika Cole
SVP, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
Dr. Lynn Fisher
Resident Scholar and Co-Director of the Center on Housing Markets and Finance, American Enterprise Institute
Cheryl Travis-Johnson
COO, VRM Mortgage Services
Rullah Price
SVP, Community Outreach Director, Wells Fargo Home
Miriam Moore
Division President, ServiceLink

The Diversity & Inclusion Award

Celebrating those who have successfully broken barriers and helped lead the charge in developing diverse workplace cultures by fostering inclusive and welcoming environments for people of every color, creed, and gender to prosper and achieve over
adversity (minimum 10 years’ consecutive industry experience).

Susan Johnson
CMO, SunTrust
Mary Mbiya
Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Flagstar Bank
Lola Oyewole
Director, Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, Ocwen Financial Corporation
Trina Scott
VP, Diversity &
Inclusion, Quicken Loans
Karyn Twaronite
Partner, EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer

Laurie A. Maggiano Legacy Award

Named in honor of the late industry icon whose distinguished and accomplished career left an indelible impact on housing, this award recognizes those women who through their tireless efforts, collaboration, and ingenuity have powerfully influenced
the industry and homeownership nationwide (minimum 20 years’ industry experience).

Marcia Davies
COO, Mortgage Bankers Association
Dana Dillard
EVP, Corporate Social Responsibility, Mr. Cooper
Jocelyn Martin-Leano
President, Servicing Division, Rushmore Loan Management Services
Sharron P.A. Levine
Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Federal Housing Finance Agency
Caroline Reaves
CEO, Mortgage Contracting Services

Find out which of these esteemed individuals will be recognized as one of the inaugural Keystone recipients by reserving your seat at the 2018 Women in Housing Leadership Awards Banquet, open to all Five Star Conference attendees.

2018 Keystone Nominees


We would also like to recognize the many outstanding women business leaders who were nominated for this year's Women in Housing Leadership Awards.

  • Carissa Acker, Founder, Real Estate by Design, Keller Williams
  • Min Alexander, Chief Operations Office,
  • Nancy Alley, VP, Strategic Planning, Simplifile
  • Summer Altobello, SVP, Fair Lending and Fair Servicing, Mr. Cooper
  • Ashley Anderson, AVP, Investor Services, Mr. Cooper
  • Patricia Arvielo, President and Co-Founder, New American Funding
  • Debora Aydelotte, COO, Credit Risk Solutions, Credit Risk Solutions
  • Nickalene Badalmenti-Kalas, President, Five Brothers Asset Management Solutions
  • Marisa Barker, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility, Mr. Cooper
  • Donna Barrett, Broker, HomeValue Realty
  • Nadine Bates, SVP and Treasurer, Fannie Mae
  • Avay Bell, AVP, Client Delivery-Portfolio Oversight, Mr. Cooper
  • Nichole Belnap, Operations Manager, Castle & Cooke Mortgage
  • Monica Betancur, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty
  • Teresa Blake, Managing Director, Business Optimization, KPMG
  • Whitney Blessington, VP, Marketing, Churchill Mortgage
  • Molly Boesel, Principal Economist, CoreLogic
  • Tami Bonnell, CEO, EXIT Realty Corp. International
  • Geraldine Borger, Multifamily Production Senior Director, Freddie Mac
  • Rose Brand, President, Rose L. Brand and Associates, P.C.
  • Toni Bright, CCO,, Inc.
  • Mary Bumper, Manager Post Closing, Mr. Cooper
  • Jill Burns, EVP, Operations, Mountain West Financial
  • Kunkun Callaghan, SVP, Enterprise BTO, Freddie Mac
  • Trixy Castro, CEO, Hudson & Marshall
  • Julie Chroust, Senior Loan Officer, Bay Equity Home Loans
  • Audrey Clearwater, SVP, Operations, LRES Corporation
  • Kiama Coleman, AVP, Strategic Initiatives Program Management, Mr. Cooper
  • Tonia Conner, VP, Acquisitions and Service Release, Mr. Cooper
  • Marissa Connors, General Counsel & Equity Partner, Aldridge Pite
  • Danette Conway, Director, Customer Service, Credit Plus
  • Tonya Coon, VP, CUSO Operations, myCUmortgage
  • Michelle Courtney, Corporate Relations Housing Outreach Manager, Freddie Mac
  • Sheri Crosby Wheeler, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility, Mr. Cooper
  • Casey Cunningham, Founder and CEO, XINNIX, The Mortgage Academy
  • Belinda Dearman, SVP, Post Closing Audit, Mr. Cooper
  • Karen Deburghgraeve, Senior Customer Experience Reporting Analyst, Flagstar Bank
  • Elena Delgado-Jenkins, Founder and President, EPIC Strategies
  • Liz Desilva, VP, Chief Servicing Counsel, Ditech Financial
  • Kelly Ann Doherty, Chief Communications Officer, Mr. Cooper
  • Elizabeth Duga Hauck, Agent, RE/MAX Allentown
  • Linda Erkkila, General Counsel and EVP, Human Resources, Safeguard Properties
  • Lori Eshoo, President and CEO, National Tax Search
  • Jenna Evans, SVP, Regulatory Affairs and Deputy General Counsel, Ocwen Financial Corporation
  • Laura Fellman, SVP, Operations, Churchill Mortgage
  • Shannon Finister, VP, Risk Management, Rushmore Loan Management Services
  • Debbie Foster, Partner, Affinity Consulting Group
  • Cora Fulmore, President, The Counselor's Corner
  • Jody Furtney, VP, Post Closing, Mr. Cooper
  • Jodi Gaines, Co-Founder and Vice Chair, Claims Recovery Financial Services
  • Sally Garrison, Managing Member, The Mortgage Law Firm
  • Amy Gorce, Principal, Real Estate Solutions, CoreLogic
  • Kimberly Grandy, SVP, Human Resources, Planet Home Lending
  • Toniqua Green, Chief of Staff, Servicing Operational Support, Mr. Cooper
  • Marcia Griffin, President, Homefree USA
  • Dominica Groom, VP, Diversity & Inclusion, Freddie Mac
  • Christine Halberstadt, VP of Servicer and Client Management, Freddie Mac
  • Jill Haro, SVP, Corporate Administration, LRES Corporation
  • Jane Hennessy, Owner, Keystone Asset Management
  • Norma Henson, CFO, Vanguard Marketing and Investments
  • Stella Hess, SVP, Loan Administration, Mr. Cooper
  • Ivery Himes, Director, Office of Single-Family Asset Management, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Debbie Hoffman, CEO and Co-Founder, Symmetry Blockchain Advisors
  • Tammy Hoffman, VP, Corporate Services Procurement, Freddie Mac
  • Stella Hwang, VP, Servicing, Mr. Cooper
  • Ingrid Jaschok, SVP, Servicing Operations, Mr. Cooper
  • Deborah Jenkins, SVP, Multifamily Underwriting and Credit, Freddie Mac
  • Donna Jones, VP, Post Closing, Mr. Cooper
  • Neenu Kainth, SVP, Product Management, Mr. Cooper
  • Tawn Kelley, President, Taylor Morrison Home Funding
  • Loretta Kirkwood, VP, Compliance, QuestSoft
  • Belinda L. Kraus, VP, Risk and Compliance, Trelix
  • Maria Lamas, AVP, Associate General Counsel, Mr. Cooper
  • Kimberly Lanham, SVP, Marketing and Client Services, Digital Risk
  • Jennifer LeBleu, SVP, Originations Risk and Compliance, Associate General Counsel, Mr. Cooper
  • Lisa Lee, Shareholder, KML Law Group
  • Rita Lewis, VP, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase
  • Suzy Lindlom, EVP, National Operations, Planet Home Lending
  • Joanne Lonsdale, Director, Client Services, MortgageFlex Systems
  • Lin Lu, SVP, Enterprise Operational Risk Officer, Freddie Mac
  • Micaela Lumpkin, SVP, Head of Term Loans, CoreVest Finance
  • Brooke Marion, Sr. Principal, Social Media, Mr. Cooper
  • Ashley Martin, VP, Letters Management, Mr. Cooper
  • Erica McCartney, Managing AVP, Operations, Mr. Cooper
  • Claudia Merkle, President, National MI
  • Stacy Mestayer, Partner, ALAW and COO, Oversite Data Services
  • Marina Mikheeva, Owner and CEO, American Dream Home Enterprises
  • Toni Moss, Founder and CEO, AmeriCatalyst
  • Susan Mudry, VP, Multifamily Business Management, Freddie Mac
  • Karyne Nguyen, AVP, Servicing Risk and Compliance, Mr. Cooper
  • Liliana Nigrelli, VP, Compliance, Churchill Mortgage
  • Sarah E., Nonnenkamp, Director, Sales and Finance Operations, Lenders One
  • Denise O'Sullivan, VP, Project Management Office, Ocwen Financial Corporation
  • Anita Padilla-Fitzgerald, CEO, MegaStar Financial
  • Pamela Patenaude, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Desirée Patno, CEO and President, NAWRB - Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem
  • Gretchen Pearsen, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Drysdale Properties
  • Ilene Ray, Director of Client Account Management, Safeguard Properties
  • Susan Reid, General Counsel, McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce
  • Wendy Reiss, Managing Partner, Bankruptcy, McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce
  • Lynette Reynolds-Smith, VP, Escrow Accounting, Amrock
  • Marcetta Rhodes-Gaines, VP, Operations, LenderLive
  • Tammy Richards, COO, LoanDepot
  • Marietta Rodriguez, President and CEO, NeighborWorks America
  • Gisele Roget, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Federal Housing Administration
  • Joan Rousseau, President, Metro-West Appraisal
  • Tami Rund, CEO, AssetVal
  • Ricciah Sanders, VP, Fair Lending Compliance, Mr. Cooper
  • Kay Schinker, COO, Logs Network
  • Cathleen Schreiner Gates, EVP, Sales and Marketing, Ellie Mae
  • Renee Schultz, SVP, Capital Markets, Fannie Mae
  • Holly R. Shilliday, Managing Partner, Colorado, McCarthy & Holthus
  • Asha Sidle, VP, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase
  • Mahrie Smith, VP, Ranieri Partners Management
  • Shaun Smith, Senior Director, Multifamily Targeted Affordable Production, Freddie Mac
  • Tara Smith, SVP, Director, Agency Services, Stewart Title Guaranty
  • Denise Steele, Executive Director, Legal and Compliance, Morgan Stanley
  • Mia Su Valdez, Executive Director, Charities, PR, Communications, Agnello, Stearns, and Associates
  • Nitya Subramanian, Engineering Manager, Blend
  • Aisha J. Thomas, Principal, The Thomas Agency
  • Tonya Todd, SVP, Strategic Products, Mountain West Financial
  • Lauren Trevathan, SVP, Operations, Xome
  • Trina Valverde, VP, Employee Programs, Mr. Cooper
  • Lynley Vansingel, VP, Learning, Mr. Cooper
  • Adrienne Villalobos, First VP, PennyMac Loan Services
  • Sonia Weathers, Managing Shareholder, Rockland Inc
  • Tamra Williams, VP, Compliance, Mr. Cooper
  • Ramie Word, SVP, Performing Servicing, Mr. Cooper
  • Serena Yang, VP, Marketing and Business Development, Sunset Equity Funding