Board & Staff
Board of Trustees
Michael Schoop, Ph.D – President
Sherrall Hardy – Vice President
Larry Jones II – Treasurer
Cleo Hilliard – Secretary
John Anthony Orlando
Timothy Tramble – Executive Director
Joy D. Johnson – Grants Management Director
Joseph L. Jones – Real Estate Development Director
Jeffrey Sugalski – Real Estate Development Manager
Sherita Mullins – Program Manager
Nailah Ingram – Administrative Officer
Larry LaPrade – Housing Specialist
Zenobia Lane – Administrative Assistant
Julia DiBaggio – Americorps VISTA Member
Caitlyn Neely – Americorps VISTA Member
After a stint with CT Consultants, an environmental engineering firm, and five years with the city of Cleveland Department of Health, Timothy became the Executive Director of Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. (BBC) in 2000. He reports to a board of members comprised of community, business, and institutional leaders. As Executive Director, Timothy is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization.
He earned a graduate certificate in non-profit management from Cleveland State University where he also earned his Master of Public Administration degree. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Central State University and is certified as an Economic Development Finance Professional by the National Development Council. Born and raised in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland, Timothy is a proud graduate of Cleveland’s East High School.
He is a member of the City of Cleveland Housing Council and serves as the Board President of the Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition. Timothy also has been a member of the City of Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Tax Incentive Review Council since 2004 and is a member of the College of Arts and Science Advisory Board for Central State University. Among other honors he was the 2005 recipient of the Ohio Community Development Finance Fund’s Meritorious Award for community development and a 2008 American Marshall Memorial Fellow.
Joy D. Johnson
Grants Management Director
Joy Johnson is BBC’s Grants Management Director. Before serving in this capacity, Joy was BBC’s Administrative Officer since 2002. As Grants Management Director, Joy is responsible for completing organizational reporting required of the agency by the City of Cleveland ’s Department of Community Development and other funders. She coordinates the publishing of the agency quarterly newsletter and provides content for the organization’s web site. Joy also administers BBC’s role in the 2nd Mortgage Subsidy process for purchasers in the Villages of Central, which includes determining a buyers qualifying subsidy amount, counseling the buyers on the terms and conditions of the subsidy, and processing the subsidy disbursement. She also processes the tax abatement applications for buyers in the Villages of Central.
Joy also works with the Central Weed & Seed Steering Committee in planning and scheduling meetings. Responsible for many internal operations, Joy prepares BBC’s payroll, grant disbursement requests and provides support in organizational activities in residential and commercial development. In this role, Joy supervises the administrative personnel and the High School Intern. Joy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts from Allegheny College.
Joseph L. Jones
Real Estate Development Director
Joseph L. Jones has served in various capacities at BBC since 2003, the latest as the organization’s Real Estate Development Director. Previously, he interacted with residents as Housing Programs Manager, a position in which he administered and managed various programs, services, and resources for housing-related repairs and rehabilitation, and Real Estate Development Manager.
In his current role, Joseph oversees the planning, promotion, implementation, and marketing of all agency construction and development projects. Joseph also supervises the real estate development staff. Most recently, Joseph served as the project manager of Bridgeport Place, where he played a crucial role in its financing, leasing, and construction. As a contractor, instructor, graduate home inspector, mortgage specialist, and licensed Realtor, he has contributed his wealth of knowledge, experience, skills, and insights of all things housing to BBC and the community.
Prior to joining BBC, Joseph owned a construction and real estate development company, which was named Employer of the Year by the Cleveland Public Schools Adult Vocational Education Program in 2002 for its hiring of its minority graduates in all trades. Early in his career, he worked as a Quality Control/Safety Administrator for Day-Glo Color Corp, where his research on Industrial Quality Control was published in a national trade magazine.
Joseph holds a Master of Science in Social Administration with a concentration in community development from Case Western Reserve University, where he was awarded the prestigious Louis Stokes Fellowship. Joseph has also received his Bachelor’s Degree in Quality Assurance from Capital University. His professional accreditations include a certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council.
Joseph was raised in Ward 5, and has spent more than thirty years living in the Central, Lower Fairfax, and Kinsman-Union neighborhoods.
Real Estate Development Manager
Previously a graduate intern with the organization, Jeffrey Sugalski has worked with BBC since May 2004. In his role as Real Estate Development Manager, he assumes duties relating to various aspects of housing, commercial and retail, and economic development projects.
Jeffrey is currently overseeing the predevelopment of and planning for multi-family residential projects encompassing a total of approximately 150 units. He coordinates all aspects of the Burten, Bell, Carr Design Review District. Jeffrey also works on projects related to the Kinsman EcoDistrict Initiative.
Jeffrey worked as a Graduate Assistant at the Center for Neighborhood Development of the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. He has gained valuable experience in the field of community development by interning with several CDCs and nonprofits. Jeffrey regularly volunteers with numerous neighborhood-based organizations and serves on the inaugural board of directors of Bike Cleveland.
Jeffrey holds a Master of Urban Planning, Design, and Development from Cleveland State University, with a focus upon housing and community development. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies and a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Cleveland State, and graduated with summa cum laude honors. Jeffrey earned his Housing Development Finance Professional accreditation from the National Development Council and is a 2013 graduate of Cleveland Bridge Builders.
Sherita Mullins is the Program Manager of Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. since 2007. She manages various BBC’s programs such as financial literacy education, steps to a healthier Cleveland initiative for the kinsman neighborhood, black history live, and youth development programs. She is also responsible for grant writing and the production of the agency newsletter. In addition, Sherita plans and coordinates neighborhood events such as the neighborhood walking club, and community festivals and fairs.
Prior to BBC, Sherita assisted with research and evaluation of community investments for Living Cities: National Community Development Initiative, a New York City-based nonprofit organization that invests in community development.
Sherita holds her Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Management from Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy, located in New York City, and a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Studies and Psychology from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Born and raised in the Lee-Harvard neighborhood of Cleveland, she is a graduate of Cleveland’s East High School.
Nailah Ingram has served as Burten, Bell, Carr Development’s Office Manager since September 2006. Her responsibilities include managing BBC’s office and Bridgeport Place Groundskeeper and assisting staff members with various projects such as the City of Cleveland Paint Program, holiday gift card distribution, end-of-month reports, and planning for special events (festivals, youth programming, fairs).
Nailah was previously employed with BBC in Fall 2005 as a temporary employee, where she primarily assisted with housing repair programs, Cleveland Central Weed & Seed activities, and general office management. The knowledge she has gained in her previous role at BBC and her familiarity of the service area has allowed her to immediately benefit the organization.
Nailah is currently attending college to expand her knowledge of all things relating to real estate. She plans to incorporate everything she learns into her BBC functions. Nailah anticipates having a long-term career with BBC and delivering the most positive outcomes for both the organization and community.
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