Shawn Burr, Deputy Executive Director (Acting Executive Director):

Shawn has held many positions within the organization since being hired in 1991, including Interim Executive Director, Capital Projects Manager, Sr. Property Rehab Specialist, Building Maintenance Supervisor, Property Rehab Specialist, and Public Housing Inspector – making him a primary resource for the entire senior leadership team and associates alike. In his current role as Deputy Director, Shawn’s chief responsibilities include overseeing our Development, Capital Projects, Resident Services, Inspections, and Information Technology departments. 



Cynthia Herriott, Compliance, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer (Interim Deputy Executive Director):

Cynthia brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this area as a former lieutenant with the Rochester Police Department. In her role at RHA, she leads the organization’s newest department, created in early 2017 by the Board of Commissioners. Her primary duty is to ensure RHA is following agency and HUD compliance procedures and requirements. Cynthia’s department enhances our organization’s overall ability to meet performance goals by implementing and tracking many quality control processes, and procedures. 




Rashondra Martin, Esq., Executive Personnel Administrator:

Rashondra oversees our recently redesigned Human Resources (HR) Department and Compliance team.  She is an attorney, with over 10 years’ experience in Employment and Labor law.  She is helping the organization create an internal culture of accountability and excellence. Development of new Associate recruiting, onboarding and retention processes; execution of new Associate trainings in quality customer care, anti-harassment, recruitment and selection; as well as a revised Employee Handbook, are just some of the ways Rashondra and her team are working to redefine our company culture.