Dan McGuire joined Homeless Solutions Housing Development division in May 2004 and was named Director in October 2005. In August 2016, he was named CEO of Homeless Solutions, Inc. He has managed neighborhood planning and revitalization efforts and affordable housing projects that have garnered recognition at the state and national levels. His housing development experience includes new and rehabilitated for-sale housing. Dan has a Master’s Degree in City & Regional Planning from Rutgers University and is a graduate of the Housing & Community Development Network’s Housing Development Training Program.
Stephanie Cicale joined Homeless Solutions in September 2011 as Director of Development and was named CDO in September 2015. For more than 20 years, Stephanie has been raising funds building comprehensive Development programs at various non-profit organizations including the Summit Speech School, Holy Name Hospital and Family Service of Morris County. She directed Family Service’s first-ever capital campaign raising over $6 million for their new facility in Morristown. Stephanie holds a BS in Marketing from St. Joseph’s University and has achieved the status of CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive). She is a member and former Board Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, NJ Chapter.
Laura Lannin joined Homeless Solutions in July 2011 as Director of Finance and was named CFO in December 2012. Laura holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA in Professional Accounting from Rutgers University Graduate School of Management. She is a licensed CPA in NJ and NY and has over 30 years of experience in finance and administration. She began her career as an auditor for Ernst & Whinney. She has worked for Morgan Guaranty Trust of NY, The National Organization for Women of NJ, The Women’s Resource Center, Oxbridge Insurance Associates, and Swett & Crawford. As a volunteer, Laura has served on several nonprofit boards, including the Junior League of Summit, The League of Women Voters of Chatham/Madison, The Connection for Women & Families, and she is a past Treasurer and Vestry Member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Wesley Gaynor joined Homeless Solutions in February 2015 as the Associate Director of Programs & Services, and was named Director of Programs & Services in June 2015. Wes has extensive experience helping traumatized and underserved children and families throughout the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area. This includes teaching therapeutic theory and skills to families struggling with a wide range of needs, providing advocacy for adolescents involved in the NYC justice system, serving as Coordinating Manager of Community-Based Services at a family service agency and as Director of a Transitional Independent Living Housing program. Wes holds a BA in Sociology from Hampton University and studied Foundations in Family Therapy at The Ackerman Institute for the Family, and he has been a member of the Morris County Human Relations Commission since 2015.
Awilda Perez joined Homeless Solutions in February 2020 as the Director of Asset Management. Throughout her career, she has worked in both the private and nonprofit sectors and she has more than 20 years of multifamily management experience in Compliance and Affordable Housing. Awilda played a key role in the first home ownership programs with La Casa de Don Pedro, Inc. She gained asset and compliance experience while serving as a Contract Administrator. Additionally, she received the Excellence in Housing and Management Award from NJHMFA for her collaborative efforts to strengthen low income communities. Awilda is certified as an Accredited Residential Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management. She achieved the status of Certified Credit Compliance Specialist (CP3) from Spectrum Enterprises and is working towards her CMPⓇ (Certified Property Manager) designation.