Jonathan Heyman - Senior Originator

Jonathan brings ten years of sales experience to his role as an originator of healthcare, multi-family and affordable housing loans for Rockhall. He has particular expertise in healthcare, having served for a number of years as an owner and Executive Director of an adult day care provider. During his tenure at Day Break Senior Services, Jonathan grew the company to be the largest provider of adult day services in Connecticut. Internally, Jonathan also plays a leadership role in marketing and sales systems development.
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 304
Westbury, NY 11590
Direct: 516-336-8007 Cell: 917-544-7530

Karen V. Hill - Senior Originator

Karen brings over twenty years experience in the delivery, development and advocacy of housing services and related programs that stabilize communities and economic opportunity. Her appointments include:
• Chief Executive of the American Homeowner Education & Counseling Institute
• Appointed by the Hon. Leonard B. Sand to oversee implementation of court orders relating to a landmark case linking segregated schools to patterns of housing discrimination (United States vs. Yonkers Board of Education Et. al.).
• Under the leadership of Vernon E. Jordan and John E. Jacob, served as Director of Housing and Economic Development of the National Urban League.
• Past Chairman of the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
• Past Member the FNMA Housing Impact Advisory Council

Karen has been a much sought after speaker, including a recurring guest spot on PBS’ “MoneyWise”, a nationally-televised program. A graduate of Simmons College, Karen is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She is a member of Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church, Bright Hope Chapter #46, Order of Eastern Star, The Westchester County Chapter of the Links Incorporated and the National Urban League Guild.
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 304
Westbury, NY 11590
Direct: 914-548-8599

Kathryn Thompson - Senior Originator

Kathryn has played an invaluable role as an originator with Rockhall Funding since 2008. She brings many years of experience on both the development and financing side of the business. Her career accomplishments are too numerous to list, but a few highlights include:
• First woman inductee of the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame (1991)
• Built 15,000 single family homes and 10,000 military housing units
• Served as a presidential appointee to the FNMA board of directors for 5 years
• Obtained $1 billion in multifamily housing funding in the past 5 years in her capacity as a mortgage originator and financing consultant to developers

Read more about Kathryn at http://apartmentfinancingamerica.com/about/kathryn-thompson/
10455 North Central Expressway, Suite 109-332
Dallas, TX 75231
Direct: 469-729-3801 Cell: 214-662-9012

Frankie Martinez - Senior Originator

Most recently serving as a Senior Loan Officer for the Housing Assistance Council, Frankie has focused on providing funding for affordable and market rate multifamily housing projects throughout the US. Frankie has extensive experience delivering USDA guaranteed loans to rural areas. His 20+ year career includes marketing, origination and underwriting of a wide variety of real estate loans, with special expertise in USDA and FHA programs, low income housing tax credits and tax-exempt bonds.
10455 North Central Expressway, Suite 109-332
Dallas, TX 75231
Direct: 469-730-4159 Cell: 520-360-3517

Scott Brown, PhD - Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriter

Scott oversees the underwriting of all loans and provides direction and guidance to the entire Rockhall operation. Scott’s diverse background in finance and housing makes him an invaluable resource to the organization and our clients. A FHA MAP Certified and LEAN healthcare underwriter, he has been involved in the FHA mortgage business for the past 20 years. Prior to co-founding Rockhall in 1998, Scott held senior officer positions at two other FHA lenders and worked in mortgage trading and finance on Wall Street. His experience also includes employment at FNMA after completing a Congressional Fellowship with the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Affairs. He has also served in a volunteer capacity as chairperson of his local housing authority.
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 304
Westbury, NY 11590
Direct: 347-901-4425

Robert (Avi) Brum, CPA - Vice President, Finance

Avi oversees all financial operations including capital markets activities and banking relationships. In addition to playing a critical role in corporate development at Rockhall, Avi is a FHA MAP Certified Underwriter and has underwritten a wide variety of apartment and healthcare loans. Prior to working at Rockhall, Avi worked in Grant Thornton’s public audit practice and served as controller for multifamily and healthcare developments for a New York area real estate developer.
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 304
Westbury, NY 11590
Direct: 347-901-4424

Dov Lazarus - Vice President and Senior Underwriter

Dov oversees deal sizing, processing, and underwriting at Rockhall. He is a FHA MAP Certified Underwriter and has extensive experience with all MAP loan programs. Dov’s particular expertise is in new construction projects, spanning a variety of types of projects, including market rate and affordable housing, low income housing tax credit projects, and moderate and substantial rehabilitation. Prior to Rockhall, Dov held positions as a loan originator and underwriter with two other commercial mortgage lenders.
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 304
Westbury, NY 11590
Direct: 347-901-4423

Peggy Ayala - Assistant Vice President and Controller

With an extensive commercial banking administration background, Peggy is responsible for much of Rockhall’s financial operations. Peggy handles core business functions such as accounts receivable/payable and annual audits. An experienced credit analyst, she also plays a critical role in transaction processing. Prior to joining Rockhall, Peggy held positions as Vice President and Comptroller at several mortgage lenders in the New York area.
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 304
Westbury, NY 11590
Direct: 516-342-7057

Candia Hudson - Vice President, Servicing

Candia joined Rockhall in 1999, tasked with creating Rockhall’s loan servicing operation. Since that time, she has overseen all aspects of Rockhall’s loan servicing activities, including construction loan administration, and currently manages Rockhall’s Reston, VA mortgage servicing center. Candia’s extensive mortgage servicing career has its roots in customer service, which is reflected in her attention to detail, proactivity, and the personal attention she provides. Her background includes serving as a senior commercial mortgage servicing officer for RER Resources, Patrician Financial, and Travelers Realty. Candia has also served on Customer Advisory Committees for McCracken Financial and FNMA.
11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 2000
Reston, VA 20191
Direct: 703-434-3893

Jennese Thompson - Commercial Loan Administrator

Jennese is a Commercial Loan Administrator in Rockhall’s Reston, VA mortgage servicing center. She handles both loan servicing activities and construction loan administration. Jennese has over fifteen years of experience in various aspects of commercial banking, including experience as a commercial loan administrator. Jennese’s background also includes time spent as a home health care worker and as a volunteer at local nursing homes.
11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 2000
Reston, VA 20191
Direct: 571-485-2922

Esther Sangiovanni - Senior Commercial Loan Administrator

Esther serves as a Commercial Loan Administrator in Rockhall's Reston, VA mortgage servicing center. Esther has worked exclusively in the banking industry, beginning her career in 1997 as a credit analyst and commercial lender with an international bank. Since then, she has served in a variety of positions at banks overseas and in the U.S. Esther earned her MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is multi-lingual and has resided in England, Europe, North and South America, and the Caribbean.
11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 2000
Reston, VA 20191
Direct: 571-485-2921