Tuesday, September 26, 2017
MHA Board

Melbourne Housing Authority (FL056)

Board of Commissioners

Meetings: First Tuesday, 9:15am (1401 Guava Ave, Melbourne )

 Richard Freeman was appointed to the MHA Board in October 2011 and elected as Chairman in January  2015.  Chairman Freeman is a  former broker-owner of Sable Palm Properties of Brevard, LLC.  Originally from  Roanoke,  Virginia, he came to Brevard to attend Florida  Institute of Technology in the mid 1980’s. After  earning his Bachelor’s  degree in Aviation Management, he worked at various positions in the  aviation industry  for 18 years, holding  executive positions from Philadelphia to Melbourne and Los Angeles. In the late 1990’s, Chairman  Freeman was appointed Assistant Director of Aviation Operations and Facilities for the Melbourne International Airport and was promoted to  Director of Airports for the Western and Pacific Regions. He has since been in the real estate market for over nine years as an associate and  agency entrepreneur.  Richard Freeman was appointed by the Mayor of the City of Melbourne for the term of 12/09/2015 to 12/08/2019.  rfreeman@habc.us


 Belinda Stewart was appointed to the Board in October 2011, served as the Chairman from January 2013  until  January 2015, and is now  Vice-Chairman. She is communications manager for 2-1-1 Brevard and a  communications  consultant.  She worked as a newspaper reporter  and editor for almost three decades, most  recently at Florida  Today.  Commisioner Stewart also serves on the board for Eau Gallie Public  Library and is  a member of the Zonta  Club of Melbourne and the ABWA Space Coast Women's Express Network.  A graduate of the  University of Iowa, she moved to Melbourne in 2003. Belinda Stewart was appointed by the Mayor of the City of Melbourne for the term of 12/09/2014 to 12/08/2018.  bstewart@habc.us

 

 Gloria Durrant was appointed to the MHA Board in February 2012.  She was born in Jamaica, migrated to  Canada  in 1981 and relocated to  New Jersey in 1983.  In 1992, she became a U.S. Citizen.  She has both a  CNA and  Phlebotomy Certificate.  Commissioner Durrant also  serves as a volunteer in her church and strives  to make her  community a better place to live.  She is currently serving as the Resident  Commissioner for  MHA.  Gloria Durrant appointed by the Mayor of the City of Melbourne for the term of 12/09/2013 to 12/08/2017.  gdurrant@habc.us


 

 Judith Doyle has served on the MHA Board since January 2006 and Chaired from November 2010 to  January  2013.  Commissioner Doyle  continues to serve on the Board.  She considers it an honor and an  opportunity to  advocate for citizens.   She is a retired teacher, and has  served on several committees since  moving to Melbourne  in  1972.  She states that “providing good, safe, decent and affordable housing for  struggling families and for those  who  have fallen on hard times remains the major goal of this housing authority.  As the Board meets each  month,  we remain focused on this objective with the hope that our efforts will lead our clientele to the path of improved living  conditions and  eventual home ownership.  Judith Doyle was appointed by the Mayor of the City of Melbourne for the term of 12/09/2013 to 12/08/2017.  jdoyle@habc.us


 Pat Sims joined the MHA Board in November 2012.  She has been a registered nurse for 15 years.    Commissioner  Sims was born and  raised in New Jersey, moved to New York for 20 plus years, and during  that time period, she  visited Florida often.  She finally made  Melbourne her home and has been a Melbourne  resident for five years.    Commissioner Sims loves calling Melbourne her home and  welcomes the opportunity  of serving her community by  being appointed to the MHA Board of Commissioners.  Pat Sims was appointed by the Mayor of the City of Melbourne for the term of 12/09/2016 to 12/08/2020.  psims@habc.us