Director of Resource Development & External Affairs
Assistant Director of Finance & Asset Management
Homeownership Buyer Pool Manager & Executive Administrator
Director of Homeownership
Director of Real Estate Development
Terri B. North, President & CEO
Terri serves as president and CEO of Providence Community Housing, and is responsible for working with the board on the strategic direction of the organization. A founding member of the organization, she was appointed to this role by the Board of Directors in 2011. Over the past 11 years, Providence has provided over 2,100 people with a home in one of the organization’s rental communities and has helped 600 families realize the dream of homeownership through the purchase of their own home. Providence’s portfolio encompasses properties dedicated to seniors, to individuals and families and to artists and cultural ambassadors.
Prior to Providence, Terri served in a dual-role as a consultant for both the Archdiocese of New Orleans and Christopher Homes where she managed the refinancing and rehabilitation of 13 Section 202 Housing properties (1,200 units) serving low-income elderly residents. She also facilitated the development and implementation of an Archdiocesan Strategic Plan
for over 72 elementary schools.
Terri is chair of the Enterprise Community Leadership Council, president of the Louisiana Association of Affordable Housing Providers Board of Directors, a member of the Louisiana Housing Corporation’s Housing and Transportation Planning and Coordinating Commission, serves on the Board of Directors of Chateau de Notre Dame Nursing Home, and is a member of the Advisory Council for Urban Land Institute Louisiana.
Terri is a native New Orleanian, a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, a member of the eighth class of NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a 2017 Young Leadership Council Role Model.
A graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, Terri and her husband Mike have two children, are avid Saints fans and call River Ridge home.
Lisa Sammons, CFO & Director of Asset Management
Lisa oversees and manages Providence’s financial activities as well as the organization’s asset management portfolio . She is a native New Orleanian with 21+ years of diverse experience in the accounting and finance fields. She has been with Providence for 9 years in the accounting and finance area. Prior to her association with Providence, Lisa was employed as the financial controller for a manufacturing and export company. Additionally, she was previously employed by an international CPA firm as an auditor and has held senior financial analyst positions for both public and private companies in various industries.
Lisa graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Loyola University in New Orleans and is a certified public accountant.