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New Directors Join CHP Board


Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to welcome three new members to the organization’s board of directors. Gerald Burr, Charles Famuliner, and Susan Sisk join nine others on the volunteer board, which provides critical oversight for CHP and helps the company’s leadership set strategic direction through the guidance and expertise of each member. CHP is governed by these 12 members who are experts in such areas as real estate development, construction, finance, resource development, governance, and administration. 

“CHP truly values our board of directors for its perspective and counsel. Our new board members have contributed a wide variety of talent and experience to our industry and we are fortunate they have recently committed their time and energy to CHP and the advancement of our mission,” said CHP President and Chief Executive Officer Janaka Casper. 

About the New Board Members

Gerald “Junior” Burr, Jr. is the owner and founder of Canterbury Enterprises, LLC, a Class A General Contractor licensed based in Chester, Va.  Burr has 15 years of experience in project management and is responsible for the overall management of the corporation.  A 1997 graduate of Longwood College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Burr has previously sat on the board of Metropolitan Business League, Venture Richmond, and Central Chesterfield Little League. 

Recently retired, Charles Famuliner served as the Director of Multifamily Housing for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 23 years, where he supervised underwriting, approval, and servicing of all FHA-insured multifamily property loans for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Prior to his time with HUD, Famuliner gained 20 years of experience in the real estate development finance industry working for American Home Funding, United Companies, United Missouri Mortgage Company, and Wachovia Mortgage Company. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University. 

An employee of CHP since 1993, Susan Sisk retired in December from her position as chief administrative officer (CAO) of the organization. During her tenure at CHP, she served as the director of Tekoa, Inc., CHP’s resident services, corporate development, and human resources departments. Her responsibilities as CAO included strategic planning, and oversight of resource development, outcomes measurement, information technology, corporate development, human resources, weatherization, energy efficiency training, and customer services. Susan is a graduate of Virginia Tech and holds a Master’s degree in psychology.