Board of Directors

Bill Lee, Chair
Jefferson Towers

Barbara Princeton, Vice-Chair
Parkside Commons

Linda Lewis, Treasurer
Valley Vista

Marcia Weaver, Secretary
Plymouth Meeting Apartments

Scott Randall, Board Member
Clinton Plaza

Mary Ann Kaminski, Board Member
Bishop Ludden Apartments

Mary Ann Ruzekowicz, Board Member
McCarthy Manor

Rasta Muhammad, Board Member
Toomey Abbott

Staff

Sharon Sherman
Executive Director

Mary Krul
AmeriCorps VISTA

John Herrmann
HUD Tenant Organizer

History

The Greater Syracuse Tenants Network (Tenants Network) supports housing in Central New York by assisting low income tenants, to obtain and preserve safe and affordable rental housing that. The Tenants Network’s approach is to organize tenants into associations at individual low income properties to represent the their interests with the management, supervisory agencies such asDHCR and HUD, and in community, such as at forums such as TNT. The key to this approach is providing leadership development training, information, education and counseling to tenant leaders and individuals, who then become the leaders of the tenant associations. The Tenants Network provides counseling, outreach and referrals to assist tenants to transition into home ownership.