Kathleen Carpenter, is the POAH/POAH Communities Vice President of Human Resources responsible for managing the two organizations' programs for recruitment, hiring, employee benefits, performance evaluations, training and HR policy development. She provides professional and comprehensive human resources support to field and corporate staff within both organizations. She has more than three decades of experience in office administration and executive/board management at a variety of organizations largely in the affordable housing field.
She previously worked for the Cambridge (MA) Housing Authority, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development, Housing Investments, Inc., and Harvard College. She received her Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute and is a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).