About Us
"As a community-based nonprofit organization, it is critical for any consultant that we hire to possess multicultural and bilingual capacity.  CBA's understanding of community building and cultural diversity has helped them capture the essence of our multiple program initiatives through well-written, creative and succinct funding proposals."

Lois Athey, Executive Director
BU-GATA Tenants Association

Jane Eboch,  Managing Director, has been involved with federal and local community development programs for more than 30 years in the areas of program administration, management, training and technical assistance. She managed Arlington, Virginia's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs, and served on the County's Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness Implementation Task Force. Jane is a past president of the National Association for County Community and Economic Development. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with Bachelor and Master degrees in education, focusing on child development, community development, and human service delivery.

Betts Abel most recently worked as a housing development specialist in Arlington County, Virginia.  She specialized in land use and planning aspects of affordable housing, and was instrumental in the development of an affordable housing bonus density program.  Previously, Betts was development director for Jubilee Enterprise of Greater Washington, managing the acquisition, development and rehabilitation of large multifamily properties.  She has also worked in commercial real estate.  She has a Master of Arts in American Studies from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in art and English summa cum laude from Hiram College. 

Dana M. Lewis has more than 20 years of professional experience in program management, technical assistance and training in the housing and community development fields, with a variety of corporate, nonprofit and government agencies.  She has developed and chaired several community coalitions, including the United Way Community Needs Planning Group for Arlington and the Arlington County Multicultural Advisory Board.  Dana is currently the senior housing specialist in Falls Church, Virginia, where she manages the city's CDBG and HOME programs, and sits on the board of the Center for Housing Counseling and Training.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Hampton University, as well as certifications in assisted housing, housing counseling, fair housing, and HIV education. 

Jennifer Daniels has more than 20 years experience in community building and development. She has worked extensively with local governments, local and national nonprofit organizations, and federal government agencies, both within the United States and internationally. Her professional areas of expertise include program development, planning, evaluation, and partnership building. Jennifer has a professional certification in Community Building and Organizing from Neighborworks America, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Arizona, with a focus on human service policy, and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from the University of Virginia, with a concentration in modern American multiculturalism. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Joan Linderman has provided consulting services since 2007 for non-profits and localgovernment  in affordable housing and  community development,  budget development, management and organization development, and program planning.  Her work also included planning for a proposed Section 811 project and a scattered site supportive housing program,and staffing for a County Elder Readiness Task Force and Plan.  For twenty-five years Ms. Linderman served in various executive and management positions in Arlington County, VA, responsible for comprehensive housing programs and planning, Entitlement Community Development Block Grant, neighborhood improvement, historic preservation and capital improvement programs. Prior to that she served as Executive Director of Arlington’s Fair Housing Program.  She also has served on the Boards of Director of several local and national non-profit organizations. She did graduate work at Syracuse University’sMaxwell School in sociology and metropolitan affairs and a BA in sociology fromDouglass College of Rutgers University.

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