Dr. Joseph Wysocki

Joseph Wysocki is a Senior Project Manager with Solutions. Dr. Wysocki has an extensive background in housing and environmental programs and issues. His areas of expertise include sustainable and affordable housing, healthy homes including air and water quality, residential energy efficiency, and disaster preparedness response and recovery. He has over 40 years of experience in managing and leading housing and environment programs. Dr. Wysocki’s career has encompassed roles in academia and federal service, where his expertise in research and proposal development advanced numerous housing and environmental initiatives. Throughout his career, he has consulted with government, private organizations, and educational institutions including the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service, National Association of Home Builders, Real Estate Editors, Home Builders Institute, National Urban League, Prentice Hall Publishers, the University of the Virgin Islands, and the College of Home Science in Baroda, India. Dr. Wysocki has authored or co-authored over 90 publications in university text books and journals. In 2011, he co-authored a chapter in the American Public Health Association book, Healthy and Safe Homes entitled “Cooperative Extension Agencies and Community Health Education.”

During his 20-year tenure as the National Program Leader for Housing and Environment with USDA, Dr. Wysocki developed, planned, marketed, managed and obtained funding for programs ranging from $1 million to $13 million per year. The specific programs for which he provided national leadership included Health Indoor for America’s Homes, Healthy Homes, Energy Star for Homes, the Extension Disaster Education Network, Water Quality, Home-A-Syst/Farm-A-Syst, and Home Buyer Education. Dr. Wysocki also developed program impact evaluations and reports for all programs he managed. His evaluations and reports provided expert analysis to Congressional inquiries, agency statistical use and in identifying funding opportunities. In supporting the 106 land-grant institutions and universities, Dr. Wysocki actively promoted partnerships with many federal agencies and private sector organizations. He served on the US Department of Agriculture’s representative to the US Surgeon General’s Call to Action on the “Health Housing Report to the Nation” in 2009.

Dr. Wysocki has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from Drexel University, a Master of Science in Family Economics and Management from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in Consumer Economics and Housing from Cornell University.

Laura Titus

Laura Titus is a Senior Assistant at Healthy Housing Solutions. She has over 15 years of experience in field research support, having overseen data management for nine research studies.  She has extensive experience in coordinating training sessions throughout the country. Ms. Titus is currently serving as the Project Coordinator for Solutions’ HUD-funded National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network. In that capacity, she is in charge of the learning management system (LMS); contacting the training partners; and organizing the ordering and shipping of training materials to training facilities nationwide. Ms. Titus is the Project Coordinator for Solutions’ CDC-funded grant for the Healthy Homes/National Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center. She is in charge of all logistical arrangements for the trainings as well as attending the trainings. She is the Webmaster for Solutions’ website and has experience encompassing a wide range of software and applications in the office technology field, including InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ms. Titus has an Associate in Applied Science degree from Howard Community College in Columbia, MD.

Carmen Pelletier

Carmen Pelletier joined Healthy Housing Solutions in September 2012 after having served as a Policy Analyst for Solutions’ parent organization, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). She has worked on Solutions’ contracts to evaluate the HUD Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant program, and to compare the current status of legislation and regulation in the 50 states and District of Columbia regarding lead-based paint safety during and after rehabilitation of multifamily housing receiving low income housing tax credits. While at NCHH, her projects included researching and organizing HUD funding data on Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes state program grantees from FY 1999 through FY 2012. She also worked with CDC-funded state Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program grantees to collect data on the efficacy of their programs. Prior to joining Solutions and NCHH, Ms. Pelletier worked as an attorney, copyright consultant, and a royalty label support analyst for over four years.

Ms. Pelletier has a Juris Doctor from the Albany Law School of Union University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from Binghamton University.

Carol Kawecki

Carol Kawecki is a Senior Project Manager/Analyst at Healthy Housing Solutions. She has nearly 30 years of experience in program evaluation. This includes more than 20 years of experience working in environmental policy and program evaluation, and over ten years applying this experience in the public health domain.

Ms. Kawecki has designed, implemented, analyzed, and presented survey research findings in the fields of environmental health and housing, environmental policy, substance abuse, land use management, and the administration of federal block grants. Her recent experience managing research projects includes: project manager for the three-year CDC Smoke-Free Multiunit Housing Policies Study Task Order, faculty member for the Case Management track for the CDC National Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center, project manager of an asthma research grant-funded home visiting program, and team member for home assessments in two healthy homes projects. Her experience managing multi-site projects includes: project manager for technical assistance under the New York State Department of Health’s Primary Prevention of Childhood Lead Poisoning and project manager for a two-year HUD-funded pilot program in two Upstate New York cities to address environmental health and safety hazards in home-based child care (this project received EPA’s Children’s Environmental Health Excellence Award in 2006).

Ms. Kawecki also has extensive experience in the preparation of toolkits and guidance documents for implementation of best practices. She is one of the contributing authors/writers of the HUD Healthy Homes Program Guidance Manual and is the editor/writer of the HUD Healthy Homes Initiative background paper on Asthma. She has also provided technical assistance on behalf of the CDC to five state and local childhood lead poisoning prevention programs in strategic planning, redesigning of case management work processes, and housing-based primary prevention.

Ms. Kawecki has a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College.

Dr. Carlotta Joyer

Carlotta Joyner is a Senior Project Manager/Analyst with Healthy Housing Solutions. She is also a private consultant who provides research and program evaluation services for education, employment, health, and human service programs. Dr. Joyner has conducted technical support for the National Center for Healthy Housing’s (NCHH) evaluation of New York State’s Lead Primary Prevention Program since November 2008. Services for other clients have included analyzing and summarizing research on international education and foreign language programs, and designing and carrying out evaluations of a nationwide, multi-site, federally-funded employment program for youth offenders and youth at risk of court involvement, a state-wide technology professional development program for teachers, and a local voter education project. From March 1980 through October 2001, Dr. Joyner was with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington, DC. At GAO, she was an executive who provided leadership in support of decision-makers within both parties in Congress, managed complex, multidisciplinary research and evaluation studies, and taught program evaluation methodology. Her 150-plus publications cover public health and occupational safety and health programs; health and human services programs; elementary and secondary education programs and funding; financial aid and access to higher education; workforce development programs and labor laws; and management, performance, and accountability in federal programs. Dr. Joyner has a PhD and Master of Science degree in Social Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University as well as a Master of Arts degree from George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.

Peter Blood

Peter Blood is a Project Manager/Senior Analyst at Healthy Housing Solutions. He has 25 years of experience in project management in both the government and contract research sectors. During the last 15 years, Mr. Blood has provided research and program evaluation support to government agencies. He was a Senior Study Director at Westat for 14 years where he directed environmental, health, and energy research projects for EPA, CDC, DOE, NIH, and HUD. His HUD research experience includes evaluating the cost effectiveness of several residential lead-based paint hazard removal options, identifying key variables for an algorithm to allow HUD to verify the cost estimate accuracy of lead removal grant applications, and revising a report on residential Carbon Monoxide risk. Mr. Blood has directed numerous literature reviews, including several large reviews with 40 project team members, to provide the technical basis behind federal regulations or to form the foundation of health education campaigns. For eight years, he was Project Director/Environmental Analyst for the New York State Low Level Radioactive Waste Siting Commission. In this position, he investigated options to resolve radioactive waste disposal issues, supervised and directed contractors, contributed to a large Environmental Impact Statement, and developed writing materials for a wide range of audiences (managerial, technical, academic, and general public). Mr. Blood earned a Masters in Public Policy from the State University of New York at Albany and a Bachelor of Arts in both Environmental Science and Political Science from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Noreen Beatley

Noreen Beatley is a Senior Project Manager with Healthy Housing Solutions. She has worked on sustainable community issues such as green building, workforce development, energy efficiency, affordable housing and community economic development for 15 years. As a policy and program consultant, she worked with a range of clients, including nonprofits to government agencies. Her work included helping develop strategies to promote sustainable community practices and policies. Ms. Beatley has researched and written green building and energy efficiency primers for national funders, case studies on the benefits of green healthy housing, policy briefs on greening workforce development, and helped design the structure of a regional green and energy efficient retrofit program for affordable housing. She was the Director of State and Local Policy for Enterprise Community Partners, where she engaged legislators and community development organizations in policy development and advocacy. She directed a grants program to assist local nonprofit partners’ pursuit of policy objectives. She also developed a variety of trainings to help build nonprofit coalitions and advocacy important to sustainable community development policy and practices. Prior to joining Enterprise, Ms. Beatley worked for a nonprofit housing developer in Austin, TX where she managed housing preservation, property development, acquisition, and funding projects, and in the investments field. Ms. Beatley holds a Masters degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Urban Development and Political Science from the University of Rhode Island.

Susan Aceti

Susan Aceti is a Senior Project Manager for Healthy Housing Solutions. She manages the National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network – a network of over 50 partners who provide over 100 sessions of trainings a year around the country. She also manages an EPA-funded contract to provide additional training sessions through the Training Center. Ms. Aceti is responsible for developing and implementing a state of the art research-based training program that meets client needs, and helps training participants achieve their fullest potential. She designs the overall architecture for the training program and establishes standards for training delivery, materials and coordination of partners. She also oversees the development of new course materials and the revision of existing courses and manages partnerships with national organizations who are integrating healthy housing into their programs. Ms Aceti coordinates the work of three staff who work on the Training Center. Ms. Aceti developed the Training Center’s Healthy Homes for Community Health Workers course and the Healthy Homes Rating System course.

Ms. Aceti is skilled in instructional systems design, for on-site courses as well as instructor-led and self-study eLearning. She has over 15 years of project management experience. Before joining Solutions in 2014, Ms. Aceti was a Project Manager with the National Center for Healthy Housing. Previously, she was a community organizer with the Citizens Planning and Housing Association, a public participation coordinator with the Baltimore Metropolitan Council and a consultant for nonprofits on using Geographic Information Systems software. She also worked for the Coalition for Low-Income Community Development in a variety of positions where she provided training and technical assistance to local governments and nonprofits to encourage citizen participation in the Community Development Block Grant program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.