Our Staff

Thomasina White

Executive Director

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Thomasina White is a dedicated professional with an impressive track record in the not-for-profit sector, showcasing over years of steadfast commitment to making a positive impact on communities. With a wealth of experience spanning more than 30 years in the non-profit sector, Thomasina has been a cornerstone of the Foundation since 1998.

As an individual deeply committed to the Foundation's values, showcasing her leadership acumen and ability to guide the organization through transitions. Her extensive experience, coupled with a genuine passion for community service, positions Thomasina White as a driving force behind the Foundation's continued success in making a positive impact on the lives of those it serves.

Harold DeRienzo

General Counsel and Director of Compliance

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Harold DeRienzo led the Parodneck Foundation from 1982 to 2006 as President. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. DeRienzo was the founding executive director of the nationally recognized Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, Inc. Mr. DeRienzo holds a JD from the New York Law School, and a B.S. in Economics from Manhattan College. He has authored numerous articles on housing and social justice issues for New York Affairs, City Limits the National Civic Review, and other publications.

Victor Hosten

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Victor Hosten worked at The Walt Disney Company for 20 years before arriving at The Parodneck Foundation in 2021. He began as part-time help assisting the Director of Finance in handling administrative clerical duties after the office reopened after the pandemic. Later that year, he was offered a full-time position in the fiscal department as a bookkeeper.

Tiffany Levy

Program Associate

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Ms. Levy has worked for the Foundation since 2022.

Tiffany Levy began an internship with the Parodneck Foundation straight after High School. After attending college , Ms. Levy worked for other New York City Community-based Programs and gained experience as a Legal Secretary assigned to foreclosure cases, loss mitigations and other mortgages issues. Her compassion for helping others increased and in July 2022, she returned to the Foundation where she continues her work as a loan originator, processor and underwriter.

Daizahnelle Bracey

Administrative Assistant

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Daizahnelle Bracey began working for the Parodneck Foundation July 2023 as an Administrative Assistant. She has been active in the administrative field for 7 years. She started her Admin career at the Borough of Manhattan Community College which she attended during her time there. In June 2023, she graduated with an Associates Degree in Psychology. During her time there she worked as Admin Assistant to the Director of the CUNY Start program. Daizahnelle is passionate about helping her community grow and progress. She looks forward to continuing to use her skillset to help the foundation thrive, as well as continue her education.

Dalila Morales

Resident Coordinator

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Dalila Morales embarked on her professional journey in 2003 when she joined Community Assisted Controlled Housing (CATCH). Born with a passion for community development and housing initiatives, Dalila dedicated herself to making a positive impact in the lives of others.

During her time with CATCH, Ms. Morales played a vital role in fostering a sense of community and ensuring access to controlled and affordable housing options. Her commitment to the organization’s mission was evident in her daily work, where she worked diligently to improve living conditions and empower residents.

Over the years, Ms. Morales became known for her dedication to creating inclusive and supportive environments within the communities she served. Her tenure at CATCH was marked by various achievements and milestones, contributing to the organization’s success in providing quality housing solutions.

In 2015, Ms. Morales made the decision to explore new horizons and pursue different opportunities, bidding farewell to CATCH. Although she left the organization, Ms. Morales carried with her a wealth of experience, skills, and a deep sense of fulfillment from her time dedicated to community organizer/resident specialist supervisor.

Ms. Morales worked at Housing Works, Inc. where she held several positions including outreach specialist, patient navigator, resident case manager, and patient care coordinator, all of which were dedicated to healthcare and housing services.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Ms. Morales’ story is one of resilience, compassion, and a commitment to making a difference. As she navigates new paths, Dalila continues to bring her unique perspective and passion for community welfare to everything she does upon her return to CATCH.


Field Property Manager

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Mr. Norris started working with CATCH earlier in 2024. He brings a wealth of knowledge in property management. He is responsible for overseeing the maintenance staff.