Mark Greisberger was officially appointed as the Executive Director in April 2015. He has served on the board at Providence since 1994. Mark was a practicing attorney in the Rochester community for over 40 years counseling individuals, business entities, and not-for-profit corporations.
Mark currently serves on the board of several organizations including Rush Corporation and NCS Community Development Corporation and has a long history of serving his community. He graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B. cum laude) and Vanderbilt Law School, after attending McQuaid Jesuit High School. Mark and his wife, Carol, have two grown children.
Chief Financial Officer
Dan Sturgis joined Providence Housing as the Director of Finance in September 2015 and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2019. Dan has 19 years of experience working in and advocating for affordable and low-income housing. Before joining Providence, Dan held multiple positions at the Rochester Housing Authority where he provided oversight for the financial, administrative, and regulatory compliance aspects of various affordable housing programs. Over the last five years, Dan has directed several projects that have increased rental housing assistance in the community by 20 million dollars annually and he has assisted with the creation or preservation of over 2,000 affordable housing units in the Rochester region.
Dan currently serves on the board of directors for the Rochester/Monroe County Homeless Continuum of Care. The Continuum of Care is the regional planning body that coordinates housing and services funding for homeless families and individuals. Having graduated from St. John Fisher College with a BS degree in Business Administration, Dan now calls Rochester home. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and following his three young children as they participate in many local youth sports clubs.
Vice President of Property Management
Helen Bianchi is a seasoned property management professional with over 35 years of experience in the affordable housing arena. Helen joined Providence Housing in 2005 as Director of Asset Management responsible for all aspects of property and program management of Providence Housing’s portfolio. She has directed 15 successful lease-ups of HUD and tax credit properties since she joined Providence Housing, bringing the total to 31 properties under Providence Housing management. Prior to joining Providence Housing, Helen held several property management positions including Regional Vice President at Home Properties, a prominent national REIT.
Helen graduated from Monroe Community College with an Associate Degree in Business Management and has earned the CPM® designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management. Helen also holds several affordable housing certifications from Spectrum Compliance and The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA). In addition, she served as President of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Western New York Chapter 58, in 2006 and 2007 and was founding vice president of the National Apartment Association (NAA) local chapter in 2003/2004.
Helen is a licensed Broker in New York State.
Grants Program Director | Director of Tempro Emergency Housing
Tree Clemonds joined Providence Housing in 2016 and became the Grants Program Director and Director of Tempro Emergency Housing in June 2019. Tree has worked in homeless services since 1997 when she graduated from Nazareth College with her bachelors in Social Work. Under Tree’s direction, the program department has added four Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, two Rapid Rehousing Programs, and Tempro Emergency Housing. In addition, Monroe County and the City of Rochester selected Providence Housing to process landlord applications for Emergency Rental Assistance on behalf of their tenants. PHDC was awarded nine million dollars in ERA funds.
Tree is currently the co-chair of the Homeless Services Network (HSN) and has actively participated in HSN since 2000. HSN is a group of individuals who meet monthly to discuss strategies to best help the homeless in the Rochester, NY region and serves as the stakeholders group for the Continuum of Care in our community. Tree has also participated in the Point-in-Time (PIT) count since it began in Rochester in 2013. The PIT is a count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness that HUD requires each Continuum of Care (CoC) nationwide to conduct. The results are important for understanding the extent and nature of homelessness in each CoC, bringing public awareness and attention to homelessness and improving/increasing necessary services. Tree recently earned a certificate from Duke University in Nonprofit Management.
Board of Directors
Providence is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.