The GWCF Development Team
Mashelle Y. Wlliams-Gladney
Director, Community Development and Affordable Housing
Mashelle is the Director of the Gertrude Wood Community Foundation's Community
Development and Affordable Housing Program. She currently oversees the
development activity for both new construction and rehabbed properties in the Driving Park community.
Also, she facilitates all programs offered under the Supportive Housing Services (Credit Restoration, Financial Empowerment and Home Maintenance/Community Relations).
Mashelle’s passion is to educate, enlighten and empower individuals; providing them the tools they need to become financially independent in order to reach their personal goals and to become active participants within their community.
Raymond Christie, Jr.
Raymond Christie, Jr. is currently the Construction/Project Manager for the Gertrude Wood Community Foundation (GWCF) and owner of Christie & Associates, LLC that specializes in concrete restoration. He has an extensive background in concrete design/repair and has worked with multiple companies across the country on new construction projects. He is a graduate of Peru State College in Peru, NE in Fine Arts.
Over the last 7 years, Ray has worked with builders/developers to construct new homes, a 45-unit apartment building and rehabbed existing homes in the Driving Park community. Ray is a devoted family man and dedicated to revitalizing inner-city communities.
Elnora L. Jenkins
Elnora is a Consultant for the GWCFs Community Housing and Affordable Housing Program. She enjoys giving back to the community that her family lived in for over 30 years. The GWCF provides the opportunity for her to be a public servant and to make a difference that is changing the outcome in the lives of the residents in Driving Park and surrounding communities.