The GWCF Development Team
Mashelle Y. Williams-Gladney
Director, Community Development and Affordable Housing
Mashelle is the Director of the Gertrude Wood Community Foundations 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
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.