ND Ministries Team

Board of Directors

James R. Bergdoll, AICP
Jim is a seasoned developer with experience in neighborhood revitalization and planning. He was one of the founding members and part-time Project Coordinator for Temescal Commons Cohousing in Oakland (where he still lives), and has subsequently helped several other cohousing groups. His experience includes project financing, land acquisition, government relations, securing numerous project approvals and construction completions over the years. Currently he works to advance Neighborhood Development Ministries, and the Shalom Church Redevelopment Team, as well as serving independent planning and development clients. Jim served as Director of Real Estate for Housing Hampton Roads, (Virginia). Previously he was Vice President for Housing Development at Habitat for Humanity East Bay (California) and was a planner at the San Francisco Planning Department. Jim earned a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. He is certified with the American Institute of Certified Planners, and is active in the CCDA. He wrote the story of Temescal Commons' creation as a chapter in Making Housing Happen, (Cascade, 2012).

Jerome L. Garciano
Jerome is an attorney with a concentration on state and federal tax financing incentives affecting the built environment. His experience includes provided legal support for developers, syndicators, investors, non-profit sponsors, and government agencies in renewable energy and real estate developments using the historic, new markets, renewable energy and low-income housing tax credits. Jerome has been involved in several non-profit sponsored real estate transactions financed with new markets tax credit financing, including educational, health and community services facilities. As a LEED, AP, he has also served clients utilizing energy efficiency and renewable energy tax incentives. An attorney at a major Boston law firm, he has also served as a finance project manager at a national non-profit developer of affordable housing. He is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University.

Board of Advisors

Guy W. Coe 
Guy was a founding member of Bartimaeus Community at Meadow Wood Condominium in Washington state. A long-time student of the cohousing model and of intentional communities in general, he has extensive first-hand experience with the nuts and bolts issues of group formation, vision-casting, project imagineering and development. Having served as past president of the board at Meadow Wood, and having gained familiarity with the issues of working out community administration within a consensus model, his contributions as a writer, researcher, and problem-solver have made an effective contribution to the successful build-out and continued functioning of Bartimaeus Community. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric, with an emphasis on persuasive speech and logical analysis.

Dave Carlton

Dave is a Property Manager with one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit developer and manager of affordable senior housing and services. He manages an elderly high rise apartment building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a Quadel certified Assisted Housing Manager, and is familiar with the day to challenges of managing affordable housing, including regulatory requirements. He is also a member of the Core Team for Formation House, a one year residential training experience in intentional community. He has proficient skills in Nonviolent Communication, Consensus-Based Decision Making, and the Gottman principles of healthy relationships. He has spent the past three plus years serving at The Upper Room, a New Church Development of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa cum Laude, from California State University, Chico and is an alumnus of the Americorps/VISTA program where he served Habitat for Humanity in Bend, Oregon.

Gail Badger-Morgan 
Gail is known and respected as one of the most knowledgeable housing and property management experts in New York State. After 10 years at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Gail was the Director of Asset management at the New York City Housing Development Corporation. She was responsible for the monitoring of 165 developments which included Section 8, 223(f) refinanced Mitchell Lamas, HODAG, MAC I and II conventionally financed 80/20 low income housing tax credit and co-insured properties. She is a licensed New York State Real Estate Broker and earned a 7A Administrator certification from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. In addition, Gail conducts the Registered in Apartment Management, “RAM” course for residential managers and the Advanced RAM course. She also holds certifications in Low Income Housing Tax Credit compliance from the Quadel Consulting Corporation, the National Center for Housing Management and the National Association of Home Builders. Gail currently holds a Master of Science degree from NYU’s Robert Wagner Graduate School for Non-Profit Management and Public Administration. She also has a Master of Divinity degree from the New York Theological Seminary and is currently a doctoral candidate at that institution. Gail is currently Vice President of Marion Scott Real Estate, Inc.