Chief Operating Officer - Public Housing Program

Mark Jakielski

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Mark Jakielski serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Housing Authority of Joliet’s Public Housing Program. Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Iowa State University.

Mark began his career with the Housing Authority of Joliet in 1989 as the Modernization Coordinator. Several years later he was promoted to Director of Housing Management and in 2008 he became the Chief Operating Officer for the Public Housing Program.

Mark manages a diverse staff of Regional Asset Managers, Property Managers, Leasing and Annual Recertification Specialists, Maintenance, and Security personnel. He also writes diverse Federal and State assisted housing and social service grant program applications on behalf of the agency. He is a Certified Public Housing Manager, competent in the administration of both the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs, he is certified as a Tax Credit Specialist, and his expertise is frequently called upon.

Chief of Development & Operations

John Chow

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John C. Chow serves as the Chief Development and Operations Officer for the Housing Authority of Joliet.  John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from Iowa State University.

John began his career with the Housing Authority of Joliet as a Construction Manager, also served as Modernization Coordinator, Modernization and Section 8 Inspection Supervisor.  John has earned certifications in Housing Quality Standards and Blended Occupancy Management.

John’s well-round proficiency resulted in him being recruited to work in a world renown University in the Facilities Management field.  John has served in various capacities such as, Project and Construction Management, Maintenance and Operation, Client Services and Finance Administration.  He utilizes his balance of expertise to assist senior leadership to implement strategic goals, and to ensure the agency is efficiently operating its initiatives to consistently deliver the highest quality service to our clients.

John was also appointed and serves as a commission member of the Joliet Historic Preservation Commission.

Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager

Tina Pourroy

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Tina Pourroy serves as the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) Manager for the Housing Authority of Joliet.  Tina’s background includes considerable involvement in the private sector as a mortgage appraisal research assistant and construction site office manager.  Utilizing immense knowledge and housing experience, Tina interacts with voucher holders and property owners that participate in the HCV program, and consistently meets the needs of clients served.

Tina began her career with the Housing Authority of Joliet as Administrative Assistant to the Director of Technical Services.  After acquiring experience in the development of affordable housing, capital fund financing and energy performance contracting, and related finance projects, she was promoted to Coordinator of Will County Housing Development Corporation.

Chief Financial Officer

Linda Lea

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Linda Lea serves as the Chief Financial Officer/Human Resources for the Housing Authority of Joliet.  Linda earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from Lewis University.

Linda’s extensive background includes functioning as the Finance and Accounting Manager, and working in the financial and operational arena at the local government level.  In this pivotal role since 2013, Linda’s skill set is used to initiate processes that result in cost savings, to watch over all financial operations, and to safeguard the agency’s financial integrity with the ability to advance sound financial decisions.

In addition to her financial oversight function, Linda leads the Human Resource effort. In this vital role she develops strategies that enable the agency to recruit and retain a high performing and motivated workforce.  The effort also includes functions related to staffing, benefits, classification, compensation, training, employee development and relations, policies and procedures, and leadership development.

Regional Asset Manager

Mike Gentile

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Mike Gentile serves as a Regional Asset Manager for the Housing Authority of Joliet’s Public Housing Program. He has been at the Housing Authority of Joliet for over 30 years.

Mike began his assisted housing career in 1986 with the Housing Authority of Joliet where he has worked in several positions and departments. Mike has worked as an Inventory Clerk, Purchasing Agent and Maintenance Mechanic/Technician. In 1994, Mike was promoted to Maintenance Superintendent. In 2012, Mike was promoted to Regional Asset Manager.

As a Regional Asset Manager, Mike oversees multiple assisted housing properties along with Property Managers, Maintenance staff, Security personnel, and subcontractors. He is a Certified Manager of Maintenance, Certified UPCS inspector, REAC Specialist, Heating and Air Conditioning Technician, Electrical Technician, Boiler Mechanic, and an Automotive Technician. Mike’s experience is relied upon daily when attempting to resolve problems associated with subcontractors, maintenance equipment and systems, and staff/residents.

Regional Asset Manager

Roy Finley

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Roy Finley serves as a Regional Asset Manager for the Housing Authority of Joliet’s Public Housing Program.  He earned an Associate of Science degree from Waubonsee Community College.

Roy began his assisted housing career with the Aurora Housing Authority where he worked within the Maintenance Division.  He then relocated to the Peoria Housing Authority where he served in the capacity of the Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Coordinator and Relocation Officer, Manager of Inventory and the Work Order Center, and Warehouse/Fleet Manager.  In 2001, Roy came to the Housing Authority of Joliet as the Assistant Maintenance Superintendent and was promoted to Regional Asset Manager.

As a Regional Asset Manager, Roy oversees multiple assisted housing properties along with Property Managers, Maintenance staff, Security personnel, and subcontractors.  He is a Certified Public Housing Program Manager, Manager of Maintenance, a Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician, and an Automotive and Diesel Technician.  Roy’s experience is relied upon daily when attempting to resolve problems associated with subcontractors, maintenance equipment and systems, and staff/residents.